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Grotesque (2009)

Gurotesuku (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 16 July 2010 (USA)
A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

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Kôji Shiraishi

Writer:

Kôji Shiraishi (screenplay)
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Kotoha Hiroyama Kotoha Hiroyama ... Aki
Hiroaki Kawatsure Hiroaki Kawatsure ... Kazuo
Shigeo Ôsako Shigeo Ôsako
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An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.35 : 1
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Distributors of this movie had hoped to be given an 18 certificate for the film, which involves torture such as amputation and eye-gouging. But the British Board of Film Classification said the film featured sexual sadism for its own sake. Also stated that giving the film a rating would involve a "risk of harm" to those viewing it. Therefore no classification was given and selling or supplying the film would now be illegal. See more »

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Referenced in Reel (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Aeka
Music by Masato Tejima
Lyrics by Masato Tejima and Kazuo Satô
Performed by SS
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They Would Have Been Slaughtered...
19 September 2009 | by Nightmare-MakerSee all my reviews

I know this was withdrawn by the BBFC, but I can't believe this was even considered for a release. I just finished watching it and it is basically just 2 people (a guy and a gal) getting tortured, raped and abused by a sick deviate! What you see on screen is VERY hard to watch at times (Nipples getting cut off with a pair of scissors, and a rape scene involving both the MALE and FEMALE!)), and the camera never shies away. I must say the gore effects are very well done. I picked my copy up off ebay for 4 pounds, I Wasn't disappointed, I knew what I was letting myself in for, but it is very sick, and most people will absolutely hate it...plus there is ablsolutley no plot whatsoever, why he tortures these two nobody really knows!

How on earth this nearly saw the light of day in the UK, the BBFC would have been slaughtered for letting it through!


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