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Black Kiss (2004)

Shinkuronishiti (original title)
Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Reika Hashimoto ...
Asuka Hoshino
Kaori Kawamura ...
Kasumi
Shunsuke Matsuoka ...
Yusuke Shiraki
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Tatsuo Sorayama
Hijiri Kojima ...
Aoi
Seri Iwahori ...
Aika
Angie ...
Mary Ayabe
Joe Odagiri ...
Joker Jono
Masao Kusakari ...
Ryusei Yozan
Eiji Okuda ...
Inspector Minezaki
Shinzen Okada ...
Isamu Kimura
Sawaco ...
Mayumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gô Ayano
Kikuo Kaneuchi
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Policeman taking pills
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Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the street. The body was mutilated and repositioned into a lurid work of art. After this, a string of murders start happening all around the two girls, as if some crazed serial killer was following them. At the scene of each crime, the perpetrator leaves a black lip print, and is subsequently dubbed "The Black Kiss." Written by Anon

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fantastic neon and rain drenched scenes
30 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Two main gripes with this are one that my DVD box indicated a running time of 99 minutes whereas it runs to more than two hours and two, the denouement. The problem with the running time was that it just shouldn't have been that long and the ending well, I'll leave you to find that out and it won't worry you till the end anyway. There is much to be said for this gruesome and good looking film not least the convincing performances by the two female leads. They are both referred to as 'halves' and I assume that in reality both are Anglo/Japanese, which clearly helps their looks and hence the modelling career but seems to set up jealousies and dislikes along the way. There are some fantastic neon and rain drenched scenes, seemingly filmed around the Shinjuku district of Tokyo and imaginative soundtrack effects which are often most unnerving. Indeed the films begins amazingly well and then treats us to the most horrendously elaborate kill, its just that to maintain such a long running time, the twists and turns have to be such that in the end you feel slightly cheated.


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