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  • Actors: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Shun Sugata
  • Directors: Takashi Shimizu
  • Producers: Tatsuhiko Hirata
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sept. 2006
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000H1QR0O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,629 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Disturbing Japanese horror, directed by Takashi Shimizu. Masuoka (Shinya Tsukamoto) is a cameraman obsessed by the footage he takes of a violent suicide in a subway. When he returns to the scene, he discovers a doorway into a strange otherworld populated by ghosts and subterranean creatures, including a beautiful mute girl who he takes home with him. But when he begins to learn her secrets, he realises that he has acquired a key to access the terrible secret knowledge that he craves.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Meredith on 26 April 2012
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Define 'enjoy'. I was glued to the screen throughout this film, yet I was shifting uncomfortably, yet I want to show it to someone else. I want to wash my eyes out but I want to watch it again.

This film is hard to explain, and it wasn't what I was expecting. This isn't a conventional horror film, neither is it really a horror film. It's a pseudo-documentary on mental illness.

The 18 Rating is there for a reason.

I can't recommend Marebito to the average consumer. Most people won't want to sit up close to this thing. Watch only if you've got a strong-stomach, an open mind and an iron will. I can't say you'll enjoy it, but it could keep you mightily intrigued (and paranoid.)
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan James Romley on 9 Aug. 2007
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Viewers be warned; Marebito is NOT a horror film in the traditional sense, but more of a serious psychological drama, one which uses the conventions of horror cinema to mask the more unsavoury elements of the plot. Those turning in for the deft shock tactics of films like The Ring or The Grudge, or even those looking for the menacing violence of Audition and Abnormal Beauty will no doubt be incredibly disappointed by this quiet, almost ambient offering from director Takashi Shimizu, in which the actual horror of the story cannot be truly comprehended until it has been digested, dissected and decoded at the end of the film's abstract, dreamlike climax.

I feel it important to stress this, as the back cover of the Tartan DVD leads the viewer to expect a characteristic classic of the J-Horror/Asian Horror sub-genre, with an innocent character drawn into a series of unbelievable supernatural events becoming haunted by some form of forgotten evil - and then having to battle to save themselves and the ones they love - whilst simultaneously trying to solve this central, ghostly mystery. We can see this set up in many of the best Asian horror films, from the two benchmarks aforementioned (The Ring and Grudge series, for starters) to other fantastic films like The Eye, Infection, Premonition and Resurrection. This, however, isn't the case, with Marebito remaining fairly vague and minimal in both it's writing and design, whilst spending at least 99% of the running time in the company of the central character, who wanders from scene to scene with a detached, noir-ish melancholy, delivering long monologues in broken voiceover to subtly give clues as to what is REALLY happening between the layers of abstracted reality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wayne on 26 May 2013
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This movie is overrated.

Its a simple tale of a man who finds a vampire (?) in the subway and tries to keep and rear it.
This ends in a tragedy and reveals the truth about his sanity (or lack of).

Keep to your standard horror movies. I was so desperate that i started scrapping the bottom of the barrel and ignored reader reviews and IMDB.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Persona Synthetic TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 28 May 2009
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There is not much I can add to the fine lead review on this page accept to add my endorsement. An often nightmarish dream-scape of a film; I thought the presentation was superb, the lead actor was excellently cast (Shinya Tsukamoto no less), I could have watched the entire film if it had just been him in it obsessing over his surveilling and vicarious immersion into 'fear' as voyeueristically witnessed through the eyes of others.
There were some parallells for me of 'Peeping Tom' as a maybe crude comparison and Shinya's interaction with 'F' the foundling he finds in the suburban 'Underworld' reminded me of Dario Argento's short film 'Jenifer' in the Masters of Horror series although the monstrous nature of 'F' was not as readily apparent as it was in the case of 'Jenifer'
I also liked the parallells the lead made of his current situation with the reference to 'F' being "my little Kasper Hauser" a true life German foundling in the 1800's as depicted in the very interesting Werner Herzog adaptation 'The Enigma of Kasper Hauser' Lots of the imagery was also very evocative and symbolic, the nurturing and suckling of 'F' with the baby bottles filled with blood as well as the blood direct from his own body etc.
It is obviously a very enigmatic film, it is filmed in a rather solemn and sombre manner with the lead providing the narrative for most of the film via his thoughts. This technique does not always work well but especially suited the mood of 'Marebito'
That Marebito would not be for everyone is a very realistic statement but there are not many films I see these days that I ponder over and I am even interested in watching it again within the next few days with the benefit of hindsight. Very recommended.
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