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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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So far one of the best psychological films yet. See more (61 total) »

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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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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The third film in the hexagon project J-horror Theatre. The two first films are Kansen (2004) and Yogen (2004).See more »
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References The Shining (1980)See more »

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52 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
So far one of the best psychological films yet., 9 July 2006
Author: Jay E from United States

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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