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Shutter (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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Bruno
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Adam
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Seiko
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Ritsuo (as James Kyson Lee)
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Akiko
Kei Yamamoto ...
Murase
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Natasha
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Megan
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Masaki Ota ...
Police Officer
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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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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 USA:

$10,447,559, 23 March 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,926,543, 22 June 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,879,410, 4 March 2012
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Trivia

Film debut of Daisy Betts. 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: I'm not your fucking father!
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Connections

Remake of Shutter (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

That Kinda Booty
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Julian Davis and Aaron Jacob
Performed by Dem Naughty Boyz
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
It wasn't that bad
17 July 2008 | by 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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