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St. John's Wort (2001)

Otogiriso (original title)
Nami has been creating artwork for a new video game based on images she's been seeing in her dreams. With one of the game producers, she travels out to an abandoned house that seems to ... See full summary »

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(screenplay) (as Gorô Nakajima), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nami Kikushima / Naomi Kaizawa
Yôichirô Saitô ...
Kohei Matsudaira
Kôji Ohkura ...
Shin'ichi Ukita
Reiko Matsuo ...
Tôko Koseki
Minoru Terada ...
Sôichi Kaizawa (as Minoru)
Yasunari Hashimoto ...
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Nami has been creating artwork for a new video game based on images she's been seeing in her dreams. With one of the game producers, she travels out to an abandoned house that seems to match her visions. As they explore the old mansion, Nami begins to have more visions of a forgotten childhood, until at last she comes across a photo of twin infants, labelled "Nami" and "Naomi". As Nami and the producer go from room to room, an unseen person seems to be watching them from a hidden room. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Written by Kazuya Yoshii
Performed by The Yellow Monkey
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A worthy film
9 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my second run at Oriental horror films and unlike the first try (some movie about spirals) I actually enjoyed this one. I have a hard time trusting anyone who says they knew the ending, it was pretty well disguised through most of the movie. In addition it was a unique blend of video game and movie. Things going against it were the colors and the fast-forward thing that both of the Japanese horror movies have had. I would highly recommend subtitles over the dubbed in English as the subtitles seem to make more sense and the dubbing gives the movie an undesired godzilla effect. A little on the artsy side but definitely accomplishes good suspense. 8/10 for an enjoyable time watching the movie.


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