Brilliant surgeon Ukyo Retsu performs an operation
to remove a cancer from a mysterious old woman. The cancer turns
out to be a 5000-year-old demon, a dark messenger from Japanís
ancient past heralding a demonic invasion of the Earth. Ukyo
travels to the remains of an ancient city where he finds a gateway
in time, which enables him to travel back 5000 years. There
he discovers a race of demons that are planning to travel to
the present in order to destroy mankind. Based on an adaptation
of Yasuaki Kadotaís Sci-Fi novel, Japanese director Tetsuo Imazawa
creates a visual spectacle of action, drama and suspense in
this chilling supernatural anime thriller.
Full Screen Version, Interactive Menus, Scene Inde,
English & Japanese Languages, 5.1 Surround Sound (English) English
& Japanese Stereo, English Subtitles, Manga Video & DVD Previews,
Manga DVD Catalog, Web Links
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of
is a movie about a doctor who removes a cancer from an old woman.
This cancer happens to be a 5,000 year old demon who lived in
an era where the demons tried to exterminate every human.
Well, they are given
that opportunity again but this time they need to go against the
doctor, Ukyo Retsu who is given special powers and is seen as
the human race's weapon against the demons.
combines violence, humor and the kind of things you would see
in Hong Kong films as Ukyo must go through different times, love,
betrayal and a life of trying to eradicate all demons in order
for humans to live.
It's sounds a bit hoaky
but this anime which was created in 1991 still has enough punch
to entertain the fans who love sex and violence with a little
of HK science fiction style tidbits.
Similar to "Vampire
Wars", I happened to like the English dub more than the Japanese
dialogue version (this is coming from a Japanese language enthusiast).
Also, it's nice to hear it in Digital 5.1 as well.
As for DVD special features,
only the Manga trailers and that's pretty much it.
All in all an interesting
anime featuring a demon queen who wants nothing but to mate with
a smart man. Also, a man's destiny to take down many demons even
if it means kicking them in the balls.
THE MOVIE: C
THE DVD EXTRAS: C-
THE DVD OVERALL: C