IMDb > Enbalming (1999)

Enbalming (1999) More at IMDbPro »Enbamingu (original title)


User Rating:
5.8/10   184 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 24% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Michiko Matsuda (based on the novel by)
View company contact information for Enbalming on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
30 July 1999 (Japan) See more »
User Reviews:
Graphic as the title implies See more (3 total) »



Directed by
Shinji Aoyama 
Writing credits
Michiko Matsuda (based on the novel by) (as Saki Amemiya)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Enbamingu" - Japan (original title)
"EM Embalming" - USA (DVD box title)
"Embalming" - Japan (English title)
See more »
96 min


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Graphic as the title implies, 18 June 2004
Author: (kuuzo) from Honolulu, HI

'Embalming' is the story of Miyako, a woman who decides to become an embalmer after being moved by the life-like look of her mother's embalmed corpse after it is returned to her family from overseas.

Miyako finds herself drawn into a strange mystery when the head of a suicide victim she embalms is cut off and stolen. Not a particularly interesting movie on its own, but is interesting insofar as the way the practice is portrayed socially - embalming isn't done much in Japan, and seems to still be an oddity.

A very graphic embalming scene and several shots of severed limbs makes this a movie you'd want to watch only if you have a strong stomach.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (3 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Enbalming (1999)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Repo Men The Departed Machete The Professional: Golgo 13 R-Point
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Drama section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.