Tomie - Re-Birth (2001)
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A group of friends (Tsumabuki, Kikawada, and Endou) are stalked by the undying Tomie after two of them cover up one of her deaths. "Tomie: Rebirth" is a drab and boring entry in the film series based on Junji Ito's classic "Tomie" horror comics. The characters are uninteresting, Tomie is more irritating than scary, and the chills and terrors are so few and far between so as to be barely worth mentioning. This sequel is almost as bad as the original "Tomie" movie, being elevated only slightly above it thanks to a creepy plotline where Tomie returns from the dead by possessing cute, innocent Hitomi, and a sequence where Tomie is reborn from the surface of a painting that had been smeared with her blood. These are also the only elements of the film that come close to matching the chills that Ito's "Tomie" comic book tales inspire when read. [center][img]http://www.geocities.com/nuelow/movtomierebirth.jpg[/img] [i]The poster art for "Tomie: Rebirth" is creepier than the actual movie[/i][/center] "Tomie: Rebirth" is a film you can skip, even if you're the biggest fan of the "Tomie" series on the planet. It's definately not the first of the series you should watch... that should be "Tomie: Replay" or "Tomie: Another Face", both of which are superior efforts to this one. (The "Tomie" films can be watched in pretty much any order; they are indepedent of each other, and they even have all different casts and directors each time.) Tomie: Rebirth Starring: Miki Sakai, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kumiko Endou, Masaya Kikawada, and Yutaka Nakajima Director: Takashi Shimizu
Excellent Tomie film from the always great Shimizu. I love the Ito mangas, and this film seems very much in the spirit of it. A very well done film.
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