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Michiko Matsuda (based on the novel by)
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30 July 1999 (Japan) See more »
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Slow but interesting. More art then horror. See more (3 total) »



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

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


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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Slow but interesting. More art then horror., 5 September 2006
Author: stormruston from victoria bc

I bought this movie thinking it would be a Japanese gore fest, it was not that at all. It does have a couple of embalming sequences but they are pretty dry in spite of their graphic nature. The exception is a short scene with a chainsaw..that was cringe-worthy. So this one comes down to story, and that makes it just a bit above average.A good story basically about death/love/mental disease and immortality, but nothing special.

I was entertained throughout the movie and found the simple story easy to follow, the pacing is never faster then slow making for a not too exciting experience, but rather a interesting arts thriller. A well done movie, that I am glad i watched but will not watch again.

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