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Director:
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 young medical student takes on the ide4ntity of a dead man to... See more » | 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:
Kyomi Sakura ... The Nurse
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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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Featured in Malformed Memories (2007) (V)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A rewarding movie., 30 July 2009
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

If you can stick this movie out till the end, you'll get a very rewarding movie. It's not the easiest movie to watch and it didn't seemed at first to me that this movie was going to be much good early one but it's definitely a movie that gets better in its second halve, when there is more story and the movie its visuals become just great to watch.

It's a quite surrealistic Japanese movie, that relies heavily on its visuals. There are some amazing visuals throughout the movie, with also the thanks of the phenomenal camera-work. It's an artistic movie above all things, so beware of what to expect.

Of course there is also a story but this one is quite hard to follow at times. It isn't until the movie reaches its halve way point that it becomes more or less more clear in which direction the story is going. The movie soon becomes a sort of a surrealistic Japanese version of the Island of Dr. Moreau. I think those that are familiar with this story, or any of the other movie versions of the story will be more able to understand and appreciate this movie.

For a Japanese movie it also features quite some good acting. It's an obviously well cast movie, in which the actors don't act in a very theatrical way, like you might expect from a Japanese movie. Especially surprising also since this movie got made back in 1969.

After finishing watching this movie I simply must say that I overall enjoyed it and found it to be an ultimately rewarding movie to watch, though it's obvious that this is not really a movie for just everyone.

8/10

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