In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, another's hair becomes strangely medusa-like. The entire town becomes possesed.Written by
Fred Cabral <email@example.com>
. . . so I'll leave it to you. Suffice to say I cringe when I look up at a cloud and it even slightly resembles a spiral . . . brrr, what an image. Anyway, why in the heck didn't they release a region 1 version of the DVD as long as they added English subtitles to the region 3 version?? This film should be seen by any film fanatic, love it or hate it, but it's pretty difficult to do with a copy you can't play, eh? OK, you can buy a DVD player to make it work, but I'm not really up to that for one flick. Dumb choice by the DVD producers.
Oh, by the way, the group that sings the song ("Raven") over the closing credits is called "Do As Infinity", and their stuff is really good, available in overseas versions for normal (non import) prices at YesAsia. This may not be news to you, but it took hours of internet searching to find it out . . . the music credits are in Japanese, right?
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