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Higanjima (2009)

 -  Horror  -  9 January 2010 (Japan)
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Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

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Dai Watanabe ...
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Asami Mizukawa ...
Rei
Miori Takimoto ...
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Kôji Yamamoto ...
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Fumito Moriwaki ...
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Tomohisa Yuge ...
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Hideo Ishiguro ...
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Yi Te-Gang
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Neither fun nor that dramatic
7 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

So it tries to be funny and dramatic at once. I think it does not achieve it's goal, but of course you might feel different. It's a shame, because there are quite a few good scenes in here. But it drifts into melodrama at times, when it is completely unnecessary. Not to mention that the acting (even for that sort of a movie) is bland, if you are being nice to the movie.

Then again, since this is based on a Manga, it is always difficult to put the complexity of those onto one film. Unfortunately I have not read any of those "comic books" (hope you are not offended by me calling them that, but not everyone might know what a Manga is). Still I'm sure they are far better than this one, that can be enjoyed at times ... especially with low expectations


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