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Director:
Writers:
Junji Ito (manga)
Kengo Kaji (supervising screenwriter)
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Release Date:
11 February 2000 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bizarre and entertaining. See more (82 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Eriko Hatsune ... Kirie Goshima
Fhi Fan ... Shuichi Saito
Hinako Saeki ... Kyoko Sekino
Eun-Kyung Shin ... Chie Marayama
Keiko Takahashi ... Yukie Saito
Ren Ôsugi ... 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
Maki Hamada ... Macky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomoo Fukatsu ... Norio Katayama
Akira Matsuda ... Yasuzo Oyama
Chino Mizuki
Takuto Oyama ... Himself
Hassei Takano ... Kazuki Tsumura

Directed by
Higuchinsky 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Junji Ito  manga
Kengo Kaji  supervising screenwriter
Takao Nitta 
Chika Yasuo 

Produced by
Mitsuru Kurosawa .... executive producer
Sumiji Miyake .... producer
Dai Miyazaki .... producer
Toyoyuki Yokohama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tetsuro Kashibuchi 
Keiichi Suzuki 
 
Cinematography by
Gen Kobayashi 
 
Production Design by
Hiroshi Hayashida 
 
Sound Department
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Tomo'o Haraguchi .... makeup effects
 
Visual Effects by
Kenichi Kobayashi .... visual effects
Issei Oda .... visual effects
 
Other crew
Dai Miyazaki .... production planner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uzumaki" - Japan (original title)
"Vortex" - Hong Kong (English title) (subtitle)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (video rating) | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD release)

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Trivia:
The movie was filmed before the manga had completed its run, and reveals a different ending and origins storyline than that featured in the manga.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Suicide Club (2001)See more »
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21 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre and entertaining., 15 March 2004
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

"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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