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Sweet Home (1989)

Sûîto hômu (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.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Akiko
Shingo Yamashiro Shingo Yamashiro ... Kazuo
Nokko Nokko ... Emi
Fukumi Kuroda Fukumi Kuroda ... Asuka
Ichiro Furutachi Ichiro Furutachi ... Taguchi (as Ichirô Furutachi)
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka
Machiko Watanabe Machiko Watanabe
Noboru Mitani Noboru Mitani
Jûzô Itami ... Yamamura
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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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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

The movie ended to be totally different with the original idea of Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Jûzô Itami, main producer and actor of the movie, imposed his wife in the lead role, reshot several scenes and replaced some special effects for the TV version. See more »

Crazy Credits

After credits go over footage of the mansion it fully and spectacularly collapses in the post-credits scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Boo! Haunted House (2011) See more »

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Japanese haunted house film, some dazzling moments...
1 October 2000 | by sinistre1111See all my reviews

This Japanese film, loosely inspired by POLTERGEIST, has some great scenes of eye-popping horror action, rendered by Dick Smith (of THE EXORCIST fame). The bulk of the film, however, seems to drag tremendously in comparison to these scenes; maybe I'm poisoned by Hollywood pacing, but I don't think so. Worthwhile viewing for fans of Japanese horror, but not a masterpiece.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 January 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Home See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Itami Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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