Strangely accessible for a giallo come art-house film; a pleasure from beginning to end, with lavish attention to detail.
This 40th anniversary edition, hosting a plethora of extras, is surely one of the year's most essential releases.
The dumbing down of the violence to tiresome torture porn, robs it of its parallel to David Sumner's psychological shift.
On the whole achieves its aim of imitating amateur home video, as director Dominic Perez steers the ship to a solid finale.
Florencia Colucci is superb, easily shouldering the film. Also impressive is some genuine creepiness courtesy of clever lighting.
A cruel indictment on contemporary Japanese youth and their despondency, which unravels its cruel web satisfactorily.