Nightmare Detective (2006)

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  1. llanes13

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    Genre: Fantasy / Thriller
    User Rating: 6.4/10 (402 votes)
    Street Date: 01/13/07
    Runtime: 106 min
    Country: Japan
    Source:..... DVD9
    Video:......x264 2 passes @1332 Kbps
    Audio:...... English & Japanese AC3 5.1 @448 Kbps
    Res:....... 640x388
    Subs..........English & Spanish (included in mkv)

    Nightmare Detective is a visually impressive, murky police thriller, with elements of dark fantasy, peppered with disturbing imagery. Directed by Tsukamoto (Tetsuo: The Iron Man) the visuals are a key ingredient to one's enjoyment of his film, and its bleak atmosphere. Starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Hitomi, Masanobu Ando and Ren Osugi play supporting roles and Tsukamoto himself plays the unnamed villain. The film is shot entirely within the Adachi special ward of Tokyo, Japan. Tsukamoto idiosyncratic style, recalling David Lynch at his most perverse, is visceral. Popster Hitomi has obvious thesping limitations, but Tsukamoto makes the most of her ethereal qualities; sporting a defiant stare, the leggy singer resembles an ultra-intense Sandra Bullock. Tsukamoto himself is particularly riveting as the killer who murders from within.


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