Cold fish

Cold fish

DVD - 2011 | Japanese
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When Shamotos̀ teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous middle-aged man helps to resolve the situation. The man and his wife offer to have Shamotos̀ daughter work at their fish store. Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth of the seemingly perfect couple, who force him to get his hands dirty in their brutal business. Inspired by true events, Cold Fish is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Salient Media, [2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 05, 2015

A good storyline. Lots of gruesome scenes. Great movie. Not recommended for teens or young kids.

Dec 30, 2014

When Mr. Shamoto, the meek and mousy proprietor of a small tropical fish store, is befriended by the overly exuberant Mr. Murata, a wildly successful businessman also dealing in exotic fish, the stage is set for this year’s most outrageous and bloody mindfuck of a film. Shamoto’s opposite in almost every way, Murata’s explosive bonhomie quickly insinuates him into the timid shopkeeper’s family and before long he’s banging Mrs. Shamoto, brainwashing the couple’s daughter, and introducing the little man to the fine art of graft, murder and dismemberment. As the gruesome body count grows (this film is definitely not for the squeamish) a sea change overcomes Mr. Shamoto resulting in a fiendishly grotesque finale that had the audience squirming. Not just for the gore-hounds however as director Sono Shion combines a wonderfully twisted psychosexual subtext with some unholy religious symbolism. Think of Goodfellas written by Sigmund Freud and directed by Jack the Ripper. Woot! Woot!

Dec 04, 2014

This flick laid-to-waste all of my preceptions of Japanese societal norms. Sexuality, mental health, & violence are all brought into question. This movie is bizzare!

May 07, 2013

This movie is a gore fest, and it is an incredibly disturbing film. Movie is based on a true story. If even half of the details are true, then there are some very sick animals living in our society. Some scenes are seared into your memory, and you will remember them for days afterward - not in a good way. Definitely not for kids or anyone too impressionable.

May 15, 2012

Gentle fish store owner and psychopath fish store owner

Nov 28, 2011

Nasty bloody tale about a timid fish pet shop owner met up with a murderous couple who owned a prosperous aquarium shop ...

Oct 26, 2011

Very sick and perverse movie. Very depressing to watch. Not a single decent character in movie ...


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