Parasite Eve

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Plot Summary

Kiyomi (Riona Hazuki), the wife of Toshiaki Nagashima (Hiroshi Mikami), is left brain dead after a traffic accident on the day of their first wedding anniversary. Nagashima attempts to make her live again and steals her liver from her corpse. While examining the organ, something from it attacks his assistant Sachiko (Tomoko Nakajima) and turns the assistant into Toshiaki's dead wife. Nagashima later realizes that his dead wife is actually an organization of sentient mitochondria bent on making a new species that will wipe out humanity.

My Thoughts

This is the only live action movie featured in this site. It's a special exception because in my main FantasyAnime.com I have a Parasite Eve shrine dedicated to the PlayStation 1 RPG. I'm a big fan of the game, so of course, I had to put up the movie. Both the game and this movie are based on the Parasite Eve novel. The game is actually a sequel to the novel.

I read several reviews before watching this movie. And after watching it, I agree with the general consensus that this movie feels like two movies. The first half is a sad love story. The second half turns into a more traditional 90s horror movie. Reviews are fairly mixed as to whether this movie is good or terrible. As for me, I liked this movie. Just be ready for slow-paced storytelling (which is typical of 90s Japanese movies). I especially recommend this movie if you're a fan of the PlayStation 1 game.

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