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Alexander Von David (adr writer) (english version)
Seiji Chiba
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Release Date:
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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  (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 .... 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 Morán .... post-production coordinator (as Christian Alexander Moran)
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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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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
No grave for Grave, 17 February 2007
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

The hero drags a coffin behind him, an overwhelming number of enemies attack him, but only when the coffin is opened, hell really breaks loose... sounds like the summary for "Django" with Franco Nero, but actually it's "Death Trance" with Tak Sakaguchi. This rare coffin motif is something that will make you remember a movie which otherwise is fun, but not outstanding. Lots of fight scenes in a fantasy world where sticks and swords meet guns, motor bikes and an ultra-cool rocket launcher. Calling it a "historical costume movie" as its star did in an interview is not quite true, but few in the audience will care about history as long as it is fun. And it sometimes really is, e.g. when Grave (Sakaguchi) enters a "saloon" followed by a maybe 6 year old girl, orders a big glass of milk for himself - while the child drinks a whiskey. Or when Grave kills vampires by biting their necks in turn. No grave yet for Grave. Don't expect a masterpiece as "Death Trance" hasn't got the depth. Still worth a look if you like such kind of things.

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