Shutter: Unrated

Another Hollywood remake of a Japanese horror film. They no longer have to write scripts in the horror genre as they just have to wait for Japanese films to be successful and then remake them in English. I have to be honest and say I don't really understand this whole phenomenon. If the original is good why can't we in North America watch it with subtitles? Too lazy to read? Someone has to explain it to me.

New York newlyweds Ben (Joshua Jackson – Battle in Seattle, Bobby) and Jane (Rachael Taylor – Transformers, Bottle Shock) have moved to Japan. Ben is fashion photographer and is offered a job on a large shoot. A tragic accident happens. A young girl is killed but they cannot find her body. But soon they realize that the girl is linked to them.

Ben and Jane move on to Tokyo to start his job. All the photos they have developed after the accident have a weird shadow in them. The shadow seems to have an axe to grind with Ben and is determined to reveal his deepest and darkest secrets from his past. Ben and his wife learn quickly that you can't really leave you past behind.

The cinematography is the high point of this film. Very beautiful scenes of Japan – a side you don't normally see. Everything else was fairly weak. For a horror or suspense film there was zero suspense. You knew everything that was going to happen before it did. Kinda aggravating! Also it was not scary….not even for one moment.

Special Features:
-A Cultural Divide
-The Director: Masayuki Ochiai
-A Conversation with Luke Dawson College
-Create Your Own Phantom Photo
-The Hunt for the Haunt: Tools and Tips for Ghost Hunting
-9 Deleted scenes
-Alternate Ending: Mental Hospital
-An Exclusive First Look at the Horror Film "Mirrors" Starring Kiefer Sutherland

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