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Higanjima (2009)

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Higanjima is a movie starring Terri Doty, Asami Mizukawa, and Miori Takimoto. 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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Credited cast:
Terri Doty ... Ryoko
Asami Mizukawa ... Rei
Miori Takimoto ... Yuki
Dai Watanabe ... Atsushi
Kôji Yamamoto ... Miyabi
Keitaro Azumi ... Resistance
Hideo Ishiguro ... Akira
Tomohisa Yuge ... Ken-chan
Te-Gang Yi
Yasushi Ami
Tongha Pak ... Ohsawa
Keita Uehara
Fumito Moriwaki ... Pong
Takahiro Tsutsumi
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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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Equinox Island  »

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Entertaining and full of action...

I found "Higanjima: Escape From Vampire Island" to be a rather entertaining movie. And as for an Asian vampire movie, it was a nice change to see it not being those hopping vampires. I assume that being credited to this being a Japanese vampire movie, and not a Chinese.

The story in "Higanjima: Escape From Vampire Island" is about a group of young people being brought out to a mysterious island that isn't on any maps, where they are looking for Atsushi, Akira's brother who has been missing for two years. Something is very wrong on the island, however, and the young people soon find themselves surrounded by vampires. The entire island is controlled by Miyabi, the master vampire. Will the group be able to slay Miyabi and make it off the island alive?

Actually the storyline is a bit 'mainstream' and borrowing from various movies, so it doesn't really offer all that much new and innovating material. But still, it worked out well enough, because the storyline is well accompanied by lots of action, thrills and good acting.

Not being familiar with the Manga upon which this movie is based, I have no idea how true (or not) the movie is to the Manga. So I watched the movie without any prior information about it and without having been influenced by the Manga. I found "Higanjima: Escape From Vampire Island" to be fun and overall exciting. The fight scenes were well choreographed and the characters were nice and well cut out.

So if you like Japanese cinema and enjoy vampire movies (where vampires don't have sparkly skin, big hair, and are romanticized) then you should give "Higanjima: Escape From Vampire Island" a chance.


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