Directors: Kentaro Otani, Keiichi Sato
Language: Japanese (subtitled in English)
Based on Yana Toboso’s best-selling manga, this Kentaro Otani fantasy/action film stars Hiro Mizushima as a demon who becomes a butler to the cheeky teenage heir (Ayame Goriki) to a toy-company fortune. Suave, but deadly when aroused, he helps her seek revenge on her parents’ murderers on one condition: He gets her soul when she dies. Overdone in everything from its acting to its action, “Black Butler” is underwhelming in its impact.
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