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Kairo

DVD - 2017 | Japanese
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Setting his story in the burgeoning internet and social media scene in Japan, Kurosawa's dark and apocalyptic film foretells how technology will only serve to isolate us as it grows more important to our lives. A group of young people in Tokyo begin to experience strange phenomena involving missing co-workers and friends, technological breakdown, and a mysterious website which asks the compelling question, "Do you want to meet a ghost?"
Publisher: [United States] :, Arrow Video,, [2017]
Edition: Special edition.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,stereo 2.0,Dolby digital
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Kairo
Summary: Setting his story in the burgeoning internet and social media scene in Japan, Kurosawa's dark and apocalyptic film foretells how technology will only serve to isolate us as it grows more important to our lives. A group of young people in Tokyo begin to experience strange phenomena involving missing co-workers and friends, technological breakdown, and a mysterious website which asks the compelling question, "Do you want to meet a ghost?"

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BParvin
May 10, 2016

Watched this when I was younger, then came back to it in my older age. Moody, atmospheric and very unnerving ghost story that may linger with you. Found it a little depressing for a few days after seeing it the first time. Great commentary on the role of technology in creating greater interpersonal alienation and anomie in modern Japan. Perhaps allegorical commentary on the hikkikomori issue.

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joey3454
Apr 14, 2016

It's not one of the scariest movies of all time. This movie was just plan boring. It was all over the place.

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gypsytwilight
Mar 04, 2016

Genuinely enjoyed this film. It really plays well to the J-horror strong suites of creating a sense of unease in the viewer. I'm sure I missed some of the plot in translation but it did a good job of building to a conclusion as well. There were some individual weak spots related to the motivation for character actions but over all definitely worth the watch.

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booksmile
Sep 30, 2014

Unique spooky-type (like Ringu) horror movie with an apocalyptic twist and existential musings. Worth watching!

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