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Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 31 October 1969 (Japan)
After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director:

Teruo Ishii

Writers:

Teruo Ishii (screenplay), Masahiro Kakefuda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teruo Yoshida Teruo Yoshida ... Hirosuke Hitomi / Genzaburô Komoda (plays two parts)
Yukie Kagawa Yukie Kagawa ... Shizuko
Teruko Yumi Teruko Yumi ... Hideko / Hatsuyo (plays two parts)
Mitsuko Aoi Mitsuko Aoi ... Toki Komoda
Michiko Kobata Michiko Kobata ... Chiyoko Komoda
Yumiko Katayama Yumiko Katayama ... Female Patient A
Kei Kiyama Kei Kiyama ... Kei
Reiko Mikasa Reiko Mikasa ... Mad Woman
Miki Obana Miki Obana ... Slashed Woman
Michi Tanaka Michi Tanaka ... Kin
Yoshiko Katô Yoshiko Katô ... Masseur
Asano Kanamori Asano Kanamori ... Female Patient B
Yôko Koyama Yôko Koyama ... Miki
Chiyo Okada Chiyo Okada ... Clerk
Mie Hanabusa ... Mie
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Storyline

After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the identity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his exact double. His investigation leads him to a remote island where he discovers a sinister laboratory where a crazed scientist is performing gruesome experiments on live humans--and that his own family has a connection to the scientist. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Horror

Certificate:

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A rewarding movie.
30 July 2009 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

If you can stick this movie out till the end, you'll get a very rewarding movie. It's not the easiest movie to watch and it didn't seemed at first to me that this movie was going to be much good early one but it's definitely a movie that gets better in its second halve, when there is more story and the movie its visuals become just great to watch.

It's a quite surrealistic Japanese movie, that relies heavily on its visuals. There are some amazing visuals throughout the movie, with also the thanks of the phenomenal camera-work. It's an artistic movie above all things, so beware of what to expect.

Of course there is also a story but this one is quite hard to follow at times. It isn't until the movie reaches its halve way point that it becomes more or less more clear in which direction the story is going. The movie soon becomes a sort of a surrealistic Japanese version of the Island of Dr. Moreau. I think those that are familiar with this story, or any of the other movie versions of the story will be more able to understand and appreciate this movie.

For a Japanese movie it also features quite some good acting. It's an obviously well cast movie, in which the actors don't act in a very theatrical way, like you might expect from a Japanese movie. Especially surprising also since this movie got made back in 1969.

After finishing watching this movie I simply must say that I overall enjoyed it and found it to be an ultimately rewarding movie to watch, though it's obvious that this is not really a movie for just everyone.

8/10

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 October 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Noto, Ishikawa, Japan

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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