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Death Trance -- 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!

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Writers:
Alex Von David (adr writer) (english version)
Seiji Chiba
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Release Date:
20 May 2006 (Japan) See more »
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An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tak Sakaguchi ... Grave
Takamasa Suga ... Ryuen
Kentaro Seagal ... Sid
Yûki Takeuchi ... Yuri
Ben Hiura ... Archbishop
Honoka Asada ... Girl
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
Hiroko Yashiki ... Fallen Angel
Kentarô Shimazu ... Mountian Bandit A
Shuhe ... Bandit Rene
Shûya Yoshimoto ... Bandit Leo
Masaki Suzumura ... Bandit Gogh
Bob Suzuki ... Bandit Joha
Daijiro Tsuruoka ... Bandit Dall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Johnny Yong Bosch ... Ryu'en (voice: English version) (as Johnny Youg Bosch)
Lynn Fischer ... Yuri (voice: English version)

Chuck Johnson ... Muscleman
Henry Joseph ... Big Knife (voice: English version)
Chris Kent ... Sid (voice: English version)

Michael McConnohie ... Archbishop (voice: English version)
Adam Nagata ... Robber
Robert R. Ridgeway ... Bandit (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... Grave (voice: English version)

Mela Lee ... Girl (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Yûji Shimomura 
Alex Von David (english voice direction)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Seiji Chiba 
Shinichi Fujita  screenplay (as Shin'ichi Fujita)
Jun'ya Katô 
Yûji Shimomura 
Alex Von David  adr writer (english version)

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... executive producer
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer
Yoko Hayama .... producer
Kumi Kobata .... executive producer
Mami Okada .... associate producer (english version)
Kaeko Sakamoto .... producer (english version)
Eric P. Sherman .... producer (english version)
Kana Takeuchi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rui Ogawa 
 
Cinematography by
Shinichi Fujita  (as Shin'ichi Fujita)
 
Film Editing by
Shinichi Fujita  (as Shin'ichi Fujita)
 
Casting by
Mami Okada (english version)
 
Costume Design by
Kana Takeuchi 
 
Makeup Department
Kakusei Fujiwara .... special makeup effects artist
Sôichi Umezawa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Marco Bustos .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Patzelt .... adr mixer
Kevin Patzelt .... dialogue editor
 
Stunts
Naohiro Kawamoto .... stunts
Kensuke Sonomura .... stunts
Kazunori Yajima .... stunt double
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... utility stunts
 
Editorial Department
David Beinlich .... post-production coordinator
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Dir en Grey .... composer: songs "Deity", "The IIID Empire", "Increase Blue" and "Clever Sleazoid"
 
Other crew
Gô Ohara .... action director
Tak Sakaguchi .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Desu toransu" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
89 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (Certificate #275524) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:M18 | USA:R

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Trivia:
Japanese metal band Dir en Grey provided the soundtrack for the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji (1989) (V)See more »
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Increase BlueSee more »

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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Final Fantasy meets Storm Riders, 8 August 2006
Author: TheHarshAndLastWord from United States

So what can I say about Death Trance, personally I loved it. I am huge fan of anime and most importantly of the final fantasy series and to see someone have the balls to pull off this sort of genre is a statement in itself. Unfortunately we do get the bad apples like "ultraviolet". The overall story is comprehensible to a certain point, only real problem I see was there was not enough back story to support what is going on. It's like being kidnapped and strapped onto a roller-coaster with a blind fold on, you know what's going on around you but you're not exactly sure how you even got there in the first place. Tak Sakaguchi does well as Grave, his demeanor suited this character more so than his counter part in "versus". The supporting cast do a great job of filling the void of this somewhat empty world and in typical Sakaguchi fashion the fight scenes can be somewhat lengthy. But seriously seeing a lone samurai smacking the crap out of Zombies with a stick in a forest full of vampiric spidermen is just classic. The heavy metal music sets the mood for the battles and fit in perfectly. It's not the greatest movie in the world but I guarantee you play this at a party and people will have their eyes glued. Death Trance's special fx is without doubt AMAZING, no ands ifs or buts. If the lack of story is what hinders the movie, the SFX more than make up for that. If you're looking to run through a quick final fantasy-esquire like story then rent it at blockbuster. If you really like it then keep it and pay the rest. That's what I'm doing, this is definitely a good "unknown" movie to pull out on your friends. Overall I dig this movie, they stepped out and tried something new with this movie and I think they pull it off nicely.

9/10

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