January 15, 1957 |
|Other names||Sogo Ishii|
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.
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.
- Panic in High School (1976)
- Solitude of One Divided by 880,000 (1977)
- Panic in High School (1978)
- Crazy Thunder Road (1980)
- Burst City (1982)
- The Crazy Family (1984)
- Halber Mensch (1985)
- Dumb Numb Live Friction 1989 (1989)
- Tokyo Blood (1993)
- Angel Dust (1994)
- August in the Water (1995)
- Labyrinth of Dreams (1997)
- Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle (2000)
- Dead End Run (2003)
- Isn't Anyone Alive? (2012)
- The Flower of Shanidar (2013)
- Soredake / That's It (2015)
- Punk Samurai Slash Down (2018)
- Charge! Hakata Gangsters (1978)
- Shuffle (1981)
- Asia Strikes Back (1983)
- The Master of Shiatsu (1989)
- Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
- Toki yo Tomare, Kimi wa Utsukushii (2002)
- Mirrored Mind (2004)
- 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011)
- Neo Ultra Q (2013)
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