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Rubber's Lover (1996)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 September 1996 (Japan)
Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.

Director:

Shozin Fukui

Writer:

Shozin Fukui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nao Nao ... Kiku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norimizu Ameya Norimizu Ameya ... Hitotsubashi
Yôta Kawase Yôta Kawase ... Shimika
Mika Kunihiro Mika Kunihiro ... Akari
Sosuke Saito Sosuke Saito ... Motomiya
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Scientists use a brain-altering drug to conduct experiments, after one such project goes astray, they need to find another test subject in this Japanese splatter-punk film.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 September 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Любовь к резине See more »

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Honekoubou See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Psychic bloodbath
28 February 2002 | by FoodSee all my reviews

This does for corporate research science what 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' does for inbred hillbillies. It is a film about psychic warfare that makes David Cronenberg's 'Scanners' seem ineffectual. Tho I don't like Rubber's Lover as much as Fukui's other feature, '964 Pinocchio,' it is certainly remarkable. What makes this film chilling to the bone is not the strange technology depicted or the spooky black & white cinematography or the creepy narrative ambiguities, tho this all adds. It is the screaming, hysterical, overblown performances by the actors which really gives the impression of terrible violence. Tho there is a decent amount of physical splatter in this film, the real gore is psychological. Try this film. you'll feel like a rhesus monkey in a head trauma experiment, and you'll like it!


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