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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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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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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Girlie
Written by Kazuya Yoshii
Performed by The Yellow Monkey
Courtesy of BMG Funhouse
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Not exceptionally good but still a good piece of entertainment a Saturday night
24 June 2007 | by scobbahSee all my reviews

I am really into Japanese stuff but I have been laying low the past year due to lack of time to indulge in such movies. A group of friends and I rented this one last night without having any expectations on it. The flick started out pretty funky using a lot of colour filters which we discovered were kept throughout the entire movie. I had no problems adjusting to it but some of my friends had problems enjoying the flick due to these filters.

As for the plot, I did not find it that bad. Conventional indeed with a few people going to an abandoned house so if you are looking for original cinema, I suppose this one will not save your day. I cannot really comment on the acting. The main actors did not do exceptionally well but not poor either. However the scenery was really nice, the interiors of the house coming to mind.

I was a bit unhappy with how the story unfolded. I suppose I expected something more. At any rate it was an OK time-killer and I think it is worth at least 5/10. The flick is not exceptionally good but still a good piece of entertainment a Saturday night.


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