6.2/10
358
12 user 3 critic

Don't Look Up (1996)

Joyû-rei (original title)
Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 2 March 1996 (Japan)
A filmmaker and crew slowly go insane after being continually haunted by the ghost of a dead actress.

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Hideo Nakata (story), Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Gekijô rei I (2015)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Rika Adachi, Toshihito Kokubo, Keita Machida
Chaos (2000)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Jun Kunimura, Ken Mitsuishi, Masato Hagiwara
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Ryô Iwamatsu
Kaidan (2007)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kikunosuke Onoe, Hitomi Kuroki, Mao Inoue
Last Scene (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

(Japanese with English subtitles) In the year 2000, after being retired for a while, an old time actor is cast in a low-budget film. However, he realizes how the soulless, assembly-line ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yumi Asô, Kumiko Asô
Dark Water (2002)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi
Curse, Death & Spirit (Video 1992)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This is a series of three short supernatural-themed movies. The first tells the story of a teen girl who dreams of haunted doll. In the second movie, a widowed mother brings her children to... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kyôko Enami, Michiko Hada, Maiko Kawakami
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Asami Inaba is a temporary worker at a company. One day, her boyfriend leaves his smartphone in a taxi. Since then, mysterious things take place around her like her credit card bill having ... See full summary »

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Keiko Kitagawa, Yûdai Chiba, Ryô Narita
Garasu no nô (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

"Wake up! I'm a Prince!" 'Sleeping Bride' or 'Glass Brain' is teenage love-story of a girl who sleeps for 17 years, her only hope, a young boy...

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Lisa Gotô, Hiroki Kohara, Takaaki Enoki
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ten people who agree to take the same lucrative "job" find themselves locked in an underground complex and forced to play a murder game for seven days.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kin'ya Kitaôji, Nagisa Katahira, Shinji Takeda
Monsterz (2014)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their fate cross, the survival battle begins. The two men with inevitable fate, who will survive ?

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Kentez Asaka, Mina Fujii, Tatsuya Fujiwara
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Documentary on director Masaru Konuma, who dedicated his life to Japanese soft porn, directing more than 47 films in more than three decades and specializing in S&M.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Stars: Haruhiko Arai, Hiroshi Hanzawa, Osamu Inoue
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Toshio Murai / the director
Yasuyo Shirashima Yasuyo Shirashima ... Hitomi Kurokawa / the seasoned actress
Kei Ishibashi Kei Ishibashi ... Saori Murakami / the debuting actress
Ren Osugi ... Ootani / the cinematographer (as Ren Ôsugi)
Takanori Higuchi Takanori Higuchi ... Masaru Hayama (as Takanori Kikuchi)
SABU SABU ... Sekikawa (as Sabu)
Reita Serizawa Reita Serizawa ... Sadaoka
Akira Hibino Akira Hibino ... Actor in the 1971 TV film footage
Hirofumi Kobayashi Hirofumi Kobayashi ... Shigeru Mochizuki / the lead actor
Dan Li Dan Li ... Ghost actress
Daisuke Iijima Daisuke Iijima ... Police detective
Naomi Kojima Naomi Kojima ... Actress in the 1971 TV film footage
Katsunori Someya Katsunori Someya ... Tomoyasu
Yûken Yoshida Yûken Yoshida ... Kasuya
Toshie Negishi Toshie Negishi ... Tokiko Tsutsumi / Hitomi's agent
Edit

Storyline

A filmmaker and crew slowly go insane after being continually haunted by the ghost of a dead actress.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 March 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Look Up See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as Don't Look Up (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

ghost existentialism
20 June 2003 | by cecil2See all my reviews

This film is great at putting ideas into the viewer's subconscious. The whole simple idea of the story is great, by having the characters shoot a film such that the viewer almost feels like they are separated from the characters and in tune with the supernatural. Since you are watching people making a movie investigating another movie, it brings you into the action, as if the same things could happen to you. The blandness of some scenes on the surface is really fun when contrasted against the supernatural events that happen later. An example is a line where the director tells the actress not to "look down" when saying her lines, when she really shouldn't be "looking up" later when she encounters the ghost. One of the most interesting things about this movie is that you wouldn't even think this was a ghost story in some scenes until you realize the context it is in. Definitely this is one of the best ghost detective stories, it has an almost meditative nature and makes the movie more scary. The over the shoulder scenes of the ghost are very scary, partly because the movie often shows people filming from the opposite angle, so you are actually watching them film, scenes in which you could become the ghost. By concentrating on the existence of the ghost, the whole movie becomes more scary.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed