Director: Takashi Miike
Writers: Ryû Murakami (novel), Daisuke Tengan
Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki
A recommended movie from @jody
First off, if you don’t like subtitles, this is not a movie for you – honestly I don’t, but there are too many good movies I’m missing while trying to find a free way to learn Japanese, Korean, etc, etc.
The beginning is a bit slow. It seems to be in an attempt to build emotion and suspense, but it really just seems to bore me waiting for something beyond set up to happen. You start to question if the something that will happen is going to be worth it.
When things finally start to happen, I can’t say it’s with a quickened pace, but with the already slow pacing, it certainly starts to mess with your mind – I’d be lying if I didn’t say the biggest reason I kept watching was to see if anything happened to the dog.
At some point the movie and sound tracking become unsynced which makes it very weird to watch. There is one thing I can say Oriental horror seems to get far better than American, and that’s how to make you squirm…
Over all, however, it’s not one of my favorites as it takes its time far too much, even if the eventual action is quite good – I can only give it two bloody kitties.