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Strait Jacket is a relatively short film. The running time is only 76 minutes, and that does not do the movie any justice.

It takes place in a time when sorcery is combined with technology in everyday life. The problem is that occasionally (meaning several times a day) people using sorcery turn into demons. This process is helped along by a terrorist group called the Oddmen. The demons are destroyed, hopefully, by a government controlled group known as the Tactical Sorcerers. Leiot Steinberg is an independent and unlicensed Tactical Sorcerer, who is assisted by a teenaged girl named Cappeltetta, and who forms a business relationship with a lower level bureaucrat named Nevin Simmons. And concerning Nevin --yes she is hot, but that goes nowhere.

There is also a bit of revenge involved as well as redemption for past sins. That is were Strait Jacket gets weak. There is very little time devoted to the back story. This should have really have been a series. We could have had several episodes dealing only with the back story. Instead we are left with more questions than answers. This means Strait Jacket often seems like a meaningless excuse to animate violence. But the hint of darkness in the charactersí pasts does save it from being a total waste.

In all, I rate this one as average.
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