Teito monogatari (Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis) (1988)





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In the Japanese capital, after World War I, the Tokyo Improvement Project organized by Shibusawa (Shintaro Katsu) plans to build a better city by developing new earthquake-proof buildings. But not everyone is in favor of this vision. Demonic soldier Kato (Kyusaku Shimada) plans to awaken the sleeping spirit of warrior Masakado -- a rebel executed 1,000 years ago for crimes against humanity -- intending to remake Tokyo into a graveyard.
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Japanese fantasy horror set in the early 20th century about an evil sorcerer hellbent on destroying Tokyo. It's an ok film and was Japan's biggest movie production in its day with its elaborate sets and special effects. The big problem here is that it tries to fit the content of four novels into a two hour film and it all feels rushed and compressed. The story takes place over a 20 year period but it felt like it was only 5 days! It entertains at times though, but it could have been better overall.

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