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Takashi Ishii directs this jet-black erotic thriller about a woman's past coming back to haunt her. Chihiro (played by model Harumi Inoue) is enjoying her life -- she likes her white-collar job and she loves her handsome co-worker boyfriend. Then one day, she sees an unusually attractive stranger poking through her mail. To her horror, she recognizes him as Hirokawa (Kazuki Kitamura), one of three thugs who gang-raped her years previous. Worse, he recognizes her and forces himself into her apartment. Acting like a long-lost lover, he tells her that he and the other two rapists -- including… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Queasy audiences beware, but midnight-movie bookers take note."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Effective thriller."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"About a manga-like heroine who fights back at her abusers, it's energetic and satisfying if not deep and psychological."
‑ Joshua Tanzer, Offoffoff
"There is no psychology here, and no real narrative logic -- just a series of carefully choreographed atrocities, which become strangely impersonal and abstract."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"It's hard to be fully supportive of any film that traces its cinematic lineage back to the famously loathsome cult classic I Spit On Your Grave"
‑ Don Willmott,
"To show these characters in the act and give them no feelings of remorse -- and to cut repeatedly to the flashback of the original rape -- is overkill to the highest degree."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A suffocating rape-payback horror show that hinges on the subgenre's most enabling victim ... and an ebullient affection for industrial-model meat freezers."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"characters behave in a rather unbelievable fashion in order to further the contrivances of the plot."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"It downplays the initial assault, referring to it only in fragmented flashbacks, while offering a cogent critique of ongoing attitudes about rape and its victims, particularly in Japan."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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