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Death Trance (2005)

Desu toransu (original title)
An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! Death Trance combines the themes of good versus evil, and the awakening of an unlikely... See full summary »

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Yûji Shimomura

Writers:

Seiji Chiba, Shinichi Fujita (screenplay) (as Shin'ichi Fujita) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tak Sakaguchi ... Grave
Takamasa Suga Takamasa Suga ... Ryuen
Kentaro Seagal Kentaro Seagal ... Sid
Yûki Takeuchi Yûki Takeuchi ... Yuri
Ben Hiura Ben Hiura ... Archbishop
Honoka Asada Honoka Asada ... Girl
Yôko Fujita Yôko Fujita ... Goddess of Destruction
Osamu Takahashi Osamu Takahashi ... Master
Kei Sasegawa Kei Sasegawa ... Capoeira User
Masumi Shirai Masumi Shirai ... Sword-Welding Sister (Left)
Mie Nakao Mie Nakao ... Sword-Welding Sister (Right)
Masaki Shirai Masaki Shirai ... Ninja A
Hitoshi Fukushima Hitoshi Fukushima ... Ninja B
Masaki Inatome Masaki Inatome ... Flying Vampire 01
Naohiro Kawamoto Naohiro Kawamoto ... Flying Vampire 02
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An unknown time. An unknown place. Without reasons. With no future. His only desire is... Destruction! Death Trance combines the themes of good versus evil, and the awakening of an unlikely hero with ultra-kinetic action to create the "action" spectacle of the year! Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 May 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Fever Dreams,Media Suits See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.95:1
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Japanese metal band Dir en Grey provided the soundtrack for the film. See more »

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The credits are shown in both English and Japanese. See more »

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References Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989) See more »

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The IIID Empire
Performed by Dir en Grey
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No grave for Grave
17 February 2007 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

The hero drags a coffin behind him, an overwhelming number of enemies attack him, but only when the coffin is opened, hell really breaks loose... sounds like the summary for "Django" with Franco Nero, but actually it's "Death Trance" with Tak Sakaguchi. This rare coffin motif is something that will make you remember a movie which otherwise is fun, but not outstanding. Lots of fight scenes in a fantasy world where sticks and swords meet guns, motor bikes and an ultra-cool rocket launcher. Calling it a "historical costume movie" as its star did in an interview is not quite true, but few in the audience will care about history as long as it is fun. And it sometimes really is, e.g. when Grave (Sakaguchi) enters a "saloon" followed by a maybe 6 year old girl, orders a big glass of milk for himself - while the child drinks a whiskey. Or when Grave kills vampires by biting their necks in turn. No grave yet for Grave. Don't expect a masterpiece as "Death Trance" hasn't got the depth. Still worth a look if you like such kind of things.


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