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    You’ll be terrorized by this week’s festival of free Criterion films on HuluPlus. All of them concern serial killers, whether suave (Charlie Chaplin as a charming Bluebeard in Monsieur Verdoux), slithery (Peter Lorre in M), psychotic and self-loathing (Ken Ogata’s Iwao in Vengeance Is Mine), or charismatically sadistic (Benoit Poelvoorde’s Ben in Man Bites Dog). Perhaps the scariest film in the bunch is the unnerving 1997 thriller Cure, directed by contemporary master of suspense Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cure follows an investigator as he looks into a string of gruesome murders around Tokyo—and disovers that the murderer may be out of his or her mind. It’s a remarkably disturbing, atmospheric suspense film, compelling up to its last haunting frame. Watch it below in its entirety, or at Hulu. To see the more than seven hundred other Criterion films at HuluPlus, sign up for a monthly fee of just $7.99.


  • By Kevin
    May 22, 2012
    04:29 PM

    Cure is brilliant. I'd love to see a mainline release.
  • By Jasper
    June 28, 2012
    04:09 PM

    I finally watched Cure. Can't wait for it to get a release.
  • By Martin
    November 14, 2012
    03:35 AM

    Please CRITERION...I'm on my knees for a CRITERION release of "Cure." If Michael Bay gets two treatments, then why not Kiyoshi Kurosawa?! Thanks.
  • By Colin
    December 17, 2012
    04:27 AM

    How about a Kiyoshi Kurosawa box set with Charisma, Doppelganger, and Cure?
  • By Batzomon
    December 25, 2012
    03:29 PM

    "Cure" stays with you. I still think about it months after the experience.
  • By Mike
    February 17, 2013
    02:48 AM

    I would love for this movie to be released on blu ray. PLEASE CRITERION!!! I have also heard there is an un-cut version. CRITERION this has your name written all over it.
  • By Bellzy
    October 02, 2013
    09:48 AM

    Please release this on bluray!!!
  • By beastWAVE
    January 14, 2014
    02:15 AM

    Literally just watched this for the first time. Amazing. I just told 11 different people about this film. I would buy it immediately if it were to be released on Criterion Blu.
  • By joe gideon
    February 12, 2014
    05:24 AM

    Cure is terrifying, brilliant. Nothing comes close in (psychological)l horror. Please can we have it on Blu! And then can we finally have Luis Bunuel's Mexican 'trilogy' on blu, which far outshine his later works in France - Los Olvidados, Mexican Bus Ride and Exterminating Angel. Cannot believe these have been forgotten for so long. Wake up Criterion!
  • By Hanovo Solo
    October 28, 2014
    04:28 PM

    This movie is dangerous - don't release it ever ! They should ban movies like that, not release them on blu.
    • By itchyrodent32
      October 28, 2014
      05:08 PM

      No, they shouldn't ban anything, ever. We have a thing called free speech, if you haven't noticed. It's been attacked enough.
  • By ScorQuendo
    November 20, 2014
    03:16 AM

    Please Criterion. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is one of the world's most underrated filmmakers. And it starts with a masterpiece like this. Kiyosh's work needs to be seen by more people (Cure, Tokyo Sonata, Pulse, etc.). I petition this film in 2015!!
  • By Justin Thomas
    July 18, 2015
    12:42 PM

    I got to watch Cure on Hulu a few months ago (after years of wanting to see it, but never having the means to do so). It really was fantastic and I believe the hype it receives among Japanese horror aficionados is undeniably deserved. I would absolutely love for it to get a blu-ray release, but the fact that it's been resting within Criterion's curated Hulu collection for three years and some change--well, it sadly doesn't make me optimistic. Which, is a massive drag, just to be clear (because it really, really deserves a Criterion blu-ray release).