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The Tattooist -- A tattooist unwittingly unleashes a forcible deadly spirit through an ancient Samoan tattoo tool. Now marked for death, he will need to uncover the source  of the evil in order to save his new love, and recover his own soul.
The Tattooist -- A young artist (Behr) unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing.

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Release Date:
29 November 2007 (Singapore) See more »
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Tagline:
Evil in ink.
Plot:
A young artist unknowingly plays a role in releasing a deadly spirit as he attempts to learn tatau, the Samoan tradition of tattooing. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Behr ... Jake Sawyer
Mia Blake ... Sina
David Fane ... Mr. Va'a

Robbie Magasiva ... Alipati
Ian Vincent ... The Tattooist / Lemi
Caroline Cheong ... Victoria
Nathaniel Lees ... Mr. Perenese

Michael Hurst ... Crash

John Bach ... 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
Allison Strickett ... Second Nurse
Pip Hall ... Third Nurse
Dean Sacred ... Canine
Chen Bangzhi ... Luke (as Bang Zhi Chen)
Seiloga Sita ... Perenese Daughter
Misa Tupou ... Perenese son-in-law
Gerald Chew ... Mr. Lim
Aleni Tufuga ... Peni (as Aleni Tufunga)
Stuart Devenie ... Senior Doctor
Justine Semei-Barton ... Mrs. Perenese
Isabella Galluzzo ... Chanel
Matthew Ridge ... Graham
Timothy Balme ... Jake's Father (as Tim Balme)

Jarred Blakiston ... Young Jake Sawyer
Helene Wong ... Aunt Suzy
Trevor Sai Louie ... Uncle Ken (as Trevor Sai-Louie)
Pete Smith ... Taxi Driver 1
Vela Manusaute ... Taxi Driver 2
Tovey Lemusa ... Semo
Peni Tuala ... Opeta
Sijie Chan ... Mr. Lim's Son

Yu Beng Lim ... Mr. Lim's Lawyer

Andy Wong ... Expo Customer
Roy Levy ... Church Minister (as Reverend Roy Levy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mema Maeli ... Herself (uncredited)

Samuel Wheeler ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Burger 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthew Grainger 
Jonathan King 

Produced by
Pui Yin Chan .... co-producer
Julie Christie .... producer
Paul Davis .... executive producer
James Dean .... producer
San San Ng .... co-producer
Robin Scholes .... producer
Daniel Yun .... producer
 
Original Music by
Peter Scholes 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Narbey 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Maxwell 
 
Casting by
Christina Asher 
 
Production Design by
Gary Mackay 
 
Costume Design by
Gavin McLean 
 
Makeup Department
Mike Mekash .... special makeup effects artist
Claire Rutledge .... key makeup artist
Deb Watson .... makeup designer
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fiona MacMillan .... second assistant director
Liz Tan .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stephanie Chung .... stand-by dressings
Chris Halligan .... construction manager
Troy Hannett .... head scenic
Wade Hannett .... scenic artist
Clara Lill .... property master
Donna Pearman .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Stefan Brough .... sound effects editor
Chris Burt .... sound designer
Gethin Creagh .... sound re-recording mixer
Francis Linehan .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Brett Beacham .... prosthetic makeup artist
Dan Perry .... prosthetics makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Maile Daugherty .... visual effects producer
Ray Jay .... visual effects
Andrew McCully .... digital effects artist
Peter McCully .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Glen Levy .... stunt double
Steve McQuillan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Cunningham .... first assistant camera
Kevin Donovan .... key grip
Stephen Joyce .... generator operator
Dale McCready .... camera operator
Dale McCready .... director of photography: second unit
Grant McKinnon .... gaffer
Todd Nevill .... grip
Jim Rowe .... best boy grip
Philip A.T. Smith .... clapper loader
Manning Tillman .... camera operator: underwater unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Saascha Wiki Kessell .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deb Brown .... costume supervisor
Adele Hing .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Clare Burlinson .... digital intermediate colorist
David Hollingsworth .... telecine operator
Damian McDonnell .... assistant editor
Shanon Moratti .... digital intermediate artist
Adam Scott .... digital intermediate supervisor
Matthew Wear .... telecine operator
 
Other crew
Alex Cole-Baker .... production accountant
Veronique Lawrence .... script supervisor
Sue May .... unit publicist
Damian Molloy .... safety supervisor/medic
David Pollison .... acquisition consultant for Ghost House Underground
Andy Wickens .... lab liaison
 

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
92 min
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Quotes:
[last lines]
Luke:I need you... I want you to get rid of it
Jake Sawyer:That doesn't work that way
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Movie Connections:
References Braveheart (1995)See more »

FAQ

Any recommendations for other movies in which tattoos play a prominent role?
Is there an official website for "The Tattooist?"
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17 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
You have found the next movie to rent, 31 July 2008
Author: bjt55 from United States

If you are like me, you use this site to Gage what to rent. I am shocked this movie got such a low rating (5.1 stars when I checked), in fact I almost didn't rent it because of that, I only picked this up because fangoria gave it a great review. My best advice is to watch the preview, and if you think it looks good then watch it. The preview is not misleading at all, and the movie has much more to offer. I was happily impressed with this movie. The Acting was great, the scenes were visually enticing, and even brought you into a different culture. The idea was truly refreshing and also pulled off very well. I have seen plenty of movies with great ideas, but it was too hard to pull off, which ruiend the movie. This however, was not one of them.

Now with this review you are probably wondering why I didn't give more than 10 stars. That is because the first 45 minutes were slow, and at the time almost seemed irrelevant. Turns out (of course) they are not all irrelevant. There were just some funny things I noticed, like a guy comes into his shop and he just starts tattooing the guy without asking what he wanted. Overall this movie was great and I strongly recommend it to any true horror fan (that means if you like movies such as "The Titanic" and dislike horror films, don't rent this to give it a bad rating.) This movie will not have you at the edge of your seat, or give you nightmares, or make you jump, but it will make you realize that they still make great creative horror movies that are truly a treat to watch

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