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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
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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 »

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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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Music by Masato Tejima
Lyrics by Masato Tejima and Kazuo Satô
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Like "Hostel" and "Saw" going to Japan to take some anabolic steroids
29 August 2013 | by chribrenSee all my reviews

"Grotesque" is a Japanese horror movie directed by Koji Shiraishi year 2009. This film only runs for at least 70 minutes.

Not much plot is in this movie. A sick doctor kidnaps a couple and torture them in different ways, often in gory ways.

As a torture movie, this film can clearly be classified as a "torture-porn", or more likely "gorno". With a lot of torture throughout this film, it can also be called a modern variant of the infamous "Guinea Pig"-film series, especially the first two movies being "Devil's Experiment" and "Flower of Flesh and Blood", which "Grotesque" seems to pay a homage to.

Like other films like "Ichi the Killer" and "Murder-Set-Pieces", this film was said to be available in Norway with an 18-rating, only to get banned later by Medietilsynet (the Norwegian answer to MPAA). Even on the Danish DVD I have it clearly says that this film is banned both in Norway and the UK.

In the UK this film is banned by BBFC, because this film has minimal narrative or character development and features more humiliation, brutality and sadism.

Absolutely NOT for weak stomach and any viewer under the age of 18.

So, can you manage to stomach through this Japanese hell of a movie, which is even worse than "Hostel" and "Saw" altogether?


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