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The basic story is you have a pampered CEO son on an expedition with his girlfriend a researcher an engineer and soldiers to help find a lost WWII treasure but due to situations find themselves trapped in a supposedly abandoned former military bunker mine trying to find their way out and along the way hopefully find what they went out for. Of course since this is a horror movie you can't have something like this without the typical monsters and such that start hunting our lost wayward party. Don't expect too much in the way of special effects though makeup wise they did an alright job. The video quality is pretty clear though there was a little graininess in some scenes but nothing terrible ,the audio quality is sharp and clear with not distortions or weird noises.
So if you like foreign films or just looking for a decent and somewhat new horror movie that isn't Hollywood typecasted this one is an alright one to check out.
If we changed the setting, and made the Japanese into Nazis, then we would have seen this film a half dozen times before. The plot was well put together. There was good diversity within the group, but the characters came off boring. The setting was drab and military gray by design, which made it unexciting.
It is worthy of a rental. Won't be in my collection until it is on some multi-pack.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
The story itself is good enough, although a bit stereotyped now. A rich businessman, organizes an expedition to find a secret treasure. It does not quite work out, and the rich businessman gets the blame. The people end out in a horror film with a Japanese biological warfare unit. I will not put any spoilers, but I liked the ending.
The acting varied but overall for such a film it is above standard. I liked Ario Bayu performance. He played in Java Heat, and I thought he was pretty good in that too.
The filming is more than good enough.
Do not expect too much and you probably will enjoy it.
Overall, this isn't a bad movie, certainly not the greatest of the "Secret Experiment" genre, but certainly better than some of the other films I have seen ("War of the Dead" springs to mind).
As the war goes badly for Japan, the sinister Unit 731 of the Imperial Japanese Army looks for ways to prolong the war and engineer the perfect super soldier. (*Pleas note: There are no flashbacks to 1944/45 this is all given in exposition throughout the plot.)
We find ourselves on a seemingly deserted island of pirates in the South Pacific, enter our "heroes" a band of mercenaries lead by the stereotypical corporate exec's son who has assembled this mission for reasons which can not fully be disclosed to those involved. We have 4 mercenaries, an ex-British army veteran turned engineer, a Japanese historian, the aforementioned corporate exec's son and his girlfriend who looks totally out of place for this film.
As the film goes on, we learn that the reason this mission was put together was because several months prior a corporate team of researchers stumbled across an Imperial Japanese Army bunker from the Second World War containing documents supposedly leading to the lost treasure of General Yamashita. Soon enough our band comes across the bunker before being forced inside to seek cover from marauding pirates where they are inevitably trapped inside due to the single grenade the blows up the entrance, forcing them to seek another way out.
All in all, this wasn't a bad movie as I said, certainly not the best.Read more ›
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Great product and great movie. Superior quality, not so great ending to a very good movie.Published 9 months ago by Walter M. McClure, Sr.
It's a below average movie. There's a good story to it, but the movie was very short. It made me feel like there should had been way more to it. Read morePublished on December 28, 2013 by S. Der
A group of researchers travel to a deserted Japanese bunker along with their armed guards in the hopes of uncovering Yamashita legendary gold. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Carl Manes