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A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake Sawyer
Mia Blake ...
Sina
David Fane ...
Mr. Va'a
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Alipati
Ian Vincent ...
The Tattooist / Lemi
Caroline Cheong ...
Victoria
Nathaniel Lees ...
Mr. Perenese
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Lazlo McFadden
Matailiili Denzel Tuimauga ...
Osone
Glen Jackson ...
Cousin #1
Edmund Paongo ...
Cousin #2
Fasitua Amosa ...
Dr. Lima
Lauren A Jackson ...
Triage Nurse (as Lauren Jackson)
Alison Bruce ...
Charge Nurse
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Storyline

American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, unwittingly unleashes a powerful angry spirit. In his devastating journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina and recover his own soul. Written by Anonymous

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Evil in ink.

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Surprisingly good
11 December 2012 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

I'm not going into any great detail, but just wanted to say that for some reason, I wasn't expecting this to be very good simply because it starred Jason Behr. And I have no idea why - I guess it's just that he doesn't strike one as the "tough guy" type that the cover art portrayed the main character as being. I found out after I began watching it, though, that the character isn't really so much "tough guy", however, as "troubled good guy", and that works for Behr. Not to mention that he's definitely chiseled up his physique for this - the bod was as hard as you could want it to be. The scares are semi-jumpy, based more on "eewww..." than "AAAUUGGHH!!!" It's got tension and a mystery that's slowly unwound. The only thing I didn't get is how Behr's character somehow just "knew" that a girl he'd lifted something from half a world away would just "be" in New Zealand. That didn't make sense. But overall, I wasn't expecting an enjoyable movie but I got one anyway. :-)


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