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Orochi - Blood (2008)

Orochi (original title)
The story of Orochi revolves around the life of the Monzen family. Aoi Monzen, a famous, but aging, movie star and Kazusa and Lisa Monzen her two daughters. Aoi hopes for them both to take ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Norio Tsuruta

Writers:

Kazuo Umezu (comic), Hiroshi Takahashi (adaptation)
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Credited cast:
Yoshino Kimura ... Aoi Monzen / Kazusa Monzen
Noriko Nakagoshi Noriko Nakagoshi ... Lisa Monzen
Mitsuki Tanimura ... Orochi / Yoshiko
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Saijo
Tarô Yamamoto ... Hiroshi Onishi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôko Ôshima Yôko Ôshima ... Masae
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The story of Orochi revolves around the life of the Monzen family. Aoi Monzen, a famous, but aging, movie star and Kazusa and Lisa Monzen her two daughters. Aoi hopes for them both to take over her legacy as a star, but Kazusa does not live up to her expectations. The mother is always pitting the girls against one another competitively. As a result, as the years pass, the love the sisters shared grows to a hidden hatred.

When another girl named Orochi saves the girl's mother from a terrible accident a bizarre chain of events is set in motion spanning many years. The atmosphere in their estate builds up until Orochi reveals a terrible truth that the family must keep hidden from the world. Orochi serves as the narrator of the story. The movie is based on a Kazuo Umezu manga series which ran from 1969 to 1970.

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True horror lies within human jealousy.
13 April 2009 | by ethSinSee all my reviews

Orochi is a mysterious girl with supernatural powers. She is immortal, has psychokinetic abilities, and can manipulate memory.

You would expect this horror movie is about her, but it's not. She is merely a witness of human lives, and we see the horror that lies within human beings through her perspective.

The movie is about 2 sisters born in a cursed family, where the women of this family are born more beautiful than anyone else, but slowly turns into a hideous monster at around age of 29.

Kimura Yoshino, who played 2 characters, was simply stunning. I've always thought she was a great actress, but she even surpassed my expectations in this one. She was actually very beautiful, in contrast of her usual dull roles. Nakagoshi Noriko was also really nice in this film. In fact, I can't even imagine these two characters played by any other actresses.

I don't want to spoil, so I recommend you to see the rest for yourself. It is a truly unique mystery horror film.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 September 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Orochi - Blood See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Video Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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