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Gantz - Vol 8 - Deathwatch (2004)  link to Gantz - Vol 8 - Deathwatch on IMDb

Number: 542

cover Gantz - Vol 8 - Deathwatch

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: Japan, 75 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation

Director: Ichirô Itano

Cast: Alyssa Anderson

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
Director Ichiro Itano presents a hellish vision of the afterlife in the brutal horror anime series GANTZ. High school student Kei and his childhood friend Kato are helping a hobo who has fallen onto the subway tracks when they are run over and violently decapitated by an oncoming train in a spectacularly grisly fashion. Transported to a strange post-death limbo, the pair find themselves in a barren room overlooking Tokyo with a motley group of strangers--including two hotheaded gangsters and a naked young girl, whom they immediately try to rape--as well as a mysterious black sphere known as Gantz. Kei and Kato soon discover that they and the room's occupants are all dead and have been brought there by Gantz as part of a secret government plot to kill criminal aliens that roam the earth--and that if they refuse their deadly missions, they face a fate even worse than death. Moody, stylish, and animated with veritable buckets of crimson blood, GANTZ plays like a twisted hybrid of YU YU HAKUSHO and LA FEMME NIKITA, with graphic violence and nudity deemed too graphic to be aired on Japanese television without major edits and re-cropping. Produced by the team behind CHRONO CRUSADE and PEACEMAKER, this collection continues the series with three more uncut and unedited episodes.

Comments: ADV Films;UPC702727143328;Episodes 18-20;;

Loaned: No

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