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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

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


Rachael Taylor


Megumi Okina


David Denman


John Hensley


Maya Hazen


James Kyson


(as James Kyson Lee)

Yoshiko Miyazaki


Kei Yamamoto


Daisy Betts


Adrienne Pickering


Pascal Morineau

Wedding Photographer

Masaki Ota

Police Officer

Heideru Tatsuo

Police Officer

Eri Otoguro


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
(23 March 2008)
(2753 Screens)

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

Technical Specs


(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-