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Returner -- A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race.

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Release Date:
31 August 2002 (Japan) See more »
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Who cares about the future? See more »
Plot:
A young woman from the future forces a local gunman to help her stop an impending alien invasion which will wipe out the human race. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Not bad, though no points for originality! See more (101 total) »

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Directed by
Takashi Yamazaki 
 
Writing credits
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Kenya Hirata 
Takashi Yamazaki 

Produced by
Chikahiro Ando .... producer
Toru Horibe .... producer
Masaki Koide .... associate producer
Akifumi Takuma .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akihiko Matsumoto 
 
Cinematography by
Akira Sako 
Kôzô Shibasaki 
 
Film Editing by
Takuya Taguchi 
 
Production Design by
Anri Johjo 
 
Costume Design by
Tony Crosbie 
 
Production Management
Koichi Murakami .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Keiichi Momose .... sound designer
Yasushi Tanaka .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Kikuo Nôtomi .... armourer
Kikuo Nôtomi .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Semin Tho .... CG artist
Takashi Yamazaki .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Misako Nagashima .... stunts
Yûji Shimomura .... stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nariyuki Ueda .... lighting technician
 
Other crew
Eric Robinson .... weapons consultant
 

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Also Known As:
"Ritânâ" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
116 min
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The small submachine guns used in the future scenes are FN P90s.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the highway chase when the car is blown into the air and falls back down, the cable that was used by the crane to lift the car up into the air so they could drop it again is visible as the vehicle crashes to the ground.See more »
Quotes:
Xie:Humans are good at lying. Especially guilty ones.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Poltergeist (1982)See more »
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9 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, though no points for originality!, 25 October 2003
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

If you watch enough Japanese sci-fi films (live-action or animated), you'll see that their makers *love* to get their ideas from American films. This one is no exception; among other films, you'll see elements of THE TERMINATOR, INDEPENDENCE DAY, and E.T. There's even evidence that the filmmakers saw the Jack Scalia/Dennis Christopher direct-to-video flick THE SILENCERS! As derivative as the movie may be, it's still pretty entertaining. Sure, the story has a few murky plot points, but none that terribly confuse you about what is going on. And while it's directed in that stiff and somewhat sterile style often found in Japanese films, that feeling is much less intense than usual. The movie rolls along at an acceptable clip, there are some neat action scenes, and the special effects are often pretty good for what must have been a limited budget. Not a movie to actively seek out, but it's a good one to pick up when your neighborhood Asian DVD rental place is offering 3 rentals for $10. Ten lashes with a whip for the Universe Laser & Video Co., however, for one of the crummiest DVD transfers to date!

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