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Tokyo Psycho (2004)

Tôkyô densetsu: ugomeku machi no kyôki (original title)
| Horror | 2004 (Japan)
Sachiko Kokubu, the beautiful owner of a Tokyo design agency, finds her life disrupted when she receives paper scraps stitched together with piano wire with the message "I know you were ... See full summary »

Director:

Ataru Oikawa

Writers:

Yumeaki Hirayama (short story "Tôkyô densetsu: ugomeku machi no kowai hanashi"), Ataru Oikawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Seiji Chihara Seiji Chihara ... Keisuke Kataoka
Yuka Hayashi Yuka Hayashi ... Mika Nakahara
Sachiko Kokubu Sachiko Kokubu ... Yumiko Oosawa
Mizuho Nakamura Mizuho Nakamura ... Moe Masumoto (as Miduho Nakamura)
Masashi Taniguchi Masashi Taniguchi ... Osamu Komiya
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Sachiko Kokubu, the beautiful owner of a Tokyo design agency, finds her life disrupted when she receives paper scraps stitched together with piano wire with the message "I know you were meant to marry me." As further messages come she embarks on a nightmare investigation to uncover the identity of her tormentor. Written by robotaffliction1103

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A Shocking Tale Of Real Life Horror From The Director Of TOMIE!

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2004 (Japan) See more »

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Japan

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Take Shobo Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not as bad as people are saying
5 January 2006 | by robotaffliction1103See all my reviews

OK, so I'll admit that this isn't the best movie ever made, but some of the other comments here are a touch harsh. Tokyo Psycho isn't supposed to be Ju-On or Ringu. This is a cool ass, low budget j-horror flick. And as a trashy, freak out, straight to video (or DVD, or whatever they call it these days) exploitation flick it totally works. I dug the washed out, stark appearance of the high-rise setting. Most horror films these days go for that post-Se7en look – filthy and dank and decaying, which looks cool, but has kind of become visual shorthand that tries to make up for a lack of actual scary stuff (see crap set piece films like Saw for example) and, more importantly, doesn't really jibe with reality. Most of us deal with over-lit, over-modern spaces. That sexy, 70's lower east side NYC look just doesn't exist anymore, and defiantly not in a place like Japan. Totally freaky stuff is secretly scarier when it happens in brightly lit spaces.

This is totally a "throw in the DVD player when you're hanging out drinking and kicking it with a bunch of people" film. Not to be taken seriously, but still good, bloody low budget fun.


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