Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s CURE on DVD from Madman Australia
With Just One Word, You Will Do Anything
Source: Madman Entertainment
Known as one of the top J-Horror directors, Kiyoshi Kurosawa has made such well-known hits as SEANCE (Kourei: Ushirowo Miruna, 1999), CHARISMA (Karisuma, 2001), PULSE (Kairo, 2001), BRIGHT FUTURE (Akarui Mirai, 2003), DOPPELGANGER (Dopperugengaa, 2003), and LOFT (Rofuto, 2005). One of his most acclaimed works is CURE (Kyua, 1997) which is now coming to Region 4 (Australia) DVD from Madman Entertainment.
CURE stars Kurosawa regular Koji Yakusho, who has also appeared in such films as LORELEI: THE WITCH OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN (Lorelei, 2005), RETRIBUTION (Sakebi, 2006), and BABEL (2006). Yakusho’s co-stars include Masato Hagiwara (ONMYOJI, KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE), Anna Nakagawa (GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH), and genre fave Yukijiro Hotaru (ZEIRAM, the 90s Gamera trilogy, GMK, MIKAZUKI).
Against the backdrop of a decaying Tokyo, Detective Kenichi Takabe (Koji Yakusho) investigates a series of baffling murders occurring all over the city. In all cases, each victim is killed the same way, but the murderers are always different, always ordinary people who remember nothing of the crime afterward.
The only link appears to be a mysterious man named Kunio Mamiya (Masato Hagiwara) who came into brief contact with each of the murderers, and who seems to possess an unusual power of suggestion over others. Detective Takabe must place his own sanity on the line in an attempt to end this wave of inexplicable terror.
Release Date: April 7, 2010
Genre: Horror, Mystery/Thriller
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Audio tracks: Dolby 2.0
Subtitles: English subtitles
Runtime: 107 mins
Format: DVD, Region 4 (PAL)
DVD Special Features
Interview with Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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