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Japanese feature movie - has transformers ... ?


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Hi,

 

I recently saw a preview of a movie that came out about a year ago in Japan, and it had actual live action tranformers...the plot was basically an "aliens come to earth and take over the machines" movie...

 

anyone heard of this movie or know the name?

 

thanks,

joey

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It's called "Returner" I saw it about a year & a half ago. Great Japanese Action Flick. It deals w/time travel from the future to the past to prevent the even that caused the great war between the human race & the aliens.

 

The aliens has technology to mimick Earth vehicles, i.e. a Harrier Jet & an Airliner (757?) get mimicked in the movie. that's about it. they didn't transform into robots just the alien form of the vehicle.

 

The movie was limited released in in the US in selected cities & theaters.

 

The US DVD release is this Tuesday Feb. 10. The US cover stinks. I like the Import Cover better. I'm sure if it is dubbed, it will be horrible.

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I just watched it on DVD this weekend. The plot rips off Terminator and Independence Day to a large extent, but visually it's a stunning piece of work. Some aspects about the ending seem like cool ideas for the live action Transformers movie too, particularly

 

 

 

WARNING!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

 

 

 

the part where an airliner - which, if you look carefully, can be seen flying overhead in various scenes throughout the movie - turns out to be a disguised alien ship. It really makes you wonder how long they've already been on earth, and whether we might see them daily without realizing it.

 

 

 

(Sorry about that, but the spoiler tags don't seem to work on this board.)

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