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Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Matsuyama Kenichi (Actor) | Katase Nana (Actor) | Kaneko Shusuke (Director)
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After sweeping through Japan and Hong Kong in the summer of 2006, manga-turned-blockbuster Death Note presents its thrilling conclusion in the highly anticipated sequel, Death Note: The Last Name. Topping the Japanese box office for four straight weeks, Death Note: The Last Name decides the fates of anti-hero protagonist Yagami Light and quirky, sweets-consuming detective L. Fujiwara Tatsuya and Matsuyama Kenichi, who will also be starring in an L spin-off film scheduled for release in 2007, reprise their signature roles, alongside new cast member Toda Erika and not one, but two CGI Death Gods. Full of unpredictable twists, probing mind games, and gallows humor, the film is as enthralling as it is challenging, bringing a new level of wit and tension to popcorn entertainment. Featuring a shocking new ending especially crafted for the film, Death Note: The Last Name will leave a lasting impression on viewers.

Death Note owner Light (Fujiwara Tatsuya) joins the police team in order to square off against his rival L (Matsuyama Kenichi), who rightly suspects Light of being Kira. Both Light and L are thrown off, however, when another Kira appears. A second Death Note has fallen to earth, and this time it gets picked up by idol Amane Misa (Toda Erika), who acquires the power to kill with "the eyes". An ardent Kira fan, Misa eagerly teams up with Light to outwit L in an elaborate plan, but L has more than a few schemes up his sleeve as well. Who will be the last man standing? Who will be the last name in the Death Note?

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Product Title: Death Note : The Last Name (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 死亡筆記 : 最後的名字 (香港版) 死亡笔记 : 最後的名字 (香港版) DEATH NOTE デスノート: the Last name (香港版) Death Note : The Last Name (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Matsuyama Kenichi (Actor) | Katase Nana (Actor) | Toda Erika (Actor) 藤原龍也 (Actor) | 松山研一 (Actor) | 片瀨那奈 (Actor) | 戶田惠梨香 (Actor) 藤原龙也 (Actor) | 松山研一 (Actor) | 片濑那奈 (Actor) | 户田惠梨香 (Actor) 藤原竜也 (Actor) | 松山ケンイチ (Actor) | 片瀬那奈 (Actor) | 戸田恵梨香 (Actor) Fujiwara Tatsuya (Actor) | Matsuyama Kenichi (Actor) | Katase Nana (Actor) | Toda Erika (Actor)
Director: Kaneko Shusuke 金子 修介 金子修介 金子修介 Kaneko Shusuke
Release Date: 2007-03-14
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM), DTS Extended Surround(TM) / DTS-ES(TM)
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIA
Duration: 140 (mins)
Publisher: Kam & Ronson Enterprises Co Ltd
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004581153

Product Information

* Screen Format: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* Sound Mix: DTS ES, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
* DVD Type: DVD-9

導演︰金子修介
Director: Shusuke Kaneko

  手執「死亡筆記」的天才「奇拿」,亦即是夜神月(藤原龍也飾演)以協助逮捕「奇拿」為由,加入ICPO,正式與追緝他的天才偵探L(松山研一飾演)來個正面大決戰。兩人以頭腦作賽,把這場殺人遊戲升級。誰知,人間又出現了另一本「死亡筆記」,今次「有幸」拾起此書的人是青春偶像彌海砂(戶田惠梨香飾演),而與「流克」持相反意見的死神「雷姆」以至第二、第三個「奇拿」亦紛紛出現,令這宗連環殺人事件更加錯綜複雜、撲朔迷離……

  "The human whose name is written in this note shall die."

  Light Yagami is an elite university student and a genius. When a shinigami the Death dropped 'Death Note' on Earth, Light picks it up and decides to keep it. With his father being a police inspector, Light has a strong sense of justice and is determined to wipe out all criminals using the Death Note. Dispersing justice obsesses him and he envisions himself as a god in the crimeless utopia he plans to create. As criminals continue to die in unexplainable ways, people start saying that it's the work of a 'messiah' who they call, Kira. International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) deploys its best 'weapon,' L, the genius investigator to solve the mystery. L's superior intelligence seems a sure bet in cornering Kira. Light evades L though, by utilizing his intelligence and the mysterious power of the Death Note.
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This professional review refers to Death Note 1+2 Boxset (Hong Kong Version)
Ohba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi's beautifully constructed thirteen volume epic, Death Note, is one of Japan's best selling manga of recent times. Published in 2003 it ran until 2006 and amassed such a following that in 2005, production went underway for two live-action movies based on the property. Prior to the second film's theatrical release in late 2006, an anime series also hit the airwaves; Death Note shows no sign of slowing down as it dominates various properties, including novels and probably lunch boxes.

At the time that Shusuke Kaneko began work on the first Death Note feature, the manga had yet to be completed. Films one and two ultimately cover the first seven volumes, with still a fair portion excised, and the final act of part two being re-invented. I won't pretend to know the inns and outs of the comic publication, although I have read several volumes now to get me up to speed on where the film takes off by itself. It's entirely possible that fans of the manga may dislike the feature films; it's heavily truncated, doing away with a lot of dialogue, character development and nuances which is littered throughout Tsugumi's writings. That is perhaps to be expected, but it's nonetheless enjoyable to a degree and it seems to pinpoint the intentions of the manga effectively enough.

Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is a top of his class student, having recently passed his bar exam with high hopes of becoming a superintendent, following in the footsteps of his officer father Souichiro (Takeshi Kaga). But Light is all too weary of the world of law and politics; he cannot abide by the way in which criminals are treated far more lightly than they deserve to be, and these troubles begin to discourage him as he nears his goal. As luck would have it he stumbles across a book one rainy evening. Titled "Death Note", the book informs the user that if a human's name is written in the pages then that human will die accordingly. The instructions are as follows:

*The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
*This note will not take effect unless the writer has the subject's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
*If the cause of death is written within 40 seconds of writing the subject's name, it will happen.
*If the cause of death is not specified, the subject will simply die of a heart attack. After writing the cause of death, the details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Of course Light puts all of this down to being some silly joke, but curiosity gets the better of him and he jots down the name of a known criminal who has just been reported on the TV. Within seconds the man dies and Light is confronted by a Shinigami (God of Death) known as Ryuk (voiced by Shido Nakamura of Neighbour No. 13). When the reality of this sinks in, Light realises that he could in fact change the world with such unimaginable powers, seeking to rid it of all criminals and letting it be known that any future negative actions held toward society will not go unpunished.

As murderers, rapists and corporate bigwigs are dying all over Japan, the International Police Organisation becomes inundated with identical reports: that they're succumbing to heart attacks. Stumped by this, they employ the services of a mysterious detective who goes by the moniker of "L" (Ken'ichi Matsuyama). He quickly establishes the perpetrator as "Kira", a name coined by media and the adoring public, and informs the police of Kira's intent to become bigger than God. Soichiro is given the task of leading the investigation, while L looks forward to solving the crime and finding out the true identity of Kira, even if it's just to prove that he's better than him. As things heat up Light finds himself facing many obstacles: his family, the police and an unlikely pop-idol named Amane who likes to refer to herself as MisaMisa (Erika Toda).

It's impossible to write about Death Note without touching upon its sheer cynicism toward how contemporary society is built up around us. Its clear objective is in scorning, even mocking the likes of governed laws and media consumption and how we perceive what we're being fed via news channels every day. It takes the likes of the internet and shows it rightfully as a tool that ensures we're no longer secluded from certain groups, a place where we can channel our voices without fear, under the guidance of anonymity, and it ponders over whether or not we should ever take the law into our own hands, having exhausted all other options in seeing to it that justice is appropriately served.

These very themes naturally drive the tale via the unlikeliest of heroes. Here we have a character that is interesting based on the fact that he's not a primary protagonist, nor antagonist; he's a being who gradually distorts his own reality with delusions of grandeur by erasing the evil from our world in the bid for peace - and ultimately to afford him a god-like status amongst the masses. Light is a complexity, but one which highlights a common theme amidst such tales of morality about challenging human responsibility. Death Note 1 & 2 extend frighteningly accurate portrayals of people who become victims of their own desire to reach the number one position in their chosen field. Death Note challenges various ethical notions by demonstrating the rights and wrongs of our decisions, by taking an action too far, to the point that we might even forget why we pursued our own personal goals in the first place. Greed takes over from basic human principals and ensures that not only will Light be persecuted for his actions, but so too will the blind followers who we witness aiding him, willingly or not.

But while all of this takes such precedence, it serves to underline an intriguing detective thriller. The very fact that it is such a condensed version of the original manga means that it has to forgo certain characters and situations, but by doing so it often suffers from a bit of lag. The first film for example is practically all set up and zero tension, which makes it difficult to review as an individual piece, hence my decision here to simply talk about Death Note as a whole. To its favour, it's not entirely conventional; sure enough it relies on twists, curious banter and cat and mouse routines to get it through its exhausting four and a half hour run time, but it's a unique experience which crosses genres with relative ease and gets by with the help of some rather eccentric characters.

Obviously Light and L are the primary players in this battle of wits, carrying the first film by themselves until the arrival of Amane who then threatens to shake things up a little. Joining them of course are the Shinigami, Ryuk and Rem, who add to the films' overall fantastical nature. Once all of our major players are brought together, Death Note takes a considerable turn for the better in The Last Name as it sets up various pitfalls for each. Alliances are formed and broken and there's often a cog being twisted in the works to prevent anyone from enjoying a smooth ride along their path of self-righteousness or investigative perusal. Death Note pieces together its mystery well; although it readily presents us the facts and we're all too privy as to who done it, it's more about the attempts to close the case in the face of treachery and wicked games. But if I'm to present any immediate problem, it's that the war of words waged between Light and L is just so rudimentary. There's no real effort being made in providing a highly tense rivalry. There's a lot of glossing over and arguments are cut short relatively quickly. The sheer sense of emergency that should dominate both films is largely missing, with scatterings here and there, and criminally the Shinigami's screen time is far too brief to have us enjoy the way in which they interact with their human counterparts, with the relationship between Rem and his collaborators coming off the worst.

And so Death Note doesn't feel as grand as it should, both aesthetically and in terms of its otherwise burgeoning narrative. The entire look of the films echoes your typical Japanese TV show, and that itself is probably down to it being a Nippon Television production, which probably gave it a budget no greater than a standard thirteen episode drama. Its sterile nature and conventional camerawork leaves little to be desired, with not much in the way of a tense atmosphere, certainly for the first part, which is quite a shame coming from Shusuke Kaneko, who has made a few enjoyable films in the past, strictly noting Gamera and discarding Azumi poo - I mean 2. As for the big draws, Ryuk and Rem, we're naturally looking at CG creations and as far as the Shinigami go in inhabiting the human world, they're hit and miss throughout. There are times when we're given very impressive shots and others which show up the characters as being just a little bit too plastic-y. Thankfully the solid voice work from Shido Nakamura and Peter makes them livelier, with their facial expressions and movements enjoyable to watch all the same. But for a film based upon a manga with such a rich imagination, it feels like the makers here are being far too skimpy, possibly afraid, or perhaps too skint to dig a whole lot deeper in conjuring up the striking imagery it rightfully deserves.

In terms of characterisation, it's a case of the performers adjusting themselves well into the second film. Tatsuya Fujiwara is tolerable for the most part, but as usual there's a certain amount of restraint coming from him. He never takes his character beyond a certain point (until he incredibly hams it up during his final moments on screen) and as such lacks a more maniacal personality. His scenes are rarely interesting apart from when he's alongside Ryuk and his adversary L, who is played far more effectively by Ken'ichi Matsuyama. Matsuyama practically nails his character's mannerisms, revelling in every one of his little eccentricities and comes away as being one of the more memorable additions to the cast, even if, as with Light, his material doesn't flesh him out quite so appropriately. Arguably Erika Toda is the weakest addition to the cast. Initially annoying in the first film, she ends up fleeting in and out of the second picture, but she never rises above being merely cutesy and doughy-eyed, when her character by the half way point should be totally bonkers as well. Her relationship with Light is played half-heartedly and we never gain the impression that she's truly in love with him and equally as mad. Toda does what she can, but she clearly doesn't have the chops or fire within to play such an integral role.

DVD
Death Note has been awarded a 3-disc collector's edition in Hong Kong, courtesy of Panasia. Two amaray cases come housed within a sturdy card slip-case.

Audio/Video
Presented in an anamorphic 1.78:1 ratio, Death Note has been given a remarkably good DVD transfer here. To get the most problematic stuff out of the way first, black levels appear quite flat, no doubt brought on by the digital production, and contrast levels are a little high, which leaves shadow detail also troublesome. But it often varies, depending on location: outdoor scenes can often look great, while low-lit interiors tend to show up the flaws more evidently. But otherwise we have a rich colour palette and detail isn't too shabby overall. Technically the disc is well produced; aliasing isn't a major factor and it doesn't have any unsightly compression artefacts to speak of.

Our sound options consist of Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Japanese DTS ES and Cantonese Dolby Digital stereo. Surprisingly, Death Note doesn't make as much use of its soundtrack as I had expected it to. For all intents this is mainly a hugely talkative piece and only ever comes to life during particular moments. Ambient effects are well channelled and dialogue is of course well steered across the front speakers. Listening to the DTS ES track I found that even the subwoofer is given very little of a workout. The only thing really worth elaborating on is the voices of Ryuk and Rem, which are steered across front and rear channels, resulting in a reverberated sound, which works considerably well, even if it's not entirely necessary.

Extras
Discs one and two are bare-bones, with the third carrying the supplemental material, which is found in the amaray case for the second film. All bonus features have optional English subtitles.

The meaty extras come in the form of two Making Of features, both running for fifty minutes each. The first covers shooting between February and March 2006 and begins with the first day of shooting, with the actors being introduced and trying to settle in to their roles. The shoot was dogged by poor weather, from torrential rain to snow storms, which tended to halt proceedings, but we see everyone get through it ok. We soon learn from Fujiwara and Yu Kashii that nerves are at play and that they have quite the challenge ahead of them. From here it's simply a collection a short pieces that show off various aspects of shooting and several set pieces, with some very brief interviews and clips from the movie chucked in. We're given some good insight into production, from the cast acting against life-sized models of Rem and Ryuk, as well as a look behind the motion capture process and voice dubbing. The most interesting part is learning that Ken'ichi Matsuyama pretty much stayed in character the whole time, preferring not to connect with any of his co-stars. The main cast members talk about their desire in playing their given roles and admit that it's a heavy task and weren't entirely sure if they could pull it off. The piece finishes with the shooting coming to a wrap, where the first feature is then ready to go straight into post.

The second Making Of picks up a few months later and takes us through the June to July shoot. With the weather having picked up it's quite sunny and humid and the cast and crew now have to work under more tiring conditions, but spirits are high due to the news that the first film performed well during its pre-screening run. This feature runs in basically the same fashion as the first one, but introduces additional cast members and focuses a little more on Erika Toda. It also looks at shooting in several different locations, with production also moving to Osaka for example. Again there's a short look at the motion capture process and CG involvement, with a few interviews and farewells wrapping up the piece.

The only thing about these two features is that we don't learn a great deal; there's no talk about adapting the hugely popular manga, other than cast and crew mentioning that they loved it. No input from the creators or screenwriters. Nobody is particularly forthcoming about anything, particularly the director himself who gives half-arsed comments when asked questions: for example the script, which he says was much longer and a problem to develop, merely finishing every time with "That is all", and he does this often it seems. There's no why and how whatsoever. Moments like this suggest a total lack of passion for the project and in hindsight it's no wonder that the film isn't as great as it could have or should have been, regardless of how well it performed at the Japanese box office.

Moving on then, the bonus features get considerably fluffier. Production Diary runs for approximately thirteen minutes and includes a collection of very short clips covering various elements of production, from original hair and make-up/general wardrobe tests, to green screen shooting and model work. The length of each makes it difficult to gain anything really worthwhile. Press Conference lasts for just seven minutes. Being held at Roppongi Park, it's your typical gathering, with cast members introducing themselves and expressing their wishes for the film to be a success, which is then followed up by some silly media questions, such as "What would you do if you had a Death Note?" But the actors take it in their stride and Fujiwara has a bit of fun in pretending to mediate for Ryuk. Death Note: The Last Name - Special Japan Preview clocks in at just two minutes and sees the cast and director visit fans at the Tokyo International Forum, minus Fujiwara who is committed to another shoot. Finally we have the three minute piece Death Note: The Last Name - Meeting the Audience in Japan. Here, Tatsuya Fujiwara and Ken'ichi Matsuyama visit the Shibuya Cine Palace in front of screaming girl fans and present media. It's actually quite fun, with the pair trying to upstage one another, causing a fair few laughs in the process and Matsuyama yelling at Fujiwara because he's starting to piss him off. I'd like to think that he probably was really beginning to piss him off.

Overall
The Death Note films are certainly not without merit. The storyline is an intriguing one and there's enough here to please fans of good old mystery dramas. The special effects are acceptable as are the performances, but overall it feels like the production is awfully sedated, having had the potential to become so much more. A fairly routine effort, which manages to make its intent clear, however, Death Note is a curious double-bill worth investigating, but not one that has longevity on its side.

by Kevin Gilvear - DVD Times

February 21, 2007

When we last left Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara), he had just perpetrated the most elaborate and successful demonstration of his Death Note, the supernatural notebook that kills anyone whose name is written inside it. As a result of his clever scheming, Light was invited to join the investigation team chasing the mass murderer known as Kira - who just so happens to be Light, anonymously using the Death Note to kill scores of criminals daily. However, oddball super detective and avid sugar-lover L (Kenichi Matsuyama) truly suspects that Light is Kira, and he's not shy about letting Light know. During their initial and subsequent meetings, L basically rubs Light's face in his obvious suspicion.

However, instead of avoiding potential capture, Light embraces the chance to work side-by-side with his sweets-loving rival. Now that L and Light/Kira are working together, the stage is set for an epic battle between two insanely smart guys who like to talk a lot. It's a showdown of acrobatic mental geniuses, who use keen reasoning and elaborate mindgames to outwit their wily opponent. Who will be the last name written in the Death Note? Will it be the megalomaniacal Light, or the wacky but honorable L? And will Death Note fans pissed at the fate of the manga characters find this new cinema version to be satisfying?

The answer to that last question: yes and no. One portion of the Death Note fanbase won't be that happy because the fate of one character doesn't stray very far from his destiny as detailed in the manga. However, another portion of the fanbase should be tickled pink because the other character is served much better than his manga counterpart was. What does that mean to those not versed in Death Note lore? Probably nothing, though there's still some enjoyment along the way.

That is, if you can stay focused. Death Note is a very cerebral manga, and derives its thrills from mindgames, obtuse mental jousting, and layers of doublespeak that play much better on paper than on celluloid. Director Shusuke Kaneko doesn't do much to make the already wordy events of the manga more enthralling on film, and inserts plenty of wooden exposition to keep the audience tuned in - if they haven't fallen asleep. The first Death Note movie ended with the promise of L and Light's coming conflict, but because the sequel has to compress many volumes of manga into 141 minutes, much of the back-and-forth rivalry between L and Light gets excised in favor of talk, talk, and more talk. The uninitiated could get bored, and simply wonder why the two male leads wear so much eyeliner.

The unitiated might also be bothered by Erika Toda, who plays teenybopper popstar Misa Amane. Misa is egregiously perky and pouty, and the adorable Toda can be as annoying as she is charming. Misa enters the picture as the possessor of a second Death Note. Since she's a huge fan of Kira, she also uses the Death Note to punish criminals, and even becomes known as the "Second Kira". However, Misa is sloppy and not very smart - she's easily pinched by L, who figures that if Misa is the Second Kira, then her new boyfriend Light is the first one. It's smart thinking, but Light has his own elaborate plan built upon the Byzantine rules of the Death Note itself.

Light's plan involves handing the Death Note to a third party, Kiyomi Takada (Nana Katase), and getting her to do his dirty work for him. Kiyomi was also in the manga, but her film counterpart is actually an amalgamation of three separate characters. Still, her function is more or less the same as the manga. Basically, she's a pawn used by Light to prove his supreme smarts, and it works just as entertainingly on film as it did in the manga. Seeing Light's elaborate plans getting played out onscreen can be quite exciting, even though it basically invites whole pages of exposition to explain it all.

Not helping matters is the acting, which ranges from effective (Kenichi Matsuyama makes a lovable L) to labored (Tatsuya Fujiwara strains a bit as Light) to wooden or overdone (most of the supporting actors). Again, director Kaneko's handling is far from imaginative. Nearly everything that happens in Death Note: The Last Name also occurred in the manga (though perhaps in a less truncated form), and Kaneko translates it to the screen in a slavish and entirely too-routine manner. The film could have used more creativity or cinematic verve, but the most creative thing that the filmmakers probably did was persuade the Red Hot Chili Peppers to lend two of their songs on the soundtrack.

Still, the ending does serve up a bit of creativity, utilizing the Death Note's rules to deliver a climax that departs from its source material in an enjoyable and satisfying manner. For people who devoured the manga, Death Note: The Last Name has an undeniable payoff. The film largely succeeds based on its built-in popularity, and those who read the manga will easily get the most out of the screen adaptation. Those who didn't read the manga will likely be more distracted by the film's obvious shortcomings (direction, pacing, acting), but there's still a major positive: Death Note's hook - a supernatural notebook that allows its bearer to play God - works in any medium, and makes for intriguing, and sometimes enthralling moral discussion. Is Light correct in using the Death Note to reshape the world in his own image? Is his brand of justice worth the necessary sacrifice of innocent lives? Or is he just a megalomaniacal murderer who's so in love with himself that he thinks the end justifies the means? The moral debate can keep people talking long after the movie, manga, anime, or traveling stage musical of Death Note has long since passed. In the end, it's the concept that's truly the star of Death Note, and The Last Name delivers enough of it to succeed.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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August 16, 2012

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The Shocking Conclusion to the Movie Series Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
If you're expecting it to be exactly like the book, you'll be disapointed. But who obsesses over details when the movie is basically better than the book?

The acting is powerful and the voice actors are fitting to the parts (Light's English voice over is played by the same guy who does Setsuna F. Seiei in Gundam 00). The actors overall capture the true mood of Death Note and fans of Death Note and curious viewers alike will enjoy this stunning film! I do think that this movie gives a more comical air to it than the book. The manga focused mainly on the dark points while the movie sort of gives it a light air. (Maybe not too light since a Death Note is just a notebook that kills people)

You won't be disapointed after watching it. You'll be on your seat every time and you will feel satisfied with the ending. There are no break offs or cliff hangers since this is the ending of the movies.
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May 31, 2009

Genius Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Is there still anyone out there who hasn`t seen this?! In that case, BUY IT, WATCH IT, LOVE IT. This movie totally rocked my world and the plot twists towards the end were wicked...sheer genius. Matsuyama Kenichi is fantastic. I thought the manga was awsome, but this movie is actually even better. As said, it is largely indescribable. I can only give my warmest recommendations in a review, please do watch this, you won`t regret it!!!
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June 26, 2008

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Greatness.Period. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This...movie...was...AWESOME!!! I am so happy I saw the second one after seeing the first. It actually ends great. My character L remains the coolest in the movie/anime. This movie was so great, words can't even describe. I am so glad that I gave it a try. Don't get me wrong; although the story lines are a LITTLE different, that still does not take away from the movie. The plots are still the same, and that's all that matters. I am so happy that I saw this movie. If you are having second thoughts, just go for it. You won't regret it, especially if you only saw the first movie, you HAVE to find out what happens next. I want to say the second movie is a little LONGER than the first. I loved it. L is the greatest.

Daiquiri's Are Always Cool ^__^
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June 23, 2008

Surprising Ending. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
After watching the first movie, i had to watch the second. This is sequel is just as good as the first, however, the ending is a knock out!

I recommend this to Death Note fans who want to continue the live action movies or to those who havent even seen the live action, but are into the anime/manga. it's excellent!
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April 20, 2008

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yes! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I really loved this movie! i haven't read the manga but I've watched some of the series on tv before. the storyline and plot are so interesting so it made me wanna watch this movie. it is so unique and creative. it also has a lot of twists and turns, it'll keep you guessing through the movie!

i recommend this movie ^_________________^
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