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Premonition (2004)

Yogen (original title)
While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

Director:

Norio Tsuruta

Writers:

Noboru Takagi (screenplay), Norio Tsuruta (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Mikami ... Hideki Satomi
Noriko Sakai Noriko Sakai ... Ayaka Satomi
Maki Horikita ... Sayuri Wakakubo
Mayumi Ono Mayumi Ono ... Misato Miyamoto
Hana Inoue Hana Inoue ... Nana Satomi
Masao Mukai Masao Mukai ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Reiko Hiroshige Reiko Hiroshige ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Takahiro Takano Takahiro Takano ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Rui Tsurumizu Rui Tsurumizu ... Josei Ripôtâ
Gaku Adachi Gaku Adachi ... Dansei Kisha
Tarô Suwa ... Kôchô no Koe (voice)
Daisuke Ban Daisuke Ban ... Kyôtô
Shûichirô Idemitsu Shûichirô Idemitsu ... Shinbun Haitatsuin
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Mitamura Ishi
Yûto Mizoguchi Yûto Mizoguchi ... Shônen
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Storyline

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his five-year-old daughter Nana in the obituary section. He sees his wife Ayaka Satomi trying to release their daughter from the seat belt, when a truck without steering hits his car killing Nana. Three years later, Hideki is divorced from Ayaka, who is researching paranormal persons who claim to have read an evil newspaper anticipating the future still trying to believe on Hideki, and she finds that there are people cursed to foresee the future, but without power to save the victims. When Hideki changes the future by saving Ayaka, he becomes trapped in hell and has to make a choice regarding his own destiny. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If you see it... you will die!

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film was released as a double feature with Masayuki Ochiai's Infection(2004) as part of Takashige Ichise's J-Horror Theater. See more »

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Followed by Reincarnation (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Utakata
Music by Jin Nakamura
Lyrics by Juri Shôno
Performed by Juri Shôno
Courtesy of Victor Entertainment
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trapped by a poor marketing campaign
29 September 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A typical Japanese family is return home from a visit to the in-laws when the father asks to go back to the payphone that they had passed awhile back so that he can jack his laptop computer into it for business reasons. While in the phone booth, he reads of his daughter's impending death in a mysterious ripped newspaper page. Now, both parents are understandably obsessed with the phenomenon of this newspaper. But the rest of the film can't really hope to live up to the promise of the opening scenes. Yea, the acting is alright, but it works more as a melodrama than a horror film, and as such will likely put anyone off expecting that type of film. Conversely those that think "J-horror" is only synonymous with base "jump scares" are likely not to really give the film a chance due to the marketing. So the movie is stuck in a short of celluloid limbo with it's feet in both genres, but not really belonging totally to either. Which is a shame as the film is an alright for what it is. Just too bad that it's trapped by the perceived connotations, both good and bad, of the genre.

My Grade: C+

DVD Extras: 6 Subtitled interviews with the director and various cast members; 6 Making of featurettes; 4 & a half minute clip of a press conference; a 6 minute piece on the visual effects; and Trailers for "Undead", "the Devil's Rejects", "Infection", "Ju-On", & "Alone in the Dark"


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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

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$652,525
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