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A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)

Kuchisake-onna (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 17 March 2007 (Japan)
A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

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Kôji Shiraishi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eriko Satô Eriko Satô ... Kyôko Yamashita
Haruhiko Katô Haruhiko Katô ... Noboru Matsuzaki
Chiharu Kawai Chiharu Kawai ... Mayumi Sasaki
Rie Kuwana Rie Kuwana ... Mika Sasaki
Kazuyuki Matsuzawa Kazuyuki Matsuzawa ... Hideo Tamura
Kaori Sakagami Kaori Sakagami ... Saori Tamura
Sakina Kuwae Sakina Kuwae ... Natsuki Tamura
Yûto Kawase Yûto Kawase ... Masatoshi Kita
Rio Nakamura Rio Nakamura
Ryoko Takizawa Ryoko Takizawa ... Kazuko Yoshida (as Ryôko Takizawa)
Saaya Saaya ... Shiho Nakajima (as Sâya Iri'e)
Runa Okada Runa Okada
Rio Iguchi Rio Iguchi
Mei Tanaka Mei Tanaka ... Yukiko Yoshida
Yui Matsuda Yui Matsuda
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A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

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Am I pretty?

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 March 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Carved See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,229
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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on a Japanese legend in which a samurai's wife was caught cheating on him, and he slit her mouth open. The same woman roams foggy streets, with a surgical mask on, and asks people she encounters, "Am I beautiful?". If they say, "Yes" she removes her mask and says, "Even like this?", and then slits their mouth. If they say "No" she cuts them in half. If they say "Average", she will allow them to escape. See more »

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Connections

Followed by The Slit-Mouthed Woman 0: The Beginning (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Garasu no hitomi
Music by Yoshimi Katayama
Lyrics by Kana Mizushima
Performed by I-lulu
Courtesy of For-Side Records
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Jap horror clone film
12 June 2010 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

If this would have been released before The Ring and the plethora of Asian movies that went on the same formula, I would have said it was average. A story that is slightly original and a factor of fear and hopelessness that could have made this a watchable, maybe even good horror movie, with low production values, probably because of budget limitations.

However, the film being released in 2007, I can only say that the bad acting and the low production values made this film below average. The story was simply suffocated by the fakeness of it all. The few good things in the movie I can now assume that were cloned off of successful Japanese horror films and dismiss them altogether.

Bottom line: ridiculous as this sounds, this story would (in my mind) have created a great movie. However this version was just a fail.


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