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Like "Hostel" and "Saw" going to Japan to take some anabolic steroids
"Grotesque" is a Japanese horror movie directed by Koji Shiraishi year 2009. This film only runs for at least 70 minutes.
Not much plot is in this movie. A sick doctor kidnaps a couple and torture them in different ways, often in gory ways.
As a torture movie, this film can clearly be classified as a "torture-porn", or more likely "gorno". With a lot of torture throughout this film, it can also be called a modern variant of the infamous "Guinea Pig"-film series, especially the first two movies being "Devil's Experiment" and "Flower of Flesh and Blood", which "Grotesque" seems to pay a homage to.
Like other films like "Ichi the Killer" and "Murder-Set-Pieces", this film was said to be available in Norway with an 18-rating, only to get banned later by Medietilsynet (the Norwegian answer to MPAA). Even on the Danish DVD I have it clearly says that this film is banned both in Norway and the UK.
In the UK this film is banned by BBFC, because this film has minimal narrative or character development and features more humiliation, brutality and sadism.
Absolutely NOT for weak stomach and any viewer under the age of 18.
So, can you manage to stomach through this Japanese hell of a movie, which is even worse than "Hostel" and "Saw" altogether?
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