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7 January 2006 (Japan) See more »
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Death Is Only The Beginning
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
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

Takako Fuji ... Hotel Maid
Yasutoki Furuya
Tomoko Mochizuki
Hiroshi Okazaki
Tarô Suwa ... Projectionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiyoshi Kurosawa ... professor Kawashima
Shôichirô Masumoto

Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
 
Writing credits
Takashi Shimizu  &
Masaki Adachi 

Produced by
Satoshi Fukushima .... line producer
Kazuya Hamana .... executive producer
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Yukie Kito .... associate producer (as Yuki'e Kitô)
Yasushi Kotani .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Takahide Shibanushi 
 
Film Editing by
Nobuyuki Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Iwao Saitô 
 
Costume Design by
Mari Miyamoto 
 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Kiyoshi Kakizawa .... sound
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tomoya Ôhata .... 3D digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoshimi Watabe .... gaffer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"J-Horror Theater Vol. 3" - International (English title) (series title)
"Reincarnation" - USA (informal literal English title)
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Rated R for violent and disturbing content
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96 min
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Trivia:
The third film in the hexagon project J-horror Theatre. The two first films are Kansen (2004) and Yogen (2004).See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A Mystery Waiting to be Unraveled, 19 November 2006
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A young actress is drawn to her role in a horror film and also to a hotel from her dreams: a hotel where eleven people were murdered before she was born. What is her connection to her character and the ill-fated hotel? I have two concerns with this film. First, as the film was in Japanese, I am left thinking there were certain aspects that were left out for the American audience (condensed dialogue in the subtitles). Second, the story is pretty simple and might have been better as an hour-long episode of something like "Masters of Horror" (though by no means am I suggesting it was unworthy of being a film). I could also say certain parts were unclear (there are what I assume to be spirits that are never explained), but this does not take away from the film.

I enjoyed the film taking place largely on the set of a horror film. Horror films referencing the making of horror films (or in the case of "Popcorn", the watching of horror films) have a unique style about them. A self-critique. There is also something ironic about how the actress is told the director in the film will want lots of blood and gore, while the film we were watching had relatively little (and compared to some of the Japanese films I've seen I thought this was about as tame as you can get).

The film also offers a great bait-and-switch I cannot reveal. Through most of the film you will be expecting a particular direction or ending. But I assure you what you think you're going to see after the first several minutes will change considerably.

If you find dolls creepy, there's a doll in the movie for you to be creeped out by. Personally, I did not find it very disturbing, but I can see how for others it might be. (Also, there's something less scary about reading words on a screen rather than hearing them whispered ominously to you in a language you understand.) Not a bad film by any means. As far as Asian films go, I'd sooner recommend "The Untold Story" or "The Eye", but this one is alright. And if "Ju-On" is any indication, we'll soon be seeing an Americanized version of this piece. So catch the original first, while you can.

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