Directed by Takashi Miike, Imprint was scheduled to debut on television as part of the “Masters Of Horror” series in January of 2006 but due to it’s graphic and disturbing content it was shelved by the TV station it was supposed to air on (“Showtime”) and was finally released on DVD in September of the same year.
Takashi Miike is easily the bravest horror filmmaker working today. He tackles extremely taboo subjects without hesitation, and Imprint is really no different.
It’s typical for Miike’s work but unlike the poor Gozu, he does it right this time. Imprint really is fucked up beyond belief – typical for Miike. Abortion and incest are the two main topics here and Miike delves into both subjects unequivocally and without hesitation as he usually does.
It’s always a pleasure to watch Miike’s stories unfold and this is no different, some of the decisions in the writing are poor but they are worked out in the long haul albeit not the direction I’d have gone with it. Still, another entertaining gorefest from the master of horror.