Rinne (Reincarnation)


Rinne (Reincarnation)

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Grudge director Takeshi Shimizu returns to tell this tale of a film crew that descends upon a hotel that was once the scene of a vicious killing spree, only to find that the horrors of the past have a malevolent means of manifesting themselves in the present. Years after a professor slaughtered his wife, his young daughter, and nine hotel guests at the Ono Kanko just north of Tokyo, horror filmmaker Ikuo Matsumara (Kippei Shiina) and his crew prepare to make a movie about the murders. As pre-production on the film gets underway, the lead actress experiences a vivid vision of the murders and is shocked to awaken in the very room where the body of the professor's daughter was discovered. In her vision, the actress watched helplessly as the professor sadistically captures the final moments of his victims on film. When the actress finds the very same camera she saw the professor using in her vision and the cast members begin dying in the same manner as their real-life counterparts, it begins to appear as if the mad professor has returned from beyond the grave to ensure that his dark story never makes it to the silver screen.

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Boro Yukadinovic
as Nagisa Sugiura
as Nagisa Sugiura
as Yayoi Kinoshita
Kippei Shiina
as Ikuo Matsumara
Tetta Sugimoto
as Tadashi Murakawa
Marika Matsumoto
as Yuka Morita
Shun Oguri
as Kazuya Onishi
Atsushi Haruta
as Norihasa Omori
Miki Sanjo
as Ayumi Omori
Mao Sasaki
as Chisato
Takako Fuji
as Hotel Maid
Taro Suwa
as Projectionist
Yasutoki Furuya
as Atsushi Ozawa
Hiroto Ito
as Yuya Omori
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All Critics (3)

  • Takes too many liberties with the meaning of reincarnation--making it into a gross literal reality.

    Oct 15, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Shimizu's prodigious talent as a scare-master are still on display, so the film features a handful of virtuoso sequences.

    Jul 12, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Sem conseguir criar o clima de inquietação exigido pelo roteiro, Shimizu não percebe sequer a falta de personalidade da fotografia de seu filme, comprovando mesmo ser um sub-Hideo Nakata.

    Jun 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Rinne (Reincarnation)

  • Dec 19, 2014
    Wasn't really expecting this film to be much, and in some ways it wasn't much, but it also surpassed what I would've expected going into it. Admittedly, however, time has not been kind to this film as I'm sure I would've enjoyed this movie closer to when it was released than I would through 2014 eyes. I thought the story, while nonsensical, actually had a rhyme and a reason. Things simply don't happen for a reason here. Yes, the storytelling itself might be dull and slow, but at least what happens happens for a reason. I think that, on top of some cool atmospheric moments. I wouldn't even call them scares, I think the Japanese are better at creepy moments as opposed to out and out scares. Not saying this film has some genuinely creepy moments, but some of these are fairly decent and well-executed. I'm not even sure why I've given it the rating I did, because it's fairly average horror movie. It's not gonna reinvent the wheel, nor is it gonna leave you shitting your pants for weeks, but it's got about the same number of positives as it does negatives. I bumped this up from 2 to 2.5 stars. It's not really much, and it doesn't make that big of a difference quality-wise, but I think this movie is better than it probably came across at first glance. This is definitely a movie that will require a bit of patience, but even then, it's not like it's that rewarding or rich of an experience that you'll want to recommend this to all of your friends. It's something that you'll watch and easily forget about it by the next day. Not much else to say than that really, this is an average horror film.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2011
    No perfect...but one of the best that I've seen from the "Films To DIe For" series.
    Robert C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 18, 2010
    Technically an occult piece due to it's metaphysical/paranormal theme, <I>Reincarnation</I> is a well-executed atmospheric mystery about -well, reincarnation. Two actresses and a friend unknowingly share a macabre bond that originates in a ghastly mass murder at a spooky old hotel. One of the girls doubts the phenomenon of life-after-life, one knows she is reincarnated, and the third is catching on quickly as she stars in a picture about the murders filmed on location. In re-enacting the grisly events, the actress unwittingly channels the spirits of the victims who proceed to possess the cast and create a living nightmare for the star. <I>Reincarnation</I> is a welcome departure from bad Hollywood horror flicks that consist of beat-to-death plots re-hashed with annoying characters, predictable gimmicks and stock contrivances. It is a dark and pensive film and it presents a solid variation on the plots of movies such as <I>Salvage, Dark Corners, Dead Again</I>. and <I>Lieibestraum</I>. While a number of these relatively recent Japanese horror films are nicely photographed, skillfully crafted, and well thought-out with cerebral plots, they tend to lack a certain zest. They are so well made that it is challenging to analyze why they very slightly miss the mark. Pictures such as <I>Reincarnation</I> are slow, yet not because they contain filler or are poorly paced. Oddly, despite containing clever, frightening plot elements, they tend to be very creepy without being scary. <I>Reincarnation</I> would have worked better as a shorter story in a trilogy such as <I>3 Extremes</I>. While such movies are sinister, they lack the thrills that the cheap Hollywood equivalents deliver. Despite this, Japanese "horror" films like <I>Reincarnation</I> provide a thoughtful respite from predictable yarns along the lines of <I>I Saw What You Did Last Summer</I>.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2009
    DONT watch this after dark
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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