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The Eye (2002)

Gin gwai (original title)
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A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.

Directors:

Danny Pang (as Pang Brothers), Oxide Chun Pang (as Pang Brothers)

Writers:

Yuet-Jan Hui (as Jojo Hui), Danny Pang (as Pang Brothers) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelica Lee ... Wong Kar Mun (as Lee Sin-Je)
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ... Dr. Wah
Jinda Duangtoy Jinda Duangtoy ... Old Lady in the Hospital
Yut Lai So Yut Lai So ... Yingying
Candy Lo ... Yee (Mun's Sister)
Edmund Chen ... Dr. Lo
Yin Ping Ko Yin Ping Ko ... Mun's grandmother
Florence Wu Florence Wu ... Nurse
Wisarup Annuar Wisarup Annuar ... Dark Figure
Yuet Siu Wong Yuet Siu Wong ... Ghost in the Hospital
Wing-Wai Chin ... Hospital Caretaker
Tao Leung Tao Leung ... Ghost on the Highway
Mylio Lau Mylio Lau ... Wah's Secretary (as Miyuki Lau)
Ousinthorn Chotphan Ousinthorn Chotphan ... Mun as a Little Girl
Dampongongtrakul Sawadee Dampongongtrakul Sawadee ... Yee as a Little Girl
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A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner ... Written by Striding Cloud <frozen98@hotmail.com>

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What if the reflection you see is not yours See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The dark/black figure/person that constantly appears in the film when the characters die is the Daoist (Chinese religion) form of the Grim Reaper. In Daoist belief, there are two Grim Reapers, the White and Black "Wu Chang". The Black Reaper is the one that escorts the newly dead to the "other world" of "afterlife". See more »

Goofs

When Mun leaves the apartment and then crouches down to talk to the young boy about the report card, she is right beside the apartment door, but in the next shot, her Grandmother looks out of the peephole in the door. Mun is now suddenly right in front of the door, on the other side of the hallway. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Boy with Cap: Have you seen my report card?
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Crazy Credits

The credits at the beginning of the film first appear as braile. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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A slow creeping film, mixing great Japanese horror with poor Hollywood type script direction.
22 January 2003 | by Rich BSee all my reviews

Being a fan of Japanese horror, as well as the foreign film scene as a whole (and by foreign I mean non-Hollywood), I was excited at the prospect of seeing this movie. I wasn't disappointed, well for the most part anyway. It opens strongly, with a narrative style, as the young blind woman receives her eye transplants. As her sight returns we are greeted with the traditional Japanese style of under stated shock and horror. Creeping dread. As we are treated to the sights of blurred, unfocused figures and images, only the music and the subtle camera movements to tell us something is wrong. Soon, however, her seeing returns and we are treated to a more tangible horror, and yet it is still treated with careful hands and controlling care. There are shocks aplenty, and a few quiet scares that are hardly noticeable, but when you do, boy do they freak you out! Unfortunately, as it is with many Hollywood films nowadays, the ending is what lets this film down. During the latter half of the film, the focus turns from the slow horror to a plot that most of us have seen before, and we are dealt a final sequence that seems unconnected and distant from the rest of the movie. With no discernable conclusion or understanding to come from the film, you're left with a feeling of a wasted movie, with such promise from the rest of the story. Still, perhaps this is a sign of a reversal of the movie syndrome to date, a foreign film that doesn't quite make it at the end, has now been bought by Hollywood, perhaps they could turn it around. Still, I would recommend seeing this version now, some of the scenes will have you totally creeped out.


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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore

Language:

Cantonese | Thai | Mandarin | English | Hakka

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Seeing Ghosts See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SGD4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$512,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,165,016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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