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Izo ()


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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

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Kazuya Nakayama ...
Okada Izo
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(as Ryuuhei Matsuda)
Ryôsuke Miki
Yûya Uchida
Masumi Okada
Hiroki Matsukata
Hiroshi Katsuno
Masato
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(as 'Bîto' Takeshi)
Daijirô Harada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chisato Amate
Takeshi Caesar
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Hanpeita (voice)
Mickey Curtis ...
(as Mikkî Kâchisu)
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Spearman torturing the crucified Izo (as Ken'ichi Endou)
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Samurai (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
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Izo's Mother (voice)
Ryûji Harada
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Teacher (voice) (as Kate Davis)
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Saya (voice) (as Karen Thompson)
Yûdai Ishiyama
Tsurutarô Kataoka
Shigeo Kobayashi
Miyuki Komagata
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Man with Voice Box (voice)
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Doctor (voice)
Kazuhiro Mashiko
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Yakuza Leader (voice)
Yasukaze Motomiya
Hiroyuki Nagato
Mari Nakayama
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Prince (voice)
Ken Ogata
Mitsuhiro Oikawa
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Izo (voice)
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Businessman (voice) (as Chris Kent)
Harumi Sone
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Original Mother (voice) (as Melodee M. Spevack)
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VIP (voice)
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High Official (voice)
Shun Sugata
Haruna Takase
Teah
Susumu Terajima
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Prime Minister (voice)
Kazuki Tomokawa
Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Joe Yamanaka
Hideji Ôtaki

Directed by

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Takashi Miike

Written by

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Shigenori Takechi ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Taizô Fukumaki ... producer: KSS/Kei Esu Esu
Fujio Matsushima ... producer: Excellent Film/Ekuserento Firumu
Kazuyoshi Okuyama ... supervising producer

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Kôji Endô

Cinematography by

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Nobuyuki Fukazawa

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Yasushi Shimamura

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Federico Benvenuti ... stunt performer

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Takashi Sugimoto ... gaffer

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

We begin in 1865, when the Shogunate is on its last legs, but still capable of punishing its enemies. One is Izo (Kazuya Nakayama), an assassin in the service of Hanpeida (Ryosuke Miki), a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space-time continuum to present-day Tokyo, where he finds himself one with the city's homeless. Here Izo transforms himself into a new, improved killing machine, his entire soul still enraged by his treatment in his past life. His response to the powers-that-be, whose predecessors put him to death, is the sword. Written by nightwatch

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Also Known As
  • Izô: Kaosu mataha fujôri no kijin (Japan)
  • Izo: The World Can Never Be Changed (Germany)
  • Изо (Russia)
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  • 128 min
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Movie Connections Referenced in Half Past Midnight (2015). See more »

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