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Rampo Noir (2005)

Ranpo jigoku (original title)
This four-part anthology takes its cue from the short fiction of legendary horror writer Edogawa Rampo.

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Rampo Edogawa (short stories) (as Edogawa Ranpo), Atsushi Kaneko (screenplay for "Mushi") | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Private Detective Kogorô Akechi / Man / Masaki (segments "Imomushi" - "Kagami jigoku" - "Kasei no unga" - "Mushi")
Yûko Daike ... (segment "Kagami jigoku")
Chisako Hara Chisako Hara ... (segment "Kagami jigoku")
Masami Horiuchi Masami Horiuchi ... (segment "Kagami jigoku")
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa ... (segment "Kagami jigoku")
Hanae Kan Hanae Kan ... (story "Imomushi")
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Tarô Hirai (story "Imomushi") (as Ryuuhei Matsuda)
Kaiji Moriyama Kaiji Moriyama ... (story "Kasei no unga")
Tomoya Nakamura ... (story "Kagami jigoku")
Hiroki Narimiya Hiroki Narimiya ... Tooru (story "Kagami jigoku")
Tamaki Ogawa Tamaki Ogawa ... Fuyu Kinoshita (segment "Mushi")
Nao Ohmori ... First Lieutenant Sunaga (story "Imomushi") (as Nao Oomori)
Yukiko Okamoto Yukiko Okamoto ... Tokiko Sunaga (story "Imomushi")
Tarô Suwa ... Temple Priest
Hiromasa Taguchi Hiromasa Taguchi ... (segment "Mushi")
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This four-part anthology takes its cue from the short fiction of legendary horror writer Edogawa Rampo.

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Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Rampo Noir See more »

Filming Locations:

Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan See more »

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References Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985) See more »

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Air du miroir 'Dis-moi que je suis belle' from 'Thais'
Written by Jules Massenet and Louis Gallet
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Stylish but sickening
14 December 2006 | by greenhalcyonSee all my reviews

This film, an adaptation of four (really three) short stories penned by Edogawa Rampo, is unfortunately more stomach-churning than it is stylish. Given the uniform elegance of RAMPO NOIR's composition and design, that makes the ick factor pretty high. After the relative subtlety and effectiveness of the first piece, "Mirror Hell," the ensuing parade of erotic leeches, quadriplegic sex, sadism, mutilation and necrophilia should be enough to put almost anyone off their dinner. Potential viewers, you've been warned. The images, which are beautiful, will stay with you, but they'll probably inspire a queasy stomach more than they will a sense of fascination and horror. Here's hoping it was more palatable on the page.


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