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Director:
Writers:
Kôji Suzuki (novel) and
Ken'ichi Suzuki (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 January 2002 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From The Creators of Japan's Acclaimed RINGU, Inspiration for the hit phenomenon THE RING
Plot:
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best ghost movies ever made See more (155 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hitomi Kuroki ... Yoshimi Matsubara
Rio Kanno ... Ikuko Matsubara (6 years old)
Mirei Oguchi ... Mitsuko Kawai
Asami Mizukawa ... Ikuko Hamada (16 years old)
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Kunio Hamada
Yu Tokui ... Ohta (real-estate agent)
Isao Yatsu ... Kamiya (apartment manager)
Shigemitsu Ogi ... Kishida (Yoshimi's lawyer)
Maiko Asano ... Young Yoshimi's Teacher
Yukiko Ikari ... Young Yoshimi
Shinji Nomura ... Mediator
Kiriko Shimizu ... Mediator
Teruko Hanahara ... Old Lady (twin, elder)
Youko Yasuda ... Old Lady (twin, younger)
Kono Tarou Suwa ... Old Lady (twin, younger)
Shichirou Gou ... Nishioka
Chisako Hara ... Kayo
Tôru Shinagawa ... Principal (as Tohur Shinagawa)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Yoshimi Matsubara (voice: English version)
Gabi Chennisi ... Ikuko Matsubara (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Kishida (voice: English version)
Mark Laskowski ... Ohta (voice: English version) (as Mark X. Laskowski)
Chris Ayres ... Principal (voice: English version) (as Christopher Ayres)

Andy McAvin ... Kunio (voice: English version)

Jessica Boone ... Teen Ikuko (voice: English version)
Ted Pfister ... Kamiya (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Mediator (voice: English version)
Heather LeMaster ... Mediator (voice: English version)

Vic Mignogna ... Kono (voice: English version)
Vicki Barosh ... Auntie Kayo / Old Woman A (voice: English version)

Christine M. Auten ... Teacher Past / Ai's Mother / Recorded Message (voice: English version) (as Christine Auten)
Mariela Ortiz ... Teacher B (voice: English version)
Amanda Nanawa ... Teacher C / Mother (voice: English version)

Kaytha Coker ... Tshushima (voice: English version)
Quentin Haag ... Nishioka (voice: English version)
Luci Christian ... Teen Girl A / Answering Machine / Lady Directions (voice: English version)
April Brem ... Teen Girl B / Office Worker (voice: English version)
Mia ... Ai / The Ghost of Mitsuko / Hiding Girl A / Young Yoshimi (voice: English version)

Lidia Porto ... Secretary / Old Woman B / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Cynthia Martinez ... Hiding Girl B / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Hilary Haag ... Mao-chan / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kyle Jones ... Father / Mover A (voice: English version) (as K.C. Jones)
Rebecca Ayres ... Little Boy / Kobayashi / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Emma Crabb ... Assistant / Potential Buyer (voice: English version)
Jacob A. Gragard ... Worker A / Mover C (voice: English version)
Matthew Crawford ... Worker B / Mover B (voice: English version) (as Matt Crawford)
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Directed by
Hideo Nakata 
 
Writing credits
Kôji Suzuki (novel)

Takashige Ichise  screenplay (uncredited)
Yoshihiro Nakamura  screenplay
Hideo Nakata  screenplay (uncredited)
Ken'ichi Suzuki  screenplay

Produced by
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Kyle Jones .... producer (english language & subtitled versions)
John Ledford .... executive producer (english language & subtitled versions)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english language & subtitled versions)
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Shikao Suga 
 
Cinematography by
Jun'ichirô Hayashi 
 
Film Editing by
Nobuyuki Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Katsumi Nakazawa 
 
Production Management
Katsuhiro Ogawa .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaki Adachi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist
Cesar Inserny .... sound designer
Cesar Inserny .... sound mixer
Masayuki Iwakura .... sound
Kiyoshi Kakizawa .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Meichô Tomiyama .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Givens .... editor: english language and subtitled versions
Tarô Kuwayama .... color timer
Neil O'Sullivan .... editor: english language and subtitled versions
 
Other crew
Marta Bechtol .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Toru Iwakami .... international coordinator: english language and subtitled versions
Kyle Jones .... adr director: English version
Miyuki Kamiya .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Paul Mericle .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Sara Muir .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Maki Nagano .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Shoko Oono .... senior translator: english language and subtitled versions
Carole Pavlik .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Honogurai mizu no soko kara" - Japan (original title)
"From the Depths of Dark Water" - International (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for terror and disturbing situations
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When everyone is up on the roof examining the water tower, a flap of cloth or pant leg can be seen at the top of the ladder. This could be something attached to the tower, but later when she climbs it by herself and we see the whole thing, no such cloth is visible.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Haunting (1963)See more »

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54 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
One of the best ghost movies ever made, 25 March 2003
Author: galensaysyes

This is my idea of a horror movie. No junk, no noise, no random jolts, but plenty of fear, delivered quietly and compactly, without fuss. It's the most suspenseful movie I've seen since "Ring," and I think it's even better. Like that movie, it put my stomach in knots to prep them for the chills, which rose up like waves out of calm water. I thought "Ring" rather like a Robert Aickman story; this is as near as a movie can come. The director has uncanny skill in knowing where to place the camera and how long to hold a shot. And the leading actress gives a wonderful performance. Her face in the elevator...but that would be giving it away. The conclusion is foreseeable--maybe the ends of all ghost stories are foreseeable--but nonetheless satisfying. If you like tales of quietly disturbing dread, this is one for you.

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