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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

Writers:

Kazuo Umezu (manga), Kenichi Yoshihara
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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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Eroticism Umezu Style
9 July 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Based on a comic by THE most famous Japanese horror comic artist Kazuo Umezu, the movie's title "Senrei (Baptism)" is somewhat misleading because there is no baptism or Christianity anywhere in this movie. In its place you will experience baptism of Umezu style horror.

The good of this movie is Rie Imamura's performance as the daughter that is (supposedly) being groomed to be the vessel to accept her mother's brain. It's not as creepy or weird as it sound's but ooh what a delight to see the hidden eroticism spread throughout the movie.

Fellow manga artist colleague of Umezu's, Kyoko Okazaki has described this story as "The most erotic comic without explicit sex", and the movie closely follows the core value of the original comic.

Kazuo Umezu himself makes cameo appearance as the usher in the insane asylum that holds the girl's arm.

Like many of Umezu's work that's been transformed into film, the original comic precedes the movie by several decades (in this case 22 years).

Not many horror movie succeeds in mining the erotic content of the story, but check this one out, and you will see the master's touch in its horror, and beauty.


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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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