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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideo Sakaki ...
Ryô ...
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Shun Sugata ...
Matsuda
Erika Oda ...
Misako Hara
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Zeros
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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 ...
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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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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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Well-paced & engaging flick
27 December 2004 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be very well-paced. The premise is quite imaginative, and as a viewer I was pulled along as the characters developed. The pacing is done very well for those that like to think--enough is kept hidden from the viewer early on, and questions keep arising which are later answered, producing a well-thought out and very satisfying film, both cerebrally and from an action standpoint.

It seems some people were looking for a non-stop roller-coaster ride with this film--one of those that comes charging out of the gate. This would be more analogous to one of those coasters that first takes you slowly up the hill--creating a wonderful sense of anticipation--and is ultimately, in my mind, more fulfilling for the foundation initially laid.

Excellent film.


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