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A modern ghost story which turns a love hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Noriko Nakagoshi ... Mariko Midorikawa
Arata Furuta ... Detective Sakurai

Eriko Hatsune ... Yukiyo Sugiuchi
Yuka Itaya ... Woman next door
Naoko Ôtani ... Midorikawa San
Aki Fukada ... Midorikawa Sayaki
Toshinobu Matsuo ... Iwata Kenichiro
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Shion Machida ... Yukiyo's mother
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Directed by
Ataru Oikawa 
 
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Ataru Oikawa 
Takamasa Sato 
Kei Ôishi 

Produced by
Daniel Fridell .... co-producer
Chiaki Harada .... producer
Takeichi Honda .... executive producer
Cindy Nelson-Mullen .... executive producer
Michael Taverna .... executive producer (as Michele Taverna)
 
Original Music by
John Lissauer 
Masako Miyoshi 
 
Cinematography by
Tokushô Kikumura 
 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
 

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Remade as Apartment 1303 3D (2012)See more »

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J-Horror with an American Remake to follow, 3 December 2012
Author: Chris Smith (RockPortReview) from United States

Starting about ten years ago an explosion of Asian horror movies made their way to the United States and many have been remade. "The Ring" and "The Grudge" being the most popular of the dozen or so remakes. The Japanese movie "Apartment 1303" was released in 2007 and is now being remade with Mischa Barton starring. The remake has yet to be released and like most movies these day is in 3D.

The original "Apartment 1303" is quite similar in theme to "The Grudge" in that it revolves around the spirits of a mother and daughter that years back were involved in a murder suicide. The apartment is now cursed and infects all of the future female tenants. Asian horror films almost always involves some sort of ghost story or restless spirit that wreaks havoc on the living from beyond the grave Sayaka is a young woman who gets a deal on her first apartment. So she throws a party to celebrate. She then unexpectedly jumps off the balcony to her death in front of everybody. Her sister Mariko is convinced that it wasn't a suicide and starts her own investigation. The girls' mother is so grief stricken that her favorite daughter has died she spirals into madness. Like a lot of J-Horror films, "Apartment 1303" relies a lot on atmosphere, suspense and creepiness. Mariko finds out that her sister is the fifth young woman to have jumped of the balcony and starts to see the ghosts of the mother and daughter who haunt the place.

The back story and origins of the curse are revealed and all of the horrible things that have happened there. The story is heavily structured and planned out, but is quite an enjoyable watch for the causal horror fan. This movie is apart of the Tartan Asian Extreme DVD series. Add it to your Netflix queue today.

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