Moon Child (2004)

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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 the help of friend Toshi, an encounter with wounded vampire Kei forever changes the course of their lives. Soon after taking Kei back to their hideout so that the desperate vampire may recover, an angry gangster shows up to reclaim a stolen briefcase full of cash. Although Kei is quick to make dinner out of the angry gangster, his efforts to keep his trio of friends from harm is too little too late when the determined gangster fires a fatal bullet into Shinji. When Sho and Toshi plan to rip off a rival gang a decade later, Kei follows and the team soon meets up with similar-minded Chinese troublemaker Son (Wang Lee Hom) and his sister Yi-Che (Zeny Kwok). Soon stalked by the revenge-thirsting rival gang, the trio lose track of their bloodsucking friend in the ensuing melee. It's not long before Sho and Son have a falling out and end up in rival gangs, but can the re-emergence of condemned vampire Kei be enough to bring the two old friends back on the same side of the fence again?
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Horror
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TLA Releasing

Cast

Gackt
as Sho
Zeny Kwok
as Yi-Che
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Critic Reviews for Moon Child

All Critics (2)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | March 2, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
Monsters At Play

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

Full Review… | August 2, 2004
Filmcritic.com

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July 28, 2004
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Moon Child

½

I just could not follow what was going on here...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Come on, Gackt and Hyde are in it!

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

Somewhat "like" a Japanese version of Interview with a Vampire. Japanese culture, japanese setting, wasnt that bad actually.

Ginny  X
Ginny  X

Super Reviewer

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