Wicked City (movie)

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Alternative title:
Demon Beast City
La cite interdite (French)
La città delle bestie incantatrici (Italian)
Monster City
Supernatural Beast City
Yoju toshi (Japanese)
妖獣都市 (Japanese)
요수도시 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: For centuries, a secret peace treaty has existed between Earth and The Black World, a parallel dimension populated by shape-changers possessing awesome supernatural powers. But now, that pact is up for renewal and a militant faction from the Black World plans to do everything in their power to stop the treaty from being signed. The fate of the world now rests in the ability of a pair of special agents, one a human, the other a shape-changer from the distaff dimension, to make sure things go according to plan.
User Ratings: 568 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 18 votes (dub:10, sub:7, raw:1)
 Excellent: 45 votes (dub:25, sub:18, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Very good: 76 votes (dub:40, sub:33, others:3
1 French dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 145 votes (sub:70, dub:61, raw:4, ?:4, edit.dub:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Decent: 114 votes (sub:63, dub:45, ?:2, others:4
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian edited dub
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 51 votes (sub:28, dub:19, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Not really good: 43 votes (sub:26, dub:14, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Weak: 30 votes (sub:15, dub:13, ?:2)
 Bad: 25 votes (sub:15, dub:10)
 Awful: 12 votes (sub:6, dub:5, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (dub:5, sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 1047 users, rank: #1003 (of 5997)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.111 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1608, rank: #4229 (of 5992)
Weighted mean: 6.063 (Decent), rank: #4265 (of 5992) (seen all: 6.10 / seen some: 3.36 / won't finish: 2.91)
Bayesian estimate: 6.094 (Decent), rank: #3816 (of 4546)
Running time: 80 minutes
Vintage:
1987-04-25
1993-08-20 (U.S.)
Premiere date:
1987-04-25 (Japan)
2002-01-18 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 7
Ending Theme:
"HOLD ME IN THE SHADOW" by Hitomi Tōyama
Insert song:
"IT'S NOT EASY" by Hitomi Tōyama
Links: We have 8
Trivia: We have 2
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DVD (Region 1)
    Wicked City (DVD) 2000-11-07 (from $19.25)
Novel
    Wicked City - Black Guard (Novel 1) 2009-07-01 (from $7.99)
    Wicked City - The Other Side (Novel 2) 2010-06-08 (from $4.00)
    Wicked City - The Scarlet Clan (Novel 3) 2010-11-09 (from $4.49)
VHS
    Wicked City (Dub.VHS) 1999-12-07 (from $13.48)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Screenplay:
Kisei Choo
Norio Osada (as Kisei Chō)
Music: Osamu Shooji
Original Work: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Character Design: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Art Director: Kazuo Oga
Animation Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Director of Photography: Kinichi Ishikawa
Executive producer:
Kousuke Kuri
Yoshio Masumizu
Animation Check: Masashi Kaneko
Assistant Animation Director: Masaki Takei
Assistant producer: Yasuo Takahashi
Assistant Production Manager: Masahiro Otake
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Editing Assistant:
Osamu Toyosaki
Yukiko Itou
Image Design: Masao Maruyama
Insert Song Arrangement: Seiichi Kyouda
Insert Song Composition: Takashi Tsushimi
Insert Song Lyrics: Hitomi Tooyama (It's Not Easy)
Insert Song Performance: Hitomi Tooyama (It's Not Easy)
Music Arrangement: Seiichi Kyouda (It's Not Easy; ED)
Music producer: Kazuo Kogure
Production manager: Kazunobu Shimizu
Sound Effects: Toyoshima Onkyoo
Special Effects: Kaoruko Tanifuji
Theme Song Arrangement: Seiichi Kyouda
Theme Song Composition: Yoshihiro Ida
Theme Song Lyrics: Machiko Ryu (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Hitomi Tooyama (ED)
Toshiko Fujita as Makie
Yuusaku Yara as Renzaburo Taki

Ichirô Nagai as Guiseppe Maiyart
Mari Yokoo as Spider Woman
Takeshi Aono as Mr. Shadow

Arisa Andou as Soap Girl
Asami Mukaidono as Makai Woman
Kouji Totani as Jin
Tamio Ohki as Hotel owner
Yasuo Muramatsu as Company President
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek 
ADR Director:
Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures dub)
Gregory Snegoff (Streamline Pictures dub)
Michael Bakewell (Manga UK dub)
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell 
Script:
Gregory Snegoff
Greta Mitchell (Manga UK dub)
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness
Producer: Carl Macek

Casting: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
Final Remix: Mark Eddel
Post Production:
Scott Narrie
Tom Merchant
Production manager: Jerry Beck
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Recording engineer: David Walsh
Script Adaptation: Greta Mitchell
Unit Publicist: Fred Patten
Gaye Kruger as Makie(Streamline Dub)
Gregory Snegoff as Taki Renzaburo(Streamline Dub)
Stuart Miller as Taki
Tammy Holloway as Makie

Michael Reynolds as Guiseppe Maiyart
Ronald Baker as Mr. Shadow

Alexandra Kenworthy as Co-Worker(Streamline Dub)
Bill Richards as Manager
Bob Sessions as Hotel Manager(Manga UK dub)
David Povall as Hotel Manager(Streamline Dub)
Ed Mannix as Healer(Streamline Dub)
Edie Mirman as Spider-Woman(Streamline Dub)
Eleni Kelakos as Secretary
Frank Catalano as Airport Announcer(Streamline Pictures dub)
George Littlewood as Maiyart
Jason Klassi as Ken(Streamline Pictures dub)
Jeff Winkless as Demon Radicals Leader(Streamline Dub)
Lisa Robinson as
Kanako(Manga UK)
Spiderwoman(Manga UK)
Melora Harte as Soap Girl(Streamline Dub)
Philip Goug as President
Robert V. Barron as Black Guard President(Streamline Dub)
Steve Kramer as Jin(Streamline Dub)

Frank Catlano(Streamline Dub)
Jason Klassi(Streamline Dub)
English companies
Broadcaster: OuterMax
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Urban Vision
Recording Facility:
Screenmusic Studios (Streamline Pictures dub)
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Philippe Ogouz (1st dub)
Celine Monsarrat as Makie(1st dub)
Isabelle Ganz as Makie(2nd dub)
Philippe Ogouz as Terry Ranson(1st dub)
Serge Faliu as Taki(2nd dub)

Martine Meirhaeghe as Spider Woman(2nd dub)

Bernard Métraux as Assistant de Batman(2nd dub)
Bernard Woringer as Manager(2nd dub)
Christian Pelissier as Shadown(2nd dub)
Claude Dasset as Patron(1st dub)
Gérard Dessalles as Narrateur(1st dub)
Gérard Surugue as
Assassin 2(1st dub)
Jim(1st dub)
Henri Labussière as Dr Joseph Maiyart(2nd dub)
Luc Florian as
Assassin 1(1st dub)
Barman(1st dub)
Michel Leroyer as Chef des terrorristes(1st dub)
Michèle André as
Femme Araignée(1st dub)
Hypnotiseuse(1st dub)
Pierre Trabaud as Dr Joseph Maynart(1st dub)
René Renot as Directeur de l'hôtel(1st dub)

Georges Atlas(1st dub)
French companies
Broadcaster: Nolife
Distributor:
Dagobert (1st dub)
Manga Video (2nd dub)
Dubbing:
S.T.A.R.T. (2nd dub)
SOFI (1st dub)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
M. Carmen Alarcón as Makie(Catalan dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Makie(Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Renzaburo Taki(Spain dub)
Santi Lorenz as Renzaburo Taki(Catalan dub)

Alberto Trifol as Giuseppe Mayart(Spain dub)
Félix Benito as Giuseppe Mayart(Catalan dub)
Joan Crosas as Mr. Shadow(Spain dub)
Montse Puga as Spider Woman(Catalan dub)
Ricky Coello as Mr. Shadow(Catalan dub)
Silvia Castelló as Spider Woman(Spain dub)

Angel de Gracia as Jin(Spain dub)
Domenech Farell as Hotel Manager(Catalan dub)
Joaquim Sota as Joe(Catalan dub)
José Antequera as Company President(Spain / Catalan dub)
José Luis Barcelona as Narrator(Spain dub)
Luis Marco as Hotel Manager(Spain dub)
Montserrat Roig as Soap Girl(Catalan dub)
Silvia Castelló as Demon Woman(Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Demon Woman(Catalan dub)

Aleix Estadella(Spain dub)
Miriam Guilimany(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor:
Manga Films (Spain; VHS)
Selecta Visión (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
Francesco Prando as Genzaburo Taki

Francesco Bulckaen as Dr. Giuseppe Maiato

Alida Milana as Kanako
Andrea Ward as Jin
Barbara Berengo Gardin as Kanako/Spider Woman
Gino Pagnani as Manager
Mario Bombardieri as Shadow Man
Italian companies
German staff
German cast
(none)
Veronika Neugebauer as Makie(new dub)

Daniel Werner as Ken / Joe
Hans-Gerd Kilbinger as Doctor in Spirit Centre
Heinz Ostermann as Taki's Boss
Jürg Löw as Hotel Manager
Kai Taschner as Maiyart(new dub)
Karl-Heinz Tafel as Maiyart
Volker Wolf as Shadow

German companies
Distributor:
Ascot (rental video)
Polygram Germany
SP Vision
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: PolyGram (VHS)
Swedish cast
(none)
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