ghost story set inside a movie studio. Strange things start happening
when director Murai finds a spool of undeveloped film. He processes
it and watches the lost movie. Afterwards, the star of that film
- seemingly a long-dead, unknown starlet - begins to show up during
his own production. The ghost visits the preview room, sound stage,
even the restroom. Murai decides to find out who the actress is. But
he runs into a brickwall from the studio executives who would rather
keep the girl's identity a secret.
Two years later, filmmaker Hideo Nakata would find International fame
with the release of his seminal horror movie RING
(Ringu) and its sequel.
The birth of the Nakata style and many of his 'retribution themes'
can be clearly seen here, in this story of people driven to madness
by a deceived supernatural presence [again a long-haired female victim].
Nakata would continue exploring horror themes for many years with films
A Japanese film
with optional English subtitles; widescreen format, fully uncut 74 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.