Japanese title ENJERU DASUTO [Angel Dust]
Sogo Ishii [Gakuryû Ishii]
Minami · Takeshi Wakamatsu · Etsushi Toyokawa · Ryoko Takizawa · Masayuki
A serial killer -
armed with a poison hypodermic needle - murders a woman on a crowded Tokyo
subway train during rush hour every Monday evening at 6 o'clock. The police,
led by criminal psychiatrist Setsuko Suma, try to understand the killer's
mindset in an attempt to catch him before he strikes again. The trail
leads to Setsuko's ex-boyfriend, another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - a
specialist on deprogramming former sect members. As she gets wrapped up
in the case, Setsuko becomes convinced [perhaps irrationally] that the
answer has something to do with the dark nature of Aku's brainwashing
Ishii (now known as Sogo Ishii) was born January 1958 in Hakata, Japan.
He is a film director and writer, often credited for introducing the Cyberpunk
Wave to Japanese Cinema with his early short films (including PANIC
IN THE HIGH SCHOOL
and ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 VT) and movies like BURST
CITY (1982). He also evolved into a major award-winning director
after releasing his surreal masterpiece LABYRINTH
OF DREAMS and the exceptional samurai actioner GOJOE.
film; widescreen, totally uncut version (116 min.), Japanese with English
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.
For Mature Audiences