SPEC: Close – Incarnation, Dancing Karate Kid, The Workhorse & the Bigmouth, Ningen, Turning Tides, Early Morning Twilight and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Penance Aoi and Glass DollI hope everyone had a great Halloween! It was quiet and slightly drizzly up my way but okay nonetheless. A few trick or treaters were out and about. I ended up watching episode four of Shokuzai (one of my posts this week) to see the brilliantly manipulative Yuka (Chizuru Ikewaki) wreck everyone in sight! I also watched The Lost Boys. Sticking with movies, I watched Captain Phillips earlier in the week and I can’t recommend it enough. I was already a fan of Paul Greengrass thanks to his work on the Jason Bourne films and The Green Zone and this was another example of his brilliant technique of melding documentary realism – capturing procedures and the chaos of real world events. Tom Hanks gives an excellent performance. I also posted about two movies (Sad Tea and Moment) and started the read-along for Republic of Thieves.

 

SPEC: Close – Incarnation                  SPEC Close Progress Version Film Poster

Japanese: SPEC - 結 - 漸 ノ 篇

Romaji: SPEC – Ketsu – Zen no Hen

Running Time: 120 mins.

Release Date: November 01st, 2013

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writer: Yumie Nishiogi

Starring: Erika Toda, Ryo Kase, Raita Ryu, Kazuki Kitamura, Chiaki Kuriyama, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yuko Oshima, Takahiro Miura, Kasumi Arimura,

This is the first half of a two-part finale for the entire SPEC franchise. Love the tag line on the poster!

Detective Saya Toma (Erika Toda) has an IQ of 201 and works together with veteran detective Takeru Sebumi (Ryo Kase) in the Unsolved Crimes Unit taking on and cracking mysterious cases that others have given up on. The two detectives engage in a final battle for the survival of humanity involving people with paranormal powers called “SPEC holders” led by Junichi Ninomae  (Ryunosuke Kamiki). 

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