When They Cry - Part 1 (Eps 1-13) (DVD/R4)
Title: When They Cry - Part 1 (Eps 1-13)
Running time: 300
Distributor: Siren Visual
Release date: 2011-02-18
Suggested retail price: $49.95
Age rating: MA15+
On a hot summer day in 1983, a transfer student named Maebara Keiichi comes to a peaceful rural village in Hinamizawa. There he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko. Just as Keiichi was beginning to assimilate into simple rural life, he stumbles upon the dark history of Hinamizawa - every year for the past four years, one person has been murdered and another has gone missing on the day of the Watanagashi Festival.
When They Cry is an unnverving story of rural folklore and small-town psychosis steeped in brutal violence and horrific sadism. Cute and funny one minute, sinister and twisted the next, When They Cry broods with a unique psychological malaise.
(added on 2011-05-05, modified on 2011-05-05)
- Reviewed by Mark Sombillo (May 22, 2011)
- Encyclopedia information about When They Cry - Higurashi (TV)