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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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You'll never look at a spiral the same way again.... 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 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
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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Certification:
Germany:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (video rating) | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD release)

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Trivia:
(at around 6 mins) When we first see the angry cop, he looks at a wanted poster. This is an image of 'Junji Ito (I)', the creator of the manga Uzumaki.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
You'll never look at a spiral the same way again...., 21 August 2002
Author: Paz (fuxing626) from new york, ny

I'm a horror movie freak, and this has got to be one of the most phenomenal horror flicks I've ever seen. The plotline is totally original (who else would think up a town who gets totally obsessed with a certain symbol to the point of death and insanity?), the special effects are amazing, and the cinematography couldn't be better. Some may find it disturbing, but that doesn't mean it's a bad movie. It also makes a good point. The spiral symbol is kinda ubiquitous. The spiral notebook, spiral seashells, spirals on cakes. Of all the shapes they could have used (square, triangle, trapezoid, rectangle) this was one of the best choices. If you can find this movie, definitely see it. It's certainly unique, and quite unforgettable.

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