Cure (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Masato Hagiwara
Koji Yakusho
Movie Details
Genre Horror; Thriller
Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Studio Home Vision
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 115 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
In the hands of director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, a serial-killer movie is not merely a serial-killer movie. Cure doesn't so much scream and shout as drive the audience slowly crazy--much like Kurosawa's subsequent creepfests, Seance and Pulse (a.k.a. Kairo). Koji Yakusho, the happy-foot husband in Shall We Dance, plays a weary detective on a baffling murder case, which paradoxically becomes even more puzzling as the solution begins to emerge. Kurosawa's use of empty spaces, and his uncanny command of the soundtrack (the eerie collection of hums and drones would win David Lynch's approval) makes for a shivery experience... though not one interested in resolving itself in a conventional manner. And why should it? At some terrible point in this movie you realize that catching the bad guy isn't going to make Kurosawa's poisoned world any cleaner or safer. Stick with the director's elliptical style, and Cure will leave dread in its tainted wake. --Robert Horton
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 60
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 037429181225
Release Date 1/6/2004
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks JAPANESE: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen