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Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie (original title)
A husband and wife each believe that the other is cheating on them. The upstairs room in their house becomes a point of bizarre physical transformations.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writers:

Sadayuki Murai, Kazuo Umezu (comic)
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Credited cast:
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Renji
Tamaki Ogawa Tamaki Ogawa ... Ruiko
Hisako Shirata Hisako Shirata ... Hanako
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A husband and wife each believe that the other is cheating on them. The upstairs room in their house becomes a point of bizarre physical transformations.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 June 2005 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Kurosawa collects a small paycheck out of admiration for Umezu
5 November 2006 | by tetsuwanatomSee all my reviews

All the J-horror fans should always be skeptical of the anthologies that have been coming to the US on DVD. They're made for TV on a low budget, lower than their more infamous theatrical release cousins. However, when a prime director like Kiyoshi Kurosawa is involved, you expect a little better. His segment of the tribute of Umezu Kazuo (of whom Kurosawa is a big fan) is much like a poorly executed remake of his film Undo. The performances are weak, the pacing is deadly slow, and there's not even a pay off for the gore hounds and fans of the gotcha scare. Perhaps Kurosawa's predilection for psychodramas leadened what might have been one of Umezu's most chilling mangas, or perhaps it's just that Umezu's doesn't translate well.


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