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Aro Recommended Gozu


Japan 2003, 130 minutes, NTSC
Dir. Takashi Miike
In Japanese with English subtitles
Rating: [R18] Horror, violence, sex scenes & offensive language.
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Cult / Gangsters

Topics: Mind-bender.


Aroview: Rebel iconoclast of Japanese cinema, Takashi Miike, unveils his creepiest film since AUDITION: a hellishly disorientating – yet markedly restrained – inbred nightmare about a walkabout yakuza corpse in small town Japan.

Trading in the usual ghoulish Miike-isms – semen, lactation, the various states of bodily horror – this plays out like a prolonged episode of TWIN PEAKS, replete with freakish characters, backwater mores, and lurking evil in close proximity. Ends with the shocking audacity of AUDITION, preceded by slow-burn pacing, arbitrary dream logic, and an impregnated sense of terror.

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DVD Features

  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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