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Shutter (I) (2008)

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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£72,574 (UK) (16 May 2008)

Gross:

$25,926,543 (USA) (20 June 2008)
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Trivia

Not screened for critics. See more »

Goofs

When Adam is taking the pictures of the brunette in the cowboy hat a flash effect is used but the camera does not have a flash attached. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Shaw: I'm not your fucking father!
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Connections

Referenced in Stan Helsing (2009) See more »

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Omo Cha No Cha Cha Cha
Written by Akiyuk Nosaka, Osamu Yoshioka and Nobuyoshi Koshibe
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User Reviews

 
It wasn't that bad
17 July 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

After seeing this movie, I was shocked by the comments. The movie wasn't that bad at all.

In the beginning I wasn't sure what to think. It was rather scary, and the plot itself made my question whether I saw this movie or not already. It reminded me of similar movies like the grudge.

But let's face it, the end was surprising and not in any way predictable.

I like the movie. I'll see it again someday.

I gave it a six because it was very entertaining, surprising, but it wont go into history as a masterpiece.

See this movie if you want to enjoy yourself, be scared, be excited and you wont regret it.


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