We brought you news of the Marebito poster and trailer in our earlier news story here, but what we didn't realise at the time was that the Official poster was actually altered on strict instructions from the MPAA.
Check out the images below for examples of the original and altered official posters. Chained or unchained, we still thoroughly recommend this film from the director of The Grudge, opening on a limited release in the US on December 9th.
Original Poster - Note the chains around the girl's ankles...
...and the Official (censored and unchained) Poster.
Directed in eight days by Takashi Shimizu (of Ju-on and the American Grudge remake), Marebito follows Masuoka, a freelance TV cameraman who captures an appallingly gruesome suicide on video.
Masuoka becomes obsessed with the image and, desperate to confront this kind of fear himself, he begins to actively seek out confrontation and danger, taking him on a bizarre journey underground where he meets a chained woman called F.
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