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The Demon


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  • Actors: Shima Iwashita, Ken Ogata, Hiroki Iwase, Miyuki Yoshizawa, Jun Ishii
  • Directors: Yoshitarô Nomura
  • Writers: Masato Ide, Seichô Matsumoto
  • Producers: Yoshitarô Nomura, Yoshiki Nomura
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Homevision
  • DVD Release Date: September 21, 2004
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002KPHUG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,753 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Demon" on IMDb

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  • Selected director filmography
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  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Liner notes by Japanese film expert and author Patrick Macias

Editorial Reviews

Famed director Nomura Yoshitaro (Castle of Sand, The Incident) and bestselling Japanese mystery author Seicho Matsumoto combine forces on The Demon (Kichiku), a chilling and complex tale of betrayal and murder. A strange relationship develops between a man, his wife, and his mistress, and a young boy becomes the pawn in a dangerous game of passion and intrigue that ends in a shocking climax. Photographed in sumptuous color, The Demon will keep the most avid mystery buff guessing as it weaves an unforgettable tale of greed, lust, and obsession.

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Angry Ange on January 2, 2006
Format: DVD
This is truly a disturbing film. Not in the traditional sense though. There is no blood/gore or sex, or even typical movie violence. What there is, however, is a horrible look at parenting and/or lack thereof(please don't think of Flowers in the Attic and give up on this. There is no comparison). If you like movies that suck you in and don't leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling, check this one out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John W. on January 28, 2014
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Obviously it's not a happy story, but it lets you ponder how ordinary people can be evil as well as the fatal bond between the father and the son. The last scene was incredibly powerful and I was extremely touched by such complexed feelings of the boy toward his father.
The actors did great job. Especially The pathetic father played by Ken Ogata, the two demoniac women played by Mayumi Ogawa and Shima Iwashita.
One of the greatest films!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Johnson on January 7, 2014
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This is a well told, well acted story of alienation and jealousy and attatchment. I don't really want to say anymore, as there are a lot of things that happen and change as the film goes on, and I don't like spoilers.

I would not exactly describe it as a suspense story or a whodunnit, which I think I saw written somewhere. But it has a little mystery to it, and you stay transfixed. Iwashita Shima is beautiful as always.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By republic of letters on December 23, 2011
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if by family movie one understands not some sugary concoctions and saccharine eulogies of "family values" that don't exist anymore, but an honest probing of questions like responsibility, father-son relationships, motherhood, modern family life. Outstanding! This is not a horror movie. There's no blood in it. But if you like Dostoevsky you have to see it. And don't, by any means, miss Nomura's "Zero Focus." That's a masterpiece!
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