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Shutter (2008)

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

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Ben
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Adam
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Seiko
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Ritsuo (as James Kyson Lee)
Yoshiko Miyazaki ...
Akiko
Kei Yamamoto ...
Murase
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Natasha
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Megan
Pascal Morineau ...
Wedding Photographer
Masaki Ota ...
Police Officer
Heideru Tatsuo ...
Police Officer
Eri Otoguro ...
Yoko
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Storyline

A newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they experience a tragic car accident, leading to the death of a young local girl. Upon regaining consciousness, they find no trace of her body. A bit distraught the couple arrives in Tokyo to begin their new life. Meanwhile Ben begins noticing strange white blurs in many of his fashion shoot photographs. Jane believes that the blurs are actually spirit photography of the dead girl who they hit on the road, and that she may be seeking vengeance. Written by Brian Corder

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The most terrifying images are the ones that are real. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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21 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Okidač  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,447,559 (USA) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

$25,926,543 (USA) (20 June 2008)
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In photography, a shutter is a device that allows light to pass for a determined period of time, exposing photographic film or a light-sensitive electronic sensor to light in order to capture a permanent image of a scene. A shutter can also be used to allow pulses of light to pass outwards, as seen in a movie projector or a signal lamp. See more »

Goofs

At one point, Jane says she must call New York, but Ben says it's 3am there, yesterday. This is a mistake. If it was 3am in New York, in Tokyo it would be 4pm in the afternoon on the same day (give or take an hour for differences in daylight savings). See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Shaw: [on seeing Megumi sitting on his shoulders in a photo] GET OFF ME
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Sky Business
Written by Matt Pelling and Paul Williard
Performed by Matt Pelling and Paul Williard
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Seriously...When are this remakes going to stop?
17 April 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Shutter (2004) was not a great horror film but it was a competent one.It was entertaining and it had some creepy moments.But,now,we have another unnecessary Hollywood remake.Shutter (2008) is a crap.Simple as that.The ''scary'' moments produced accidental laughs on me.But,in spite of laughing a little bit,this movie enormously bored me.The special effects are pathetic.The actors show zero conviction on their roles.Director Masayuki Ochiai made a mercenary work.The only positive thing I can find in this crap is that the ending from the original film was not changed.Shutter is an unnecessary remake.In summary,this is another crappy remake.Hollywood MUST stop with this remakes.


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