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Sweet Home (1989)

Sûîto Homu (original title)
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A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

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Nobuko Miyamoto ...
Akiko
Shingo Yamashiro ...
Kazuo
Ichiro Furutachi ...
Taguchi (as Ichiro Furudate)
Fukumi Kuroda ...
Asuka
Nokko ...
Emi
Jûzô Itami ...
Yamamura
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A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

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In the documentary _Building the Inferno (2006) (V)_, Kiyoshi Kurosawa states that he tried to get The Sinners of Hell (1960) production designer Haruyasu Kurosawa to work on _Suito Homu (1989)_. Though Haruyasu Kurosawa was interested in the project he was busy working on television commercials and couldn't schedule the time for a movie. See more »

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Surprisingly Excellent
24 June 2002 | by (Knoxville, TN) – See all my reviews

After I played the original Famicom game recently, dubbed the 'father of survival horror', and after being suitably impressed by the game itself I began my long and difficult search for this movie title. Although it remains unknown to anyone that I've consulted whether the movie was based on the game or vice-versa, either way both are excellent.

I was impressed most of all by the consistently-excellent acting of Miyamoto Nobuko, whose appearances in film almost always guarantee at least one enjoyable character. However, all the acting in this was exceptional, especially NOKKO's, whom I had not seen in any film before this one. I am still unsure as to who played Kazuo, the main male lead, but he was of course excellent, although it was of course Akiko (Miyamoto) who demonstrated her personal strength throughout.

How this film manages to convey a touching message about the bond between a mother and her child in the midst of terror and horrific special effects is beyond me, but it somehow manages to do it quite well, and it also stays very faithful in many ways to the game, which impressed me; it shows how well a story can be translated into both game and movie medium. Especially since this also seems to point out the weakness of similar Hollywood efforts, which almost always are disastrous.

All in all, this movie was very well-paced, terrifying, and tense, but somehow remained touching as well. The scares weren't too graphic or obvious, but by the time the 'big guns' were pulled out on the effects, you were fully drawn in. A true classic and a great film.


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