Audition

Audition

DVD - 2009 | Japanese
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Audition is a deeply disturbing meditation on the war between the sexes masquerading as a horror film. Aoyama is a lonely Japanese film producer and widower who lives with his teenage son. One evening his son tells him he's starting to look old, and that he should remarry. With the help of pal Yoshikawa he stages a film audition, ostensibly to cast a new film, but really to find a new wife. Smitten by willowy Asami--whose résumé tells of a terrible injury that destroyed her ballet career--Aoyama falls in love and quickly proposes. Love may be blind, but Aoyama is about to discover how dangerous blindness can be. Aoyama failed to see that during their initial meeting, Asami was auditioning him, too. Unfortunately, he failed the tryout

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dk7691
May 31, 2017

This is an interesting horror film that grips one's interest. The suspense builds until the final scenes of the film. Make sure your seat belt is fastened and hold on for the conclusion of the film.

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saundersn
Aug 16, 2016

A good introduction to the cult of Miike. Be prepared to take your time, but it's a classic horror storyline done well. If violence turns you off, it's not for you... or any other Takashi Miike movie for that matter.

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publicenemy45
Jan 09, 2016

this movie started off very slowly but last fifteen minutes was pretty intense. try to look away but i couldn"t. overall i like it.

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gurujr
Jan 07, 2016

Uber freaky. Just watch it and it will keep your mouth ajar. Horror in a way too good to be true version.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 30, 2015

One of the most disturbing horror films I've ever seen. Based on a book. Recommended!

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mccuish1525
Aug 21, 2014

A must watch for any horror movie lover.

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jazeebelle
Apr 29, 2014

One of the absloute BEST horror movies ever. Creepy and bizarre and just ... icky at times. LOL. A must watch for any and all fans of true horror.

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Reee3
Aug 27, 2013

It really saves everything for the climax but it if a good story that takes one there, I do not know what the first comment by froste is all about, obiously if you read about the story or check out the special features first you are going to know what happens. She is oubiously no horror movie fan! It is a simple concept beutifuly delivered!

Froster Jul 29, 2013

There is a very basic problem with this film. Namely, since we already know the denouement...that this broad is going to be the psycho biatch from hell, then the scrupulously undramatic first two thirds of the movie are a total waste. The fact that the commentators in the "special features" part of the disc (Eli Roth, John Landis, etc...) put so much stock in it is a direct result of its powerful "castration fantasy" assault. Funnily enough, there is no female voice to countermand the opinions of these scared little boys. (Including the director himself). Basically, this movie is heavily misogynist claptrap with some redeeming aesthetic values. Phooey.

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Basileus
Jun 21, 2011

Very interesting horror movie and well crafted. It starts off almost innocently as Aoyama is seaching for a perfect wife, and thinks he finds it in traditionally submissive Asami. Unfortunately, he finds out too late that Asami is completely psychotic. What happens next is a rather unpleasant torture scene. If you thought Alex Forrest from Fatal Attraction was scary, Asami ratches the horror up tenfold. What actually stops this movie from becoming just another torture porn flick is the fact that the viewer actually cares about the characters and don't want to see them hurt. Through flashbacks, we can even feel a bit of empathy towards Asami.

Good movie, but not for kids.

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Basileus
Jun 21, 2011

Basileus thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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