Meh's Review of MAREBITO

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Takashi Shimizu's MAREBITO is begining it's limited theatrical release today and recently one of our very own (Meh) had a chance to get an early look at this film...

"The story is very cohesive and although it is not on par with some of Tartans other fantastic titles like Old Boy or Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance it is well directed and well written with a truly unique premise."

Personally, I can't wait to see this film, and I have a feeling that many may tend to overlook MAREBITO for whatever reasons.. but don't be one of them.

You can read Meh's full review of the film here.

Masuoka is a cameraman possessed by the craving to understand fear--what it is and where it ultimately leads.  He wanders the Tokyo streets, a voyeur, hungrily looking for clues.  Obsessing over the haunted expressions of the faces he has captured in his daily filming, in particular a man who committed a grisly suicide on the metro.

He returns to the scene to better comprehend the dead man’s reasoning.

Following his final gaze leads Masuoka to a door, an entry into a bizarre, cavernous underworld. Here among the ghosts and the subterranean robots called DEROs he finds a beautiful young girl chained to a rock. Saving her from her imprisonment he takes her home.

But watching her from his web-cam at work each day he begins to suspect there is something truly inhuman about this girl with sharp teeth and who walks on all fours. When he begins to uncover her horrifying secrets Masuoka realizes that he has found the key to gaining the terrible knowledge he so craves...

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