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Rampo Noir (2005)

Ranpo jigoku (original title)
This horror Anthology takes it cue from the short fiction of writer Taro Hirai, better known as his nomme du plume Edogawa Rampo - wordplay on the name of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe.

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Private Detective Kogorô Akechi / Man / Masaki (segments "Imomushi" - "Kagami jigoku" - "Kasei no unga" - "Mushi")
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(segment "Kagami jigoku")
Chisako Hara ...
(segment "Kagami jigoku")
Masami Horiuchi ...
(segment "Kagami jigoku")
Mikako Ichikawa ...
(segment "Kagami jigoku")
Hanae Kan ...
(story "Imomushi")
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Tarô Hirai (story "Imomushi") (as Ryuuhei Matsuda)
Kaiji Moriyama ...
(story "Kasei no unga")
Tomoya Nakamura ...
(story "Kagami jigoku")
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Tooru (story "Kagami jigoku")
Tamaki Ogawa ...
Fuyu Kinoshita (segment "Mushi")
Yukiko Okamoto ...
Tokiko Sunaga (story "Imomushi")
Tarô Suwa ...
Temple Priest
Hiromasa Taguchi ...
(segment "Mushi")
Minori Terada ...
(segment "Kagami jigoku")
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This horror Anthology takes it cue from the short fiction of writer Taro Hirai, better known as his nomme du plume Edogawa Rampo - wordplay on the name of legendary writer Edgar Allan Poe.

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5 November 2005 (Japan)  »

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References Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana (1985) See more »

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Air du miroir 'Dis-moi que je suis belle' from 'Thais'
Written by Jules Massenet and Louis Gallet
Performed by Usuki Ai and Motosugi Mio
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Since I fell in love with you my life has been hell
30 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Lengthy anthology of films made from stories by Edogowa Rampo, that all seem to revolve around obsessive love and the consequences of feeling; 'Since I fell in love with you my life has been hell'. First up, 'Mars Canal' comprises a naked man walking across what appears to be a lunar landscape and recalling a naked fight with a lover (?). Not much in this one for me and 'experimental' would probably be the correct tag. Next up, Mirror Hell was a fairly interesting but rather convoluted tale involving mirrors and ladies dying after a tea ceremony. I liked a lot of this but thought it could have been better told. Caterpillar, I thought was masterful. We are confronted with a mere torso and head of a man who is being further injured and degraded (and whipped) by his wife. She says he has returned injured from war and only she can bear to face him but certainly does not treat him very 'lovingly' as we would conceive of the word. There is a lot here of love and hate, of need and possession and although it is at times very hard to watch I was most impressed. The final, Crawling Bugs, doesn't quite match up to the Sato film but is well shot and certainly well worth watching. All told a surprisingly good quartet and tempts one towards the writings of the mysterious, Mr Rampo.


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