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Death Note (2017)

TV-MA | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writers:

Charley Parlapanides (screenplay by) (as Charles Parlapanides), Vlas Parlapanides (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nat Wolff ... Light Turner
LaKeith Stanfield ... L (as Keith Stanfield)
Margaret Qualley ... Mia Sutton
Shea Whigham ... James Turner
Willem Dafoe ... Ryuk (voice)
Jason Liles ... Ryuk
Paul Nakauchi ... Watari
Jack Ettlinger Jack Ettlinger ... Kenny Doyle
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Agent Young
Chris Britton ... Peltz
Timothy Lambert Timothy Lambert ... Dr. Norman Ludlam
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Undercover Agent #1
Justin Stone ... Undercover Agent #2
Christian Sloan ... Agent Franks
Artin John ... Antony Skomal
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Storyline

Light Turner, a bright student, stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Country:

USA

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English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note: Il quaderno della morte See more »

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Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Shinigami Death God Ryuk was brought to life using a combination of CGI and practical effects and with the aid of two actors. Jason Liles played the character in costume and performed motion capture for the body movements, while Willem Dafoe provided voice work and performance capture for the facial elements. See more »

Goofs

(at around 38 mins) When Detective James Turner first meets L in his office to discuss the case of Kira, he is handed an ice cream cone before he sits down. The cone is in his hand untouched for the first few shots before it eventually disappears from his hand when he is handed case folders. See more »

Quotes

Light Turner: It's like you said; sometimes, you gotta choose the lesser of the two evils.
James Turner: So, which one are you, son?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are written in the same style as the Death Note instructions. See more »


Soundtracks

Don't Change
Written by Garry Beers (as Garry William Beers), Andrew Farriss (as Andrew Charles Farriss), Jon Farriss (as Jonathan James Farriss), Michael Hutchence (as Michael Kelland Hutchence), Kirk Pengilly, Tim Farriss (as Timothy William Farriss)
Performed by INXS
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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An absolute disservice to the source material
25 August 2017 | by TrundleTheGr8See all my reviews

I don't even know where to begin with this, it is rare that an anime adaptation ever turns out to be good, so I didn't go into this movie with high expectations. Having seen the anime twice now I was completely underwhelmed and disappointed throughout the whole movie. The characters in this movie had little to no similarities to their originals. There's honestly way too many things for me to say about this that I simply just don't have the time to do so. I tried to watch this movie as it's own thing and not compare it to the original but that was basically impossible for me. If you're a fan of the anime and manga, honestly don't even watch this, it's not worth your time.


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