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Tokyo Zombie

Japanese, 2005

Directed by Sakichi Sato

Starring: Sho Aikawa, Tadanobu Asano, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Harumi Sone

103 minutes

Reviewed by Jeremy Silman

Rating (a 1 Ė 6 scale): 3.5

Well, what do we have here? A garbage dump thatís 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 itís nothing more than a comedy buddy/road film and it works well if viewed in that manner. Itís not great, but itís also an enjoyable experience thatís well worth a viewing.