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Actor: Devil Man
Director: Masayuki Akehi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2007     1hr 55min

Studio: Media Blasters Inc. Release Date: 03/11/2008


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Actor: Devil Man
Director: Masayuki Akehi
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Superheroes, Indie & Art House, Fantasy
Studio: Tokyo Shock / Media Blasters
Format: DVD - Widescreen,Anamorphic - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/11/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2004
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese, English

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Member Movie Reviews

Yenesis C. from CAGUAS, PR
Reviewed on 8/1/2009...
This movie pretty much sucks, the acting is awful and some scene just doesn't make any sense. The only cool thing that have the movie is when the demons fight and is in CG...
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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ribcage | Lantana, Florida United States | 02/24/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I think the only way I could dislike this film more is if I had seen the source material it must be mutilating. Devilman tells the story of a teenager who has become infused with a jelly-fish like demon inside of him and his quest to um. Well, I imagine he was on a quest to stop the demons taking over the world, but the main character took a backseat to all of that and when he returned he was more interested in the girl he liked and after that he was just upset that his best friend was the devil.

The story feels like a conglomeration of subplots more than an actual story. We follow the main character Akira/Devilman for the majority of it, but there's also heavy focus on the general decay of the world following the demon outbreak, and a pair of outcast children, one of whom has a demon inside her, trying not to be killed. Devilman plays out as if it thinks it's an epic film, but there isn't any depth to it and certainly no epic proportions.

Now, bad movies get made all the time, and there's no use questioning why. It just happens. But what I do have to question is why make a live-action film of an animated one if EVERY SINGLE effect is going to be poorly CGI animated. When Akira turns into Devilman he becomes a giant, winged gargoyle with little texture and fights other animated monsters with animated backdrops and terrible, animated explosions. The last fifteen minutes of the movie I forgot I was watching a movie. I thought I had just beaten a game on Playstation 2 and was watching the final cutscene. If your effects are going to be so pathetically animated, why not make the entire movie animated so they aren't as abrasive when they show up? There's some mediocre action scenes in here too, but they're overshadowed by that awful animation so I hated them.

So it's very frustrating trying to figure out why this was done. If your CGI effects are animated so badly that the entire film should have just been animated, and the film you're making is based on an already animated film, somewhere down the line someone should have pulled the plug on this debacle.

Don't watch it. It's all infuriating and pointless."