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Silk (2006) More at IMDbPro »Gui si (original title)


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The World's First Caught Spirit.
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  (in credits order)

Chen Chang ... Tung
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Hashimoto (as Yosuke Eguchi)
Kar Yan Lam ... Wei (as Karena Lam)
Barbie Hsu ... Su

Bo-lin Chen ... Ren (as Po-Lin Chen)
Janine Chun-Ning Chang ... Mei
Fang Wan ... Ghost Mother (as Wan Fan)
Kuan-Po Chen ... Ghost Child
Chi Chin Ma ... Tung's Mother (as Chih-Chin Ma)
Leon Dai ... SWAT Leader
Kevin S. Smith ... James
Masane Tsukayama ... Director (as Tsukayama Masane)
Kouhei Masiba ... Assistant to Director (as Masiba Kouhei)
Teddy Chan ... Father
Chiao-Ju Hsu ... Daughter
Pinky Juan ... Teacher (as Wen-Ping Juan)
Tung-Lin Shih ... Drunk Man
Pong Fong Wu ... Bomb Squad A (as Peng-Feng Wu)
Jian-Wei Huang ... Bomb Squad B (as Chien-wei Huang)
Ting-Ni Ma ... Doctor A
Yuan-Liang An ... Doctor B
Hao-Chin Peng ... Man on the Bus
Ching-ting Hsia ... Policeman A
Chun-hao Tuan ... Policeman B
Arthur Wong ... Sheriff
Chi-Tu Wang ... Policeman
Ching-Ke Pan ... Bus Driver
Anko ... SWAT Team
Wen-Chieh Huang ... SWAT Team
Chun-Yuan Weng ... SWAT Team
Chien-Ting Wu ... SWAT Team
Po-Tsun Lin ... SWAT Team
Hsin-Hung Wang ... SWAT Team
Han-Ying Yu ... SWAT Team
Chun-Ping Wang ... SWAT Team (as Chun-Pin Weng)
Keng-Lin Tsai ... SWAT Team
Ta-Yu Lin ... SWAT Team
Po-An Su ... SWAT Team
Yao-Ming Chen ... SWAT Team
Pen-Pang Ha ... SWAT Team
Keng-Cheng Li ... SWAT Team
Chen-Hui Chi ... SWAT Team
Chen-Hui Yeh Hsieh ... SWAT Team

Directed by
Chao-Bin Su  (as Chao-Pin Su)
Writing credits
Chao-Bin Su (written by) (as Chao-Pin Su)

Produced by
Chih-ming Huang .... executive producer (as Jimmy Huang)
Chin-Wen Huang .... executive producer
David Tsai-Yang Tang .... associate producer (as David Tang)
Ming Tu .... producer
Ju Feng Yeh .... associate producer (as Ju-Feng Yeh)
Original Music by
Peter Kam 
Cinematography by
Arthur Wong  (as Arthur Wong Ngok Tai)
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung  (as Kai-Fai Cheung)
Casting by
Shou-Luan Lee 
Production Design by
Yohei Taneda 
Art Direction by
Po-Jen Chen 
Ryo Sugimoto 
Set Decoration by
Yoshihito Akatsuka 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee 
Makeup Department
Grant Biffin .... special makeup effects artist
Katherine Brown .... special makeup effects artist
Yi Chen .... makeup artist
Kylie Clarke .... special makeup effects artist
Gab Facchinei .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Katte .... special makeup effects designer
Stone Lin .... hair stylist
Tom Lin .... hair stylist
Nick Nicolaou .... special makeup effects designer
Luke Polti .... special makeup effects artist
John Robinson .... special makeup effects artist
Marcel Tobar .... special makeup effects artist
Yen-Ching Tsai .... special makeup
Hui-Ching Tu .... makeup artist
Production Management
Leo Chen .... unit production manager
Kuo-Hsuan Chou .... assistant unit manager
Kenny Jen-Hao Hsu .... production manager
Yung-Chu Hsu .... assistant unit manager
Kuo-Yuan Kuo .... assistant unit manager
Tzu-Chuan Li .... assistant unit manager
Tai-Chi Su .... assistant unit manager
Wei-Liou Wong .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Je-Yi An .... first assistant director
Han Chang .... second assistant director
Guan Ming Chen .... first assistant director
Fang-Wei Hao .... second assistant director
Harada Yuuki .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kuang-Ching Chen .... props
Yung-Chih Chen .... props
Kuan-Yu Chou .... assistant art director
Shao-Wei Chou .... storyboard artist
Nimura Hitomi .... props
Shi-Chuan Ho .... construction coordinator
Ming-Wei Hsu .... props
Chin Lai .... construction coordinator
Yi-Jong Lai .... construction coordinator
Chin-Yang Lee .... construction coordinator
Yao-Hsing Li .... props
Yu-Fang Li .... props
Wen-Ling Liao .... assistant art director
Kuo-He Lin .... construction coordinator
Megen Lin .... props
Si-Chan Lin .... construction coordinator
Wen-Chin Lo .... assistant art director
Tatsuo Momose .... painter (as Momose Tatsuo)
Te-wei Tai .... props
Masuda Tsuyoshi .... painter
Tzu-Hsin Wang .... assistant art director
Jo-Chun Wu .... props
Sound Department
Varavudh Buranasilpin .... sound transfer department manager: Technicolor Creative Services, Thailand
Steve Burgess .... sound designer
Steve Burgess .... sound mixer
Cheng Yi Hsu .... boom operator
Paitoon Jermmora .... optical sound transfer: Technicolor Creative Services, Thailand (as Pitoon Jermmora)
Li-Tzi Kuo .... sound
Robert Mackenzie .... sound designer (as Rob Mackenzie)
Robert Mackenzie .... sound mixer (as Rob Mackenzie)
Paul Pirola .... sound designer
Paul Pirola .... sound mixer
Duu-Chih Tu .... sound editor
Tse Kang Tu .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Tiger Cao .... computer animator: Menfond
Angus Chan .... computer animator: Menfond
Fio Chan .... computer animator: Menfond
Jeff Chan .... computer animator: Menfond
Miranda Chan .... computer animator: Menfond
Feng-Seng Chen .... computer animator: Menfond
Ruxing Chen .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Shuntao Deng .... computer animator: Menfond
Huang Fei .... senior computer animator: Menfond (as Fei Huang)
Sing-Choong Foo .... visual effects supervisor
Francis Fung .... visual effects editor
Jun He .... computer animator: Menfond
Zero He .... computer animator: Menfond
Hin Pu Ho .... senior computer animator: Menfond (as Hin-Pun Ho)
Kim Ho .... computer animator: Menfond
Aidy Hong .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Jean Hou .... visual effects coordinator
Kelvin Hou .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Brenda Huang .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Wing Yan Lai .... visual effects editor (as Lai Wing Yan)
Chi Hang Lau .... computer animator: Menfond
Sting Lau .... computer animator: Menfond
Keith Leung .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Cons Li .... visual effects coordinator
Qianghua Liang .... senior computer animator: Menfond (as Qinghua Liang)
Weijian Lin .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Rayson Mo .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Eric Ng .... computer animator: Menfond
Joey Ng .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Sandy Poon .... visual effects coordinator
Zhiming Sheng .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Sam Sun .... computer animator: Menfond (as Sam Suen)
Jiajun Tang .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Randy Tse .... visual effects supervisor: Menfond
Yi Man Tse .... senior computer animator: Menfond (as E-Man Tse)
Angel Tsui .... computer animator: Menfond
Silvia Wan .... computer animator: Menfond
Chi Kit Wong .... computer animator: Menfond
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor: Menfond
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor: Menfond
Daniel Wu .... computer animator: Menfond
Jimmy Wu .... computer animator: Menfond
Shelley Wu .... senior computer animator: Menfond
Wesley Ye .... computer animator: Menfond
Emil Yeung .... computer animator: Menfond
Mark Joey Tang .... compositor (uncredited)
Chung-Tai Chen .... stunts
Shih-Teng Chen .... stunts
Kuo-Liang Cheng .... stunts
Te-Sheng Chien .... car stunts
Ke-Feng Chu .... car stunt coordinator
Shih-Feng Jia .... stunts
Ta-Yu Tseng .... car stunts
Wei Tung .... action choreographer (as Stephen Tung Wai)
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Chor Keung Chan .... focus puller
Hsi-Ming Chang .... camera assistant
Meng-Hung Chen .... electrician
En-Chieh Cheu .... electrician
Lam Chow .... gaffer
Kwok Wai Fung .... dollyman
Shan-Ping Han .... electrician
Chu-Ming Hsu .... electrician
Yi-Sheng Huang .... camera assistant
Donnie Chun-Yu Lai .... video assist (as Chun-Yu Lai)
Chi-Wei Li .... best boy electric
Tsun-Hsiao Li .... camera assistant
Tsan-Liang Liang .... still photographer
Chih-Hua Lin .... electrician
Wen-Hsiang Lin .... electrician
Chih-Hui Liu .... electrician
Ching-Shin Lui .... best boy electric
Jimmy Wong .... camera operator (as Kam-Shen Wong)
Jimmy Wong .... steadicam operator (as Kam-Shen Wong)
Chang-Ping Yang .... electrician
Ming-Jen Yang .... electrician
Wen-Chi Yang .... camera assistant
Casting Department
Wen-Ling Lai .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ping-Lan Chen .... wardrobe
Connie .... wardrobe
Wan-yi Lo .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Cine Chang .... telecine transfer
Mei-Hsin Chang .... data on-line
Naxi Chao .... editing assistant
Chien-Ping Chen .... data on-line
Monique Chen .... negative cutter
Miao-Jung Chiang .... negative cutter
Szu-Yi Chu .... color grader
Szu-Yi Chu .... digital processing
Szu-Yi Chu .... film recordist
Szu-Yi Chu .... scanning
Tony Hu .... post-production consultant
Hsiao-Yun Ku .... editing assistant
Chang-Hsien Lee .... data on-line
Chen-Hong Lin .... editing assistant
Tsung-Yang Wu .... telecine transfer
Transportation Department
Chih-Cheng Chang .... driver
Wei-Sen Chen .... driver
Tseng-Chuan Hu .... driver
Tung-Kuang Huang .... driver
Po-Chang Lin .... driver
Yi-Sheng Man .... driver
Other crew
Wei-Ta Chang .... production assistant
Quei-Wei Chen .... location manager
Tung-Yang Chen .... production assistant
Yi-Shan Chen .... japanese interpreter
Vigo Fan .... japanese interpreter
Osaka Fumiko .... japanese interpreter
Osaka Fumiko .... script translator: japanese
Dorian Huang .... end titles
Ying-Yi Li .... production accountant
Joseph Liao .... publicist
Chun-Chien Lien .... title designer
Yi-chi Lien .... location manager
Pei-Chen Lin .... production assistant
Ko-Ko Maeda .... interpreter: Yosuke Eguchi
Milk .... making-of
Milk Su .... behind-the-scenes cameraman
Dwight Sung .... script translator: english
Thomas Tang .... interpreter: Yosuke Eguchi
Wei-Han Ting .... production assistant
Chia-Lung Tsai .... production assistant
Brian Tsen .... title designer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... script supervisor (as Wen-Jui Tseng)
Chen-Mei Wang .... production accountant
Xiao-Chi Wang .... production accountant
Ming Ying Wu .... financial controller
Liu Yang .... assistant to executive producer
Che-li Yi .... japanese interpreter
Kim-Fai Yu .... fire arms

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Also Known As:
"Gui si" - Taiwan (original title)
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Taiwan:108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The director, Chao-Bin Su is also co-starring as the guard in front of the isolated flat.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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References Mo fa a ma (2000)See more »


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32 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Silk, 12 October 2006
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Two reasons why I watched this. First, I've been recommended this film by a friend. Secondly, it starred Barbie Hsu - with a name like that, why shouldn't I want to watch this? OK, so I know she starred in the Taiwanese pop-drama television series Meteor Garden, and am just curious to see her in yet another horror movie. And since I'm in post-birthday celebrations, I also learnt she's a day older than me.

OK, so I'm digressing. Silk is a horror movie, and quite a decent one at that. Although it uses the all too familiar ghostly boy character, this boy, unlike recent predecessor seen in Dorm, is very much creepier and deadlier. He's the star ghoul, and exhibits a strange behavioural pattern of staying in a particular room and speaking to himself, or so it is thought.

A team of modern day paranormal investigators cum scientists, led by Japanese Hashimoto (Yosuke Eguchi), recruits a police hotshot with special powers of lip reading, sharp shooting, and that peculiar sixth sense, Ye Qi-Dong (Chang Chen), to unravel the mystery of the boy. However, Hashimoto has an ulterior motive into his research, which has spawned an anti- gravity device called the Menger Sponge, that can be used to entrap spirits, and in liquid spray form, allows the user to see the paranormal.

The movie relies on some hokey physics theories to bring across some ideas and its premise. It tries to explain the phenomenon of spirits and ghosts and how they come about, using some scientific explanation that they are forms of energy. Watch this movie to see if you agree to the conditions presented to turn someone into a spirit that roams the earth, rather than to dissipate into nothingness upon death. But don't get me wrong, it does make for some interesting story development (hey it's fiction/science fiction anyway).

At its core, this movie dwells on themes of existence, family, and again the human emotions of love and hate. I thought Chang Chen did well in the role of the officer who, despite his super abilities, still find it difficult to grapple with new inexplicable experiences, and at the same time, the critical illness of his beloved mother, and trying to maintain a relationship of sorts. The rest of the cast did OK, but in my opinion, noted more for their eye candy presence.

There are truly genuine scary moments in this movie, which was seriously lacking in recent horror releases. Although most are much ado about nothing, or relied on the usual tricks up the horror sleeve with smart manipulation of editing and music, it did provide what I thought was an explanation on how offerings to spirits are possibly handled, through the use of well placed and polished special effects.

In summary, what works for Silk is its semblance of a decent story, and the ending which was satisfactory, given its at times hilarious build up during the tense final (what's up with all these Ringu homages, made plain ridiculous and full of cheese) and unexpected twist of a logical flaw. It's also touching and sad at times, and for those who are of softer hearts, it might bring about some tears.

Do take note though, with its PG rating locally, much of the gore were censored out, in really ugly means. Very jarring to the entire flow of the movie.

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