2 items from 2010
Confession: I haven’t seen a single entry in the popular “Tomie” franchise, due in part to a good friend’s insistence that the entire series isn’t worth the time it takes to seek them out. Considering I value his opinion, I figured I would do well to stay away from them. Fair enough, right? However, upon hearing that cult director Noboru Iguchi is preparing to unleash “Tomie Unlimited” upon the world at-large next year, I am starting to rethink my decision to ignore these movies. Call it shameless fanboyism if you must, but I will honestly watch just about anything that guy makes. Yes, I need to get a life, butapparently they’re currently on backorder, so this will have to do. Bear with me if you can. Before we continue, a quick synopsis: “Tomie Unlimited” revolves around a mysterious girl named Tomie (Nakamura Miu). With her beauty and charm, »
- Todd Rigney
Earlier today it was announced that Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, RoboGeisha) has started filming a new entry in the ongoing Tomie horror film series called Tomie Unlimited and that 15-year-old model/actress Moe Arai was hand-picked the play the lead role.
There have been seven theatrically-released live-action Tomie films in total since 1999, taking the series right through the J-horror boom of the early 00s and beyond.
Based on a popular manga by Junji Ito, the films feature a malicious ghost/entity/whatever in the form of a seductive high school girl named Tomie. Every story involves Tomie using her supernatural ability to make men lust after her, eventually causing them to become irrational, jealous, and violent. Once Tomie’s true nature revealed, she usually ends up brutally murdered and dismembered (spoiler alert!), only to regenerate from whatever body parts remain and start all over again in the next film. »
2 items from 2010
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