MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,979 this week

Spriggan (1998)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 2,625 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 32 user | 17 critic | 5 from Metacritic.com

An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Spriggan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Spriggan (1998)

Spriggan (1998) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Spriggan.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A grim retelling of the television series "The Vision of Escaflowne".

Directors: Kazuki Akane, Yoshiyuki Takei
Stars: Shin'ichirô Miki, Jôji Nakata, Maaya Sakamoto
Kamui no ken (1985)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An orphan named Taro killed who Tein-Hei told her was the killer of his family. Taro found out, years later that Tein-Hei is the true killer and the man he killed was his father. Taro's ... See full summary »

Director: Rintaro
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Mami Koyama, Tarô Ishida
Robot Carnival (Video 1987)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An anthology of various tales told in various styles with robots being the one common element among them.

Directors: Atsuko Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kitakubo, and 7 more credits »
Stars: Kôji Moritsugu, Yayoi Maki, Keiko Hanagata
Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Gregory Snegoff, Stuart Milligan
Bio Hunter (Video 1995)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon.

Director: Yûzô Satô
Stars: Matt McKenzie, Matt K. Miller, Sherry Lynn
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh, Hiroyuki Kinosha
Genocyber (Video 1994)
Animation | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »

Director: Kôichi Ôhata
Stars: Louis Atlas, Vincent Bagnall, David Berberian
Battle Angel (Video 1993)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroshi Fukutomi, Matt Greenfield
Stars: Miki Itô, Larissa Murray, Amanda Winn Lee
M.D. Geist (Video 1986)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Hayato Ikeda
Stars: Jason Beck, Joan Baker, Dave Couch
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Stars: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa
Kaze no na wa amunejia (Video 1993)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A wind has swept the Earth taking all the memories from everyone. No one knows who they are, how to speak, or how to use the tools of modern civilization. Two years later a young man who ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuo Yamazaki
Stars: Kazuki Yao, Adam Henderson, Keiko Toda
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trilogy of three separate stories.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Chris Patton ...
Yu Ominae (voice) (as Christopher Patton)
Kevin Corn ...
Ted Pfister ...
Dr. Meisel (voice)
...
Kelly Manison ...
Margaret (voice)
Mike Kleinhenz ...
Fattman (voice)
...
Little Boy (voice)
John Paul Shephard ...
Yamamoto (voice)
John Swasey ...
Mr. Smith (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryuji Aigase ...
C. Markham Anderson ...
ARCAM Explorer, Additional Voices (voice)
Ross Bautsch ...
COSMOS Yu (voice)
Bob Biggerstaff ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Carsrud ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Yu is a young man who has a past he desperately wants to forget. His present is that he is a superhuman top agent for Arcan, an organization dedicated to protecting ancient artifacts to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. However, he receives several bloody messages, culminating in the suicide of a friend, telling that Noah would be his death. In response, Yu travels to Turkey to visit the Arcan dig at Mount Arrat, where Noah's Ark is supposed to have rested. Along the way there and at the destination, he learns of forces of his past have returned to stop him and sieze control of the Ark, which turns out to be an alien device of ultimate power. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They were looking for a sign. What they found was a warning.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spriggan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,420 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$7,420 (USA) (12 October 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fatman and Little Boy are the names of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. See more »

Goofs

During the fight with Colonel MacDougal Ominae's arm was broken in multiple places and left hanging limp. However, when he was falling with Jean after escaping the Ark he used the broken arm to shoot his grappling hook and hung from it, then after landing was using his 'broken' arm as if it weren't injured at all. See more »

Quotes

Yu Ominae: No! Don't do it Tanaka!
See more »

Crazy Credits

"The Spriggan Ice Cream Social Club" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Jing Ling
Performed by 'Saju'
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
raiders of the lost arc on drugs with akira
24 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Yu is a member of the group ARCAM; a organization set to hide and stop people from uncovering ancient artifacts. Yu is also a Spriggan, an elite fighting machine. He's strong, fast, agile and extremely deadly. When one of Yu's friend commits suicide with the message that Noah will be your grave, Yu starts to investigate. Colonel MacDougall, a psychic experiment kid, has found Noah's Ark and intends to use it to start a new world.

Spriggan is a visually amazing animation that puts you right into the action. The action sequences are fast paced and intensely violent. The inter film moves at a lightning pace, it doesn't stop to take a breath. So in that respect it isn't boring. But the draw back is the script. At times it seems heavy handed and doesn't explain everything. It doesn't have much depth to it, but its a very interesting topic to use. The action does pick up the flaws of the script, but action cant always save a film from bad writing.

Taking it ques from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Akira, its a wild and extremely fun ride, it just could have been a lot more.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
awful krachmacher
mechanical animations? shutupjustshutup
Music question Russkii
adv supurb rogueknightremy13
Discuss Spriggan (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?