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"Uzumaki" (original title)

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The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kirie Goshima
Fhi Fan ...
Shuichi Saito
Hinako Saeki ...
Kyoko Sekino
Eun-Kyung Shin ...
Chie Marayama
Keiko Takahashi ...
Yukie Saito
Ren Ohsugi ...
Toshio Saito
Denden ...
Officer Futada
Masami Horiuchi ...
Reporter Ichiro Tamura
Tarô Suwa ...
Yasuo Goshima
Toru Tezuka ...
Yokota Ikuo
Sadao Abe ...
Mitsuru Yamaguchi
Asumi Miwa ...
Shiho Ishikawa
Saori Nakane ...
Little Kirie
Yasuki Tanaka ...
Little Shuichi
Yuki Murakami ...
Yukky
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In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, another's hair becomes strangely medusa-like. The entire town becomes possesed. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(at around 42 mins) A ghostly imprint of Kirie's face appears in the middle of the screen when she walks into Shuichi's house looking for his father, and is the same face as when she's watching his father's grisly video recording. See more »

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Bizarre and entertaining.
15 March 2004 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Uzumaki" takes place in a small Japanese rural town,where people are going mad.They go nuts over vortexes and spirals.The crisis is getting worse,because people are turning into snails and vortexes appear everywhere."Uzumaki" has to be one of the most bizarre and original horror movies I have seen.The plot is really clever and the gore scenes are really funny as the film doesn't takes itself too seriously."Uzumaki" is wonderfully photographed and the use of colors is top-notch.The characters are likeable and there is enough shocking surprises to satisfy fans of Japanese horror.Despite of some hilarious scenes,the overall tone of this film is pretty dark."Uzumaki" is not as good as "Ringu","Ju-on" or "Audition",but if you like Japanese horror movies you won't be disappointed.7 out of 10.


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