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Higanjima (2009)

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Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

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Tae-gyun Kim

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Kôji Matsumoto (manga), Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Asami Mizukawa Asami Mizukawa ... Rei
Terri Doty Terri Doty ... Ryoko
Dai Watanabe Dai Watanabe ... Atsushi
Kôji Yamamoto Kôji Yamamoto ... Miyabi
Miori Takimoto Miori Takimoto ... Yuki
Tomohisa Yuge Tomohisa Yuge ... Ken-chan
Hideo Ishiguro Hideo Ishiguro ... Akira
Fumito Moriwaki Fumito Moriwaki ... Pong
Keita Uehara Keita Uehara
Takahiro Tsutsumi Takahiro Tsutsumi
Yasushi Ami Yasushi Ami
Te-Gang Yi Te-Gang Yi
Tongha Pak Tongha Pak ... Ohsawa
Keitaro Azumi Keitaro Azumi ... Resistance
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Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends.

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Japan]

Country:

South Korea | Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Equinox Island See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Entertaining and funny
31 October 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Higanjima" is not a great movie by any means, but it is quite entertaining and offers almost two hours of fun.

The story is simple enough. Hideo Ishiguro's Akira is a high school student that has his group of friends and a regular life. The only bitter point is the death/disappearance of his older brother a few years ago. But then, one day, when he is running away from some bullies, he meets a mysterious woman that tells him his brother is still alive, in a out-of-the-maps island... full of vampires. Will Akira believe her and decide to go the island with her, or will he decide that she is just crazy and a liar?

From that moment on the movie offers a nice mixture of horror, action and humor. It never raises the bar too high, and some of the acting is a little bit shaky (good enough, though, in general), but it keeps the action going. The plot is simple, but the characters, even if caricatures, are well developed and the actors made them interesting and charismatic. The CGI is meh, but it is not really important.

Too bad that it becomes a little bit repetitive and overlong, and that some moments could have been greatly improved if they had tried just a little bit. Otherwise, a trip to "Higanjima" is absolutely worth it.


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