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The Locker (2004)
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Asami Mizukawa ...
Rieka Yajima
Shûji Kashiwabara ...
Ryôhei Miyano
Chisato Morishita ...
Yûna Matsukawa
Mayuka Suzuki ...
Ai Fukami
Tomohisa Yuge ...
Keitaro Takahara
Fumina Hara ...
Megumi Muramatsu
Maki Horikita ...
Ayano Kubo
Kanji Tsuda ...
Businessman
Joe Hyuga ...
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Kei Horie ...
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Amiko Kanaya ...
Sat-chan's Mother
Kasumi Sakon ...
Sat-chan
Takafumi Kamiya
Aya Katase
Mei Amamoto
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The most terrifying Japanese legend comes alive!

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English Audio Dubbing now available

Don't let the put downs deter you. Decide for yourself. This DVD is worth it. IF you like the Tomie series, Sixth Sense - etc. - then you will most likely be very pleased with this film. This is a Superb Ghost Story in the tradition of the above - and Ringu! I found it truly moving. It has some truly chilling moments! (The over-the-shoulder-apparition is a classic!) This is a Ten - for me.....if this movie was made for US viewers it definitely should have got Oscar........ It has got one of the best climaxes in world cinema history....the movie will be entertaining u right from the start n u can't leave your seats between the movie....

First witness, the unparalleled technical quality of the movie. Symbolism and metaphors (courtesy screenplay assistance of a US university professors and novelist) compliment the visuals, serving as blessings in disguise to the numbed brains of commercial film-goers such as myself. Of course, Binod Pradhan's cinematography of each and every breath-taking crevice of Kashmir helps demonstrate how we South East Asians are destroying one of God's greatest gifts to mankind.

The editing is sharp and quick in The Matrix-inspired action sequences, yet soft and transitory in the more dramatic and emotional moments of the movie. (The action sequences are a major highlight, particularly the awesome and stylized climax-based ones.) And the music, above all, is apparently authentic Kashmiri-folk. (The dances are unique, though I will admit I found some of them a bit too unusual to my naive tastes.) Shankar-Ehsaan and Loy know how important it is to use musical background themes to enhance a scene's mood and punctuate the dialogues.

Did I mention an ending that is completely unrealistic, unnatural, wrong in so many ways and totally unrealistic?


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