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Dragon Head (2003)

Doragon heddo (original title)
A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors.



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Credited cast:
Teru Aoki
Sayaka Kanda ...
Ako Seto (as Sayaka)
Nobuo Takahashi
Naohito Fujiki ...
Yoshimasa Kondô ...
Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Minori Terada ...
Jinpachi Nezu ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ako Seto (voice) (as Camille A. LaBry)
Shion Machida
Yutaka Matsushige


A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors.

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 August 2003 (Japan)  »

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Dragon Head  »

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2.35 : 1
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I found it better than "The day after tomorrow"
5 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having watched a huge panorama of movies already, i was pleased to see Dragonhead. It is an Easter-Asian movie, and i decided to watch quite a few others after this one.

The special effects are just good, sometimes really good. It is a good approach to such a movie too, because you start to think it's a nuclear disaster at the beginning, and then you find out it's actually something a bit worse than that, when the crust of the earth moves, the Earth's balance shifts. That's true, but especially when the magnetic field gets messed up, our apocalypse will come, or rather will rain down on us without holding back the tears of destruction.

When you have a volcano popping up not far from you, and throwing up huge magma bricks at you, that is not nice, i wasn't surprised the humans, well at least the Japanese lost the will to fight for life. But then again, some people have to believe in the future, because there is always a future, no matter how grim things look like.

I put 10/10 for Dragonhead, because of its realism, Apocalypse is not about happiness, it is boring, and everyone just needs to find the will to fight on, against all odds. If you like something a bit different than big blockbusters, then this movie is so for you, because in Asia they approach everything from an objective point of view, that is what makes their quality.

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