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Silk (2006)

Gui si (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 29 September 2006 (Taiwan)
In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Hashimoto (as Yosuke Eguchi)
Kar Yan Lam ...
Wei (as Karena Lam)
Barbie Hsu ...
Ren (as Po-Lin Chen)
Janine Chun-Ning Chang ...
Fang Wan ...
Ghost Mother (as Wan Fan)
Kuan-Po Chen ...
Ghost Child
Chi Chin Ma ...
Tung's Mother (as Chih-Chin Ma)
Leon Dai ...
Kevin S. Smith ...
Masane Tsukayama ...
Director (as Tsukayama Masane)
Kouhei Masiba ...
Assistant to Director (as Masiba Kouhei)
Teddy Chan ...
Chiao-Ju Hsu ...


In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading lips, Detective Tung, to join his research team that is studying the phenomenon to understand the movements of the lips of the ghost. Hashimoto is trying to disclose why the energy of the ghost does not dissipate, and Tung discovers the identity and the dramatic story of the boy. He was sick with tumors and was killed by his own mother and buried nearby a nuclear plant. Hashimoto deduces that the rage of the boy for his mother associated to the location where the body was buried were the reason to keep the energy. When the government decides to shutdown the research, Hashimoto becomes insane and takes the spirit with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The World's First Caught Spirit.


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29 September 2006 (Taiwan)  »

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Silk  »

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The director, Chao-Bin Su is also co-starring as the guard in front of the isolated flat. See more »


When Tung examines a previously autopsied body, he pulls the heart out. Standard post-autopsy procedure is to wrap the internal organs in plastic in order to prevent leakage before reconstitution of the cadaver, but the heart extracted by Tung lacked any plastic wrapping. See more »


Remade as Untitled Silk Remake See more »

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Very Imaginative and Creative
4 February 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I rented this on DVD today and was pleasantly surprised. The DVD has an alternative ending for the movie, which I am glad had not been used. The ending that was chosen was the better choice.

I was immediately drawn into this movie with it's intriguing story. How each character approached the mystery of the captured ghost and their own agenda's made for more intrigue to see how each came together to finalize the story. On another plus for this movie was the lack of gore ... there was "some," but not of the type to ruin such a good movie. Of course, one scene was a bit bloody, but it was a necessary scene for emphasis. The two lead roles had seriously realistic depth regarding love, hate, compassion, suffering and death. Due to the creativeness and imagination that went into developing the characters, I lost myself into the film forgetting they were acting.

All aspects were done very well ... good timing, special affects, lighting (was a little too dark at the first of the movie), music score, cast ... everything was superbly done. Also, it was nice that the movie had a good ending and wasn't one of those that leave you hanging with "gee, there'll be a sequel." The one thing that did not come out well for me on my regular television was the strands of silk. If I had not watched the Special Affects on the DVD to know there was supposed to be silk threads emanating out of a bowl of noodles I would not have known (and didn't know when I watched the film) that silk threads were present. Then again, I watched this movie this afternoon, when the television gets more daylight obliterating fine details such as this, so I recommend watching this in a darkened room to fully appreciate it and maybe the first part of the film won't seem so dark. I recommend this movie and if more than a 10 rating could be given I would do so. It's one of the best "horror-thrillers" (go light on the horror) I've seen in a very long time with a story that's not been done before.

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