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Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

Ekusute (original title)
About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them.

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Sion Sono (screenplay), Masaki Adachi (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Yûko Mizushima
Megumi Satô Megumi Satô ... Yuki Morita
Tsugumi Tsugumi ... Kiyomi Mizushima
Eri Machimoto Eri Machimoto ... Sachi Kôda
Miku Satô Miku Satô ... Mami
Yûna Natsuo Yûna Natsuo ... Kondô
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Tatsuo Sugawara
Hiroshi Yamamoto Hiroshi Yamamoto ... Jirô Tamura
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka ... Yaguchi
Hikari Mitsushima ... Yuriko Shiina
Ayaka Onoue Ayaka Onoue ... Nana Katô (as Aya Onoue)
Ryôsuke Nagata Ryôsuke Nagata ... Yûta Sakurai
Erika Mine Erika Mine ... Sarina Tanaka
Mari Hayashida Mari Hayashida ... Yukari Suzuki
Yôji Tanaka Yôji Tanaka ... Takashima
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What if extensions carried the grudge of the individual to which the hair originally belonged and started attacking people wearing it at random? Customs agents discover a huge amount of human hair used as materials for 'hair extensions' along with the dead body of a young girl with a shaved head. With the corpse being soon transported by the police, the results of the autopsy determine that the woman's internal organs have been harvested. The possibility is pointed out that she was kidnapped in some foreign country and was a victim of black market human organ racketeering ring. A sinister, fearless smirk comes over Yamazaki (Ren Osugi), the morgue night watchman. Yuko (Chiaki Kuriyama) is a young wannabe hair stylist apprenticing at the Gilles de Rais hair salon. After working late each day, after returning home, she tirelessly practices her skills on head mannequins with wigs. One day, her sister, Kiyomi, forcibly entrusts her eight-year-old daughter, Mami, to Yuko. For some reason, ... Written by Grady Hendrix

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What lovely hair you have...

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Horror

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Rated R for violent and disturbing content, some terror and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 February 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Exte: Hair Extensions See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Haruka
Music by Zentaro Watanabe
Lyrics by Eri Machimoto
Performed by Eri Machimoto
Courtesy of SME Records
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Wild Ride
25 October 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This horror film is about cursed hair, that anyone who wears the hair extensions has something very bad happen to them. The hair is cursed because the women who had it were victims of organ harvesting. A morgue attendant brings a corpse which still grows hair and sells/gives the extensions. This is where the other part of the film comes in. Hair stylist apprentice Yuko (the pretty Chiaki Kuriyama) lives in a small apartment with a roommate Yuki. She also takes in her niece Mami (a very young girl played effectively by Miki Sato) who is suffering from abuse at the hands of Yuko's evil half sister. I like the way the film lives in two worlds and comes together. The special effects are pretty good and while there is violence there is little gore. This is a horror film with good production values and Ms. Kuriyama plays Yuko very well, very likable and sensible. If you like horror, especially J horror, you will like this film. While horror is not my favorite genre, I enjoyed this, it moved along well, never dragged and you care about Yuko and Mami. Thats enough of a ringing endorsement, and the film succeeds on many levels.


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