Wicked City DVD Remastered Special Edition
About Wicked City DVD Remastered Special Edition
Wicked City is based on the novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D) and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust).
It's not unusual for lady-killer Renzaburo Taki to share a night with a woman. When that woman can turn into a demonic spider, however, it's just a little worrying. The demons are on the move, and as a member of the Black Guard, Taki's job - his "real" job - is to protect the human world from the demon world. And his work is just beginning!
A fragile peace exists between the two worlds, brokered by a treaty. In order for the renewal of that treaty to go smoothly, Taki has to protect Giuseppi Mayart, a two-hundred-year-old man with immense spiritual power, from an extremist faction of demons seeking to bring chaos to the two worlds.
Worst of all, Taki's assigned a partner for the mission: the unnaturally beautiful Makie, a fellow Black Guard member... and herself a demon! The two will have to go all out to protect the old man, as not only are the demons going to extreme lengths to kill him, but Mayart seems oddly unconcerned for his own safety. Is there more going on than Taki and Makie relalize?
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Horror
- Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 80
- Year Created: 1987
- Release Date: 1/26/2016
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Noir Done Right
by WolfCat -
Wicked City (aka Supernatural Beast City) is a tough, edgy noir thriller. This is NOT a title to watch with the kids, since there are several fairly graphic rape scenes. I wouldn't recommend for younger teens, either.
The art is lovely, the story complex (especially given the short running time) with the main characters coming in for some major revelations along the way.
Bonus materials are limited, but I found the different presentations in the three trailers (Japanese, American, British) fascinating windows into cultural preconceptions.
Subtitles are good. Dub -- and I'm not usually a fan of dub -- remarkably strong, earning this 5 stars.
Absolutely not for children. Absolutely for you, adult!!
by BarrioSavage -
Not for children
But if you are not one,
Animation is dirty but incredible