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    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 15/1/2022 16:52
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    Hiruko the Goblin

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    From the director of Tetsuo: The Iron Man
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 89 mins
    Retail Price: £22.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    Following the success of his trailblazing independent cyberpunk debut, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Shinya Tsukamoto directed this wonderfully bizarre adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi’s Yokai Hunter manga as his first studio project.

    Called to an idyllic countryside town, disgraced archaeologist Professor Hieda (pop idol Kenji Sawada) teams up with high schooler Masao (Masaki Kudou) when a series of disappearances—including those of Masao’s father (Naoto Takenaka) and classmate crush Reiko (Megumi Ueno)—take place. Together, the unlikely duo discover that the local high school sits atop an ancient burial mound that may very well be a subterranean gateway to hell. Offering a raucous mashup of genres—ranging from campy adventure to Lovecraftian body horror—Hiruko the Goblin delivers pulse-pounding thrills with over-the-top visuals including stop-motion animation and practical effects that recall the early works of Sam Raimi and John Carpenter.

    Special Features:
    • New Interview with Director Shinya Tsukamoto
    • Audio Commentary by Tom Mes
    • Original Japanese Trailer
    • Special Creature Effects: Takashi Oda interview
    • Creature Effects
    • Vintage Interview with Director Shinya Tsukamoto
    • Special slipcase edition w/illustrated artwork by Ian MacEwan limited to 1000 copies

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 widescreen 1080p

    Audio Tracks:
    DTS-HD MA 2.0 Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Shin'ya Tsukamoto

    Written By:

    Kenji Sawada
    Masaki Kudou
    Hideo Murota
    Naoto Takenaka
    Megumi Ueno

    Music From:
    Tatsushi Umegaki

    Director of Photography:
    Masahiro Kishimoto

    Yoshitami Kuroiwa
    Shin'ya Tsukamoto

    Costume Designer:
    Masatoshi Utsumi

    Production Designer:
    Satoshi Akatsuka

    Toshiaki Nakazawa

    Executive Producer:
    Yasuhiro Hasegawa

    Third Window Films

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