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Don't Look Up (1996)

Joyû-rei (original title)
Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 2 March 1996 (Japan)
A filmmaker and crew slowly go insane after being continually haunted by the ghost of a dead actress.

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Yûrei Yanagi ...
Toshio Murai / the director
Yasuyo Shirashima ...
Hitomi Kurokawa / the seasoned actress
Kei Ishibashi ...
Saori Murakami / the debuting actress
Ren Ôsugi ...
Ootani / the cinematographer
Takanori Higuchi ...
Masaru Hayama (as Takanori Kikuchi)
SABU ...
Sekikawa (as Sabu)
Reita Serizawa ...
Sadaoka
Akira Hibino ...
Actor in the 1971 TV film footage
Hirofumi Kobayashi ...
Shigeru Mochizuki / the lead actor
Dan Li ...
Ghost actress
Daisuke Iijima ...
Police detective
Naomi Kojima ...
Actress in the 1971 TV film footage
Katsunori Someya ...
Tomoyasu
Yûken Yoshida ...
Kasuya
Toshie Negishi ...
Tokiko Tsutsumi / Hitomi's agent
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A filmmaker and crew slowly go insane after being continually haunted by the ghost of a dead actress.

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some very creepy moments
28 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Second feature film from the man who would go on to make The Ring and Dark Water, indeed his very first film if you exclude, as I see IMDb do, a 'pink'. but first or second it is a great effort and if it doesn't totally succeed it certainly has some very creepy moments and is breaking new ground for a ghost film. He is already using the media, ghostly images appear superimposed upon the film he is using to shoot a melodrama, and utilising the long haired maniacal girl/ghost image. Modest running time exactly in accordance with the requirements of the story; if only all directors would go short if the story did not warrant more. A little confusing now and again because Mr Nakata does not lay everything out that obviously but well worth catching.


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