BioHunter (1995) Movie Review

BioHunter (1995)

1995 | Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation
58 minutes /

User Score: 63/100

Synopsis:

A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon.

BioHunter Review

Popular horror director Yoshisaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) served as head writer on this 1995 feature. Komada and Koshigaya are scientists—and Bio Hunters, agents who battle the Demon Virus that causes humans to mutate into weird monsters. Komada has contracted the virus, but something in his immune system enables him to control his transformations. When Komada rescues Sayaka Murakami, the granddaughter of a famed psychic, from a gang of thugs, he unwittingly pits the Bio Hunters against the powerful politician Seijuro Tabe. The partners discover that Tabe is actually the horrible monster that’s been roaming Tokyo, killing young women and eating their livers. He’s no longer human, but a corpse possessed by the devil. The final battle pits Komada in his monster form against the tentacles and fanged jaws of the possessed Tabe, although Koshigaya administers the coup de grace. A well-directed, violent entertainment, Bio Hunter suffers from a disjointed story: the link between Tabe’s possession and the Demon Virus is never established. The ending suggests that the film may have been intended as a pilot, as Koshigaya declares the Bio Hunters’ dedication to the ongoing battle against the Virus. Bio Hunter is not for viewers with weak stomachs. Not rated; suitable only for ages 18 and up for nudity, sex, violence, cannibalism, grotesque imagery, and violence against women.


About BioHunter (1995)

Title: BioHunter
AKA: Baio hantâ
Year: 1995
Runtime: 58 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation
Reviewer:
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.1/5 stars from 24 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 24
Starring: John DeMita, Barbara Goodson, Mike Reynolds, Sherry Lynn, John Hostetter, Toshihiko Seki, Chikao Ohtsuka, Andrew Philpot, Matt McKenzie, Kazuhiko Inoue, Yûko Minaguchi, Ryûzaburô Ôtomo, Issei Miyazaki, Tarô Ishida, Rei Igarashi, Barry Stigler, Jamie Hanes, Takehiro Murozono, Daiki Nakamura, Mizuki Otsuka, Yu Shimaka, Matt K. Miller
Writers: Fujihiko Hosono, Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Director: Yûzô Satô

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