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Senrei (1996)

A fatal skin disease forces a beautiful actress to retire from the screen. She puts a sinister plan into motion to transplant her brain into her own daughter Sakura. She hears her mother's ... See full summary »

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Kenichi Yoshihara

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Kazuo Umezu (manga), Kenichi Yoshihara
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rie Imamura Rie Imamura ... Uehara Sakura
Lisa Akikawa Lisa Akikawa ... Uehara Matsuko (as Risa Akikawa)
Mie Yoshida Mie Yoshida ... Wakakusa Izumi
Chihiro Tago Chihiro Tago ... Tanigawa Masahiko
Naoko Amihama Naoko Amihama ... Tanigawa Kazuyo
Shinya Kashima Shinya Kashima ... Lieutenant Takamatsu
Tatsuya Go Tatsuya Go ... Doctor Edmond Meredith
Mélissa Mélissa ... Melissa
Ai Kobayashi Ai Kobayashi ... Ryouko
Kazuo Umezu Kazuo Umezu ... A man at asylum
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A fatal skin disease forces a beautiful actress to retire from the screen. She puts a sinister plan into motion to transplant her brain into her own daughter Sakura. She hears her mother's unbelievable confession of her past, tries to escape in vain. After the horrible operation, she starts a new life as a normal little girl. And she seduces the piano teacher, tries to inherit her mother's properties.... Then a police detective who is suspicious of her mother's sudden disappearance starts sniffing around her... Written by Edgar Schoville

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

February 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Baptism of Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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God bless Japan
11 August 2002 | by mezenovSee all my reviews

Oh yes my friends, this is a movie that could have been made only in one country on this beautiful planet - and that's exactly the country it WAS made in. Japanese filmmakers possess some really unique sensibilities and they can easily get away with things that could seem ridiculous when done by someone else - because they are not merely having fun, they mean it, man. See for yourself: this is a film that contains a very explicit scene of a girl's brain transplanted into a body of her evil mother (and WHAT a scene it is!) - and it isn't a first-class splatter-fest as you might think judging by this, but a psychological drama! Probably with a deep message...... I must admit that I'm not a true professional when it comes to Japanese movies en masse (that is to say that probably they are all like that...), but still this is a truly unique film that's definitely worth watching - of course, only if the sight of a skull getting opened by some bizzare heavy machinery and the brain getting dragged out is just your cup of tea....


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