Parasyte: Part 1

Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

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Mysterious worm-like aliens fall from the sky. They penetrate through the ears or nose into human beings and live off their brain while dominating the body. Now with human appearance, the parasites live among humans.
Shinichi Izumi is an ordinary high school student. His best friend is Satomi Murano. One day, Shinichi Izumi is attacked by a parasite, but he is able to fight off the parasite before it takes over his read morebrain. The parasite though lives within his right hand. Shinichi Izumi and the parasite now live together. Shinichi believes the parasites are responsible for countless murders all around the world and he feels responsible, because he knows the truth.
Meanwhile, Ryoko Tamiya is a teacher that starts her new post at the same high school where Shinichi attends. She has been taken over by a parasite and comes to observe Shinichi. ~~ Based on the manga series "Kiseiju" by Hitoshi Iwaaki.

  • Native title:

    寄生獣
  • Also Known as:

    Parasite; Parasitic Beasts; Kiseiju;

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LeejLicious
5 people found this review helpful
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Jul 9, 2015
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
This is a well written and made movie.
I didn't read the manga or saw the anime. So my opinion is only based on watching this movie.
It has a quite good story with loads of room for the development for the characters. The story isn't unique but I actually really loved the 'parasyte' in the main person. Also they acted very good especially the main lead because it musn't have been read more easy to make a movie like this.
The movie is gory it has blood and dismemberd bodyparts so it isn't for everyone, I didn't expect that but this isn't for the faint hearted. But this movie keeps you on the edge, you just want to see and know more so they know how to keep you hooked. There are also little funny scenes it it, but it is really acceptable.
The special effects were great! I really liked those, it didn't look unrealistic at all. They did and amazing job in the CGI! The music was well chosen and fittend every scene.
There is a second part coming so I'll be sure to watch that but I wouldn't rewatch this movie very soon just because it is quite gory.

Watch this if you like science fiction/alien movies with gore.
Skip this if you can't handle blood and dislike CGI movies.
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Hirobo2
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Sep 30, 2015
  • Overall 5.0
  • Story 5.5
  • Acting/Cast 5.5
  • Music 5.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
I actually didn't watch this entirely, but rather skimmed a few scenes before dropping it. So, why am I writing this review? Well, my personal belief is that if you have something to say, say it:

1. Story is a bit unreal. The parasytes are capable of shapeshifting like it's a fantasy not sci-fi movie.

2. Too gory. If you're the type that likes watching ppl get killed or decapitated in the read more most gory, gruelsome way, then this movie is for you. My personal beliefs are that if they have to resort to sex/nudity or gore to get you to watch a movie, it probably is b/c the movie is subpar to begin with and wouldn't sell without these gimmicks.
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    Pata Jan 30, 2017

    LOVED IT.

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    Lili Sep 27, 2016 - edited

    Is there romance ?

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    ladymay Jun 17, 2016

    i watched both parts the first one and parasyte 2 in one sitting, it sort of reminded me of the movie " The Faculty " lol, but parasyte is more touching and emotional, I really loved "migi" and his friendship with the male lead :)

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    Inessa974 Feb 18, 2016

    Parasyte and its sequel : Great movies but really weird. Some gore scenes were disturbing and even disgusting. However other scenes were touching. I haven't read the manga so I can't compare. But I found both movies were very good and I ended up enjoying them.

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    eoniii Dec 12, 2015
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    shadowdancer Nov 24, 2015

    While I was watching the movie the whole time I was like why is Yoo Seung Ho speaking japanese....I wonder if I am the only one like that...Very good movie by the way...Neither watched the anime nor read the manga, so I can not make comparasion.Obviously there were some disgusting and brutal scenes but somehow I really liked the plot and acting.

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    Room707 Sep 3, 2015 - edited

    I thought this film was okay. It's not bad, it's just that it doesn't really stand out for me. This film has a great cast with equally great CGI and cinematography but neither the story or characters kept me fully excited and engrossed throughout the film (not until the last 20-30 minutes anyway). However, I'm still looking forward to watching the sequel... the sequel looks like it will be pretty intense!

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    Dani Aug 17, 2015 - edited

    As a fan of the manga and anime, this was a great watch! And I think it can be appreciated by people new to the story as well. Part 2 doesn't seem to be available online yet, but I'm hoping it will be soon because I just watched the live action version of Attack on Titan and it was nowhere NEAR as good as this movie! I'm looking forward to the Parasyte sequel, so it can help to erase my memory of the travesty that is the AoT movie lol! This adaptation doesn't follow the manga and anime to the letter, but it still tells a good story and I can appreciate it even more now that I've seen another anime/manga favourite being adapted so poorly in comparison to this.

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    JeffryHartaji Jul 22, 2015

    cooollll!!!!must watch!!!

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    realdeal May 23, 2015

    I love how sometani handles on how his character develops....wonderful actor, whatever he do manga movie, serious movie, gore movies he always perform.

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    irisixora May 20, 2015

    I dropped the anime after 2 episodes because I thought anime was boring as hell but surprisingly I enjoyed this movie,maybe they cut many scenes but I just don't care,the best thing is the cgi was amazing,migi looks real,the action scene in school was directed well,the acting ( shota was amazing as always),Fukatsu eri was creepy so do higashide eventho some of the part his facial expressions was bit off,and maybe because I don't read manga but I liked this movie....

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    LeejLicious May 17, 2015 - edited

    If someone has it with eng subs please link it here :)!

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    SarangJongSuk May 12, 2015

    That was so awesome!

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    Mei86 May 10, 2015

    Sometani Shota did a good job and the role of an alien suits Higashide, He should stick to that kind of roles. I didn't watch the anime nor read the manga and I think this is a good movie.

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    deffik_ May 7, 2015

    What a trainwreck. 2/10. Manga >> Anime >>>>>> Movie.

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  • Country:

    Japan
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Nov 29, 2014
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 49 min.

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