Wild Zero [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 6716618
  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • Rating: NR
Fans of obscure cinema owe a debt of gratitude to the fine folks at Synape Films for their tireless efforts to provide us with DVD releases of films that would otherwise go neglected in the mainstream marketplace, and their release of the Guitar Wolf rock & roll zombie horror classic Wild Zero is a prime example of precisely this kind of effort. While most studios would likely be content to offer a fair transfer of the film and little in the way of extras, Synapse has gone out of their way to ensure that fans will have a blast with this release. Presented in 1.85:1 widescreen, the image is clear, crisp, and provides vivid and well-balanced colors. The over-modulated, breakneck jams of Guitar Wolf fill the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo soundtrack to capacity, with clear dialogue and no notable signs of audible hiss or distortion. Easy-to-read yellow subtitles ensure that viewers won't strain their eyes while enjoying the fast-paced thrills that Wild Zero has to offer. Even the menu screens rock on this one, with the band's music blasting through as viewers navigate their way to zombie-blasting rock & roll bliss. Extra features offer not only an informative, detailed biography and discography of Guitar Wolf, but also some supremely entertaining bonuses. The behind-the-scenes music video offers a montage of making-of footage accompanied, of course, by the music of the featured band, with an entertaining theatrical trailer and a still gallery of Guitar Wolf concert pictures and album covers offering fans a great look at the band in action. The item that most fans will likely be excited to explore, though, is the first ever DVD drinking game -- a true innovation in the format. Offering a beer mug icon in the corner of the screen as a cue when to take a swig, the feature is perfect for that upcoming Wild Zero party that's bound to happen. This disc is perhaps the most fun you'll have with a DVD.
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Widescreen presentation (1.85:1 aspect ratio)
  • Original Japanese-language version
  • Newly translated, removable English subtitles
  • Guitar Wolf biography
  • Behind-the-scenes music video
  • The first ever DVD "drinking game"
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery


Wild Zero
Flesh-eating zombies, exploding heads, UFOs, transgendered love, and rock & roll are all on display in this uber-"B"-flick starring Japanese punk band Guitar Wolf. Helmed by noted video director Takeuchi Tetsuro -- known as "MTV Man" in Japan -- the film duly opens during a Guitar Wolf concert with leather-clad rocker Ace (Endo Masashi) watching agog in the audience. During a bloody confrontation between Guitar Wolf and his sleazy, hot pants-wearing manager the Captain (Makoto Inamiya), Ace tries to defend his idols, only to get socked in the mouth for his effort. Guitar Wolf makes Ace his blood brother, gives him a whistle to sound during times of trouble, then races off to their next gig. Following Guitar Wolf on his motorcycle, Ace happens upon a comely waif named Tabio (Shitichai Kwancharu) during a gas station robbery. Soon, the threat of a knife-welding lunatic seems paltry compared to the sudden appearance of a legion of zombies hungry for living flesh. In the heat of a pitched battle between the young couple and the horde of the undead, true love blooms. Then, when things start getting really weird, Guitar Wolf comes to the rescue with guns and guitars a-blazin'. This film was screened during the Midnight Madness program at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Drum Wolf
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    Guitar Wolf

Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    prepare to amazed

    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    The movie is not only awesome on it's own, but it has a built-in drinking game as a special feature. Little beer mugs will show up in the top corner every time a drink must be had. This includes, any fire, explosion, a zombie getting their head blown off, or when anyone combs there hair (it happens more than you think). Prepare yourself, and use a light drink. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Guitar Wolf is so BRUTAL


    Watch it Zombies, Gore, Guitars, Metal this movie Rules

    I would recommend this to a friend

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