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Kamen Rider: The First (2005)

Kamen Raidâ: The First (original title)
A young scientist is given powers by an evil organization and brainwashed into their fold. Recovering from the conditioning, he starts battling their previous masters' plans, while they try to eliminate all witnesses of their existence.

Director:

Takao Nagaishi

Writers:

Toshiki Inoue (screenplay), Shôtarô Ishinomori (comic)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masaya Kikawada Masaya Kikawada ... Hongou Takeshi / Masked Rider 1
Hassei Takano Hassei Takano ... Hayato Ichimonji / Katsuhiko Yano / Masked Rider 2
Rena Komine Rena Komine ... Midori-kawa Asuka
Hiroshi Miyauchi Hiroshi Miyauchi ... Tôbei Tachibana
Eiji Wentz Eiji Wentz ... Haruhiko Mitamura (as Eiji Uentsu)
Ryôko Kobayashi ... Miyoko Harada
Mayumi Sada ... Shocker Staff: Lady
Hideyo Amamoto ... Dr. Shinigami (archive footage)
Eiji Maruyama Eiji Maruyama ... Dr. Shinigami (voice)
Itsuji Itao ... Spider
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Bat
Renji Ishibashi ... The Member of the House of Representatives
Hirotarô Honda Hirotarô Honda ... The Private Secretary
Hitomi Nakahodo Hitomi Nakahodo ... Megumi
Katsumi Shiono Katsumi Shiono ... Shocker Combatmen (voice)
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A young scientist is given powers by an evil organization and brainwashed into their fold. Recovering from the conditioning, he starts battling their previous masters' plans, while they try to eliminate all witnesses of their existence.

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Let's Go!! Rider Kick
Performed by Masato Shimon (as Koichi Fuji)
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Somewhat Entertaining
14 July 2008 | by fenrisilver-1See all my reviews

To me, Maked Rider is your average children's Japanese Power Ranger movie. Only instead of being something only a child can enjoy, it makes for a decent action flick. With a deeper (and darker) storyline, less protagonists, and without cheesy humor, aliens, crazy weapons that give the heroes an advantage, and giant robots or powerful vehicles that that the heroes could also use to lay waste to their foes.

The plot of the film jumps around quite a bit, and when it's not expanding on the main character's story you're often left bored or just dead confused at whats going on (although by the end, bits and pieces will have all come together, not that the plot twists these make are that significant to the story). Although the rising action portion of the film is a long one, and the good action scenes are short few and far between, when it gets good, it really gets good. Essentially its still acrobatic martial artists wearing costumes fighting either each other or hordes of evil minions (which are the human equivalents of grunts from Halo), the moves that the main characters can pull off are amazing. But I can't critique the film based on action so Pros Excellent Action Cool looking costumes (most of them at least) Interesting plot Cons The plot jumps around a lot The good scenes are spread out throughout the film separated by long scenes of diologue and other characters


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Masked Rider: The First See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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$24,477
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Dolby Digital EX

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1.85 : 1
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