A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »
In the city of Oedo 2808 A.D., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ... See full summary »
In the late twentieth century, the Secret Security Force was formed to stop the actions of the communist terrorist group known as the Red May. Angel, a beautiful, yet cold woman, has recently joined the small anti-terrorist group. But her first mission will be a true test of skill, for members of the Red May are being found dead, murdered by gruesome methods. Who is causing these murders? And why?Written by
Chuck "Dark-Side" Williamson
The communist terrorist group 'Red May' is based on a real life terrorist group in Japan, the Red Army, who committed terrorist acts in Japan and Israel in the 60's. See more »
But you wouldn't drop the case would you? Oh no, not you, not the great Taki? Who the fuck do you think you are? Some kind of latter day Lone Ranger, huh? Well now you're gonna be the DEAD fuckin' ranger!
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The USA DVD from Manga Entertainment features a split screen with the Japanese credits squished to the top of the screen and the English credits scroll below it. See more »
When released in the UK, the fourth part of this film, entitled Angel Cop 4:
Pain, was cut by 7 seconds by the BBFC. These cuts removed breast exposure and breasts being scratched and the subsequent shot of bloody scratch marks on the breasts.
"Angel Cop" is mind-numbingly violent, no question about that. It is also mind-numbingly stupid.
The plot to this six-part direct-to-video anime series revolves around a Communist terrorist organization out to topple Japan's economy on their first step to taking over the world, three psychic assassins that take orders from some very powerful (and corrupt) government positions, and the Special Security Force, which is the only police force in Japan that is actually allowed to fire their guns.
"Angel Cop" is idiotic, but it does have some redeeming values. First off being the English dubbing, which is laughably bad ("If this is justice, then I'm a banana!"). Second is that it does not pretend to be any smarter than it actually is. Third is the above-average animation quality.
I'd recommend this one for anybody seeking a mindless action fest, but make sure the kids are in bed first.
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