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Grotesque (2009)

Gurotesuku (original title)
An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life ... See full summary »

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An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival. Written by Anonymous

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Distributors of this movie had hoped to be given an 18 certificate for the film, which involves torture such as amputation and eye-gouging. But the British Board of Film Classification said the film featured sexual sadism for its own sake. Also stated that giving the film a rating would involve a "risk of harm" to those viewing it. Therefore no classification was given and selling or supplying the film would now be illegal. See more »

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Music by Masato Tejima
Lyrics by Masato Tejima and Kazuo Satô
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Way over hyped! And it does have a story!
8 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

I love horror movies and this is no exception! Although some of it is extreme it was not bad enough to be banned! The only reason it was banned was for the fact the killer got a sexual kick out of messing with innocent people. Now the movie it has been said doesn't have a story, well it DOES, it has a beginning a middle and an end and as for characters, you feel for the victims. But also the fact that this movie was made by a mainstream director and mainstream actors so I really don't see what all the fuss is about, if leatherface got off torturing people then it would've been banned too! By the way, I'm not sick or twisted in any way and this was a tough movie for me to watch but it was worth watching in my opinion and it's a shame the BBFC didn't make some cuts because it was not as sick as the death scene in Hostel 2 the lady bathory scene which I thought was really horrible!!


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