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Sky High (2003)

A detective hunts a killer who is removing girls hearts. When his own fiancée falls victim to the killer, the detective discovers the otherworldly intentions of the killer and is helped from beyond the grave by his fiancée.

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Ryûhei Kitamura

Writers:

Tsutomu Takahashi (comic book), Isao Kiriyama (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yumiko Shaku Yumiko Shaku ... Mina Saeki / Izuko (new Izuko)
Takao Ohsawa Takao Ohsawa ... Tatsuya Kudo
Shôsuke Tanihara Shôsuke Tanihara ... Kohei Kanzaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuka Itaya Yuka Itaya
Takehiro Katayama Takehiro Katayama ... Shrine Guard 1
Yumi Kikuchi Yumi Kikuchi ... Shuho Kamiina
Kazuki Kitamura
Kazuhito Ohba Kazuhito Ohba ... Shrine Guard 2
Aya Okamoto Aya Okamoto
Masato Sakai Masato Sakai
Eihi Shiina ... Izuko
Hiromasa Taguchi Hiromasa Taguchi ... Kazuo Kishi
Naho Toda ... Kyoko Aoyama
Maiko Yamada Maiko Yamada ... Maya Ito
Terumi Yoshida Terumi Yoshida
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Storyline

A homicide detective hunts a killer who is literally taking girls hearts. When his own fiancée falls victim to the killer, the detective discovers the otherworldly intentions of the killer and is helped from beyond the grave by his fiancée. Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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Rated R for violent content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 December 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Даль небесная See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Color:

Color
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Quotes

Izuko: Welcome to the Gate of Rage. I am Izuko, Guardian of the Gate. You have died. You exist only as a spirit. To the Gate of Rage come those dead of misadventure, or murder. Here you may choose one way to proceed, out of three.
Mina: Three ways?
Izuko: One: Aceept death, ascend to Paradise, and prepare for rebirth. Two: As a ghost, forever haunt the realm of the living. And three: Curse one living person, and bring about their death. One who kills, however, falls into Hell... to suffer eternal torment.
Mina: What's ...
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Kitamura's in the game as always
21 December 2005 | by scobbahSee all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Kitamura Ryuhei and he ain't disappointing anyone with this one either, all though this one probably ain't my favorite by him. What you get here is as usual an original plot who at first, reading on IMDb, seemed a bit difficult but as soon as the movie went on it weren't hard to keep up with the plot development. I saw someone who really ranted about this piece, but I guess it was another Hollywood fan because Kitamura is, as always, bending the borders a bit and I do understand if the inveterately Hollywood fans will find this "controversial", by judging the camera work, plot, scenes e.t.c. The scenery in "Sky High" is lovely! What I perhaps lacked here was the more "diffuse" plot development, it was a bit too straight for me (yet good but I wanted more). It's a 7/10 and any Kitamura fan should see this!


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