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K-20: Legend of the Mask

2008 2h 17m Crime Drama List
Reviews 63% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In a Japanese city in 1949 a master criminal hones in on his next victim. Read More Read Less

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Brian Salisbury Film School Rejects Rated: B May 7, 2011 Full Review Mike Barnard Future Movies UK Rated: 7/10 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Sean Axmaker Parallax View ... a mix of Japanese manga, forties adventure pulp and silent movie serial surrealism, set in an alternate reality where World War II was averted... May 29, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Great movie Love the movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/21 Full Review Audience Member That poster is a lie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member A Japanese superhero film set in a dystopian alternate 1940s where Japan managed to avoid WW2 and still maintained its class and social inequalities. It sounds pretty ridiculous, and it is. But honestly, can you truly claim that most superhero films are any better? This one at least has a unique setting and some impressive parkour-inspired action scenes. The only unbearably silly thing is the K20 costume itself, which is a solid mask that utterly obscured the face (eyes included) and looks kinda silly. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A very enjoyable film Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The film itself is well made and fairly entertaining with decent effects and some cool stunt work, though perhaps more could have been made of the movie's dystopian alternate history setting. The main 'hero' character is a mish mash of pulp archetypes, so he's a bit batman/the shadow/robin/robin hood, so aspects might feel like you've seen it all before, but it's a fun watch and the period setting makes things a bit more fresh. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Cool stuff... Batman/Zorro/the Shadow a la Japonaise! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
K-20: Legend of the Mask

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Synopsis In a Japanese city in 1949 a master criminal hones in on his next victim.
Director
Shimako Sato
Screenwriter
Shimako Sato
Production Co
Nippon Television Network
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 20, 2010
Runtime
2h 17m