Burst City

Bakuretsu toshi

116 mins
6.8 / 10 (156)


In an industrial wasteland somewhere on the outskirts of Tokyo, two rival punk bands and their unruly mobs of fans gather for a Battle of the Bands-style protest against the construction of a nuclear power plant. There, they go head to head with the yakuza industrialists behind the development.

MUBI's take

Who’s up for a battle of the bands in a dystopian Tokyo wasteland? Mad Max meets Streets of Fire only gets you so far in describing Gakuryû Ishii’s uncategorisable cyberpunk classic, which brings together some of the biggest names in the ’80s Japanese punk scene for a riotous sci-fi extravaganza.

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