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Wicked City (1987)

Yôjû toshi (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Fantasy, Horror | 20 August 1993 (USA)
Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director:

Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel) (as Hideyuki Kikuti), Yoshiaki Kawajiri (screenplay) (as Kisei Choo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûsaku Yara ... Renzaburo Taki (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ... Makie (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Giuseppe Mayart (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Shadow (voice)
Mari Yokô Mari Yokô ... Kanako (voice)
Tamio Ohki Tamio Ohki ... Hotelier (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Jin (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu Yasuo Muramatsu ... President (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino Kazuhiko Kishino ... Healer (voice)
Arisa Andô Arisa Andô ... Prostitute (voice)
Asami Mukaidono Asami Mukaidono ... Temptress (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki Ikuya Sawaki ... Ken (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Monk (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Mike Reynolds ... Mayart (USA dub) (voice)
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Storyline

There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are crossing over into the mortal universe for the purpose of destroying the peace forever! Written by Anonymous

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The horror classic from MADHOUSE See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wicked City See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Two English dubs were released: an American version produced and released by Streamline Pictures (later by Urban Vision), and a British version by Manga Entertainment. Both were included on Madman's Australian DVD, and later on Discotek Media's US DVD. See more »

Goofs

When Taki and the hotelier get up to fight Jin, the chessboard they were playing with earlier disappears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Taki Renzaburo: [narrating] We live in an era when our cities are armed with steel and concrete. Computers and electronics barricade our minds. It doesn't change the fact that there exist a lot of strange phenomenon, bizarre beyond reason, or logic. Most folks just don't see them. That's because we cling to order - to any tiny happiness that comes our way, and we bust our humps to blind ourselves with our desires and our pleasures. There's a world of darkness out there, beyond time or space... a ...
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Alternate Versions

The Streamline Pictures version replaces the original panning shot of Tokyo during the end credits with stills from the film, due to the studio being unable to obtain a textless version of the end credits. This print was also used for Urban Vision's DVD, while Discotek Media's recent re-release uses a Japanese print, with the Streamline credits being available as a special feature. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me In The Shadow
Lyrics by Machiko Ryuu
Composed by Yoshihiro Ida
Arranged by Seiichi Kyouda
Sung by Hitomi Tooyama
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Boarderline hentai
4 August 2008 | by machngunjoeSee all my reviews

Wicked City is not the greatest of films but I am a fan of the director and have this film for my collection, but make no mistake about it, it is borderline hentai If this movie didn't have a solid plot, it'd be hentai. As it is, it's borderline hentai. But what makes it so radically different is that the adult content is weaved in with the plot - there's only one scene of sex that has no pertinence to the story. This movie almost has a film noir feel about it: the crummy solid detective and the female lead at odds with each other. But this movie is surely an adult film and shouldn't be watched by someone under the age of 17, or who is offended by extreme sexual content as there is a partial-rape scene. Other than that the movie is filled with slap-stick comedy and lots of action, a good watch for shock-value entertainment.


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