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Writers:
Teruo Ishii (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
31 October 1969 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the ide4ntity of a dead man to... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Teruo Yoshida ... Hirosuke Hitomi / Genzaburô Komoda
Yukie Kagawa ... Shizuko
Teruko Yumi ... Hideko / Hatsuyo
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 ... Manservant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyomi Sakura
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû" - Japan (original title)
"Horror of the Malformed Men" - International (English title) (informal English title)
"Horrors of Malformed Men" - USA (DVD 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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Why was this film banned?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
for those not easily shocked, 25 January 2008
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

Well, where to begin? This notorious Japanese horror has finally surfaced and our first concern is what was so terrible that kept it banned for so long? Made just over 20 years after the atomic bomb was exploded over Hiroshima, some of this film looks as if some of the short-lived survivors might have made it to the set. Both the way the deformity issue is enthused over here and the clear connection with the bomb attack, make this a true horror. We begin with vivid scenes inside a mental institution but then the film settles down into a creepy mystery before cracking open about half an hour in, whence we find ourselves in the Mexican, Jodorowsky territory, and then worse. This film is not particularly well written and is uneven and occasionally rather silly but nevertheless this is still a work of some considerable power. A one off and a must see for those not easily shocked.

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