Electric Dragon 80.000 V

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Electric Dragon 80.000 V
Directed bySogo Ishii
Produced byTakenori Sento
Written bySogo Ishii
StarringTadanobu Asano, Masakatsu Funaki, Masatoshi Nagase
Music byHiroyuki Onogawa, MACH-1.67
CinematographyNorimichi Kasamatsu
Edited byShuichi Kakesu
Distributed byDiscotek Media
Unearthed Films
Release date
  • 2001 (2001)
Running time
55 minutes

Electric Dragon 80.000 V (エレクトリック·ドラゴン 80000V, Erekutorikku doragon 80000V) is a 2001 Japanese film written and directed by Sogo Ishii. The comic-book style story stars Tadanobu Asano and Masatoshi Nagase as electricity wielding super-heroes.


As a Dragon Eye Morrison undergoes electro-shock treatment for his aggressive behavior; the levels of sheer energy absorbed by his body over the years allow him to channel and conduct electricity. Now an adult, Morrison works in the city as a reptile investigator and has learned to channel his rage through the performance of aggressive guitar-based noise. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt Buddha, a TV repair man turned vigilante, who has the same electro-conductive powers after a childhood accident, goes after crime bosses and gangsters; when both men learn of each other's existence, Thunderbolt Buddha challenges Morrison to a final showdown on the rooftops of Tokyo.


Sogo Ishii's industrial noise-punk outfit MACH-1.67 provided the film's propulsive music. The film would subsequently be used as a visual backdrop during the band's live performances.[1]



  1. ^ Player, Mark. "Post-Human Nightmares: The World of Japanese Cyberpunk". Midnight Eye.

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