March 21st, 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.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 4.9/10 (14,193 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director: Masayuki Ochiai

Stars: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, James Kyson

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.

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 - Murase
Daisy Betts - Natasha
Adrienne Pickering - Megan
Pascal Morineau - Wedding Photographer
Masaki Ota - Police Officer
Heideru Tatsuo - Police Officer
Eri Otoguro - Yoko

Taglines: Revenge Never Dies!


Official Website: 20th Century Fox [France] | 20th Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 21 March 2008

Filming Locations: Tokyo, Japan

Opening Weekend: $10,447,559 (USA) (23 March 2008) (2753 Screens)

Gross: $25,926,543 (USA) (22 June 2008)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (unrated version)

Did You Know?

Not screened for critics.

Revealing mistakes: When Adam is taking the pictures of the brunette in the cowboy hat a flash effect is used but the camera does not have a flash attached.

User Review

PERFECT! for our image of American youth...

Rating: 1/10

I think this movie shows exactly how Hollywood sees America's youth. Compelled by fashionably dressed model women, sometimes half naked, bright colors, spooky images and scenes that are only there to make you jump. Oh... and I forgot, no brains. They think you're all idiots so they give you this cliché garbage.

Skinny attractive woman who couldn't act if it were cursed on her, walks around always looking fresh and dumb in designer clothes. This movie is about as intelligent as a log. Everything seems forced and none of it is original or done in a compelling way. I have to wonder if English was the native language of the director since most of the dialog is unacceptably terrible. Many times I cringed or laughed at things that I knew weren't meant to have that kind of reaction.

Poorly paced, poorly written, poorly acted, the effects are okay. I haven't seen the original, but conceptually, this movie could have been great if it were done the right way. Unfortunately, it was not. F-