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Death Trance (2005)

Desu toransu (original title)
An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! Death Trance combines the themes of good versus evil, and the awakening of an unlikely... See full summary »

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Takamasa Suga ...
Ryuen
Kentaro Seagal ...
Sid
Yûki Takeuchi ...
Ben Hiura ...
Archbishop
Honoka Asada ...
Yôko Fujita ...
Goddess of Destruction
Osamu Takahashi ...
Master
Kei Sasegawa ...
Capoeira User
Masumi Shirai ...
Sword-Welding Sister (Left)
Mie Nakao ...
Sword-Welding Sister (Right)
Masaki Shirai ...
Ninja A
Hitoshi Fukushima ...
Ninja B
Masaki Inatome ...
Flying Vampire 01
Naohiro Kawamoto ...
Flying Vampire 02
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An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! Death Trance combines the themes of good versus evil, and the awakening of an unlikely hero with ultra-kinetic action to create the "action" spectacle of the year! Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Japanese metal band Dir en Grey provided the soundtrack for the film. See more »

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The credits are shown in both English and Japanese. See more »

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References Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989) See more »

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Death Trance ... what? when? how? where???
14 July 2009 | by (NYC, NY) – See all my reviews

Phew. Well, most westerners think the same - "this movie has no plot!" But if you're into metal/heavy metal/dethklock etc ... then it's a no brainer you'll love this flick. As for me I liked it enough to give it a 10 rating b/c I could see the attention to detail given every costume as well as sound-track and location. Add to that the amazing special effects, choreography, and _beautiful_ photography as well and I had to give this a 10.

Now as for the plot, what I can gather is that this is post-apocalyptic; this is fantasy; this is about (Japanese) gods and demons; ... and a coffin. The rumor is that the coffin will grant you any thing for which you ask - if you open it in the western forest. BUT the truth is very different. So the first guy steals it and sets off to open it; then he is chased after by the last monk who survived the slaughter at the temple. (Now this slaughter is weird b/c all the other fights are bloodless ... all punching and bashing with clubs ... did John Carpenter leave the building?) Then another guys shows up and chases the guy with the coffin for himself and his own interest (he's carrying a doll tied to his belt). Finally a third character shows up who can whip the snot out of everyone in the room. She is the one who helps the viewer understand about the special sword. The monk is carrying the special sword - a sword that only the chosen one (chosen by the sword) can use... why? B/c your wish ain't what's waiting for you when you open the coffin in the western forest after you get through the (secret secluded hidden mysterious) gate - opened by none other than a character who seems to have no point ... but she's always there. So just b/c the story wasn't that interesting to me I wasn't going to reduce its rating - it's definitely a 10 and a bit of a rough ride for those not use to Japanese story telling.

-LD

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