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Tokyo Strangler (2006)

Danger lurks around every corner. A psychopathic serial killer is tying up, raping and murdering Tokyo's sexy young women! Kathy is trying to divorce her husband, all the while conducting a... See full summary »

Director:

Yutaka Ikejima

Writer:

Kyôko Godai
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Mayuko Sasaki Mayuko Sasaki
Yuria Hidaka Yuria Hidaka
Kikujirô Honda Kikujirô Honda
Yasushi Takemoto Yasushi Takemoto
Kazu Itsuki Kazu Itsuki
Ken'ichi Kanbe Ken'ichi Kanbe
Yutaka Ikejima Yutaka Ikejima
Kyôko Godai Kyôko Godai
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Danger lurks around every corner. A psychopathic serial killer is tying up, raping and murdering Tokyo's sexy young women! Kathy is trying to divorce her husband, all the while conducting a hot affair with her divorce attorney, Sean. As she walks through the park one day, she witnesses the killer disposing of the dead body of his latest victim. The killer begins stalking her, throwing her otherwise normal life into a paranoid frenzy.Mr. Pink (Yutaka Ikejima) masterfully directs this suspenseful Pink-Film retelling of Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy. Written by Nadav Rechov

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

21 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

JPY 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Shintoho Company See more »
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16 : 9
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Too Boring to Be of Any Entertainment
11 April 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tokyo Strangler (2006)

* (out of 4)

A serial killer with a dark and perverted mind goes out with women before punishing them for wanting to have sex. By punishing them he usually ties them up, sexually plays with them and then rapes and murders them.

TOKYO STRANGLER is pretty much what you'd expect from a Japanese film that tries to be both perverted and disturbing. Like most films like it, this one here is rather perverted in its own way yet I do find it rather laughable that the pubic hair and full frontal nudity is still blurred out. There are scenes where the man is raping the women and I've just always found the digital altering to be rather distracting.

With that said, this is a pretty poor movie that will only appeal to those who love anything this twisted genre has to offer. At just 63 minutes the film seems twice as long because none of the characters are all that interesting and this is especially true for the serial killer. The dialogue is rather laughable at times and I'd argue that there's really not too much energy to be had. Even worse is the fact that it's really not that disturbing or shocking.


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