|release date||March 27 2007|
|starring||Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shiina, Tetta Sugimoto, Shun Oguri|
|tagline||Death is only the beginning|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe actress Nagisa Sugiura is selected for the cast of a horror movie about a professor that killed his family, guests and staff in the Ono Kanko Hotel to prove his theory that people's souls are reincarnated after death. When the director, cast and crew arrive in the hotel, Nagisa sees dead people moving around the place. Along the shootings, she has nightmares and visions of the killing and she realizes that the people involved in the movie are actually reincarnation of those killed in the hotel, and she was the killer professor in her previous life, ending absolutely insane.
No one has ever accused J-horror films of being straightforward. In fact the non-linear aspect of most productions is one of the most beautifully captivating things about them. It lends a type of dark surrealistic atmosphere to the projects, and often typifies the nightmare world in which the films exist. REINCANATION’S title alone should lay out the film’s premise easily enough for western audiences. In the execution however, director Takashi Shimizu (JU-ON: THE GRUDGE) almost totally abandons narrative structure to relate a tale of fate, film production and mass murder, making the film at times—for lack of a better word—challenging. …Read More