Harmagedon 1998 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I enjoyed this film emensely. Its a great science fiction story from Kazumu Hirai’s very long and fabled series of Genma Wars novels. The direction from Rintaro in this film is excelent and visionary. Katsuhiro Otomo’s character designs also give this film a nice touch. Hamragedon is the americanized name though. Its real name is The Battle With Genma (or perhaps simply Genma Wars). This film was highly influential in Japan, especially for its realism, and it is considered a landmark among many otaku and those in the industry. The anime tv series Genma Wars is also based on the same novels (and manga by Shotaro Ishinomori), which I also liked dispite extremely low budgeted animation. If only that series had the animation and direction of this film. However, get the special edition DVD instead of this obsolete version with horrible picture. The special edition DVD is a very nice package, with a good, remastered transfer, aswell as a very interesting commentary by Rintaro, unlike this crappy disc.