As a fan of Takashi Miike I was disappointed with the overt American influence on Imprint. It should have been a Japanese production, in Japanese. The work felt compressed with no time to more convincingly set up the premise. However, the biggest dissapointment was in choosing Billy Drago to portray the American looking for his lost love. I really don't think I've seen a worse case of over-acting before. The production team obviously lacks the artistic sensibilty to discern such a lack of talent. The special effects were fine as was the score and as you would expect Takashi Miike always finds engaging ways to make you squirm in your seat.