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A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Director:

Masayuki Ochiai

Writer:

Luke Dawson (screenplay) (as Luke Dawson)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Jackson ... Ben
Rachael Taylor ... Jane
Megumi Okina ... Megumi
David Denman ... Bruno
John Hensley ... Adam
Maya Hazen ... Seiko
James Kyson ... Ritsuo (as James Kyson Lee)
Yoshiko Miyazaki ... Akiko
Kei Yamamoto Kei Yamamoto ... Murase
Daisy Betts ... Natasha
Adrienne Pickering ... Megan
Pascal Morineau Pascal Morineau ... Wedding Photographer
Masaki Ota Masaki Ota ... Police Officer
Heideru Tatsuo Heideru Tatsuo ... Police Officer
Eri Otoguro ... Yoko
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Storyline

A newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they experience a tragic car accident, leading to the death of a young local girl. Upon regaining consciousness, they find no trace of her body. A bit distraught the couple arrives in Tokyo to begin their new life. Meanwhile Ben begins noticing strange white blurs in many of his fashion shoot photographs. Jane believes that the blurs are actually spirit photography of the dead girl who they hit on the road, and that she may be seeking vengeance. Written by Brian Corder

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most terrifying images are the ones that are real. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror, disturbing images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Okidač See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,447,559, 23 March 2008

Gross USA:

$25,928,550

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,879,410
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 39 mins) Murase says something in Japanese to Ben and Jane which causes Ben to panic and make him leave their home and refuses to explain this to her. The dialogue was not subtitled but his words had something to do with Megumi, and they translate to "What you've done cannot be undone. You'll always be with her. I cannot and will not help you." See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) It is raining when Ben and Jane drive down the road. When they hit the ghost, the scene fades to black. When the scene fades back in, it's snowing heavily, and a thick sheet of snow covers the ground. They start talking as they get out of the car, and the snow stops. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Um, so, anyway... thank you all so much for being here and... uh, let's eat some cake!
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Connections

Referenced in Demon Baby (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Come On Shake
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Michael Sandlofer
Performed by Shake
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Not the best
22 March 2008 | by wolf_stonedSee all my reviews

The trailers for this movie made it look pretty good, but it turned out to be not the best movie. It delivers the scares, but there are too many 'false alarms'. A lot of the love stuff in the beginning could've been left out. The real horror starts a little too late, and basically is pretty corny. Most of the acting is pretty bad, and some of the dialogue seems to be totally improvised. This is one Japanese horror remake that shouldn't have been made at all in my opinion. It has a pretty bad plot that takes a long time to unfold and, at times, is rather boring. Warning - do not be fooled, for this is one movie that blows! If you want to see a movie, just avoid this, and see something else instead. Trust me.


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