mind control in japanese cinema
Tue Oct 28 03:54:10 EST 2003
mind-control is a frequently recurring theme in the films of sato hisayasu,
like in TURTLE VISION (a.k.a. TOSATSU RIPOTO INSHA, 1991) or MEGYAKU NAKED
BLOOD (1996). the latter is a remake of sato's earlier LUSTMORD (a.k.a. BOKO
HONBAN, 1987) which more explicitly develops the themes of drug use and mind
control than the remake.
the film 21-SEIKI SHOJO (a.k.a. 18-SAI SHITAGI NO NAKA NO UZUKI, 2001) by
sakamoto rei very distantly resembles sono shions SUICIDE CIRCLE. it is
about a girl who wants to find out the reason for the suicide of her friend
who jumped from a building. she is convinced that the suicide has something
to do with the mail-friend her friend has met before she committed suicide.
she finally finds this mail-friend, but shortly after jumps herself from the
> Hello everyone
> I'm a student at Princeton University. I've been a Kinejapan lurker for
> quite a while now. Just have a question I would like to pose to the list,
> besides "Angel Dust", "Cure" and "Suicide Circle" what other recent (as in
> 1990s) Japanese films deal with the subject of mind control and/or suicide
> in a modern context? What articles and analysis have been written about
> these movies?
> Yu Cheng Koh
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