7.0/10
2,004
20 user 36 critic

Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)

A violent, guitar-playing, electrically charged boxer faces off against an electronic wizard half-merged with a metallic Buddha.

Director:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

Writer:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bus conductor Tomiko falls in love with driver Niitaka, even though she also suspects him of being a serial killer who killed his female conductors after tiring of them.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Rena Komine, Tadanobu Asano, Kotomi Kyôno
Angel Dust (1994)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who ... See full summary »

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Kaho Minami, Takeshi Wakamatsu, Etsushi Toyokawa
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.

Director: Shozin Fukui
Stars: Nao, Norimizu Ameya, Yôta Kawase
Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director: Gen Sekiguchi
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Reika Hashimoto, Kyôko Koizumi
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A teenage girl gains supernatural power after an accident and comes to understand her place in the universe.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Rena Komine, Shinsuke Aoki, Reiko Matsuo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A championship wrestling match pits Koji Taguchi against Crush Volcano, the latter no match to Koji's signature move, the Torture Ring Strangler. Koji beams as he clutches the champion belt... See full summary »

Director: Minoru Kawasaki
Stars: Kana Ishida, Nobuo Kameko, Osamu Nishimura
Burst City (1982)
Action | Music | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Punk rock gangs and music groups clash with one another and the brutal police force in a futuristic Tokyo setting.

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Michirô Endô, Shigeru Izumiya, Takanori Jinnai
Mirrored Mind (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Renowned cyber-punk director Gakuryû Ishii strays from his roots, entering the realm of the subconscious with Mirrored Mind, a composed, contemplative and also a very personal film. Guiding... See full summary »

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Miwako Ichikawa, Yuki Inomata, Kou Machida
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, ... See full summary »

Director: Shozin Fukui
Stars: Haji Suzuki, Onn-chan, Kôji Ôtsubo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Kobayashi family finally get the chance to move out of their tiny, cramped Tokyo apartment in favour of the suburban house of their dreams. But all is not well: the house is infested by... See full summary »

Director: Gakuryû Ishii
Stars: Katsuya Kobayashi, Mitsuko Baishô, Yoshiki Arizono
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sequel to "Tetsuo" this time has the Iron Man transforming into cyberkinetic gun when a gang of vicious skinheads kidnap his son. When the skinheads capture him, they begin to experiment on... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Nobu Kanaoka
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshiki Arizono Yoshiki Arizono ... Villain A
Tadanobu Asano ... Dragon Eye Morrison
Masakatsu Funaki Masakatsu Funaki ... Narrator (voice)
Masatoshi Nagase ... Thunderbolt Buddha
Edit

Storyline

A young boy gets jolted with electricity as he's climbing a tall cable pylon. As he gets older, he experiences intense fits of violence in which bolts of electricity burt from his fists. Elsewhere in Tokyo, there is an electronics wizard who also happens to be a vigilante with a taste for electric weapons. When the pair catch each other's attention, the result is a battle that will light up the city. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 March 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

80.000 voltos elektromos sárkány See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: The dragon. A mythological creature? No. It exists -- inside us.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

55 minutes of audiovisual insanity
29 May 2003 | by los_perversoSee all my reviews

Waauu... you gotta love this visual stunning,loud and berserk jewel of a movie. Sogo Ishii has created a masterpiece with obviosly influences from

Shinya Tsukamoto's "Tetsuo" spiced with a bit of "Wild Zero"

Tadanobu Asano last seen in "ichi the killer". plays the hero "Dragon eye morrison", a punk with a mad history of violence.He was heavily overdosed with electro-shock therapy throughout most of his life to try and eliminate his over-agressive kickass animalistic tendencies,which has now left him with a charged 80,000 volts of electricity body!! And when he gets p***ed... His only outlets for his violent frustrations are his guitar..

Masatoshi Nagase is the villain "Thundebolt Buddha"who as a kid was struck by lightning whilst climbing a pylon... He got charged up with 20 million volts of electricity,and half of his body is now encased in gold/metal to earth him. For some reason "Thundebolt Buddha" decides to pick a fight with

"Dragon eye morrison" and starts winding him up to the max of the voltmeter, wich leads to the big clash of electric power on top of tokyo. Electric Dragon 80.000 V is a hillarious,intense very loud and visually flawless piece of work.And it seems theese two guys are tailermade for the role's....It comes highly recommended and in my opinion an instant modern cult classic!


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed