The Death Note, a mysterious notebook that allows the owner to write the name of anyone and thus…kill them. When law student Light Yagami becomes the newest owner, he finds himself with the power of god and calls himself Kira. To stop his reign, the police bring in a special agent—the eccentric yet brilliant L. Can this genius detective connect the dots between Light and Kira?
Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
1080p High Definition 16:9 (HD Native)
I give Death Note: Double Feature a solid C+.
When Death Note originally came into existence back in the day I doubt that anyone would predict the legacy it would leave on the world. Flash forward 16 years later and we still have a diehard fanbase hungry for more Death Note and with that support came the infamous Netflix adaption of the series. The movie currently has a 24% audience score which makes the series and fanbase as a whole look weak but what if I told you this wasn’t the first Death Note film?
The first live action Death Note film was released in Japan and did so well that it got multiple sequels. Death Note(2006) was a very solid film full of what you would want from a live action film and the sequel offered the same level of magic to continue its story. A few glaring things keep it from being great including the cgi(surprisingly, that’s one of very few things that the Netflix adaption has over it) but both Death Note and Death Note 2: The Last Name give me the same warm fuzzy feeling I get from watching the anime adaption and now that Funimation has released both films together in one Blu-Ray/DVD set this package is perfect for any Death Note fan to sit around and enjoy.
You can pick up Death Note: Double Feature on Funimations official site.