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After survivng his own execution, Tenshu choses to be subjected to the bizarre experiments of the prison officials.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideo Sakaki ...
Tenshu Yashiro
Ryô ...
Yurika Saegusa
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Asuka Saegusa
Shun Sugata ...
Matsuda
Erika Oda ...
Misako Hara
Tak Sakaguchi ...
Zeros
Jun Kunimura ...
Kojima
Ryûshi Mizukami ...
Warden 1
Keita Kimura ...
Warden 2
Minoru Aoki ...
Warden 3
Yôji Tanaka ...
Hair Cut Guard (as Boba)
Takanori Hamachika ...
Guard 1
Makato Kitami ...
Guard 2
Seki Watanabe ...
Guard 3
Suenari Matsubara ...
Guard 4
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Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and dangerous experiments. He choses the latter and is put in a cell with a rapist and a woman who's infected with a taint that transports from person to person during extreme anger. The taint is transferred to Tenshu and he must now deal with the military who has interrupted the experiment to obtain it. Written by songmaster2005

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A life worse than death.


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Alive - Der Tod ist die bessere Alternative  »

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When Takutake shoots Zeros after he is defeated, you can clearly hear the sound of a shell casing of a pistol hitting the ground. As Takutake is using a revolver, which does not eject spent shells after each shot, this would make no sense. See more »

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great set-up, not so great payoff
2 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death. When he survives electrocution the government officials give him a choice to either be electrocute at a greater degree or agree to some experiments. He chooses the experimentation and is placed in a large metallic cell with a bad ass criminal who also survived the electrocution. They can have whatever the want in the room (within reason), but they can't leave. after a few days there meals are cut down to one per day and the room temp is set up too 100. After some more alarms are sounded at intervals so they can't sleep. One day a 'witch' come into their cell (albeit a glassed off portion) What happens next I'll let you find out. I may be in the minority here but I liked the build up, it was intriguing to me. Now if the payoff was half as good as the build up was I would have rated this so much higher.

My Grade: C+

Media Blaster's 2 DVD set Extras: Disc 1) Director's Cut; Trailers for "Versus", "Aragami", "Attack the Gas Station", and "Deadly Outlaw Rekka" Disc 2) Theatrical Cut; Commentary with Hideo Sakaki, Ryuhei Kitamura, Sakaguchi Takuand Tsutomu Takahashi; Cast and crew interview; Making of; Original Trailer; and Promo Teasers


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