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  • Actors: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako
  • Directors: Kôji Shiraishi
  • Writers: Kôji Shiraishi
  • Producers: Adrian Chaw, Kazue Udagawa, Kyôsuke Ueno, Takafumi Ohashi, Yôichi Kobayashi
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Tokyo Shock
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Nov. 2010
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VL3UP2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,082 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By The Chief on 16 May 2011
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As an avid horror fan I bought this for the sole reason that the 'jobs for the boys' at the BBFC decided that adults in the UK may not watch this film because, according to their infinite wisdom, it will 'corrupt and deprave' an adult mind and as I will not be told what I can and cannot watch as an adult by a bunch of self appointed morons I figured I'd fork out and give it a go. It's not a good film at all and is quite slow paced but quite well filmed, it's does have some impressive cinematography however the boring moments are only 'lifted' by the gross out torture scenes. It's fairly apparent that the film crew were aiming for pure shock value here and not too concerned about any character development or twists and turns in the script but that's no reason not to let people make up their own minds about it. In a nut shell, a very disturbed doctor kidnaps and graphically tortures a couple while constantly dangling the 'I'll let you go if you do this' carrot, it's all very nasty graphically and quite boring but if you're a fan of films like Hostel, Saw etc. you might fancy a look in. Realistic torture scenes yes, edge of your seat stuff it isn't, make up you're own minds and give it a go, it's not a terrible film but it's not great either, don't expect too much and you might like it. 6.5 out of 10.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andres C. Salama on 8 Dec. 2011
A Japanese entry into the torture porn genre is more graphic yet at the same time less powerful (not to mention entertaining) than similar Western movies, like Saw, Hostel or a Serbian Film. A psycho who dresses as a doctor (and strongly resembles a young Takeshi Kitano) kidnaps a young couple and subjects them to all sort of degrading tortures. There is at least one powerful erotic scene as the captor fondles the bound captive girl genitals during several minutes. And there is an outrageous ending that resembles the ending of some of Takashi Miike's films. But for most of the time, I found this film pretty dull.
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Format: Blu-ray
(The opening of the review employs a long windup. Feel secure. A point will be made. After it, others will follow.)

One of the funniest movies ever made is The Aristocrats which set out to capture the most disgusting joke ever as it is told in the differing styles of today's best comic talents.

One of the best jokes that recorded a defiance as part of its punch line involves a guy stabbing himself repeatedly with a fork because he knows he is about to be skinned. He does this because after being tanned his skin will be fashioned into the covering for a canoe.

His last words are, "Take that, you bastards!"

Three of the most successful horror franchises to date have been:

Final Destination--for ten years killing young people imaginatively.

Hostel--an example for eight years of where not to stay, especially if it lacks at least a 1* AAA rating.

Saw--building Rube Goldberg devices to successfully maim or kill victims for over ten years

Grotesque makes any victims in the above horror movies look like they really got off easy.

The male and female victims in Grotesque establish that the Japanese are the world's new and true Spartans.

If the writers, producers, directors of FD, H, S ever see Kohji Shiraishi coming toward them and if he drops his drumsticks at their feet, all those guys should turn and run.

The pairing of music and action in thirty minutes is perverse enough to convince me that John Waters to say, "Hold it. Time out. Back it up. Don't do that. OMG!"

Grotesque is the most disturbing movie yet made.

No sane person will try to top it--someone insane might have filmed worse but lock him up and forget the monster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Caligula II. on 31 July 2013
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Forget the SAW series, forget the HOSTEL series, those were just kiddie films compared to this. GROTESQUE focuses on what is important in the torture porn sub-genre, the actual torture. A man abducts a couple and tortures them - that's the story. All of it. That's all we need.

If you are like me and enjoy people suffering and being dismembered ON screen (instead of having the camera always pan out)and you love sadistic violence instead of only short outbursts - this is the one you wanna get!

The gore scenes are great - SAW & HOSTEL can't compete!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Steve G on 27 Jun. 2011
When the BBFC took the decision to ban this film from general release in the UK, it brought this film fame and attention that it patently does not deserve.

Grotesque is a terrible film with no redeeming qualities at all and easily one of the worst films that I have ever seen. Meaningless torture that, whilst unquestionably inventive in a couple of ways, is nothing more than a series of set pieces with nothing of any substance to connect it together. Yes, it's very violent - but for a film to scare or shock me, I need it all to mean something. It's utterly amateurish and the torture ends with a scene of such utter nonsense that all that's gone before it is rendered even more meaningless as the film opts for a comedy set-piece to conclude it all.

I don't mind the odd bit of out-and-out mindless gore from time to time. But I need it to have something of substance beneath the blood, even if it is really minimal substance, for me to enjoy it. Grotesque doesn't come close to managing it. There's just nothing here at all.

I don't think anybody involved in this emerges with any credit. No-one needs to see this, and no-one probably would have done anyway if it wasn't for the BBFC. Funny how things work out, eh guys?
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