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I find the spiral's strangely hypnotizing....
on 14 August 2003
Based on the Uzumaki graphic novel's by Junji Ito, this movie adaptation, directed by Higuchinsky, is an amazing visual feast.
The plot revolves around the people of a smalltown 'Kurouzucho', who are becoming increasingly obsessed with the spiral patterns which seem to be taking over the entire town.
The transfer from book pages to the big screen have been achieved amazingly well, much of the images from the book have made it into the film in all their glory (especially the imaginative death scenes), thanks to great work by the special effects team. Solid performances all round by the cast, and an atmospheric score complete a great film. Any fan of Asian cinema (or film in general!) should definately pick this one up.
This DVD package comes with behind the scenes footage, artwork, promotional material, and the usual trailers and cast/crew bio's.
A decent DVD package and possibly the best film I have seen all year give this 5 stars.