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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 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

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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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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

Version of Kannô byôtô: nureta akai kuchibiru (2005) 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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at least she has nice teeth
14 October 2011 | by chelanoSee all my reviews

First I will say that I don't really need to mention the cast. Well I will mention Miki Mizuno who plays the slit-mouthed woman. She was pretty scary. I only really liked her character, but thank god the others kept dying. This movie was based on a myth, which always gives a horror film an extra creepy film. Don't get me wrong, I did like the story and how it was laid out. The acting was OK. That is why I thought the film was decent. But it had things in it that did seem to upset me. I understood the story line, but parts of it they could of left it. Seemed to cheesy at some parts. That and some of the characters seemed why too scared at one moment and then they would get this courage to be brave. Wouldn't work though. I think the film as potential. If they made another, they could probably make it more scary and better. The film runs an hour and a half, but I think if they added about twenty more minutes, they could of explained a few holes.


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