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St. John's Wort (2001)

Otogiriso (original title)
Nami has been creating artwork for a new video game based on images she's been seeing in her dreams. With one of the game producers, she travels out to an abandoned house that seems to ... See full summary »

Director:

Ten Shimoyama

Writers:

Goro Nakajima (screenplay) (as Gorô Nakajima), Takenori Sentô (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Megumi Okina ... Nami Kikushima / Naomi Kaizawa
Yôichirô Saitô Yôichirô Saitô ... Kohei Matsudaira
Kôji Ohkura Kôji Ohkura ... Shin'ichi Ukita
Reiko Matsuo Reiko Matsuo ... Tôko Koseki
Minoru Terada Minoru Terada ... Sôichi Kaizawa (as Minoru)
Yasunari Hashimoto Yasunari Hashimoto ... Voice on the Radio (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Little ... Nami Kikushima (voice)
Jeff G. Peters Jeff G. Peters ... Radio DJ (voice)
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Nami has been creating artwork for a new video game based on images she's been seeing in her dreams. With one of the game producers, she travels out to an abandoned house that seems to match her visions. As they explore the old mansion, Nami begins to have more visions of a forgotten childhood, until at last she comes across a photo of twin infants, labelled "Nami" and "Naomi". As Nami and the producer go from room to room, an unseen person seems to be watching them from a hidden room. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Rated R for some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 January 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

St. John's Wort See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Could had been worse I guess.
30 June 2011 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

It isn't anything new or uncommon, a movie that tries to blend in with the video game genre. A movie that is being set in both the real world and a video game world. This is something especially the horror genre has explored but it's also something that has ever rarely worked out as a good horror movie in itself. As far as these type of movies go, this one isn't all that bad but it also isn't a very interesting or all that great of a watch.

You could say this movie is being a bit of a lackluster. It takes a while for things to finally start off and when they do, it isn't anything exciting really. Horror-wise this movie is also lacking in some good tension and scares. I can't really see a lover of Japanese horror enjoying this movie.

People still seem to enjoy this movie for its visual style but I just wasn't too fond of it. Especially the colors worked distracting. This seems to be a trend with Japanese horror especially; use manipulated colors, which gives the movie a sort of artificial feel and look to it. Also the editing, that was meant to give the movie pace and style, felt messy and made me not like the style and look of this movie.

It overall wasn't a movie I hated watching but it also wasn't one that really grabbed me with either its story, characters, or any of the events in the movie.

5/10

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