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Michelle, an assassin to a new breed of killers (DNA Hackers), finds she has greater obstacles in her life... Family.

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Pearry Reginald Teo (as Pearry Teo)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Michelle
Alec Newman ... Christian
Parry Shen ... Jackie
Faye Dunaway ... Josephine Hayden
Ethan Cohn ... Mouse
Robert David Hall ... Abraham
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Solemn
Daniel Zacapa ... Randall
Erin Layne Erin Layne ... Aerean Flyer Announcer (as Eireann Layne)
Jeff Imada ... Alley Guy
Nils Allen Stewart ... Bodyguard 1 (as Nils Stewart)
Richard Cetrone ... Bodyguard 2
Hiro Koda ... Bodyguard 3
Marco Khan ... Bodyguard 4
Allison Dunbar ... Christian's Wife
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In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, battling her past demons and trying to keep her younger and extroverted brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved in a petty crime of robbery, he propels himself into the world of DNA Hackers, Shylocks (Loan Sharks) and Gang Fights. Wanting the respect that the world has never given to him only makes it harder for Jackie to peel himself away from the underground trades, against the hopes of his sister, Michelle. Michelle always wanted to leave the city and lead a calm and quiet lifestyle. As emotions and gunfire get into the way, Michelle and Jackie soon find themselves battling between their lives and finding out that in an immoral world, love can still survive. Blood is thicker than water. Written by Pearry Reginald Teo

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The Future of Science and Crime. See more »

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Christian: [voice-over] Hayden Technologies... Birthplace of what was supposed to be our greatest scientific breakthrough.
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Blade Runner from Hell with genetic weaponry!!!
14 September 2009 | by cjk_35See all my reviews

A device is invented know as the transcoder. It can reform human DNA in order to cure a disease or to kill them. But it has fatal results for everyone who uses if except it's creator. The story centers around Michelle an assassin who is trying to maintain a stable life in a corrupt world, and her gambling brother Jackie who is in denial of his problems and thinks they can be quickly fixed. Solemn (the villain)wants the Transcoder for himself to save his wife and will use deadly force if need be. Not knowing what it is Jackie steals the Transcoder from Christian. Yada yada yada... The Transcode changes hands a couple of times. Then the plot gets a little confusing, but stays entertaining.

this movie is gem among those low budget straight to video sci-fi flicks. The acting is good and so is the directing. Although the cgi, production and camera work is the same as other straight to video films, i.e. ten years behind. The look is awesome and heavily influenced by H.R. Giger art. Many think it's suppose to be set in the future, but it is actual set in an alternate reality since there are no advances in technology except the DNA hacking. Bai Ling's out fits are unconventional and look great. She really kicks ass in this movie.

The plot is a little confusing and has a few plot holes. This movie is not for everyone. If you like techno punk futuristic waste land sci-fi movies then you will like this.

I give this film a 7 out of 10. The movie was entertaining by need work on the plot.

Get Your Body Beats, Let Your Blood Flow


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