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Shutter (2008)

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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

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Taglines:

Revenge Never Dies! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Film debut of Daisy Betts. See more »

Goofs

(at around 3 mins) When Ben and his wife take a picture of themselves in the beginning, the camera is obviously not on. 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

Featured in Videofobia: The Spirit (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Nasty Funky Crazy
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Alana Da Fonseca (as Alana de Fonseca),
Zach Danziger and Joey Katsaros (as Joseph Katsaros)
Performed by Rebecca Styles (as Becca Styles)
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Dull, but worth a handful of stars
9 December 2008 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

As mentioned else where, this is a remake and has been done before and we have all seen it at least a few times before. Yes they are absolutely right. But the amount of 1 star reviews is undeserving.

This film has the slow methodical pace of an Eastern film but (as usual) loses a lot of the atmosphere when transfered to Hollywood.

Yes it is a bit weird they take photos of EVERYTHING and the sting in the plots tail isn't really that venomous. But Joshua Jackson (aks Pacey from Dawson's) does OK and the leading lady is pretty and does solid work and I did have the hairs on my arms standing to attention a number of times and it did make me jump.

Nothing special but much preferable to having teeth pulled.


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Details

Country:

USA | Japan | Thailand

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

21 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shutter 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:

$48,555,306
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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