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The Devil Lady - The Gathering (Vol. 4)
The Devil Lady - The Gathering
Vol. 4
Actors: Eric Abbott, Britt Baker, L.B. Bartholomee, Meg Bauman, Jose Brown
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     1hr 40min

DEVIL LADY, THE: THE GATHERING

     
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Actors: Eric Abbott, Britt Baker, L.B. Bartholomee, Meg Bauman, Jose Brown
Creators: Hiroki Horio, Hiroshi Morotomi, Chiaki Konaka, G˘ Nagai, Kei'ichi Hasegawa, Masanao Akahoshi, Sadayuki Murai, Takeshi Konuta
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 05/13/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese

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Movie Reviews

All Fall Down
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Continuing the erosion of Jun's mental state in the previous episodes, the DVD paints an increasingly horrible picture of a world held at bay by demonic creatures. While in Jun's interior mindscape a similar battle between human and beast takes place. This adaptation of Go Nagai's original story captures both the horror and the tension as Jun struggles to keep her humanity and falters.Starting small in an episode in which Jun finally faces her stalker we are introduced to the third demon with a speaking part - Satoru, who develops into a ringleader of the 'evolved' demons. He is everything Jun is not - cruel, manipulative, and anxious to leave behind his human heritage. His flock soon starts decorating Tokyo with the remains of their victims and panic begins to mount in the streets.Satoru works away at Jun's mental equilibrium, even using Kazumi against her, until the once successful model loses confidence in her ability to control herself as either demon or human. With Kazumi estranged and Asuka away from Japan, Jun's support system, always wobbly, teeters on the edge of collapse. She is haunted by her grim deeds as a demon and plagued by Satoru's attacks. In every episode, more tears are shed.What stands out for me about this DVD is the way the tension is turned way up. The only break for the viewer (or Jun) is the pause between episodes. I have felt that all the episodes thus far have been bleak and dark, but this DVD is another creature entirely. Unlike the classic 'human becomes monster' story, "The Devil Lady" provides a strong psychological undercurrent in addition to a fast moving and violent plot. A slight change to the artwork seems to add to the edgy effect. With this DVD, the longer story arcs begin to operate full tilt, making this a bad DVD to start in on the series. If you like a strong, unnerving story, by all means track down the entire series and prepare for a roller coaster ride through the dark mind of one of Japan's masters of horror."