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Celluloid Nightmares (1999)

Muzan-e: AV gyaru satsujin bideo wa sonzai shita! (original title)
A female reporter researching underground sex films stumbles across a snuff film, and her further investigation causes the film makers to take action against her.

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Yûki Emoto
Naohi Hirakawa
Ken'ichi Kanbe
Shigeki Katô
Hiroshi Kitasenju
Yuri Ochiai
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A female reporter researching underground sex films stumbles across a snuff film, and her further investigation causes the film makers to take action against her.

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Don't believe the hype!
22 February 2008 | by (Malmö, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I checked this movie out for the same reasons as most others, I would presume. I wanted to see what has been hyped as "some of the nastiest sh*t out there." But sadly I was once again disappointed, as I have been many times before when that line has been used to describe a horror/gore/splatter film. The storyline is nothing more than a reporter following up a tape with snuff on it and gets too close to the people involved for her own good. I was expecting a lot of gore, blood and guts in this one, but there was definitely not as much as the hype had led me to believe. As most Japanese produced films of this kind, this one has gone through pixel censorship, meaning it doesn't show all the really nasty stuff which is really why you'd like to see this film in the first place. (If you're one of the very few people who would like to see it simply because of the storyline, I'd suggest you save your money for something better.) If you're not used to this type of extreme film, I bet this could be "the nastiest sh*t". But if you, like me, have seen quite a lot in the genre, this film really isn't any special in terms of "extremeness". For the fans of this type of films, I'd highly recommend Men Behind The Sun, Audition and/or Ichi the Killer instead!


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