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Director:
Writers:
Minetaro Mochizuki (comic)
Masa Nakamura (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 August 2003 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A visual masterpiece See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Teru Aoki
Sayaka Kanda ... Ako Seto (as Sayaka)

Takayuki Yamada ... Nobuo Takahashi
Naohito Fujiki ... Nimura
Yoshimasa Kondô ... Iwata
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Minila
Minori Terada ... Andou
Jinpachi Nezu ... Matsuo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Camille LaBry West ... Ako Seto (voice) (as Camille A. LaBry)
Shion Machida
Yutaka Matsushige

Directed by
Jôji Iida 
 
Writing credits
Minetaro Mochizuki (comic)

Masa Nakamura (screenplay) &
Hiroshi Saitô (screenplay) &
Jôji Iida (screenplay)

Produced by
Takashi Hirano .... executive producer
Daisuke Oh'oka .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jun'ichirô Hayashi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Masahiro Ônaga 
 
Sound Department
Makio Ika .... sound recordist
Akikazu Inuzuka .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Peter 'Duck' McDonald .... sound mixer
Christian Alexander Moran .... sound editor (english version)
Katsumi Muro .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
Yuji Tagami .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Yûji Tagami)
 
Visual Effects by
Masaru Tateishi .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunt coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Doragon heddo" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and disturbing images
Runtime:
122 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Japan:G | South Korea:15 (cable rating) | USA:R

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A visual masterpiece, 22 September 2012
Author: wlee08

I had some reservations before borrowing this movie from the local library. I wasn't sure whether to expect a low-budget dragon movie or something with really bad set design. I couldn't have been more off. This movie may have some of the most spectacular sets I've ever seen. No details or expense was spared in creating the visually stunning and surreal backdrop. The plot has a nice forward momentum full of action and trepidation. But definitely go for the subtitles instead of the English overdub. Nothing can ruin a movie more than an awful dubbing in that ridiculous English voice with the accent. You have to hand it to the Japanese - they are much better at making these kinds of movies than Hollywood seems to be.

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