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Reincarnation (2005)

Rinne (original title)
A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûka ...
Nagisa Sugiura
Karina ...
Yayoi Kinoshita
Kippei Shîna ...
Ikuo Matsumura
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Tadashi Murakawa
Shun Oguri ...
Kazuya Omori
Marika Matsumoto ...
Yuka Morita
Mantarô Koichi ...
Yamanaka Producer
Atsushi Haruta ...
Norihasa Omori
Miki Sanjô ...
Ayumi Omori
Mao Sasaki ...
Chisato Omori
Hiroto Itô ...
Yuya Omori
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Hotel Maid
Yasutoki Furuya
Tomoko Mochizuki
Hiroshi Okazaki
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Storyline

Nagisa Sugiura (Yuka) is a young Japanese actress who comes face to face with a slew of ghosts. These restless spirits begin to appear when she signs on to star in a horror film which tells the true story about a crazed, local professor whose murderous rampage at a hotel left 11 guests dead, including his young son and daughter. The movie is being filmed at the very site where the killings took place. Written by Anonymous

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Death Is Only The Beginning

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for violent and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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7 January 2006 (Japan)  »

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The third film in the hexagon project J-horror Theatre. The two first films are Kansen (2004) and Yogen (2004). See more »

Goofs

When the professor (Nagisa) drops the camera after committing suicide, the camera keeps recording for a couple of seconds. Almost at the end of those seconds, it is possible to see a crew member approaching the scene from the right door. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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So far one of the best psychological films yet.
9 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rinne, also known as Reincarnation in English, is so far one of the the best if not the best horror film so far. Although the description of the film may seem bloody and gory, it was not necessarily the most explicitly violent movie i've seen. But, it is by far one of the most psychological and suspenseful horror films i've yet seen. Let's just say, I had at least two nightmares inspired by it (but it's a good thing). The movie was well worth the scare as it was a masterpiece in its storytelling and how it pulls the audience into the film. I've just recently seen it in a film festival and i'm now ready to buy it on DVD.

Rinne deals with the topic of reincarnation. If you like Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," then you'll definitely love this film as it has similar creepy scenes of a hotel with little kids running around in it as well as visitors getting possessed by former guests at the hotel. But this film was 10 times scarier as you bare witness to the former killings through a poor quality homemade film reel created by the killer as he went on a rampage as well as flashbacks that surprise and confuse the audience with ever-increasing plot twists.

Watch out for faces in the forests and stay away from the hotel if you can, hehe. There was one point in the film when my hand became numb as I didn't realize that i was gripping my seat so tightly as Shimezu did a great job in creating a foreboding atmosphere. Don't worry about getting jolted out of your seat by unfair surprise images popping out at you. Movies are scary when they do that but the feeling is only ephemeral. The uniqueness of Rinne is that much of the horror is implicit and created in your mind. One more thing. Shimezu Takashi was the director of Juon or it's American remake, "the Grudge." I haven't seen it but after watching Rinne, I definitely want to check it out. It's well worth watching and probably will become a cult classic to share at a party or get-together with friends and other film enthusiasts.


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