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Reincarnation (2005)

Rinne (original title)
A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûka ... Nagisa Sugiura
Karina ... Yayoi Kinoshita
... Ikuo Matsumura
Tetta Sugimoto ... Tadashi Murakawa
... Kazuya Omori
... Yuka Morita
Mantarô Koichi ... Yamanaka Producer
Atsushi Haruta ... Norihasa Omori
Miki Sanjô ... Ayumi Omori
Mao Sasaki ... Chisato Omori
Hiroto Itô ... Yuya Omori
... Hotel Maid
Yasutoki Furuya
Tomoko Mochizuki
Hiroshi Okazaki
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Storyline

Nagisa Sugiura (Yuka) is a young Japanese actress who comes face to face with a slew of ghosts. These restless spirits begin to appear when she signs on to star in a horror film which tells the true story about a crazed, local professor whose murderous rampage at a hotel left 11 guests dead, including his young son and daughter. The movie is being filmed at the very site where the killings took place. Written by Anonymous

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Death Is Only The Beginning

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for violent and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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7 January 2006 (Japan)  »

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Trivia

The third film in the hexagon project J-horror Theatre. The two first films are Kansen (2004) and Yogen (2004). See more »

Goofs

When the professor (Nagisa) drops the camera after committing suicide, the camera keeps recording for a couple of seconds. Almost at the end of those seconds, it is possible to see a crew member approaching the scene from the right door. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Brilliant
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Reincarnation is a brilliant film, plain and simple. It is unique in that it relies on imagination and psychology to scare you and make you think twice about the world around you. The director did a fabulous job constructing the imagery of the film, and I genuinely did not know about the ending until it was revealed. Quite a shock! Reincarnation goes in my book as the single greatest indie horror film I have ever seen. Anyone who bashes it is simply not giving it a chance or doesn't fully realize the complex dialog and imagery around them. It is an intriguing story and has good acting in it and most of all the camera angles are really scary. Japanese film has something the western films do not have, something almost surreal, at least to us, being from a different culture and all. Brilliant!


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