Movie versions of Edogawa Ranpo works

Martin Vieillot eigagogo at
Tue Apr 20 17:24:34 EDT 2010

The IMDB list seems pretty complete
The Japanese one:

(btw, Sion's Strange Circus seems to be a tribute to Rampo's works. I think there's some unofficial pink-version such as the 2003 Injuu version)

Related to Rampo writing, i have this one in my to-buy list .. seems promising: 'Murder Most Modern: Detective Fiction and Japanese Culture' (

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Hello everyone,

I am currently researching film adaptations of Edogawa Ranpo's works.
The films I know so far:
- Sôseiji (Gemini) by Tsukamoto Shin'ya
- Horrors of malformed men by Ishii Teruo
- Blind Beast by Masumura Yasuzô
- Injû/The beast in the shadows by Barbet Schroeder
- Caterpillar by Wakamatsu Kôji (although I haven't seen this one yet)

Can anyone provide me with other titles?

Apart from the films I have yet to find some relevant academic material 
(in either English, German or Japanese), dealing either with specific 
films in comparison to the source material or writings about Ranpo in 
Another interesting aspect would be the influence, some of his stories 
apparently had on other works, such as the recent K-20 by Satô Shimako 
or the anime series Meitantei Conan.
So, if anyone knows about articles concerning this kind of relation, 
please share your information.

Any help much appreciated.

Jan-Christoph Mueller

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