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Tokyo Zombie

Japan (2005), 103 minutes
Starring: Sho Aikawa, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Harumi Sone
Reviewer: Jeremy Silman
Genre: Comedy, Horror

Well, what do we have here? A garbage dump that’s turned into a huge mountain, a bald judo master (brilliantly portrayed by Sho Aikawa) that tries his best to teach his art to his mentally deficient friend (Asano), slower than snails zombies (which quickly take over Japan), and a society that is so desperate for entertainment that they pit zombies against humans in old Roman style, to-the-death battles.

All this sounds unintelligible and, in some ways, it is. But, at its core it’s nothing more than a comedy buddy/road film and it works well if viewed in that manner. It’s not great, but it’s also an enjoyable experience that’s well worth a viewing.