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Story

Japanese-made Zeram perfectly captures the spirit of the old Japanese monster movies: men in monster suits, dubbed voices instead of subtitles, and a mix of bumbling comedy and cartoonish violence. The title character is a vicious space-outlaw, a bulky monster controlled by a little baby face on his forehead. Newly arrived on Earth, Zeram has been followed by an attractive female bounty hunter, Iria, and her assistant, Bob (a computer). When she sets a dimensional trap so she can fight the monster without raising the awareness of the earthlings (secrecy increases the amount of the bounty), two power company employees accidentally stumble into the trap, too. If the outcome is predictable, the journey is fun. When Iria's fighting the guy in the rubber suit, the scenes are as clumsy and energetic as you could hope, and when the earthlings are fighting it, well, it's like Abbott and Costello in a Japanese monster movie. Either way, it's entertaining. --Andy Spletzer

DVD Features

  • English Subtitles
  • Interviews: Keita Amemiya; Yuko Moriyama
  • Japanese Promo Trailer
  • Previews - Tokyo Shock
  • U.S. Promo Trailer

Cast

Keita Amamiya
Kunihiro Ida
Yukijiro Hotaru

  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Keita Amamiya
  • Producer: Image
  • Length: 92 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.75:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 1, 1994
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 29, 1998
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