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A psychopathic doctor kidnaps two young lovers, transports them in a van to his basement lab as the unsuspecting denizens of J-metropolis go about their business, tortures them insidiously both physically and psychologically, keeps them captive and provides medical assistance so he can torture them some more later. He is a remorseless tormentor, devoid of emotion and disengaged from the wider world. His preoccupation with the banal - the quality of his cream cake, for example - overrides any feelings of concern or empathy for his victims, and he remains entirely unconcerned by the depravity of his actions throughout.
The torture sequences are indeed harrowing and difficult to sit through, and there is an unpleasant sexual overtone to some of it. But despite the film's ominous reputation, not all of the on-screen activity is totally explicit. Shot choices sometimes preclude seeing absolutely everything, which is probably just as well. The impact remains high for the viewer (uncomfortably so), and there is still plenty of material here to alarm the fainthearted. I won't give away the ending, other than to suggest that "He who lives by the sword" (or scalpel, in this case) might also need medical insurance.Read more ›
One creepy flick! What sets it apart from a lot of the others is the sense of realism as you get the thought that something like this could actually happen, and that makes it scary. Believe the the hype on this one. This truly is a victim's worst nightmare.
There is no progression of a story. There is no exploration or context. The screen is just drenched with one gory scene after another. The director seems to be asking, "How many sick ways can one human inflict pain and torture on another, without actually killing them?". Anyone can see the final sadistic act coming, from miles away.
Its almost as if the director got a break making a movie living out his sickest torture fantasies. The thing about fantasies is that sometimes they ought to be kept in your mind.
I would suggest Grotesque (Grotesuku) for cult torture fans. Otherwise its not really entertaining and borders or boring (althought i havent finished watching yet).
Note: This DVD was encoded for US and Canada but i can watch it just fine on My Sony DVD player in Malaysia.
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Despite the weak plot line, I found it to be an entertaining movie with lots of torture and gore.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Even if I still don't know the reason behind the murderer's torture on two strangers, I still like this movie--gruesome.Published 2 months ago by Arnold Bay
This movie doesn't make any sense at all. I really don't get the reason behind his morbidity. But still, it's a five star movie when it comes to being gruesome.Published 3 months ago by Jane Dig
Nine Things About the Movie "Grotesque"
1. This Japanese movie has a one-word title: "Grotesque". Yeah, sure, it's an accurate description of the movie. Read more
Not as gory as I like my movies to be...BUT...still very enjoyable. Sub titles always are a distraction for me.Published 5 months ago by Rusk
I was disappointed. I thought it would have been something different. Nope. Just sicko rape torture film. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
Wow, what to write...another reviewer said so wrong it is right. That about fits. It is gross yet it is engrossing. Well acted and well...gross. Like Hostel? Read morePublished 6 months ago by River Runner13
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