A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex ... See full summary »
Ushio Aotsuki unknowingly releases demonic energy that attracts monsters. The demon Tora, makes him an offer. He will help fight the monsters if Ushio removes the legendary Beast Spear that trapped him in Ushio's basement for 500 years.
Buddy Hutchins is just a regular guy doing his best to support a wife and two kids. A recovering alcoholic, Buddy hasn't had a drink for the better part of a year, but it turns out the only... See full summary »
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Akane Tsunemori knows how the Sibyl System works choosing to obey it, believing both on humanity and order. Now in the new police she faces everyday criminals. One day she encounters a criminal boss that defies the order structure and her.
Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.
This is a TV movie based on the comic by Osamu Tezuka called "Blackjack". Blackjack is a unlicensed doctor with super skills, and can perform surgery that no one else can do. This attracts many unusual patients from all walks of life.
The story is like a prologue of the entire Blackjack saga. It tells the story of how Blackjack became Blackjack. How he got the patch on his face, what was his family like etc. The movie is entertaining even if you didn't know anything about the comic, but even more so if you knew the Blackjack character beforehand.
Overall they did a good job of creating a story that can hold its own, while telling the origin story of Blackjack. It's a made for TV movie, so is of a low budget nature, but acting and directing was okay as a whole. Reiisa Naka stands out for her acting ability. I'm not sure if this is just her character or her acting, but she always seem to be able to communicate well what's going on with the story.
Take a look at this movie to find out about one of the best known comic book character in Japan.
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