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Trailer & poster unveiled for the restoration of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s classic “CURE”

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The breakthrough Japanese horror film is returning to the big screen.

Janus Films releases the new 4K restoration of Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 1997 serial-killer chiller CURE October 1 at New York City’s IFC Center, with more bookings to come. Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa, Misayo Haruki and Yoriko Doguchi star; the synopsis: “A string of shocking, seemingly unmotivated murders–each committed by a different person yet bearing the same grisly hallmarks–leads Detective Kenichi Takabe [Yakusho] into a labyrinthine investigation to discover what connects them, and into a disturbing game of cat and mouse with an enigmatic amnesiac [Hagiwara] who may be evil incarnate. Awash in a mood of hushed, hypnotic dread, CURE is a tour de force of psychological tension and a hallucinatory journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.