From the internationally acclaimed director of the blood curdling Ring comes Dark Water, a brooding and unsettling masterpiece of modern horror cinema. When Yoshimi's marriage breaks down, she and her daughter are forced to find a new place to live. Desperate for stability during a time of anguish and uncertainty they settle for an apartment in a gloomy, run down block of flats. Once there, the discovery of a schoolbag left behind by a mysterious young girl, along with the appearance of damp patches on the ceiling and walls begins to haunt them. Soon they will both learn the sinister truth behind these events, and their lives will change forever... This truly terrifying tale is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat as its chilling intensity increases to the almost unbearably nerve-shredding climax.

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Dark Water (2002)

PG-13

Horror/Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 41m · 1/19/2002

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From The Creators of Japan's Acclaimed RINGU, Inspiration for the hit phenomenon THE RING

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From the internationally acclaimed director of the blood curdling Ring comes Dark Water, a brooding and unsettling masterpiece of modern horror cinema. When Yoshimi's marriage breaks down, she and her daughter are forced to find a new place to live. Desperate for stability during a time of anguish and uncertainty they settle for an apartment in a gloomy, run down block of flats. Once there, the discovery of a schoolbag left behind by a mysterious young girl, along with the appearance of damp patches on the ceiling and walls begins to haunt them. Soon they will both learn the sinister truth behind these events, and their lives will change forever... This truly terrifying tale is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat as its chilling intensity increases to the almost unbearably nerve-shredding climax.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

Japanese

Country

Japan

Production Company

ADV Films

Budget

$4,000,000

Revenue

$1,400,000
Cast
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Hitomi Kuroki

Yoshimi Matsubara
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Rio Kanno

Ikuko Matsubara (6 years old)
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Mirei Oguchi

Mitsuko Kawai
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Asami Mizukawa

Ikuko Hamada (16 years old)
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Fumiyo Kohinata

Kunio Hamada
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Yu Tokui

Ohta (real-estate agent)
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Isao Yatsu

Kamiya (apartment manager)
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Shigemitsu Ogi

Kishida (Yoshimi's lawyer)
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Maiko Asano

Young Yoshimi's Teacher
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Yukiko Ikari

Young Yoshimi
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Shinji Nomura

Mediator
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Kiriko Shimizu

Mediator
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Teruko Hanahara

Old Lady (twin, elder)
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Youko Yasuda

Old Lady (twin, younger)
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Shichirou Gou

Nishioka
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Chisako Hara

Kayo
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Tôru Shinagawa

Principal (as Tohur Shinagawa)
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Shelley Calene-Black

Yoshimi Matsubara (voice)
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Gabi Chennisi Duncombe

Ikuko Matsubara (voice) (as Gabi Chennisi)
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Jay Hickman

Kishida (voice)
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Mark Laskowski

Ohta (voice) (as Mark X. Laskowski)
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Chris Ayres

Principal (voice) (as Christopher Ayres)
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Andy McAvin

Kunio (voice)
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Jessica Boone

Teen Ikuko (voice)
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Ted Pfister

Kamiya (voice)
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John Swasey

Mediator (voice)
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Heather Bryson

Mediator (voice) (as Heather LeMaster)
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Vic Mignogna

Kono (voice)
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Vicki Barosh

Auntie Kayo / Old Woman A (voice)
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Christine M. Auten

Teacher Past / Ai's Mother / Recorded Message (voice) (as Christine Auten)
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Mariela Ortiz

Teacher B (voice)
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Amanda Nanawa

Teacher C / Mother (voice)
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Kaytha Coker

Tshushima (voice)
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Quentin Haag

Nishioka (voice)
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Luci Christian

Teen Girl A / Answering Machine / Lady Directions (voice)
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April Brem

Teen Girl B / Office Worker (voice)
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Mia

Ai / The Ghost of Mitsuko / Hiding Girl A / Young Yoshimi (voice)
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Lidia Porto

Secretary / Old Woman B / Additional Voices (voice)
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Cynthia Martinez

Hiding Girl B / Additional Voices (voice)
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Hilary Haag

Mao-chan / Additional Voices (voice)
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Kyle Jones

Father / Mover A (voice) (as K.C. Jones)
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Rebecca Ayres

Little Boy / Kobayashi / Additional Voices (voice)
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Emma Crabb

Assistant / Potential Buyer (voice)
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Jacob A. Gragard

Worker A / Mover C (voice)
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Matthew Crawford

Worker B / Mover B (voice) (as Matt Crawford)
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Chihiro Ohtsuka

(as Chihiro Ôtsuka)
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Tarô Suwa

Boss of Yoshimi Matsubara
Crew
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Hideo Nakata

Director
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Kôji Suzuki

Writer
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Takashige Ichise

Writer
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Hideo Nakata

Writer
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Ken'ichi Suzuki

Writer
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Yoshihiro Nakamura

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Dark Water/Princess Blade

(DVD)

9/11/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Dark Water

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/21/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Dark Water

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

3/19/2024

Disc Title Front Cover

Dark Water

(4K Ultra HD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Dark Water

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/11/2016

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