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Infamous Manga artist Hideshi Hibino received an 8 mm snuff film in the mail. After contacting the Japanese police and handing over the evidence, Mr. Hibino created a semi-documentary film on what he witnessed. The Flower of Flesh and Blood is a recreation of the snuff film that is in the hands of the Tokyo Police. Now that you know do you have the guts? Also included on this DVD is the making of the Guinea Pig films. See how they worked the effects on one of the most brutal, horrifying films ever made in the annuls of cinematic history.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Kirara Yugao, Mio Takagi, Mirei, Yumi Iori, Tomorrow Taguchi
  • Directors: Hideshi Hino
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, Import, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Unearthed Films
  • DVD Release Date: November 26, 2002
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007H24I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,052 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Guinea Pig Flower of Flesh and Blood/Making of Guinea Pig Double Feature" on IMDb

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The special effects are incredible and extremely believable.
Mr. Stuart Chandler
Some films containing such stomach churning themes do occasionally rear their heads on this side of the pond, but these films rarely play to a wide audience.
Jeffrey Leach
It wouldn't be unfair to say this was ridiculous, `cause as you've seen or may see...It's obviously NOT real.
Joshua Miller

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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Leach HALL OF FAME on August 28, 2003
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I think nearly every horror movie fan is aware of the notorious "Guinea Pig" series by now. If you like horror films or gory curiosities and aren't aware of this explosive series of Japanese movies, you ought to rush out right now and see a few of them. Made throughout the 1980s and 1990s, "Guinea Pig" pushes envelopes few people in this country would ever conceive possible. After viewing one of these repugnant films, a natural impulse is one of extreme revulsion. Why would anyone create such soul shattering images? It's important to remember that Japanese audiences possess a different attitude about horror films. As far as I can tell, in Japanese cinema anything and everything is fair game. A typical jaunt through the wilderness of Asian horror cinema (in which Japan plays a significant role) typically reveals graphic scenes of dismemberment, torture, and other no-no nasty behavior that rarely, if ever, appears in American films. Some films containing such stomach churning themes do occasionally rear their heads on this side of the pond, but these films rarely play to a wide audience. In Japan, the "Guinea Pig" franchise was a spectacular hit.
I haven't seen all of the films in this series, but out of the two installments I have watched, "The Flower of Flesh and Blood" easily wins the prize for outright sleaze and nastiness. It's difficult to imagine any film approaching (or descending to) the levels seen in this mind blasting forty-minute movie. Even Pier Paolo Pasolini's sickening homage to the evils of fascism, "Salo," fails to invoke the visceral sensations that "The Flower of Flesh and Blood" wallows in. This movie is a sledgehammer blow to the head and stomach with its unrelenting scenes of carnage and depravity. They ought to sell copies of this wrapped in a barf bag.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Roule Duke on April 28, 2003
I adore gore and horror pics, particularly the ones that are truely disturbing, so naturally I was drawn to this film because of it's notorious reputation: Charlie Sheen apparantly came into contact with a vhs copy of this film and believing it was a genuine snuff film alerted the FBI. After an investigation it was revealed that it was only a part of a series of experimental Japanese horror pics. (My own take on this though is that Charlie paid good cash for a snuff film and then went the step further to confirm its autheticity via the FBI to complete his fanatsy). Wow anything with a history like this has gotta be great I thought.
I am now glad though I picked up a bootleg version as I find it hard to believe anyone could mistake this for the real thing. For starters while the s/fx are top notch and miles ahead of anything else (a clenched severed hand was brilliant), the camera lingers enough for you to see the seems (the jello like flesh comes away from some clearly rubber skin several times) also the film has the campy samurai movie sound effects (think Baby Cart series) and the decapitation is purely cheesey. The camera angle also changes mid shot showing there to be more than one camera, thus distroying the sense of a single sicko accomplice filming the murder as the discrption brags.
With these flaws taking away any sense of realism and no story to speak, I think that watching this film is no more than grading a series of special effects. This is why even though the effects are generaly amazing, this is still an unfullfiling viewing experience. Of course if you are interested in this kind of film or the horror/gore genre you will want to see this and should at least once.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JtHmFaN on December 4, 2002
Let me tell you that this film was hard to sit through. You can imagine with all the other Guinea Pig movies I was somewhat prepared to what i was about to see. First off beautiful looking DVD, the menus were creepy enough without seeing the film yet, then i pusued into the movie. This is sick and what i was looking forward to, the part where the hand curls up after he takes if off was tactfully pulled off, i can see a little bit why Chucky Sheen went ape after seeing the movie. I won't go into more but i was rest assured by watching the Making of GP to see what a blast these people had making the movies that have grossed out many. The manga was a nice touch with the added english translation. I'd have to say this the best DVD out of the GP series that has come out and can't wait to finish my collection!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Christopher Blackshere on February 17, 2008
The Guinea Pig series are supposedly based on some actual snuff film. Flower of Flesh and Blood is the re-creation of those dastardly deeds.
This movie graphically shows a woman being kidnapped and hacked up to pieces. It entails the steps of this tortuousous act in fairly realistic fashion.
However, I couldn't help but get the strong feeling of being manipulated. This movie seems more like something some buddies threw together for fun. Not the graphic depiction of a heinous crime. Plus, I probably would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't previously seen Aftermath/Genesis, which is much more gruesome and realistic.
Still this is worth a look for you gore freaks...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Crowsdreamofdeth on June 17, 2005
The main thing I couldn't stop asking myself throughout the viewing of this film is how anyone could mistake this for being a real snuff film. For one, the girl should have died within minutes of having her hand sawed off. Instead, she keeps breathing strongly and her face still contains a healthy color clear up until her executioner eviscerates her, exposing her viscera in all its sanguine wetness. Furthermore, the rubber looking body parts that the serial killer presents to the viewer as his ghastly collection looks as if they were bought from a cheap Halloween party shop. I think the most disgustingly realistic looking thing about these final scenes was the squirming crawling orgy of maggots and earthworms as they dripped and slid their way across the surface of the obviously fake body parts and skulls.

Also, I didn't think that the gore, guts, blood, and violence lived up to the hype and controversy surrounding Guinea Pig. I felt that there should have been much more blood, buckets of blood, soaking the blankets and pooling on the ground around the bed and with the exception of the beheading, evisceration, and the masterfully done scene in which the tortured victim has her hand chopped off, it didn't look as realistic as it should have been. If you want to see some serious gore I recommend watching The Men Behind the Sun instead.

And as far as being severely disturbing, I think Salo and Cannibal Holocaust has this movie beat.
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