Audition
Original Title: Ôdishon
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1999
Director: Takashi Miike
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-027035-013763
Running time: 1:56 (116 Min.)
Casetype: SteelBook
Format: PAL, Color, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: February 29, 2016
Collection type: Owned (#1775)
Status: Available
Purchase date: March 18, 2016
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris.

Recent widower Shigharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, agreeing Shigeharu seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. Taking advantage of their position as a film company they stage an audition. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn’t what she seems to be…

Pulling the audience into a story that will lead to one of the most harrowing climaxes in cinema history, Miike twists and turns us through delirious editing and shocking visuals for one of the most depraved nightmares of all time!
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Genres
Horror
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Omega Project
Media Companies:
 • Arrow Video
 • Arrow Films
Audio format
Japanese  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Blu-ray)
2Main Feature (DVD)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • Booklet, Introduction by Takashi Miike
Crew
Direction
Takashi Miike....Director
Writing
Ryu Murakami....Original Material By
Daisuke Tengan....Screenwriter
Production
Toyoyuki Yokohama....Executive Producer
Satoshi Fukushima....Producer
Akemi Suyama....Producer
Cinematography
Hideo Yamamoto....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Yasushi Shimamura....Film Editor
Music
Kôji Endô....Composer
Art
Tatsuo Ozeki....Production Designer
Cast
Ryo Ishibashi....Shigeharu Aoyama
Eihi Shiina....Asami Yamazaki
Tetsu Sawaki....Shigehiko Aoyama
Jun Kunimura....Yasuhisa Yoshikawa
Renji Ishibashi....Old man in wheelchair
Miyuki Matsuda....Ryoko Aoyama
Toshie Negishi....Rie
Ren Osugi....Shibata
Shigeru Saiki....Toastmaster
Ken Mitsuishi....Director
Yuriko Hirooka....Michiyo Yanagida
Fumiyo Kohinata....TV station presenter
Misato Nakamura....Misuzu Takagi
Yuuto Arima....Shigeharu as a child
Ayaka Izumi....Asami as a child
Nattsu Tanabashi....Hotel front desk
Kimiko Tachibana....FM announcer
Tatsuo Endô....Doctor
Koshio Jindôji....Nurse
Kanji Tsuda....Bartender
Party....Gangster
Takako Katoh
Saori Tachibana
Yayoi Ôtsu