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Credited cast:
Yui Natsukawa ...
Hinako Myoujin
Michitaka Tsutsui ...
Fumiya Akizawa
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Sayori Hiura
Toshie Negishi ...
Teruko Hiura (Sayori's mother)
Ren Ôsugi ...
Yasutaka Hiura (Sayori's father)
Makoto Satô ...
Sendo
Tarô Suwa ...
Oda
Tomoko Ôtakara ...
Yukari Asakawa
Hazuki Kôzu ...
Chizuko Oono
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Shino Kaneko
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Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's mother, who used to perform seances and exorcisms, has gone almost insane with grief. After seeing Sayuri's ghost several times during the night, Hinako consults with some local experts on the paranormal and discovers that Sayuri's mother has something planned for her daughter... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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12 June 1999 (Taiwan)  »

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Shikoku - Rückkehr zur Insel der Toten  »

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The title is a play on words. In Japanese, depending on which kanji is used, "shikoku" can mean "four countries" (which is the name of the island where the movie is set) or it can mean "land of the dead." See more »

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A real delight for those tried of Ring knock offs
25 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are many Ring knocks off around and I bet there are even more in Asia I bet. But I got along to watching this flick without knowing nothing about it but I feared what it might be. So I put it on and from the opening I knew this film was different. It was more than a horror movie, it's more a classic ghost story and drama about 3 people. It's a weird mix because a lot of the film is about faith and the question of "when you die do your feelings die too?" So through out the film, it plays out more standard, there are no BOO scares, and limited killing. This isn't about a killing ghost it's about a ghost that still wants to live and a mother who won't let go. You can't help but to be dragged into the film and care about the characters because you understand them and why they are they way they are. Warning: If you one those moderen Hollywood horror movie fans than this movie isn't for you. But if you want something new than watch this film.


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