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K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

K-20: Kaijin nijû mensô den (original title)
Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

Director:

Shimako Sato (as Shimako Satô)

Writers:

So Kitamura (novels) (as Sô Kitamura), Shimako Sato (screenplay) (as Shimako Satô)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Heikichi Endo
Takako Matsu ... Yoko Hashiba
Tôru Nakamura ... Kogoro Akechi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôhei Abe Ryôhei Abe
Kanata Hongô ... Yoshio Kobayashi
Yûki Imai ... Shinsuke (as Yuki Imai)
Takeshi Kaga ... Mysterious Gentleman
Eiji Kakutani Eiji Kakutani
Jun Kaname
Hana Kino Hana Kino
Fumiyo Kohinata
Jun Kunimura ... Genji
Kazuyoshi Kushida Kazuyoshi Kushida
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka ... Inspector Namikoshi
Yutaka Matsushige
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Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

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Trivia

Nikola Tesla,the greatest Serbian inventor,engineer,physicist (lived in America) is the biggest character, because a lot of his inventions are mentioned in the film. A pigeons had special place in Tesla's hearth. He kept them at his hotel in New York, and he had a particular affinity for one white female. See more »

Goofs

It is 1947, but the special camera is defended by lasers. Not invented till 1960. See more »

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K20 - old characters in a new movie
7 August 2011 | by riepuraSee all my reviews

Fairly well done light entertainment movie with good computer graphics and retro set-up. Some reviewer says Japanese stole Batman, but I would like to present some facts here. K20 character was created in 1930 by Edogawa Rampo, a Japanese pioneer mystery novelist. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edogawa_Rampo This movie is based on a recent novel adaptation by a different author. If you think cape and mask means everything MARVEL, think again and do some basic research before saying anything about "originality".

Some other characters like Akechi, and boy-sidekick Kobayashi are also came from Rampo's novels.

Retro set up seems like homage to the original author who wrote juvenile fun novels about K20 vs Akechi before WW2, and I appreciate the director's sensitivity.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 December 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,443,265
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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