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Death Trance (2005) More at IMDbPro »Desu toransu (original title)

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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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Alexander Von David (adr writer) (english version)
Seiji Chiba
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20 May 2006 (Japan) See more »
An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! See more »
An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sakaguchi Tak Throws Down In First Re:born Teaser
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Second Training Video Surfaces for Sakaguchi Tak's Re:born
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  (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 
Alexander Von David (english voice direction) (as Alex Von David)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Seiji Chiba 
Shinichi Fujita  screenplay (as Shin'ichi Fujita)
Jun'ya Katô 
Yûji Shimomura 
Alexander Von David  adr writer (english version) (as Alex Von David)

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)
John Sirabella .... executive 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
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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Rated R for violence
89 min
Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (Certificate #275524) | Germany:16 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:M18 | USA:R

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Japanese metal band Dir en Grey provided the soundtrack for the film.See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Visually stunning movie..., 9 March 2007
Author: Melinda Elsing from United States

I think this movie was really great. First of all, unlike the previous comment, I love both Versus and Death Trance. Unlike him I realize Death Trance is NOT Versus 2, it is a completely different movie with its own plot, which I found highly interesting. Both are action movies and both contain unique plots, but in Death Trance there is not nearly as much gore.

The thing that hooked me was the visuals of this movie. It is highly stylized. The costumes especially are amazing. And yes, there is also a ton of action but not much gore, which I guess if that is all you are looking for don't check this movie out.

I really don't want to give anything away because I think it is definitely worth checking out. So if you like an interesting story line, some over-the-top action (minus ungodly amounts of blood), amazing visuals, an obscenely awesome soundtrack (it's all Dir en Grey-good stuff), and one hardcore actor (haha, what can I say, Tak Sakaguchi is bad ass) then you should probably get a hold of this film. enjoy ;)

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