Dark Water [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2002]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Archive interviews with actresses Hitomi Kuroki & Asami Mizukawa and theme song artist Shikao Suga
  • Family Terrors: a brand new interview with author Koji Hayashi
  • Ghosts, Rings and Water: a brand new interview with director Hideo Nakata
  • Original 'making-of' documentary
  • Trailers and TV spots


Dark Water
Following up on his horror smash hits Ringu and Ringu 2, Hideo Nakata directs this supernatural psychological drama about a middle aged woman struggling to cling to her sanity. Yoshimi Matsubara (Hitomi Kuroki) is the midst of a nasty divorce with her thuggish, abusive husband over the custody of their five year old daughter Ikuko (Rio Kanno). In Japan's family court system, which is heavily weighted towards the mother, Yoshimi case would normally be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Yoshimi has a history of mental imbalance as a result of her miserable, emotionally starved childhood. The transition from housewife to independent working woman has been stressful. She has moved into a fleabag of an apartment -- completely with a constantly leaking roof -- and has had little luck finding employment. Worse, Ikuko and then Yoshimi start seeing a creepy little girl dressed in yellow suddenly appearing in apartment. With a growing sense of dread, Yoshimi starts having outbursts not only in family court, but also at her daughter's kindergarten. When she slumps into a coma after the end of one such fit, she realizes what the girl in yellow is trying to communicate. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Hitomi Kuroki
    Hitomi Kuroki - Itsumi Matsubara
  • Rio Kanno
    Rio Kanno - Ikuko, age 6
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    Mirei Oguchi - Mitsuko Kawai
  • Asami Mizukawa
    Asami Mizukawa - Ikuko, age 16

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Arrow does it again. Fantastic looking film. One of the best Japanese horror films out there

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the American remake

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you are into J-horror then this is a can't miss purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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