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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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Production Co:

Fever Dreams, Media Suits See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.95:1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

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

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Clever Sleazoid
Performed by Dir en Grey
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everything but the kitchen sink- cool, fun - but empty
19 February 2006 | by fritzlangSee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of Asian films and understand that genres get mixed together a lot. But this one takes the cake. Think of putting in John Woo, Billy Idol (!), Wuxia, Kiss Me Deadly, Hellraiser, Evil Dead 2, and Mad Max into a blender and add in a heavy metal soundtrack, and this will give you just some idea of this movie.

This is directed by the person who did the fight scenes from Versus and it shows. Almost all of the fight scenes take place in a forest. Hmmm..

interesting is that there is very little bloodshed. A lot of fighting with the blunt edge of the sword!! Not sure why this was done except to cut back on some special effects.

Saw it's Southeast premiere and the audience seemed to really enjoy it too. Lots of 'ooh', laughter and clapping.. Can't remember the last time I remember that in a theater.

Forget the plot (what little there is), and marvel and sheer audacity of some of these scenes. Very enjoyable, very 'cool' and in some cases, very very funny. Just don't expect anything meaningful.


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