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

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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 ...
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Keita Kimura ...
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Minoru Aoki ...
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Yôji Tanaka ...
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Takanori Hamachika ...
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Makato Kitami ...
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Seki Watanabe ...
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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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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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Fantastic fun
15 June 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am so glad that i got a chance to see this rare little gem of a movie. I saw it at an independent film festival, so don't expect it to come to your town anytime soon. During the film, i noticed about 10 people get up and walk out. Too bad for them (down here in the south, folks don't like having to read subtitles). The movie starts out slow, but is so rich in dialogue that i never felt bored. When the action finally arrives, i found myself glued to the screen as if i were riding a roller coaster.

I also got a big kick of the Chapter Titles appearing before the chapters, especially the ones that introduce the characters as they appear on screen. It reminded me of Zelda (Ocarina of Time) when you face level bosses.

If this is the future of "video game/comic book" movies, then i welcome it.


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