Gakuryū Ishii

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Gakuryu Ishii
Born (1957-01-15) January 15, 1957 (age 57)
Fukuoka, Japan
Other names Sogo Ishii
Occupation Film director
Website
www.ishiisogo-gakuryu.com

Gakuryu Ishii (石井 岳龍 Ishii Gakuryū?, born January 15, 1957), formerly known as Sogo Ishii (石井 聰互 Ishii Sōgo?), is a Japanese filmmaker.

Career[edit]

In 1982, Ishii directed Burst City, an action film about a wild gang of quasi-mutant bikers who ride into a town staging protests against the construction of a nearby nuclear reactor plant. The film starred members of Japanese punk bands The Roosters, The Rockers, The Stalin and Inu, among others. He became a favorite among rebel and punk cineastes in Japan. The film is also credited as a precursor to the underground Japanese cyberpunk movement that emerged later in the decade.[1]

Ishii directed Electric Dragon 80.000 V, a black-and-white 55-minute film starring Tadanobu Asano and Masatoshi Nagase, in 2001.[2]

In 2012, he returned with Isn't Anyone Alive?,[3] changing his name Sogo Ishii to Gakuryu Ishii.[4]

His 2013 film, The Flower of Shanidar, stars Go Ayano and Hana Kuroki.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Short films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Player, Mark (13 May 2011). "Post-Human Nightmares: The World of Japanese Cyberpunk". Midnight Eye. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Schilling, Mark (29 August 2001). "'Electric Dragon 80000V'". The Japan Times. 
  3. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (15 August 2012). "Review: "Isn't Anyone Alive?"". Variety. 
  4. ^ Matthijs, Niels (29 January 2013). "DVD Review: ISN'T ANYONE ALIVE? Reinvents Ishii Sogo As Ishii Gakuryu". Twitch Film. 
  5. ^ Schilling, Mark (11 July 2013). "'Shanidaru no Hana (The Flower of Shanidar)'". The Japan Times. 

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