Cure

Date:
1997
Stars:
Kôji Yakusho
Masato Hagiwara
Tsuyoshi Ujiki

Writers:
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Director:
Kiyoshi Kurosawa
WRC Score:
3.5/4

Cure tells the story of a strange series of murders done by various people.  The victim in each has an X carved in their bodies.  The killers has no motive to commit  the crime.  And none of them have any connection to one another.

Well, actually they do have one connection…

This movie is what got me into Japanese Horrors and, having watched it for the first time in years, I don’t think its a good representation of the subgenre.  Probably a personal prejudice of mine, but I think of J-Horror as like Italian Horror: More style than substance.

Oh, and not quite as gore or nudity laden.

Cure might not have the sort of style I’m looking for in J-Horror, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent flick.  It’s disturbing and well acted.  While not everything gets explained, in the end enough does to satisfy.  It’s a really well made flick (2 points.)

I liked and enjoyed watching this (1.5 points), much more than the first time when I came in half way through.  However, it isn’t a really big Gotta-See-Again.  Once every ten years or so is just ducky with me.

Score: 3.5 points out of a possible 4

 

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