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Hiroya Oku (manga)
Yûsuke Watanabe (screenplay)
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29 January 2011 (Japan) See more »
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Shinsuke Sato 
Writing credits
Hiroya Oku (manga)

Yûsuke Watanabe (screenplay)

Produced by
John Culton .... live producer
Nadine Christine Hamdan .... production: Live US Simulcast (as Nadine C. Hamdan)
Hiroshi Miyazaki .... supervising executive producer
Takahiro Satô .... producer
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Cinematography by
Taro Kawazu (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tsuyoshi Imai 
Casting by
Yume Minamidani 
Production Design by
Yasuaki Harada 
Special Effects by
Yoshikazu Ishii .... special effects assistant
Makoto Kamiya .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Masaki Oeda .... vfx assistant supervisor
Masaki Oeda .... vfx production manager
Yuka Hino .... stunts
Casting Department
Kazuyuki Murayama .... extras casting
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles

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130 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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The first song in the credits is in German. The lyrics consist only of the four words "Kämpfe gegen die Aliens!" ("Fight against the aliens!").See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Gantz" (2004)See more »


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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
I shouted "shoot" 'till I got hoarse...., 25 March 2012
Author: goranbr from Sweden

This movie started out so good, it was almost criminal it turned out to be such completely unbelievable crap in the end.

The basic premise was good, for this kind of movie that is:

1. A bunch of guys die for several reasons.

2. The end up in a room with a mysterious black globe.

3. The globe gives them missions to kill UFOs residing in Japan. Hinting that they may redeem their lives this way.

4. They are given suitcases with black suits and cool sci-fi guns.

5. They are attacked by vicious UFOs.

So any person equipped with more than two brain cells would have:

1. Donned the suit.

2. Quickly checked out the weapon and got ready for the mission.

3. You wanna get your life back, right?

This far into the movie, I expected they would, I was eager for what was to come. This could be great!

Then they are magically "lasered" away to someplace in Tokyo and the UFO guy is not late to show up. Well not to spoil what happens too much, they are completely unprepared for the mission. And why?

1. They have completely failed to put on their cool black suits. OK, they girl has put it on. And looks good in it!

2. They have completely failed to check out their cool weapons.

Not to to spoil the movie, if there is anything to spoil, let me say this as a reality check:

1. If I knew I had died and had a chance to redeem my life by carrying out a mission, I would be sure to use any equipment given me.

2. If a monster was attacking me or my fellow undead, I would be sure to shoot first and ask questions later. Out of pure survival instinct.

3. If a monster was beating the crap out of one of my friends, then, even if I had no gun, I would do something to help out, lest I live in shame for the rest of my life.

4. If I was a hopeless nerd like most of the guys in the movie, and a cool beautiful girl showed interest in me, I would at least talk to her.

The guys in this movie, though, fail on all these basic point of normal behaviour. They are all prize-winning village idiots, almost autistic in their passiveness, hopelessly asocial towards the beautiful girls that seem to like these idiots, egoistic, craven individuals who can't use a weapon or even throw a stick at a monster in order to save their own or other people's lives. They lack the most basic survival instincts or humanity.

As a result, I spent most of the movie shouting "FOR THE LOVE GOD MAN, SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT!!"

I'm not a trigger-happy man in normal situations... But with vicious UFOs attacking me, come and get some! :-)

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