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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

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 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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 October 1969 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Horrors of Malformed Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Noto, Ishikawa, Japan

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Some beautiful imagery but still a snorefest
8 February 2009 | by rwagnSee all my reviews

This film has some beautiful imagery and a nice dreamlike quality at times. There is also much Japanese symbolism and dance. That sums up the recommendation. On the down side, nothing much happens in this movie. There are some crappy "Manimals" that look like something that escaped from a road show version of "The Lion King". There's a lot of crabs, a couple of bones, an adulterous wife chained in a dark cave with the decomposing corpse of her lover and an incestuous brother and sister who commit suicide by sitting on top of sky fireworks. Add to this a demented "scientist" who looks like a yard gnome and has Disney dreams of grandeur. You have been warned. I don't know what content got this filmed banned as the nudity is PG and the atrocities are stated and not shown. It was OK for a one time view but I can't see me sitting through this one again. Sayanara!


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