Plot: For the brutal murder of his girlfriend’s rapists, Tenshu is sentenced to die in the electric chair. Miraculously surviving the chair he is given a choice to: burn in the chair once again or take part in a vicious and highly secretive experiment.
Overview: Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (“Versus”, “Azumi”, “Aragami Duel”, “Down To Hell”, “The Messenger”, “Godzilla Final Wars”).
Based on a popular Manga by Tsutomu Takahashi (“Sky High”), “Alive” combines the tension of Vincenzo Natali’s “Cube” and Kitamura’s own “Versus”.
For the brutal murder of his girlfriend’s rapists, Tenshu is sentenced to die in the electric chair.
Resigned to his fate and unmoved by his actions, he survives the lethal high voltage punishment. He is then given the choice to burn again, or take part in a vicious experiment pitting him against another prisoner and a mysterious alien life force. Here is where the true punishment begins.
Featuring moving performances by Hideo Sakaki, Ryo, Koyuki, Erika Oda, Jun Kunimura, Bengal, Tetta Sugimoto, and Tak Sakaguchi.