Water (2002/MVD Visual/Arrow Blu-ray w/DVD)
B/B- Sound: B+/B Extras: B Film: B+
of the best ghost movies of the new millennia lands on Blu-ray in
this amazing new release from Arrow Films, issued by Halloween 2016!
Forget the 2005 Jennifer Connelly remake, the original 2002 J-Horror
film Dark Water is creepy and gripping from frame one to
close. Arrow Films pulls out all the stops for this release,
bringing us a beautiful (if controversial) new high definition
transfer and some pretty new cool extras to accompany. From the
director of Ringu and its sequels (the original Ring)
Hideo Nakata, this film is a must watch if you are a fan of 'Dead Wet
Girl' horror flicks.
Water stars Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, and Asami
Mizukawa to name a few.
mother named Yoshimi and her young daughter Ikuko move into a
dilapidated apartment complex when they soon notice water leaks
forming and growing all around. A series of strange things start
happening and they soon realize that a dark entity has possessed the
property, has some pretty insidious intentions that link back to a
terrifying accidental death.
in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1
(which sone on line are questioning the integrity of, but more on
that later when we find out more) and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
lossless 5.1 audio mix that brings the film to life namely in tense
moments where the ghost girl is omnipresent. Thus, this Blu-ray
release looks and sounds far better than previous releases of the
film on other formats. The DVD standard definition version is also
included with a 5.1 audio track that looks and sounds fine for the
this first pressing only, we also get an illustrated
collector's booklet containing new writing by the great David Kalat,
author of J-Horror: The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The
Grudge and Beyond, and an examination of the American remake by
writer and editor Michael Gingold.
film is recommended for fans of ghost movies, especially ones such as
The Grudge, Pulse, or The Ring films.