6.9/10
3,601
15 user 38 critic

Parasyte: Part 1 (2014)

Kiseijuu (original title)
The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director:

Takashi Yamazaki

Writers:

Hitoshi Iwaaki (manga), Ryôta Kosawa (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Humanity is under attack by human-mimicking flesh-eating alien parasites. One parasite bonds with his young high school student host, and he convinces the parasite to help him stop the others.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Jun Kunimura, Shôta Sometani
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014–2015)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.

Stars: Adam Gibbs, Aya Hirano, Brittney Karbowski
Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being ... See full summary »

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi
Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Masaki Suda, Maika Yamamoto
Bakuman (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. ... See full summary »

Director: Hitoshi Ône
Stars: Takeru Satoh, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu
Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Director: Kentarô Hagiwara
Stars: Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Nobuyuki Suzuki
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Lily Franky, Sôta Fukushi, Ryûnosuke Kamiki
I Am a Hero (2015)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One day, after returning from work late in the evening, Hideo witnesses a traffic accident in which a car crashes into a nearby pedestrian, killing the victim instantly. However, despite ... See full summary »

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Miho Suzuki, Kasumi Arimura, Masami Nagasawa
Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story of the assassination classroom and their teacher target continues with the students' own conflicts, Korosensei's identity, and the fate of the world as the deadline for assassination approaches.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi
Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Kazunari Ninomiya, Masaki Suda
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Miyuki Sawashiro
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The miniseries focuses on the three new lead characters of the film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World: Tsukuru Mishima, Ryuzaki, and Yuki Shien. Each episode provides backstory for one of ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaki Suda, Sota Aoyama, Mina Fujii
Inuyashiki (2018)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An middle-aged office worker encounters aliens and is gifted with alien technology and limitless powers.

Director: Shinsuke Sato
Stars: Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Hongô
Another (2012)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After a chain of deaths at a junior high school, new transfer student Koichi Sakakibara (Kento Yamazaki) turns to a mysterious girl (Ai Hashimoto) who holds the key to the dark mystery. In ... See full summary »

Director: Takeshi Furusawa
Stars: Natsumi Takamori, Mika Akizuki, Ayana
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shôta Sometani ... Shin'ichi Izumi
Eri Fukatsu ... Ryôko Tamiya
Ai Hashimoto Ai Hashimoto ... Satomi Murano
Kazuki Kitamura ... Takeshi Hirokawa
Masahiro Higashide ... Hideo Shimada
Tadanobu Asano ... Goto
Miko Yoki Miko Yoki ... Nobuko Izumi
Jun Kunimura ... Detective Hirama
Hirofumi Arai ... Uragami
Pierre Taki ... Miki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadao Abe Sadao Abe ... Mickey (voice)
Satoshi Araki Satoshi Araki
Seiji Hino Seiji Hino ... S.A.T.
Mansaku Ikeuchi Mansaku Ikeuchi ... A
Hideto Iwai Hideto Iwai
Edit

Storyline

The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 November 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Parasyte See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,649,013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Spain was a technical release in cinemas only in Madrid (Artistic Metropol). The film was projected for 1 day in subtitled version. See more »

Connections

Version of Parasyte: Part 2 (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent movie adaptation!
4 August 2015 | by viligeidiotSee all my reviews

I haven't read the manga this is based on, but I HAVE seen the anime of it which was one of my favourites in the past few years and while the plot in this movie adaptation is very sped up, it is extremely well done! The story is cohesive enough even though plot points had to be edited and the special effects are superb considering what they COULD have been... beat the socks off San Andreas which was nothing BUT one long CGI sequence. Hollywood, take note... sometimes less IS more.

I can understand people who are new or haven't been exposed to the story possibly having a tough time 'getting it', but there really is enough to hang a story on... even with a giant chunk missing here and there. As for the detractors going on about how the original has been butchered, give it a rest would ya?? The anime clocked in at somewhere near 9 hours in it's entirety and yes, it was condensed from the manga, but what the heck do you need to be satisfied with a movie adaptation? Five to six full length movies? a few 3 hour movies?? get real here... there's an old saying that goes 'A movies length should be no longer than the average viewer's bladder capacity'. Get off your fandom, 'purist' snotty attitudes and accept it for what it is... a wholly ORIGINAL and satisfying experience that Hollywood could do FAR worse to emulate!


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed