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Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) More at IMDbPro »Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû (original title)


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Writers:
Teruo Ishii (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
31 October 1969 (Japan) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
Sumie Ozawa
Masaomi Kondô ... Takeshi
Misao Kawasaki ... Hunchback B
Yukio Miyagi ... Male Patient A
Isamu Tsuchihashi ... Male Patient B
Hideo Ayuba ... Mad Man
Jôji Okabe
Jûta Kara
Tamotsu Okuno
Tensaku Murata
Yoshiaki Yamashita
Hideo Kô ... Guard
Toshio Oida ... Hayashida
Shôken Sawa ... Hunchback A
Akira Ôizumi ... Priest B
Tôru Yuri ... Priest A
Kichijirô Ueda ... Doctor
Tatsumi Hijikata ... Jôgorô Komoda
Asao Koike ... Hirukawa
Minoru Ôki ... Kogorô Akechi / Manservant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyômi Sakura ... The Nurse

Directed by
Teruo Ishii 
 
Writing credits
Teruo Ishii (screenplay) &
Masahiro Kakefuda (screenplay)

Rampo Edogawa (novel "Panorama-tô kitan")

Bobby White  subtitles

Produced by
Kanji Amao .... planner
Shigeru Okada .... planner
 
Original Music by
Hajime Kaburagi 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeru Akatsuka 
 
Film Editing by
Tadao Kanda 
 
Production Design by
Akira Yoshimura 
 
Editorial Department
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû" - Japan (original title)
"Horror of a Deformed Man" - International (English title) (alternative title)
"Horror of the Malformed Men" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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99 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Referenced in Ishii in Italia (2007) (V)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Pinku "B" Horror flick, 19 January 2010
Author: edchin2006 from Canada

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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