26 January, 2014

Gantz (DVD) a Nikkatsu Studio production [Anita, Blockhouse Bay Library]

This was one of best movies I watched in 2013. 

Made in Japan, it is subtitled, but this did not detract from the movie experience. We get sci-fi action with dudes in cool costumes fighting some creative alien creatures and a mysterious black orb which is controlling the lives of our protagonists - who just happen to have died already and have been brought back by Gantz to fulfill its missions. 

Mix it all with a bit of humour and enough budget for excellent special effects, plus the Tokyo setting, and this movie is fresh and enjoyable - enough for me to order the sequel straight away (Gantz perfect answer). 

Now I am reading my way through the original Manga series by Hiroya Oku. Note: the movie streamlines the manga storyline and has way fewer unrealistic body types in it.

TitleGantz (DVD)
Director: Shinsuke Sato ; written by Yusuke Watanabe
Published: 2011
Rating: R16 - Restricted to persons 16 years and over. Note: Horror scenes & violence.

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