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Siren (2006)

Sairen (original title)
A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

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Yui Ichikawa ...
Yuki Amamoto
Leo Morimoto ...
Shinichi Amamoto
Naoki Tanaka ...
Yutaka Minamida
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Kei Tsuchida
Naomi Nishida ...
Satomi
Suzuki Matsuo ...
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Kyûsaku Shimada ...
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Mai Takahashi ...
Girl in Red
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Hideo Amamoto
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A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

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Movie follows the story of the second game, and the release of the game will coincide directly with the release of the movie. See more »

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Spun-off from Forbidden Siren 2 (2006) See more »

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Entertaining & Well Made
3 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is an entertaining movie which achieves its objectives within its genre. Without offering an amateur critique and regardless of its basis on a video game, it is well enough scripted, acted & filmed to provide 90mins of distraction.

Whilst not offering the seasoned viewer of Japanese horror/thrillers a great deal to enthuse about, this movie is clearly effective in bringing the genre to a wider audience, without a reliance on the inane Hollywood style special effects we have come to expect.

Simple and pleasing, the story is developed, extended, twisted and concluded with reasonable suspense and intrigue. Visually and audibly intense at all the appropriate moments - whats not to like. If you are viewing with AC3 or DTS sound - crank it up good and loud.


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