|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Kazunari Ninomiya, Takayuki Yamada, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Tomorowo Taguchi, Tomorowo Taguchi|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, World Cinema|
|Run time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Oct 2011|
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Solid Sci-Fi action filmBy Gkeaney (89 reviews) from London , 05 Oct 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This is NOT an English language film! For me I dont care, but for some reason so many reviews of foreign language films start like this as if its a big negative. Such a shame, I'm not raising it as a bad point but want to make this review useful even for those not up for reading during their movie entertainment :)
Im not into Manga/Anime but enjoy some good world cinema action. This film delivered for me. With no background knowledge on Gantz I simply wanted to see some decent action, I wasnt overly concerned with the story but that part was pretty interested, if not really fully complete.
For a fairly long film the characters didnt seem overly developed but they were a likeable bunch. I doubt many will agree but for me it was a sci fi take on Battle Royale, random youths thrown into combat for reasons they dont know.
The overall mystery and relationship sub-plots may not be fully explored and as such disappoint but I'm assuming if someone rents this its due to the action the plot synopsis suggests and if so it should deliver. Good news is a sequel will be available shortly, and since I cant wait to see it then I must have enjoyed this!
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GANTZ BLU-RAYBy a customer , 07 Dec 2013ONE OF THE WORST FILMS IVE SEEN FOR A LONG TIME VERY BADLY DIRECTED> THE ACTORS HAVE WEAPONS TO KILL THE ALIENS BUT SEEM TO SPEND MORE TIME RUNNING AWAY, VERY SLOW IN OTHER PARTS. IN COMMENT TO THE OTHER REVIEWER IT WAS QUITE SHARP ON MY SONY BLU-RAY PLAYER
Must WatchBy arashi (1 review) , 22 Sep 2013great movie to watch unless you are a bit squeamish but overall a really good movie plus I am a fan of ninomiya kazunari
Something New!!!By a customer , 09 Apr 2013You could say on a subtle level that this film is something of a super modern B movie that would have cult status. The movie transcends this status to a new level all on it's own plateau!! The story could have been delved into deeply in the scope of say Philip K Dick or H P Lovecraft but this has not been done here. Do you bear in mind that the story has Part 1 and Part 2 so be patient for the first 15 - 30 minutes to get the story introduced. Having said this the story is kept simple with the focus on character relationships which are played well by a superb cast. The effects must also be mentioned here. They are absolutely perfect!!! I'm not talking about Marvel Action blockbuster style or Battle for Los Angeles. Tis is something wonderfully original and different. You strain the eye for any flaws and there are none. The aliens are perfectly realised, the action sequences and set pieces are smoothly interwoven that you can actually believe that you could be there yourself!!! If this were a virtual experience it would not be for the faint hearted!!!! Do watch this movie and Gantz 2 if you want a sci/fi blockbuster action movie that has love for it's people without any cumbersome nods to patriotic imperialism that you get in American movie's of this genre. This is different, exciting, subtle yet powerful enough to engage you and perhaps leave you looking forward to a future time when you will want to experience it again..turn off the phone, your lights and ENJOY!!!
Not as good for the non Gantz fanBy bellbottoms (1 review) , 30 Nov 2012I love sci fi and was drawn to this film by the reviews. Its a disappointment. I do not know Gantz, the manga series, and this film may be of greater worth to those fans. But for the non Gantz fan, for those just interested in canny sci fi, the early promise with the intriguing concept was let down by simple characters, juvenile notions, crude fight scenes and curious totemic alien opponents. This may be precisely what Gantz is all about. I do not know. For the general fan, though, it is interesting but not great. Oh, and the Bluray version is very grainy on my LG player
Great film - didn't expect thatBy Dabbsy (12 reviews) from Bromley , 18 Oct 2012Contrary to all expectations, this live-action film of Gantz was exceptionally good. I have not read the manga but I definitely will now that I've seen this. It's not particularly deep but the movie takes its time with the characters and I was surprised towards the end how attached I'd become to them.
The action sequences are unusual and absolutely first-rate. I have not seen a Japanese pulp action/scifi/horror film with such high-quality special effects and glossy pacing since '20th Century Boys'. Honest, the FX are top-rate, absolute perfection, and the baddies really weird.
I will be renting the sequel very shortly.