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Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 January 2011 (Japan)
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Hiroya Oku (manga), Yûsuke Watanabe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazunari Ninomiya ... Kei Kurono
Kanata Hongô ... Joichiro Nishi
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Masaru Kato
Natsuna ... Kei Kishimoto
Ainosuke Shibata Ainosuke Shibata ... Tanaka Seijin
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Tae Kojima
Ayumi Itô ... Eriko Ayukawa
Chieko Ichikawa Chieko Ichikawa ... Kayo Sugimoto
Donpei Tsuchihira Donpei Tsuchihira ... Muso Tokugawa
Hidekazu Nagae Hidekazu Nagae ... Green Onion Father
Kazuhide Kobayashi Kazuhide Kobayashi ... Kiyoshi Hatanaka
Kazuyuki Asano ... Kenichi Kurono
Kensuke Chisaka Kensuke Chisaka ... Ayumu Kato
Matsuri Hashimoto Matsuri Hashimoto ... Ball Man
Merii Merii ... Izumi Shiraishi
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Storyline

After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

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Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 January 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gantz - L'inizio See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,459,386
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first song in the credits is in German. The lyrics consist only of the four words "Kämpfe gegen die Aliens!" ("Fight against the aliens!"). See more »

Connections

Followed by Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitte no Nai Okurimono
by Seiji Tanaka
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Good manga makes for a very good movie.
22 August 2013 | by jackmeatSee all my reviews

I only know the summary part of the manga, so I will stick to the movie itself. The movie starts with two old friends( ? ) that coincidentally meet on a train platform. In this brief moment, they attempt to rescue a man off of the train tracks and in trying this, they are killed by the oncoming train. Or were they? The two awaken in a room with a few other strangers, all of which claim to have been killed. Accompanying them is a mysterious black orb which gives some very vague instructions on what the "group" needs to do. Basically the task is to kill aliens that are on the earth hiding out. Sounds corny, but it is far from that. The movie is so well filmed including cinematography, editing, locale that pretty much whatever the group was sent to do was going to be a treat. Lucky for us viewers, it was an exciting mission at that. As the movie progresses, we learn that each person is awarded "points" for surviving (since if not, well, they are dead) and what can be done with those points is part of the mystery. The effects are very good, and basic, not overdone at all. This makes it much easier to get into the film and the characters in it. The acting was very good, even if I personally had to be distracted from their performances by reading the subtitles. Either way, I could tell by visual features and expressions that it was well done. Each encounter gets more and more difficult, as one would assume, and leads to a very open ended climax that makes you want to see more. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie from start to finish and recommend it to anyone that likes sci-fi and originality. Please Hollywood, can you keep your hands off and not remake this, let the Japanese do their thing, they have brought us a gem in this as it is. Enjoy. 6.9/10


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