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Kuchisake-onna (2007)

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

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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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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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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 »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film when Kyoko is possessed by the Slit-Mouthed Woman, she holds scissors up. In far shot we see her raise the scissors, but in a close up, she raises the scissors again. See more »

Connections

Followed by Kuchisake-onna 2 (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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HorrorVixen is right, Great concept, lousy presentation (writing & acting)
23 August 2010 | by shinnosukeSee all my reviews

When I moved to South Korea a few years back, I heard about the Red Mask urban legend and discovered this movie. Based on the urban legend I was really stoked to see this movie. Great concept but failed to deliver on everything. There were no scenes that made me jump out of my chair like "Paranormal Activity" or Blair Witch did.

What really upset me was the fact, the male school teacher helped in the hunt, but he was a girly man and the sliced mouth woman moved slow as molasses yet he got his butt whipped. An average man would have kicked her butt based on how slow she moved. There was also a scene where a boy sees his mother killed, yet he has no psychological trauma from the experience at all.

If you want to watch some good Japanese movies, watch the Ring or Battle Royale, The All Night series, watch anything else but this movie. You'll want 90 minutes of your life back after watching this movie


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