2012   Japan Sadako 3D
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Director:Tsutomu Hanabusa
Studio:Kadokawa Pictures
Writer:Kôji Suzuki, Yoshinobu Fujioka, Tsutomu Hanabusa
IMDb Rating:3.8 (1,399 votes)
Genre:Horror, TV Movie
Duration:96 min
Tsutomu Hanabusa  ...  (Director)
Kôji Suzuki, Yoshinobu Fujioka, Tsutomu Hanabusa  ...  (Writer)
Satomi Ishihara  ...  Akane Ayukawa
Kôji Seto  ...  Takanori Ando
Ryôsei Tayama  ...  Detective Koiso
Tsutomu Takahashi  ...  Detective Nakamura
Hikari Takara  ...  Risa Kitayama
Yûsuke Yamamoto  ...  Kiyoshi Kashiwada
Shôta Sometani  ...  Enoki
Ai Hashimoto  ...  Sadako
Risako Itô  ...  
Shunsuke Itô  ...  
Yôko Kita  ...  Noriko Morisaki
Yûna Taira  ...  Young Akane
Kenji Kawai  ...  Composer
Nobushige Fujimoto  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Japanese epidermis. It's unclear how/why our heroine is sharing an apartment with a school boy. Halfway through the film he says to her: "I love you". That cleared things up.

Didn't recognize sleepy-eyes Sometani at first.

I love the J-Horror Goth Chick and don't know how this one escaped me. I've seen 3D2. I think this one is a little better. It won't make any converts ... heck, it's already gone. It's not bad for completists but I don't recommend it to newcomers.

One of the problems with these late entry J-Horror Goth Chick flicks is they are thwarted by the Japanese tradition of dread over onslaught. Dread is better but it's difficult, and elusive here, so the film fails until The Long-Haired One shows up (too late). I didn't see this one coming. I'm not on board with creature-ifying Sadako but I anxiously await Sadako v Predator !

Summary: Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone's suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada. Kashiwada's intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori.

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