Tomie Unlimited

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Tomie Unlimited
Tomie-unlimited.jpg
Directed by Noboru Iguchi
Produced byGen Sato
Written byJun Tsugita
Noboru Iguchi
StarringMoe Arai
Miu Nakamura
Production
company
Distributed by Toei Company
Release date
  • May 14, 2011 (2011-05-14)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Tomie Unlimited (富江 アンリミテッド, Tomie anrimiteddo) is a 2011 Japanese psychological-body horror film directed by Noboru Iguchi [1] [2] and the eighth installment and reboot of the Tomie film series. [3]

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Plot

Tsukiko Izumisawa (Moe Arai) is a member of the photography club in high school. On her way home with friend Yoshie (Aika Ota), Tsukiko runs into her elder stepsister Tomie Kawakami (Miu Nakamura) who goes to the same high school. Tomie is also with Toshio (Kensuke Owada) - a guy that Tsukiko has a secret crush on. Tsukiko is consumed with jealousy over her stepsister, but at the same time is intoxicated with Tomie's beauty. Tsukiko keeps pressing the trigger on her camera. At that time Tomie tells her stepsister that she knows what she is feeling. When Tsukiko stops taking pictures, Tomie is crushed by a steel cross that falls from a building under construction, killing her.

One year later, Tsukiko's daily life slowly returns to some sense of normality, but still suffers by recurring nightmares over her stepsister's death. On Tomie's 18th birthday, her parents and Tsukiko stand around a birthday cake in her honor. At that time someone knocks on their door. Tomie stands in the doorway with her beauty shining even more brightly than before. Her parents are delighted to see Tomie and welcomes her back in joyful tears. Meanwhile, Tsukiko still jealous stands there unable to believe what is transpiring. Tomie manages to get her father Masashi (Kouichi Ohori) to whip Tsukiko across the back with a steam iron cable as punishment.

Tomie's behavior starts becoming increasingly bizarre and abnormal as she shows Tsukiko the scar on her neck that begins to evolve into a deranged, talking tumor. Tsukiko was fearful of Tomie's horrible appearance and she calls Tomie a "monster". Offended, Tomie decides to leave but is prevented from doing so when her father stabs and kills her with a butcher knife.

The next morning, Tsukiko witnesses her mother Kimiko (Maiko Kawakami) as Masashi dismembering Tomie's body in the bathroom. Kimiko then disposes of Tomie's head by throwing it away in the trash bin and goes to prepare Tsukiko's school lunch, accidentally dropping several chunks of Tomie's flesh and hair in it. At school, Tsukiko notices a girl who looks exactly like her dead stepsister walk into class. Later on, during lunch break, Tsukiko opens her lunch pack and sees several miniature Tomie heads in it. She runs off and throws the lunch pack into the trash. When Yoshie goes to look for Tsukiko, she hears noises in the trash and leans over to investigate. Suddenly, the miniature Tomie heads appear and strangle Yoshie with their abnormally long tongues, killing her.

Meanwhile, at home, Tomie's head rises from the trash bin and convinces her father to kill his wife and feed her to her. Back at school, Tsukiko encounters Yoshie with a tumor on her neck and runs off in panic. When Yoshie enters the Judo club's room while looking for Tsukiko, she is decapitated by the members who mistook her head for the tumor's. Her headless body comes back to life and starts chasing the Judo club members. Tsukiko then walks into Toshio stabbing Tomie's body, and a new Tomie forms out of the blood and begins kissing Toshio. Tsukiko kills Toshio and runs off into a locker room and encounters several versions of Tomie.

Just as she is about to be cornered by the Tomies, she wakes up in her bed. Her parents inform her that she is an only child and that she never had a sister. Tsukiko sighs in relief, believing she just had a bad nightmare which proves to be false when her father starts eating hair and her mother's head appears to be upside down. Her mother chases her with a knife but is attacked by a carnivorous centipede made out of Tomie's heads. Tsukiko runs upstairs and encounters Toshio and Yoshie who tell her that they never liked her and were pretending to be her friends all along. She pushes them down the stairs and they are both attacked by the centipedes. Tsukiko then encounters a grotesque, freakish, giant Tomie head in her living room, and after a brief conversation the Tomie centipedes begin crawling over her.

Finally, Tsukiko is shown walking out of the house, resembling Tomie. As she walks through the streets of Japan, she observes other women she passes by, many of them also being Tomie. She walks up to a man, smiling, and is then shown being murdered by him in an apartment. Lying on the floor, she looks at a mirror and Tomie's reflection asks her "Are you happy now, Tsukiko?"

Cast

Release

Unlimited had its international premiere at the Fantasia Festival on July 31, 2011. [4]

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References

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