Parasite Eve (1997)





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Masayuki Ochiai makes his screen debut with this bio-horror flick about killer mitochondria threatening to dominate humanity from within, based on Sena Hideaki's best-selling book. The film opens with a traffic accident that renders the scientist Toshiaki Nagashima's (Hiroshi Mikami) wife, Kiyomi (Riona Hazuki), brain dead on the day of their first wedding anniversary. Grief-stricken, he vows to make her live again and steals her liver from her corpse. While examining the disembodied organ, a sticky goo attacks his assistant, Sachiko (Tomoko Nakajima), and suddenly Sachiko turns into Toshiaki's dead wife. Later, the scientist realizes that his dead wife is in fact a dastardly organization of sentient mitochondria bent on making a new species that will wipe out humanity. Will mankind's cytoplastic foe prevail? ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Hiroshi Mikami
as Toshiaki Nagashima
Riona Hazuki
as Kiyomi Nagashima

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Audience Reviews for Parasite Eve

Real terrible movie, man. Bad effects, real bad plot, and barely anything that resembles the awesome game (granted, this is FAR more based on the novel of the same name). People DO start on fire, however, earning it another half a star than it deserves.

Skyler Bartels
Skyler Bartels

I was quite disappointed to see the lack of real horror in the film. More of a romantic science fiction than body horror. In comparison to the game, this is dull as a wet carrot. But nonetheless, there were a few interesting scientific information to be learnt, also the acting wasn't too bad. 2 hours of running time is a bit too long to be quite frank.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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I've seen some really bad stuff come out of Japan, enough to make me stay away from anything not martial arts-related that comes from there. But this film was a very different experience. Parasite Eve, based on the novel by Hideaki Sena, does a fine job of bringing the characters and plot from the book to life. The acting is top notch and the special effects, which are amazing for its time, do nothing but compliment the story and the depth of the plot. The movie takes awhile to get going, but there are plenty of things to enjoy about this film before it gets really deep into the story. Definitely check it out, especially if you've read the novel.

Joseph Caputo
Joseph Caputo

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