|release date||November 30 1987|
|studio||Eclectic DVD Dist.|
|starring||Shinsuke Araki, Eve, Masahiro Satô|
Synopsis2 Horrifying films from the infamous Japanese Guinea Pig Series. Finally available for the 1st time in North America. DVD collectors worldwide will finally be able to get their hands on these horror gems. Mermaid in a Manhole is a story about a painter who finds a diseased mermaid in a sewer who brings here home with terrifying results. He Never Dies is horror comedy where a man tries to commit suicide and ends up with gruesome comic results.
Moving away from its notorious roots in faux-snuff themes, the Guinea Pig series took a turn for the cinematic when it was taken over by Japan Home Video. Purportedly as a gesture to remove itself from the controversy surrounding the realism of the initial episodes, the later films focused themselves more on plot and characters. While this change angered a great many GP fans, the series arguably reached a high-point with its release of Mermaid in a Manhole and brought the franchise back into the limelight. …Read More