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Release Date:
15 October 2005 (Japan) See more »
Two people kidnap a girl, hoping for a ransom. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Mitsuru
Asami Mizukawa ... Maki
Mitsuyoshi Shinoda ... Yasuda
Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Shima
Katsuya Kobayashi ... Yûki
Karen Nakazawa ... Ai Shinohara
Ei Morisako ... Megumi
Kôya Horimoto ... Shônen jidai no Mitsuru
Erika Asakura ... Joshikôsei
Fumi Higuchi ... Wakai onna
Kôko Mori ... Tazuko Aoyagi
Sanae Miyata ... Tsuma
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Otto

Directed by
Yûichi Satô 
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(in alphabetical order)
Tomoko Ogawa  written by


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Purei" - Japan (original title)
"The Pray" - Japan (English title) (alternative title)
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Rated R for violent content (rating surrendered)
77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
USA:Unrated | USA:R (rating surrendered)
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11 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Creepy and gory!, 24 February 2006
Author: Muviegirl from United States

This movie is really creepy and gory! It's kind of stereotypical on a lot of levels, which I will explain below, but still seriously freaky! Basically, it's about these two people who want money for drugs, so they decide to kidnap this girl and ransom her back to her parents to earn money. The only problem is - the girl is dead. She died a year ago!! In my opinion it's a really cool premise. Now, here's where the stereotypes come in. The little girl has long stringy black hair, there's obviously a supernatural element to her, she seems invincible, the sight of her means potential death, etc., etc. We have all seen this type of stuff before. Remember the Ring? But, it really does never cease to freak me out, or a lot of other people, which is why I guess it has become such a successful and consequently stereotypical villain –particularly in Asian horror. But anyway, in my opinion it works well as a good horror film, not so much as an original piece of work, despite the intriguing premise.

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