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Great Yokai War

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A young boy becomes an unlikely hero when he is chosen as the kirin rider and must lead japans ancient yokai spirits in their apocalyptic war against the evil monsters.


Studio Media Blasters Inc.
SKU 202472267
UPC 631595063387
UPC 14 00631595063387
Format DVD
Release Date 9/12/2006
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Kamiki,Ryunosuke
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Cast & Crew
Bunta Sugawara - Actor
Chiaki Kuriyama - Actor
Fumio Inoue - Producer
Hideo Yamamoto - Cinematographer
Hiroshi Aramata - Based On Novel By
Hiroyuki Miyasako - Actor
Koji Endo - Original Music By
Mitshuiko Sawamura - Screenplay
Ryunosuke Kamiki - Actor
Takashi Miike - Screenplay
Takashi Miike - Director
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa - Executive Producer
Yasushi Shimamura - Editor
ReviewSource Variety
Review "Japan's premiere goremeister, Takashi Miike, shows he can also appeal to kids, with environmentally friendly goblin adventure ""The Great Yokai War."" Pic unabashedly steals from just about every fantasy flick ever made, but the lack of originality won't put off moppets and CGI nerds who want to collect the figurines that can't be far behind. Odd blend of the truly cheesy with a few genuine f/x makes for a cutesy if not exactly thrilling spectacle...Lensing and sound are standard if unremarkable, while sets rarely attain the kind of imaginative splendor that make superior fantasy films of this type so visually enjoyable."
Reviewer Jay Weissberg
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review "At first glance The Great Yokai War doesn't appear to take any great leaps; it's very reflective of the kinds of films that America was putting out in the 80's, such as The Dark Crystal and The Neverending Story, and perhaps this film borrows elements from both and it would be safe to assume that Miike may have a particular fondness for movies such as these. Comparisons could be further made alongside Peter Pan even, as Miike's film deals greatly with innocence and the loss of youth, or The Wizard of Oz, where dreams dare come true...It doesn't take long to realise, in fact it's simply pointed out, that The Great Yokai War serves as much as being an anti-war film, and if not certainly an ecological one."
Reviewer Kevin Gilvear
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Actor Kamiki,Ryunosuke
Label Tokyo Shock
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
New York Times ...[The film's] handsome strangeness has a rare and special charm...
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide ...action-packed fantasy deserves to become a classic family film.
A.O. Scott, The New York Times ...delightful grace notes and visual marvels...
"A.O. Scott, The New York Times" ...delightful grace notes and visual marvels...
"Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide" ...action-packed fantasy deserves to become a classic family film.

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