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Writers:
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Release Date:
9 February 2010 (USA) See more »
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Dante journeys through the nine circles of Hell -- limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery -- in search of his true love, Beatrice. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Graham McTavish ... Dante (voice)

Vanessa Branch ... Beatrice (voice)

Steve Blum ... Lucifer (voice)

Peter Jessop ... Virgil (voice)

Mark Hamill ... Alighiero (voice)

Victoria Tennant ... Bella (voice)

Bart McCarthy ... Filippo Argenti (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Phlegyas / King Minos (voice)

John Paul Karliak ... The Avenger (voice)
Tom Tate ... Francesco (voice)

J. Grant Albrecht ... Ciacco / Farinata Uberti (voice)

Nika Futterman ... Female Prisoner (voice)
Charlotte Cornwell ... Nessus / Lust Minion #3 (voice)

Vanessa Marshall ... Female Sinner / Lust Minion #2 (voice)

Grey Griffin ... Lust Minion #1 (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)

H. Richard Greene ... Socrates / King Richard I (voice)

Greg Ellis ... Plato (voice)
Shelly O'Neill ... Child (voice)

Nicholas Guest ... Demon Priest (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Apostolina ... (voice)

Jay Beyers ... The Damned (voice)
Wendy Cutler ... (voice)

Terri Douglas ... Voice
Lia Sargent ... (voice)

Mark Sussman ... (voice)

David Zyler ... (voice) (as Dave Zyler)

Directed by
Victor Cook 
Mike Disa 
Sang-Jin Kim 
Shûkô Murase 
Jong-Sik Nam 
Lee Seung-Gyu 
 
Writing credits
Dante Alighieri (poem)

Jonathan Knight (based on the video game by)

Brandon Auman  screenplay

Produced by
Kum Nam Cho .... line producer
Carin Davis .... development executive
Mike Disa .... supervising producer
Joe Goyette .... producer
Maria Hae-Ran Ha .... line producer
Chung Hyun .... producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... producer
Lee Jonggil .... line producer
Tôru Kawaguchi .... producer: Production I.G (as Toru Kawaguchi)
Shinwan Kim .... line producer
Taesoo Kim .... producer: Big Star
Shinichirô Kobayashi .... producer: Manglobe
Takashi Kôchiyama .... producer: Manglobe (as Takashi Kochiyama)
Cate Latchford .... producer: Visceral Games
Sera Lee .... line producer
Joung Mee .... executive producer
Jim Wyatt .... associate producer
Cho Yongjoo .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Tin 
 
Cinematography by
Eiji Arai (director of photography: Production I.G)
Kazuhiro Yamada (director of photography: Manglobe)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Chernega 
John Hoyos 
 
Art Direction by
Young Sam Joo 
Dima Malanitchev 
Tomoaki Okada 
Eiji Wakamatsu 
 
Art Department
Kevin Altieri .... storyboard artist: Film Roman
Jin Seok Choi .... art layout: MOI Animation
Takako Ito .... color checker: Manglobe
Hoon Jung .... storyboard artist
Jaehyung Kim .... storyboard artist
Sangjin Kim .... storyboard artist
Shinichi Kojima .... background art: Manglobe
Joey Mason .... color key: Film Roman
Dongyeon Moon .... storyboard artist
Jong-Sik Nam .... storyboard artist
Yu-Won Pang .... storyboard artist (as You-Won Paeng)
Min Park .... storyboard artist
Chuck Patton .... storyboard artist: Film Roman
Youko Saito .... color checker: Manglobe
Youko Saito .... color supervisor: Manglobe
Yuko Saitou .... color designer: Manglobe
Lee Seunggyu .... storyboard artist
Ayako Shirase .... background art: Manglobe
Mika Sugawara .... color designer: Production I.G
Reiko Takahashi .... background art: Manglobe
Yuuho Taniuchi .... art designer: Production I.G
Michie Watanabe .... background art: Manglobe
Tomoe Yoshimura .... color checker: Manglobe
 
Sound Department
Fil Brown .... re-recording mixer
John Cevetello .... sound designer
Melissa Ellis .... re-recording mixer
Walter Gonzalez .... tape room operator
Robert Poole II .... sound designer
Felix Sanchez .... sound designer
Felix Sanchez .... sound effects editor
Marc Schmidt .... sound designer
Marc Schmidt .... special sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Brent M. Bowen .... visual effects
Steven Fahey .... compositing supervisor
 
Animation Department
Nozomu Abe .... animator: Producton I.G
Kei Ajiki .... animator: Production I.G (as Kei Anjiki)
Kazunori Akiyama .... animator: Production I.G
Koichi Arai .... animator: Production I.G (as Kouichi Arai)
John Cataldi .... animation timer: Film Roman
Hoon Chul Choi .... animator (as Hoon-Chul Choi)
Victor Cook .... animation director
Kotomi Deai .... assistant animation director: Manglobe
Kenji Fujisaki .... animator: Manglobe
Hisaki Furukawa .... animator: Production I.G
Ryota Furukawa .... animator: Manglobe
Richard Gasparian .... animation timer (as Richard J. Gasparian)
Greg Guler .... mouth charts: Film Roman
Satoshi Hashimoto .... animator: Production I.G
Takefumi Hashitomi .... in-between animator: Manglobe
Shin'ichi Iimura .... animator: Manglobe (as Shinichi Imura)
Dai Imaoka .... secondary key animator: Manglobe
Fujio Inose .... animator: Manglobe
Nobutaka Ito .... animator: Manglobe
Yûki Itô .... animator: Production I.G (as Yuuki Itoh)
Hoon Jung .... animator
Shinpei Kamada .... animator: Manglobe
Hitoshi Kamata .... animator: Production I.G
Sun-Ki Kang .... animation director: Manglobe
Akiko Kawazoe .... secondary key animator: Manglobe
Gordon Kent .... animation timer: Film Roman
Jin Sung Kim .... animator (as Jin-Sung Kim)
Sang-Jin Kim .... animation director
Seiji Kishimoto .... animator: Production I.G
Seiji Kishimoto .... key animation supervisor: Production I.G
Genichiro Kondo .... animator: Production I.G
Keiichi Kondo .... animator: Production I.G
Tsukasa Kotobuki .... character designer: Production I.G
Shoko Kushibiki .... in-between animator: Manglobe
Yôko Kutsusawa .... animator: Manglobe
Jae-Ui Kwak .... animator
Yoshiaki Kyôgoku .... animator: Production I.G (as Yoshiaki Kyougoku)
Jae-Jung Lee .... animator
Seung Kyu Lee .... animation director
Masako Matsumoto .... animator: Manglobe
Kenny McGill .... background designer
Yukihiro Miyaji .... in-between animator: Manglobe
Satoshi Miyoshi .... in-between animator: Manglobe
Tatsuya Mizuno .... in-between animator: Manglobe
Tetsurô Moronuki .... animator: Production I.G
Shûkô Murase .... animation director: Manglobe (as Shukou Murase)
Shûkô Murase .... animator: Manglobe
Shûkô Murase .... key animation supervisor: Manglobe
Mitsunori Murata .... animator: Production I.G
Takashi Muratan .... animator: Manglobe
Hisafumi Nakahara .... animator: Production I.G
Mitsunobu Nakamura .... animator: Production I.G
Seiichi Nakatani .... animator: Production I.G
Jong-Sik Nam .... animation director
Jong-Sik Nam .... character designer
Akiko Obara .... animator: Manglobe
Nobutoshi Ogura .... animator: Production I.G
Yaushi Ohara .... animator: Production I.G
Yasutake Okawara .... animator: Production I.G
Yôsuke Okuda .... animator: Production I.G (as Yousuke Okuda)
Chan-Young Park .... animator
Jae-Young Park .... animator
Jeff Purves .... background designer
Ki Hyun Ryu .... character designer
Yutaka Sakamoto .... inbetween checker: Production I.G
Atsuko Sasaki .... animator: Manglobe
Mariko Sasaki .... inbetween checker: Manglobe
Naruhito Sekikawa .... animator: Production I.G
Miyoko Shikibu .... secondary key animator
Hiroshi Shimizu .... animator: Manglobe
Jae-Ik Shin .... animator
Tomohiro Shinoda .... animator: Production I.G
Myoung Smith .... animation checker: Film Roman
Shizu Taira .... secondary key animator: Manglobe
Akira Takada .... animator: Production I.G
Iwao Teraoka .... animator: Manglobe
Yûga Tokuno .... animator: Production I.G (as Yug Tokuno)
Takashi Torii .... animator: Production I.G
Kei Tsunematsu .... assistant animation director: Manglobe
Minoru Ueda .... animator: Production I.G
Masaharu Uemura .... animator: Production I.G
Shota Ueno .... secondary key animator: Manglobe
Yasuomi Umetsu .... animation director
Akane Umezu .... animator: Manglobe
George Villaflor .... background designer
Yuko Yamada .... animator: Production I.G
Dong Joo Yang .... animator (as Dong-Joo Yang)
Takanori Yao .... animator: Manglobe
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Steffie Lucchesi .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Charles Adler .... voice director
Peter Baghdassarian .... business and legal affairs
Matthew Berkowitz .... development assistant
Christopher Davis .... business and legal affairs
Daniel Einhorn .... production executive assistant
Erin Eunsung Kim .... production coordinator
Rob Renshaw .... production accountant
Yvette Thomassian .... business and legal affairs
 
Thanks
Kimberly Bitsui .... special thanks
Kevin J. Carney .... special thanks
Tammy Crosby .... special thanks
Nick Earl .... special thanks
Frank Gibeau .... special thanks
James Hudson .... special thanks
Clarissa Jacobson .... special thanks
Phil Marineau .... special thanks
Zach Mumbach .... special thanks
Michael Quigley .... special thanks
Craig Rechenmacher .... special thanks
John Riccitiello .... special thanks
Larry Smith .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, nudity and some sexual content
Runtime:
84 min | USA:88 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Singapore:M18 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Graham McTavish and Vanessa Branch were the voices of Dante and Beatrice in the video game and also provided the voices of Dante and Beatrice in the film, which the film was released simultaneously with the video game.See more »
Quotes:
Lucifer:Even the purist souls can be corrupted. Dante is not the man you once knew.
Beatrice:You did this to him. You corrupted his heart.
Lucifer:I've had no need to influence humanity for many millennium my dear. I simply introduced sin. Man is the one who has spread it like a disease; cultivating it, empowering it.
Beatrice:It is not our fault, none of it. Man is good.
Lucifer:No, you don't understand. The earth is another form of hell, and men are its demons.
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Movie Connections:
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28 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
At least it wasn't directed by Uwe Boll., 6 February 2010
Author: dangermao from Köln, Deutschland

A poorly written but amply budgeted "animated epic" (read: beat 'em up through hell) watchable for the animation alone, and otherwise deeply flawed.

"Dante's is a visual imagination ... he lived in an age in which men still saw visions" - T.S. Eliot

Dante's poetry is an opportunity for EA's wealth to be well spent: 8 studios from America, South Korea and Japan created a blend of Western and Asian animation that is at times stunning but inconsistent and abrupt changes, particularly in Dante's features, become irritating, wavering from childlike to action soldier in character. There are, however, flaming boobs.

It is as coherent as a collection of game cutscenes cobbled together, moving so fast no time is left for thought. The plot is laughable, progressing no further than the original Mario game. Indeed, the very basis for the whole movie, for Dante's quest to retrieve Beatrice, is contradictory and unexplained; we learn at the beginning that she, a pure maiden, has made a deal with the devil for no reason and as it progresses things become no clearer. Such weak writing might have been acceptable in the early stages of the video game industry, but is now embarrassingly dated and can not survive a transportation to film.

The low point is the dialogue, giving the impression that we are hearing randomly generated NPC sequences. After a short while the irritation of Dante wailing "Beatrice" in varying anguished tones caused me to count the further occurrences: approximately 40 times over a brief 88 minutes. When he makes the effort to form full sentences, archaic and modern language is mixed haphazardly. Sadly, this is the closest we get to humour; the video game voice actors never make much of an effort to sound like they care and earn no laughs. Generally, the dialogue works against the action, often stating exactly what is happening, leaving the impression the writer has a low regard for the intelligence of his viewers.

And indeed, Dante himself is remarkably stupid. A child in the body of a blood crazed warrior, dependent upon Vergil for help, yet often disregarding him by charging into many paradoxical fightscenes that are as boring as they are over quickly. Aside from the obvious ridiculousness of such antics, the plot sits terribly on Dante's poem: the frustration and unending torment of hell is replaced by speedy satisfaction and effortless success.

Anyway, it bares almost no resemblance to Dante's poem, considered the founding work of the Italian language. And does a similar injustice to history: Dante lived a century apart from Saladin and the crusades which play a crucial part in the thin plot. Not to mention the personal insults to Dante and his family; the portrayal of his father alone is enough to cause offence.

Instead, passing by the opportunity to study the failure of revenge and possibility of redemption, it ends up preaching success through extreme and often sexual violence with easy absolution.

At best the movie is a parody of itself, the creators have no respect for the poem and fail to give the impression that it is anything other than an advertising stunt while succeeding in being both pretentious and childish: it manages to drop a large number of names (Latinus, Plato, Socrates, Augustus, Charon, Hector, Electra, Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, Minos, Daedalus, Ulysses, Alexander the Great, Lancelot, Attila the Hun, Semiramis, Ninus, Mark Anthony, Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Paris, King Richard (probably referring to Richard the Lionheart again), Cerberus, Phlegius, Ares, Filippo Argenti, Farinata degli Uberti, Salome, Helen of Troy, the Minotaur, Judas Iscariot, Valerius Antias, Geryon, Nimrod, Dionysius, Nessus, Duchy of Athens... ) and of course Hitler is given a cameo.

Although its basis on the video game of the same name likely accounts for many deficiencies, there's no excuse to add yet another mediocre adaption. The film is part of a wider attempt at causing offence for publicity (as seen, for example, in recent faked protests), but America is no longer a country where any serious reaction can be expected from such clichés as oversize holstered crosses.

Ultimately the film was created to cash in on Dante's Inferno. Was it necessary to trash him, his work and family in the process? Someone looking for better animation and a similarly simplistic plot without the terrible dialogue has many alternatives, e.g. Afro Samurai.

To give Satan the last word: "I grow weary of this game."

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