Organ (film)

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Organ
Organ FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Kei Fujiwara
Produced by Kei Fujiwara
Binbun Furusawa
Koichi Toda
Written by Kei Fujiwara
Starring Kei Fujiwara
Kimihiko Hasegawa
Yosiaki Maekawa
Kenji Nasa
Music by Kenji Nasa
Cinematography Kei Fujiwara
Edited by Kenji Nasa
Release date
  • July 6, 1996 (1996-07-06)
Running time
104 min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Organ (オルガン, Orugan) is a 1996 Japanese horror film written, directed and produced by Kei Fujiwara. She also stars in it as one of two organ thieves who remove organs from their captives while they are still alive.

Plot[edit]

Two undercover detectives, Numata and Tosaka, infiltrate a plastic covered den where they discover a gang of organ thieves led by the teacher Saeki and his one-eyed sister Yoko who are cutting open a victim who is still alive. After a gun battle ensues, Tosaka is captured and Numata escapes.

Saeki works at a girls' school where he offers private lessons to teens whom he later harvests for organs. We learn later that Saeki's mother bit off his genitals when he was young and, like his victims, Saeki is now rotting away.

Reception[edit]

The film has seen generally negative reception from English critics. Derek Elley of Variety compared the film to the Japanese film Tetsuo: The Iron Man stating that "where "Tetsuo" had a cartoonish energy, "Organ" is an increasingly limp farrago of body make up and ketchup. Fujiwara makes an impressions as the bizarre one-eyed amazon, but her role, like all others, is undeveloped."[1] Time Out London wrote that "Diminishing returns hit splatter movies faster than most other genres, and this starts straining for effect and repeating itself within its first hour".[2] Jason Gibner of Allmovie awarded the film three stars and wrote that though the film "can often be impossible to watch, the overall bizarre nature of the film will hook some viewers who want to discover where this twisted gore fest will go next."[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elley, Derek (October 21, 1996). "Organ". Variety. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Organ (1996)". Time Out London. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Gibner, Jason. "Organ: Review". Allmovie. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 

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