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Director  Masayuki Ochiai
Music director  Kuniaki Haishima
Country  Japan
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
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Release date  1999 (1999)
Writer  Yasushi Fukuda, Keisuke Matsuoka (novel), Masayuki Ochiai
Screenplay  Masayuki Ochiai, Yasushi Fukuda
Cast  Gorô Inagaki (Toshiya Saga), Miho Kanno (Yuka Irie), Takeshi Masu (Jissoji), Ken Utsui (Sakurai), Yuki Watanabe (Mitsui), Shigemitsu Ogi (Kuraishi)
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Hypnosis saimin 1999


Saimin (Hypnosis in English, released as The Hypnotist in United States on DVD) is a 1999 Japanese horror film. The film is directed by Masayuki Ochiai and is based on a novel by Keisuke Matsuoka. A string of suicides prove to be linked. The death of a young athlete, a groom at his wedding and an elderly man celebrating his wife's birthday. All three of these males have mentioned a "green monkey" before their death. The psychologist Saga, played by Goro Inagaki investigates this case. A young psychiatrist teams up with him to formulate the theory that includes the element of hypnosis.

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Cast

  • Goro Inagaki as Toshiya Saga
  • Miho Kanno as Yuka Irie
  • Takeshi Masu as Jissoji
  • Ken Utsui as Sakurai
  • Yuki Watanabe as Mitsui
  • Shigemitsu Ogi as Kuraishi
  • Production

    Saimin is based on a novel by Keisuke Matsuoka. It was part of a series of novels written by Matsuoka, that were inspired by the attacks of Aum Shinrikyo in Japan.

    Release and aftermath

    Saimin was released in Japan on June 5, 1999 where it was distributed by Toho. Saimin was released under the title The Hypnotist on August 4, 2001 by ADV Films. It was released in the United Kingdom under the title Hypnosis by Artsmagic on DVD in 2003.

    The film was followed with a television series in Japan in 2000, which had Goro Inagaki reprising his role as Saga.

    Reception

    Jason Buchanan (AllMovie), stated that the film "ultimately succeeds thanks to its unusual ability to successfully pile on scare after scare." The review noted that although the story was not original, that the film stands out "when it comes to tone." Derek Elley (Variety) opined that the film was "a quality entry in the current spate of Japanese supernatural thrillers" and was "way superior to TV vet Ochiai's debut horrorfest, “Parasite Eve” (1997)."

    References

    Saimin (film) Wikipedia
    Saimin (film) IMDb Saimin (film) themoviedb.org


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