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Sweet Home (1989)

Sûîto Homu (original title)
A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Akiko
Shingo Yamashiro Shingo Yamashiro ... Kazuo
Ichiro Furutachi Ichiro Furutachi ... Taguchi (as Ichiro Furudate)
Fukumi Kuroda Fukumi Kuroda ... Asuka
Nokko Nokko ... Emi
Jûzô Itami Jûzô Itami ... Yamamura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsutomu Yamazaki
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A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 January 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Home See more »

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Production Co:

Itami Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Gory and stylish haunted house movie.
4 April 2008 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A television crew enter the sprawling Mamiya mansion to film the restoration of a fresco painted by the artist who lived there decades before.They discover not one but several frescoes including one that seems to depict the death of a young child in some kind of furnace.That night the temperamental presenter wanders out into the grounds of the house and digs up a coffin containing the charred remains of an infant.It soon becomes apparent that the child's mother,although dead herself has not left the house and is still angered by her loss."Sweet Home" is obviously inspired by Tobe Hooper's "Poltergeist" and Robert Wise's "The Haunting".The special effects made by Dick Smith are spectacular and there is a good amount of grue including dismemberments and melting faces.The action is fast-paced,the script is well-written and the characters are engaging.8 out of 10.A hidden gem.


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