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Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo (1988)

An artist rescues a mermaid in a sewer; who develops bleeding sores all over her body, paints a portrait with her oozes and eventually disjoints her.

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Hideshi Hino
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigeru Saiki Shigeru Saiki ... The Artist
Mari Somei Mari Somei ... The Mermaid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masami Hisamoto Masami Hisamoto
Gô Rijû Gô Rijû
Tsuyoshi Toshishige Tsuyoshi Toshishige
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An artist finds and rescues a mermaid in a sewer. He takes her home with him and she develops sores all over her body that begin to pustulate and bleed. He uses what oozes from her sores to paint her portrait. When he can no longer handle it anymore he breaks down and dismembers her body. Written by Chris Mayo <cmayo@thezone.net>

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

25 July 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Guinea Pig: Mermaid in the Manhole See more »

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Japan Home Video (JHV) See more »
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits there is a small scene in the sewer where we hear something move in the water. See more »

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Follows Ginî piggu 4: Pîtâ no akuma no joi-san (1986) See more »

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A Treat of A Film
28 June 2006 | by CMRKeyboadistSee all my reviews

This is the 4th installment in the notorious "Guinea Pig" series and if you have seen any of them you know by now what you are getting yourself into.

Unlike "Guinea Pig 1 & 2" this movie is actually a story about an artist who has just recently lost his wife. One day he decides to go into a sewer that he used to go in when he was a child. While down there he discovers a beautiful mermaid whom he saw many years before when a child. When he discovers that the mermaid is ill he decides to take her back and take care of her. This becomes more work then he bargained for. The mermaid starts getting puss pockets all over her body which ooze multiple colors. She then asks him to make a painting of her as she is dying, which he does without question. As the movie goes on, she gets more and more diseased and the artist doesn't know what to do.

Well... this was quite an interesting film. Not exactly what I was expecting from the series. Not to say that it was not a good movie, because I thought it was rather good. I don't know what fans of the series would think of this film but it definitely has its ultra gore moments. One scene in particular with the mermaid vomiting worms. Very gross. 8/10


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