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Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû (original title)
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

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Teruo Yoshida ...
Hirosuke Hitomi / Genzaburô Komoda (plays two parts)
Yukie Kagawa ...
Shizuko
Teruko Yumi ...
Hideko / Hatsuyo (plays two parts)
Mitsuko Aoi ...
Toki Komoda
Michiko Kobata ...
Chiyoko Komoda
Yumiko Katayama ...
Female Patient A
Kei Kiyama ...
Kei
Reiko Mikasa ...
Mad Woman
Miki Obana ...
Slashed Woman
Michi Tanaka ...
Kin
Yoshiko Katô ...
Masseur
Asano Kanamori ...
Female Patient B
Yôko Koyama ...
Miki
Chiyo Okada ...
Clerk
Mie Hanabusa ...
Mie
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the identity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his exact double. His investigation leads him to a remote island where he discovers a sinister laboratory where a crazed scientist is performing gruesome experiments on live humans--and that his own family has a connection to the scientist. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Pinku "B" Horror flick
19 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The only good thing I can say about is that it is not a horrible "Horror" film.

There are actually some interesting aspects to the movie. It has a plot! And, the plot is sort of interesting - even if we have to wait to the end of the picture for it to make any sense. It's interesting but boring because the story/plot is narrated to us. It would have been much more interesting the conventional way - letting us figure it out for ourselves. But, to think of it, lots of Sherlock Holmes films and others of that ilk have someone explain it all to us at the end.

Contrary to another opinion, I find the last half more interesting than the first. However, that is not to suggest that either is not boring. Both halves are boring! Possibly the most boring Pinku film that I have ever seen.

As a Horror flick it is, also, boring. I expected a Horror film which might be so bad that it is good - meaning comedic. Well, disappointment abounds.


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