Name That Film
June 23, 2005 12:37 AM   Subscribe

A few years ago, I cought a glimpse of a Japanese film that was being shown on TV (Sundance or Cinimax, I don't remember.)

I don't know enough about it to be able to track it down and nobody seems to know what I'm talking about when I mention it. From what I was able to gather, it seemed to be about a community of people who were afflicted with something that caused them to turn into different kinds of spirals. Their bodies contored, some grew snail shells, etc. I'd guess that it's a pretty recent film due to the quality of the digital special effects.
I know it sounds weird, like I'm making it up but I SWEAR that I saw it. Has anyone else seen this film? What's it's name?
posted by Jon-o to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
I know the film, but no I've not seen it - I've been keeping an eye out for this film for some time without success.

You seek Uzumaki, aka Spiral, but beware Rasen, aka Spiral, aka Ring 2 - another Japanese horror.
posted by edd at 1:03 AM on June 23, 2005

I've seen it, but I'm no Japanese horror buff so I don't know how it compares to other movies of its type.

It was pretty good- definitely some creepy stuff happening and some gross-out parts, which is always good to see in a horror movie I guess.

I'm pretty sure we got it from Netflix- they seem to have everything.
posted by elisabeth r at 3:43 AM on June 23, 2005

It's a fantastic, creepy-ass movie. Uzumaki is right. It's absurd and disgusting at times, but it thrives on that. Very good.
posted by Lockeownzj00 at 5:27 AM on June 23, 2005

Uzumaki is great, but keep in mind, it only tells part of the story. It is based on a manga, and the movie only adapts the first part. If the end leaves you wanting more, seek it out....
posted by quibx at 6:21 AM on June 23, 2005

Outstanding. Thanks everyone.
posted by Jon-o at 8:15 AM on June 23, 2005

And it was Sundance -- I TiVo'd it off there when they were running it.
posted by kindall at 11:25 AM on June 23, 2005

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