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  • Movie: Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Popularity: #6270
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To bring back her dead friends, high school student Naomi goes back to the elementary school where a tragedy took place. She becomes involved in a new incident. Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Score: 6.1 (scored by 79 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #6270
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Senpai
2 people found this review helpful
Jun 5, 2017
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Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Basing on video game play.
In fact, it is more like an interactive graphic novel or the equivalent of a digital book of your own adventure choice. Yes, Live Action looks more like a game than a movie.
The filem is like a cursor in the search for objects that can be examined more closely, moving between the rooms, potentially triggering the next event in the story or otherwise moving the plot along
Most of the experience, however, is just an hour-and-hour storytelling of a cast that little involved with their roles accompanied by static background illustrations, which has a very poor scenario as well as portraits of characters equally rendered and a True symphony of gasping moans. I know my description may sound a bit scornful, but honestly, I just want you to understand what you're getting into here. If you've been expecting combat or action, you will be confused and disappointed. But if you expect something more like a classic adventure type and simple mystery get ready for a good dose ...
There is plenty of new material in regards to special effects, the viscera are very well produced giving veracity. Assuming you have a strong stomach for them, the vivid descriptions of the mutilation are interrupted only by the children's disturbing laughter, the sounds of limbs being plucked from a body echo on a black screen, and the walls scattered in the blood of one of the basement School serve as a sombre reminder.
Overall "Corpse Party: Book of Shadows" is a different standalone film that focuses on just one or two individuals there are some notable exceptions, some flashes of brilliance. Several of the central characters feel soft and indistinct not to mention super-educated, but those who stand out with the enigmatic and truly scary book of shadows help make the whole experience more engaging. Also, even if not all chapters have been created equal, simply changing perspectives every few hours helps to renew the tension, and the chapters are just enough time for you to get to know and invest in each new set of characters. Best of all, though, is to see the various stories begin to intersect in subtle ways.

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etherealtaekibum
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Jan 31, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
Spoilers contained for the first Corpse Party movie

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is a live action movie based on the events of the horror game, Corpse Party. It's a sequel to the first live action movie based on the lore of the game (which was. Terrible, to be quite frank) but I think this one really hit the mark for what a live action of this franchise should have been.

Book of Shadows follows the two survivors of the first movie in this series as they return to Heavenly Host Elementary once more to try and save their friends as they arrive in the past.

This was exactly what the franchise of live action needed. The acting in scenes is much better and less cringe-worthy although some scenes definitely could have been done better (i.e. close up stabbing scenes just looking someone twisting something sharp very lightly across a dummy).

The return of an original villain from the original lore into this reimagined was also done amazingly and was something I was annoyed with the original film for missing out.

I really like the angle this film took. I think it was just far away enough from the lore of what I knew of the franchise personally and did it in a way that seemed reimagined. It didn't feel like a rip off for quick money like the first and it could stand alone as its own movie if flashbacks had been edited in.

The ending itself in this was absolutely spectacular - I didn't expect it at all until the very last few seconds before the main reveal and I think it was done wonderfully. Book of Shadows is a movie that I am definitely interested in watching again and I definitely recommend just skipping the first live action and coming straight to this one. It feels much more realistic and more composed than the first.

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