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Moon Child (2004)

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Release Date: Apr 12, 2004 Wide

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Combining yakuza, science fiction, and vampire elements may sound like an outlandish recipe for campy excess in the United States, but former pinku eiga director Takahisa Zeze plays things remarkably straight in this truly unique effort from Japan. In the near future, a group of desolate citizens spend their days and nights in Mallepa, a large refugee community located in the "Asian Special Economic Zone." Though brothers Sho and Shinji survive on the streets with a little resourcefulness and

May 18, 2004

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Might prove a worthwhile curiosity to those who enjoy Asian horror/action colloids that are more interested in wacky style than in narrative cohesion.

August 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Monsters At Play | Comments (5)
Monsters At Play

looks a lot more like a love story than a shoot-'em-up thriller.

August 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Moon Child

I just could not follow what was going on here...
July 23, 2013
itsjustme2004

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Somewhat "like" a Japanese version of Interview with a Vampire. Japanese culture, japanese setting, wasnt that bad actually.
September 19, 2010
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Ginny  X

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Moon Child is a Japanese action drama mixed with some vampire science fiction.The plot is a tad weak in the early going, however the characters and action are good enough to keep this film from becoming a waste of time. At just under two hours, the story spans a good 40+ years, with multiple jumps of months to years as the film progresses. The story also employs a mixture of Chinese and Japanese cultures as the characters interact in multiple languages, including some English.For the most part, the pacing is moderate as the action and vampire aspect don't play a major role until the ending. Speaking of the action, which is all gun play, it is quite entertaining, despite the fact that it feels a bit out of place from the rest of the movie.Both leads, Gackt and Hyde, are more known for their music, but they prove that they can act as well. Taro Yamamoto, of Battle Royale fame, Lee-Hom Wang, and Zeny Kwok portray the other big characters nicely. The lovely Anne Suzuki doesn't show up until the ending. This is unfortunate.Moon Child may not be a bloody action vampire flick, but this is still a movie worth checking out.
July 4, 2009
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JY Skacto

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Come on, Gackt and Hyde are in it!
December 14, 2010
Chris Browning

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