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Dead Girl Walking (2004)

Za horâ kaiki gekijô: Kaiki! Shinin shôjo (original title)
The unimaginable happens. Sayuri is pronounced 'dead' by her doctor, but her body continues to function. Her wounds begin to fester and her body begins to rot. Her once loving mother, ... See full summary »

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Yuri Ôhara
Moe Karasawa ...
Yuki Ôhara
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Hidetsugu Ôhara
Kibaji Tankobo ...
Hito Sarai
Kansai Eto ...
Nôfu (as Kansai Etô)
Horiken ...
Kurayami no Otoko (as Horiken.)
Mick Iriki ...
Genin (as Mikku Iriki)
Ken Yasumoto ...
Ishi
Yukie Maeda ...
Yuri no Yûjin (as Yuki'e Maeda)
Asuka Sakurai ...
Yuri no Yûjin
Misako Sekioka ...
Yuri no Yûjin
Sanae Yoneyama ...
Kôen no Oyako
Haruna Yoneyama ...
Kôen no Oyako
Kuniyuki Satô ...
Kurayami no Jûnin
Satoshi Uemoto ...
Kurayami no Jûnin
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The unimaginable happens. Sayuri is pronounced 'dead' by her doctor, but her body continues to function. Her wounds begin to fester and her body begins to rot. Her once loving mother, father and sister are repulsed as their home starts reeking of decomposing flesh. Unable to bear it any longer, they corner Sayuri holding a can of gasoline.... She flees for her life, but is snatched away by a strange man who runs a freak show, where Sayuri is forced to exhibit her putrefied body and dance before an audience of men dressed in black. Isolated in the desolate hills, Sayuri thinks she has escaped them, but she's wrong.... Written by Anonymous

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Aww! Poor little dead girl!
29 November 2007 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

What an odd little movie. At 44 minutes and shot on digital video, this is more of an art piece than a full-length film. Creepy and poetic, it proves that Koji Shiraishi is am extremely talented director. His underrated movie "Ju-Rei: The Uncanny" has been heavily trashed by American viewers online, but I think it's the very model of Asian horror. Deceptively simple cinematography filled with unexpected surprises, quietly creepy atmosphere, and a few good shocking jolts. "Dead Girl Walking" looks great for video, the story is surreal and haunting, and the ending is heartbreaking. Interesting. But I'd only recommend it to hardcore J-horror fans and avant-garde film buffs.


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