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A group of pleasure-seeking young people are stranded on a mysterious island when their boat crashes. One by one they succumb to the lure of the deadly mushrooms.Written by
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The film was nearly banned in Japan due to the fact that the makeup that some of the cast wore as they were turning into mushrooms was very reminiscent of how many people looked after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. See more »
When Kasai shoots at Yoshida and Mami as he chases them off the boat, you can see the bullets ricochet off the ground before he fires a shot. See more »
The opening credits of the Japanese version are on animated sails. See more »
This is one of only two movies that have ever given me nightmares and for some time at that. I wasn't really small, either. The original story by Hodgson is admittedly simple, but it is very powerful. The concept, original as far as I know, of people becoming the fungi they eat is disgustingly powerful. As a side remark, I was told at the time of its showing here that the Japanese adaptation for the movie was meant to be a symbolic warning against the use of drugs. (Mushrooms, ho hum.) If so, I'd rather not believe it, since it trivializes the movie.
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