Saturday, March 26, 2016

Movie Review: Exte/Ekusute (2007)

         It's been a long time since the last time I wrote about horror movie. Why? Because sometimes I live alone at house, so it's a little creepy to talk about horror :)) BUT I like horror genre more than anything, especially Japan, Thailand, China, Korean and Vietnam.
       This time, I will write review about movie from Japan. The title is "Hair Extention", "Ekusute" in Japanese. The main actress is MY FAVOURITE!!! Who else if not Chiaki Kuriyama. The woman who always has long hair. She is also in charge in Kill Bill movie. Actually I already seen this movie in 2010. I miss watch this movie again, then I also write the review.     
    
Sumber: diyall.tistory.com

     Three mens work in a harbour. They find big container containing with tons of hairs. AND! A woman corpse inside with little ring bell in her hand. The corpse had been taken by the cops to the hospital. Gunji Yamazaki (Has weird habit. He likes to take corpse's hair and sell it to salon) is the one who is in charnge at that night.
      Yuko Mizushima (Chiaki Kuriyama20 yo, working as training in one salon as hair stylist. She lives with her friend, Yuki Morita (Megumi Satô) who work as a dancer. Yuko goes to salon and meet her training friend Sachi Kôda (Eri Machimoto).
    When the corpse had been operated, there is tons of hair inside her body. Has a code in her forehead. The detective has assumption, she is victim of surgical anatomy. Her anatomy had been taken for some purposes. After autopsy, Yamazaki brings the body to the mortuary. Unbelivable, her hair grows fast in her baldy head, mouth and also that woman corpse cry!
     When Yuko back to her house, she notices her sister's daughter, Mami (Miku Satô) fell a sleep there. She is shock when she get letter from her sister, Kiyomi Mizushima (Tsugumi) which tells her to take care of Mami for 1 day. In other place, Yamazaki brings the woman corpse into his own house.. HHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII..... #psycho
     In the next morning, Yuko found many scars in Mami's body. Mami looks scared. Yuko calm her down. After that, go to work. In the evening, Kiyomi picks up Mami from Yuko's house. She's making Yuko's house messed up. Yuki and Yuko arrive at home. Yuko not allow Kiyomi to take Mami back due to her scars in her body. Kiyomi angry with Yuko's attitude which is like a saint (pure, no guilty) then she talks about Yuko' s disgrace. Yuko had done abortion. In the end, Mami still spend the night at Yuko's house.
     The salon employee uses the extention hair for herself. When she serve customer in her salon, her left hair enters the ear. And then, she found out the history of that woman corpse. She is influenced by the darkness of the hair, so she kills her costomer. The crime scene has been published on TV. When Yamazaki sees the news, she is really happy, because the more corpse angry the more hair grows.
        Mami plays with Yuko's wigs at home and messed it up. Feeling guilty, she plans to come to Yuko's salon where she works. In the street, Yamazaki s looking for new victim (Again). He finds out Mami's hair which is really beautiful, he thought. He comes to Mami and escorts Mami to Yuko's salon. Suddenly, he is REALLY shock (Again) when he finds out that Yuko's hair is extremely beautiful. Yuko's boss give her permission to take care of Mami. Yuko escorts Mami back again to her house. Followed by Yamazaki from far distance. At her house, Yuko really shock with her wigs. She is angry and back again to work to salon. In the evening, Yamazaki back again to the salon. He brings lots of hair extentions for free to the salon. They like the hair and accept it. Kondo (Yûna Natsuo), Yuko's co-worker who is not really like Yuko uses the hair extention from Yamazaki. And then, she died.
       The next day, the boss calls Kondo several times but no answering. Kiyomi comes to Yuko's house. Like always, making all things messed up, taking some Yuko's things (Also the Yamazaki's hair extention) and take Mami back. In Kiyomi's house, there is Kiyomis's boyfriend who is similar like Kiyomi, he is so rude to Mami. Mami locked in cupboard. Not long after that, the hair extention kills Kiyomi and her boyfriend (Eventhough Kiyomi not use it. The hair extention is in plastic bag). Mami only sees some scenes unclearly. She is scared and try to escape and finally hurt. 
      In the hospital, Yuko waits Mami due to her injury. Relieve when she knows Mami is not serious injury. Detective Tatsuo Sugawara (Ken Mitsuishi) and his assistant Jirô Tamura (Hiroshi Yamamoto) show Kiyomi's corpse to Yuko. She is shock but not cry. She is more worry about Mami. Mami wakes up and tells "Hair monster kills mommy". Yuko confuse because she knows Mami never tells a lie, she always tells honest. Mami lives temporarely in Yuko's house. They become closer each other. 
     Laboratory test proves that all cases belongs to the same hair in that woman corpse. Detective do interrogation in Yuko's salon until evening. Yuko links all events with hair from Yamazaki. She's shock and rush to go home becaue she had been used hair extention to Mami's hair. Mami at home with Yuki. The hair extention starts to attacks Mami and Yuki. Yuko arrive home to find Mami and see Yuki unconsious/dead.
Sumber: outnow.ch

      The hair extention attacks Yuko, she's become unconsious. Yamazaki comes to Yuko's house and tell the hair extention not to kills the girls. Yamazaki brings Yuko and Mami to his house. Before that, detective Sugawara and Tamura come to Yamazaki's house but got attack from the hair. Only injury not dead. Yamazaki arrives at home, found out the detectives. Yuko wakes up.
      Sugawara dan Tamura got killed by Yamazaki. Yamazai cuts Mami's hair, containing the hair extention. The woman corpse who stays in Yamazaki's house angry and rises in order to kill Yamazaki. The corpse takes back all of the hair and go to other world peacefully. In the end of the story, Yuko and Mami sit in the beach. Yuko asks Mami to stay with her forever. Happy ending.
      Gue nonton film ini pertama kali sama kakak gue. Abis gue dicengin karena gue sendiri korban hair extention dari jaman awal kuliah. Tapi gue milih2 banget nih. Gue selalu pake rambut yang sintetis selama ini, sampe sekarang. Cuma pernah sekali gue pasang hair extention rambut asli 100 helai pas tahun berapa ya??? Kira2 tahun 2011/2012. Berbulan2 gue pake. Sebelum make itu rambur asli, gue doa2 dulu itu dan bener2 ngeliat&ngerawat&ngebersihin rambutnya sebelum gue pasang. Nonton film ini ditambah cerita nyata salah satu artis Indonesia yang abis masang hair extention didatengin dalam mimpinya, disuruh balikin rambutnya. NAH LOH!!! Gimana ga makin parno. Tapi jujur nih ya... make rambut extention yang asli dari rambut manusia itu lebih enak. Jatuhnya pas dan gampang diatur2. Kalo rambut sintetis susah diatur dan cepet kusut. TAPI asal loe tau. Hair extention asli dari rambut manusia itu GA BERSIH. Kita ga tau asal usulnya loooh. Bisa jadi khan diambil dari got ato mayat kayak di film ini ato diambil dari rambut orang kutuan. Karena itu gue BENER2 ATI2 BGT sama hair extention asli (Untungnya cuma skali). Bener2 gue bersiin sehelai demi sehelai. Di sini gue ditawarin hair extention rambut bule HAHAHA. Sempet gue tanya itu rambut asli apa bukan, tapi gue lupa jawabannya. Kalo ke tokonya lagi, bakal gue tanya karena kemungkinan bakal gue beli c. Hehehe...


Sumber: dewaseok.hol.es

PLUS:
- Yuko di film ini ngajarin kalo cita2 emang ga ada yang instan. Harus dimulai dengan usaha dan kerja SANGAT keras meski byk bgt halangannya.
- Kiyomi dalam film ini. Meski dia cewek ga benar dan pekerjaannya ga bener tp dy ga aborsiin Mami malah nyekolahin Mami juga biar kata miskin.
- Makna film ini ngajarin lebih baik cintai diri apa adanya. Pake rambut asli dari badan kita sendiri (Kenyataannya gue sendiri aja pake WKWKWK) dan salon ga bakal laku. #pembelaan
Ada baiknya doa dulu sebelum pasang hair extention.

MINUS:
- Waktu Yuko pergi kerja naik sepeda, dia ngenalin dirinya langsung depan kamera. Well, film yang baik biasanya ga akan mengulang informasi apalagi diucapin langsung ngadep kamera sama artisnya.
- Masih ga paham sejarahnya bisa tumbuh rambut di dalam diri jenazah.
- Peran Kiyomi yang suka mukul Mami.
- Mami yang tau ibunya meninggal, ga ada nangis2nya acan o.O
- Akhir cerita Yuki ga diceritain. Jadi gue ga tau kalo dia masih hidup atau udah mati. Kalo emang udah mati, Yuko sama sekali ga nangis/shock berat??? 

RATING 6.8 (scale 10)