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Ghostroads: A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story (2017)

A struggling musician finds a haunted amp with a ghost who promises fame.

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James Honeycutt, Mike 'in Tokyo' Rogers (as Mike Rogers)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Makoto Arikida Makoto Arikida ... Engineer
Rodney Bingenheimer ... Himself
Kansas Bowling ... Radio engineer
Ura Dai Ura Dai ... Muddy
Darrell Harris Darrell Harris ... Peanut Butter
Tomomi Hiraiwa Tomomi Hiraiwa ... Shinobu
Tosa Kazuya Tosa Kazuya ... Larry
Shinichiro Kodo Shinichiro Kodo ... Danny
Hiroshi Matsumoto Hiroshi Matsumoto ... Himself
Koji Morihara Koji Morihara ... Himself
Naoki Murakami Naoki Murakami ... Engineer
Takumi Nakamura Takumi Nakamura ... Pete
Tatsuji Nobuhara Tatsuji Nobuhara ... Shinzo
Ryô Ohkubo Ryô Ohkubo ... Mr. Chang
Miwako Osamura Miwako Osamura ... Miwa Rock
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It's a Hard Day's Night in Japan with a Faustian Twist. The Screamin' Telstars are a Japanese retro rock band that are fronted by Tony as lead vocalist & lead guitar. They have been struggling and playing with each other for years but have never met with any real commercial success. One day, Tony's amp burns up and he goes to buy a new one at a guitar shop with a curious owner. Tony winds up with an amp that has a history behind it. From the amp, comes a ghost who promises Tony fame and immortality in return for a favor; namely getting rid of his band - forever. The ghost also promises Tony fame greater than his old rival from his student days, rock god Shinzo. Tony gets everything he ever dreamed of... But not exactly the way he planned...

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It's a Hard Day's Night in Japan with a Faustian Twist.

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Comedy | Horror | Music

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

25 September 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Roads See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Mike Rogers, producer, writer and co-director was the lead singer of a famous early 1977 Los Angeles punk band, The Rotters, who performed the seventies punk classic, "Sit on My Face, Stevie Nix." See more »

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A musicians movie for the tour bus.
27 January 2018 | by leepopapdxSee all my reviews

This is a classic movie. A Japanese twist on Robert Johnson at the crossroads. The music never disappoints here just pure on fire rock and roll. Manabe Takashi as Tony isn't acting he is rock and roll. Look for all the super cool vintage band gear lotta eye candy! I give a 9 for the good time you'll have watching this with your friends!


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