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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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Cast

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Ben
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Bruno
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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
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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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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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Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Murase says something in Japanese to Ben and Jane which causes Ben to panic and make him leave their home and refuses to explain this to her. The dialogue was not subtitled but his words had something to do with Megumi, and they translate to "What you've done cannot be undone. You'll always be with her. I cannot and will not help you." See more »

Goofs

The morning after the road accident, Benjamin and Jane are taking pictures of themselves outside. Benjamin is on our RIGHT hand side with Jane on our LEFT. A few minutes later, the pictures are shown to us. Benjamin is now shown on our LEFT with Jane on our RIGHT. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Shaw: [on seeing Megumi sitting on his shoulders in a photo] GET OFF ME
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Connections

Referenced in Stan Helsing (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Just the Tip
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Alana Da Fonseca (as Alana de Fonseca),
Zach Danziger and Joey Katsaros (as Joseph Katsaros)
Performed by Becca Styles
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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