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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.


Takashi Shimizu




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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Death Is Only The Beginning


Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Takako Fuji has a cameo as a hotel maid. She has previously collaborated with Takashi Shimizu on the Ju-on series and the American remakes known as The Grudge. See more »


(at around 1h 27 mins) 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 »


Follows Premonition (2004) See more »


Performed by Ougi Aina
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Japanese psychological horror film, with subtitles
15 August 2007 | by StanleyStrangeloveSee all my reviews

Reincarnation is a Japanese film with subtitles. The plot is very difficult to follow but it involves a film crew making a movie depicting the events of a murder. As part of the filming, the director, crew and cast go to the actual hotel in which the multiple murders occurred. The main character is the female lead in the film. Almost from the start of the project, she begins to have visions or hallucinations. She sees people who no one else sees. When the crew arrives at the hotel, her visions become more extreme and frequent. You sort of understand what this film is about when it is over, however the ending left me confused. This is not a haunted house or slasher horror film. Most of it takes place in daylight. Do not expect scantily clad bimbos or knife-wielding maniacs to jump out from the closet. The story reminded me somewhat of the Roman Polanski film "Repulsion" about a woman who goes mad and has hallucinations. Overall, I thought the film was on the slow side. In its favor, it is not one of the gross torture porn flicks that are destroying the horror genre.

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Release Date:

7 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,482,000, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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