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Heat After Dark (1996)

Gotou convinces his friend Kanzaki to help him bury the corpse of a man he claims to have killed in self-defense. Kanzaki reluctantly agrees, but when they bring the corpse out to the country they discover he's not actually dead at all.

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Ryûhei Kitamura
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Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya
Toshiyuki Kitami Toshiyuki Kitami
Masami Miyata Masami Miyata
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata
Kazuma Suzuki ... Koji Goto
Shinichi Suzuki Shinichi Suzuki
Atsuro Watabe Atsuro Watabe
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Gotou convinces his friend Kanzaki to help him bury the corpse of a man he claims to have killed in self-defense. Kanzaki reluctantly agrees, but when they bring the corpse out to the country they discover he's not actually dead at all.

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good short film, for specific viewers
25 June 2004 | by ice_king108See all my reviews

Heat after Dark is basically, about two friends that try to bury a dead body in the woods. It turns out that the guy is still alive and gets away from the two friends. Once the guy gets away, the real plot takes off.

This was about four to five years before Versus, and the viewer should keep that in mind while watching and deciding to watch this movie. Don't expect a big action extravaganza that Kitamura is usually known for. While there is a lot of action, it does have a slower pace(which is what he was going for). It's more to do with the genres of crime cinema and pulp fiction then action/horror/martial arts. High on style, but short on time, the movie is better viewed as an appetizer to more full length films. Fans of Versus should probably stay away, while fans of Kitamura will like this just fine. People would enjoy this more if they watched it for what it is and not what they want it to be.


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