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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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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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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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Revenge Never Dies! See more »


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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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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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Masayuki Ochiai's directorial debut in America. 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 »

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Benjamin Shaw: [on seeing Megumi sitting on his shoulders in a photo] GET OFF ME
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Referenced in Demon Baby (2014) See more »

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Good to Me
Written by Nathan Barr
Performed by Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott
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PERFECT! for our image of American youth...
22 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this movie shows exactly how Hollywood sees America's youth. Compelled by fashionably dressed model women, sometimes half naked, bright colors, spooky images and scenes that are only there to make you jump. Oh... and I forgot, no brains. They think you're all idiots so they give you this cliché garbage.

Skinny attractive woman who couldn't act if it were cursed on her, walks around always looking fresh and dumb in designer clothes. This movie is about as intelligent as a log. Everything seems forced and none of it is original or done in a compelling way. I have to wonder if English was the native language of the director since most of the dialog is unacceptably terrible. Many times I cringed or laughed at things that I knew weren't meant to have that kind of reaction.

Poorly paced, poorly written, poorly acted, the effects are okay. I haven't seen the original, but conceptually, this movie could have been great if it were done the right way. Unfortunately, it was not. F-


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