Shutter (2004 film)

Infobox Film
name = Shutter


caption = The Thai movie poster.
director = Banjong Pisanthanakun
Parkpoom Wongpoom
producer = Yodphet Sudsawad
writer = Banjong Pisanthanakun
Sopon Sukdapisit
Parkpoom Wongpoom
starring = Ananda Everingham
Natthaweeranuch Thongmee
Achita Sikamana
music = Chartchai Pongprapapan
cinematography = Niramon Ross
editing = Manop Boonvipat
Lee Chatametikool
distributor = GMM Grammy
released = September 9, 2004
runtime = 97 min.
country = Thailand
language = Thai
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
amg_id = 1:321945
imdb_id = 0440803

"Shutter" (Thai: ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ) is a 2004 horror thai film starring Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana. It focuses on mysterious images seen in developed pictures. It was directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom.It is noted to be more scary than The Grudge and The Ring on the theatrical poster.

This film is the original version of the 2007 Tamil film, "Sivi", and the 2008 American film, "Shutter". The film was advertised with several images purported to be those of actual ghosts.

Plot

After celebrating a drinking party with his closest friends in Bangkok, Tun (Ananda Everingham) and his girlfriend Jane (Natthaweeranuch Thongmee) began to involve in a car accident. Jane hits a girl and Tun does not allow her to get down from the car. The couple drove away leaving the girl behind. Meanwhile, Tun discovers mysterious shadows on his photographs. Jane thinks that the girl who they hit on the road is haunting them while Tun dismisses the idea.Tun then begin to experience severe neck pains after the accident. Meanwhile, Tun's friends are also haunted by this mysterious girl and Jane begins to investigate about the girl. She finds out that the girl was Natre (Achita Sikamana), a shy and weird girl who studied with Tun in college. After confronting Tun, she realized that Natre and Tun were in a relationship. Tun kept their relationship a secret and when he broke up with her, Natre threatened to commit suicide. Tun and Jane then visits Natre's mother and they find decaying body of Natre in her bed room. They realized that Natre had tried to commit suicide. Meanwhile Tun's friends have all being murdered by Natre and Tun feels that he will be the next.Tun is also then haunted by Natre. He almost fell from the building but survived. Jane meanwhile told Tun that Natre's funeral will be held the next day and everything will be back to normal. After holding the funeral, Tun and Jane returns back to Bangkok.Jane then discovers some photos and find Natre's shadowy figure in the pictures. She then finds that Natre is trying to reach something in the picture. She then finds some old photographs where Tun's friends are forcing themselves on Natre. Disgusted by the image, Jane leaves Tun.Tun meanwhile takes pictures with his shutter and later on sees a picture of himself with Natre on his shoulders--which explained his neck pains. He then jumps out of the building...Jane then visits him in the hospital and finds Tun in a critical state. At the end of the movie, we see Natre is still clinging on his shoulder meaning she will never leave him.

Reception

The film has received a 7.6 and 79% "Fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

The film was nominated for the 2005 Golden Kinnaree Award for best film at the Bangkok International Film Festival and has won various awards at smaller festivals around the world. The movie was especially well-received in Thailand and Singapore.

Remake

In 2007, it was remade in Tamil as "Sivi". An American remake was released in 2008, directed by Masayuki Ochiai and starring Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson. [ [http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=filmNews&storyID=2007-01-19T082738Z_01_N19204449_RTRIDST_0_FILM-SHUTTER-DC.XML&WTmodLoc=EntNewsFilm_C2_filmNews-1 "Shutter" role is Taylor made] , Reuters/Hollywood Reporter, January 19, 2007.] The American remake follows the story of a young couple on their honeymoon in Tokyo, where they soon begin to see ghostly images in their photographs.

Unlike the original, the 2008 remake was received negatively by critics.

References

External links

* [http://creepymovies-tvshows-review.blogspot.com/2007/09/ghost-photos-shutter-movie-review.html Shutter : Ghost Photos]
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* [http://www.pantip.com/cafe/chalermthai/newmovie/shutter/shut.html Thai plot synopsis and still gallery]
* [http://www.avistaz.com/horror-movies/2007/shutter-2004-thai.html Shutter Review and Poster]


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