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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 »
Plot:
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everything but the kitchen sink- cool, fun - but empty See more (25 total) »

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
Shuya 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 »
Soundtrack:
The IIID EmpireSee more »

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33 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
everything but the kitchen sink- cool, fun - but empty, 19 February 2006
Author: fritzlang from Durham, NC USA

I have seen a lot of Asian films and understand that genres get mixed together a lot. But this one takes the cake. Think of putting in John Woo, Billy Idol (!), Wuxia, Kiss Me Deadly, Hellraiser, Evil Dead 2, and Mad Max into a blender and add in a heavy metal soundtrack, and this will give you just some idea of this movie.

This is directed by the person who did the fight scenes from Versus and it shows. Almost all of the fight scenes take place in a forest. Hmmm..

interesting is that there is very little bloodshed. A lot of fighting with the blunt edge of the sword!! Not sure why this was done except to cut back on some special effects.

Saw it's Southeast premiere and the audience seemed to really enjoy it too. Lots of 'ooh', laughter and clapping.. Can't remember the last time I remember that in a theater.

Forget the plot (what little there is), and marvel and sheer audacity of some of these scenes. Very enjoyable, very 'cool' and in some cases, very very funny. Just don't expect anything meaningful.

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