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Aegis (2005)

Bôkoku no îjisu (original title)
A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

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Hisashi Sengoku
Akira Terao ...
Hirotaka Miyazu
Kôichi Satô ...
Diasuke Atsumi
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Yong Fa
Ryô Katsuji ...
Kou Kisaragi
Min-seo Chae ...
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Eisaku Yoshida ...
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Shôsuke Tanihara ...
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Takeshi Sugiura
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Koichiro Kajimoto
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Yoshie Miyazu
Ittoku Kishibe ...
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A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

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A gripping thriller on par with Crimson Tide!!
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis it appears as if a new military age is dawning in Japan - Militant Terrorist Pao Yeung Fan is determined to unleash a biological weapon on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer(Hiroyuki Sanada) has other ideas. He and an undercover defense agent attempt to stop them. On the surface its an action film, but beneath it is a relevant discussion of Japan's right of self defense in a new terror-age. Complicating matters is the U.S. involvement in developing the agent(GUSOH) and it being stolen from Okinawa.

The only answer to contain it is to use a thermite strike. Needless to say the tension keeps building. With the human factors of honor, duty and self-sacrifice sprinkled throughout the proceedings. If you can stand the subtitles it's worth a look! An apt quote was "A peace is a pause between wars...Damn! Out of Cigarettes,again!" Another good quote; "if a nation cannot use force in her defense, it's unfit to be called a nation!" Perhaps the late militant Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima would agree. Hence 6.8 out of 10


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