Hideo Nakata

Hideo Nakata (中田 秀夫 Nakata Hideo, born July 19, 1961) is a Japanese filmmaker.

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Dark Water (2002)

A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Mirei Oguchi  •  Fumiyo Kohinata  •  Asami Mizukawa

A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Hitomi Kuroki  •  Mirei Oguchi  •  Fumiyo Kohinata  •  Asami Mizukawa

Ringu (1998)

A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Nanako Matsushima  •  Miki Nakatani  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Yuko Takeuchi

A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Nanako Matsushima  •  Miki Nakatani  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Yuko Takeuchi

Ringu 2 (1999)

While investigating the horrifying death of her boyfriend, Mai Takano learns about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a disturbing girl named Sadako, which kills anyone who watches it exactly one week later. When her boyfriend’s son, Yoichi, starts to develop the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Miki Nakatani  •  Hitomi Satô  •  Kyoko Fukada  •  Fumiyo Kohinata

While investigating the horrifying death of her boyfriend, Mai Takano learns about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a disturbing girl named Sadako, which kills anyone who watches it exactly one week later. When her boyfriend’s son, Yoichi, starts to develop the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Miki Nakatani  •  Hitomi Satô  •  Kyoko Fukada  •  Fumiyo Kohinata

The Ring Two (2005)

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Simon Baker  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  David Dorfman

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Simon Baker  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  David Dorfman

Sleeping Bride (2000)

Sleeping Bride is the story of a girl, Yumi, who since birth, has never been awake. A boy called Yuuichi finds the girl in the hospital while he is a patient there. A nurse remarks that the girl is 'Sleeping Beauty', and Yuuichi believes that a kiss from a prince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Risa Goto  •  Hiroki Kohara  •  Takaaki Enoki  •  Yûko Natori

Sleeping Bride is the story of a girl, Yumi, who since birth, has never been awake. A boy called Yuuichi finds the girl in the hospital while he is a patient there. A nurse remarks that the girl is 'Sleeping Beauty', and Yuuichi believes that a kiss from a prince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Risa Goto  •  Hiroki Kohara  •  Takaaki Enoki  •  Yûko Natori

Last Scene (2001)

Young film star Ken Mihara is about to fall from stardom. His rise as a celebrity is solely credited to his onscreen counterpart, Keiko, who recently announced her retirement from acting in order to get married. Feeling frustrated and helpless, Ken turns to alcohol ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Johnny Yoshinaga  •  Mayumi Wakamura  •  Yumi Asô

Young film star Ken Mihara is about to fall from stardom. His rise as a celebrity is solely credited to his onscreen counterpart, Keiko, who recently announced her retirement from acting in order to get married. Feeling frustrated and helpless, Ken turns to alcohol ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Johnny Yoshinaga  •  Mayumi Wakamura  •  Yumi Asô

Chatroom (2010)

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When strangers Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in his new 'Chelsea Teens!' chatroom, they're completely seduced by his fast-talking, charismatic character. But beneath the surface lies a much darker truth. William is a dangerous loner, channeling all his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Imogen Poots  •  Matthew Beard  •  Hannah Murray

When strangers Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in his new 'Chelsea Teens!' chatroom, they're completely seduced by his fast-talking, charismatic character. But beneath the surface lies a much darker truth. William is a dangerous loner, channeling all his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Imogen Poots  •  Matthew Beard  •  Hannah Murray

The Incite Mill (2010)

Ten people gather together at a complex named “Ankikan” after hearing of a short term job paying 112,000 Yen ($1,236 USD) per hour. The ten people are informed that they will be monitored 24 hours a day for 7 days straight in a psychological experiment. They are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Haruka Ayase  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Tsuyoshi Abe

Ten people gather together at a complex named “Ankikan” after hearing of a short term job paying 112,000 Yen ($1,236 USD) per hour. The ten people are informed that they will be monitored 24 hours a day for 7 days straight in a psychological experiment. They are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Haruka Ayase  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Tsuyoshi Abe

The Complex (2013)

Nursing student Asuka has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Atsuko Maeda  •  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Masanobu Katsumura  •  Naomi Nishida

Nursing student Asuka has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Atsuko Maeda  •  Hiroki Narimiya  •  Masanobu Katsumura  •  Naomi Nishida

Tokyo Biyori (1997)

This is a biographical film about the late Yoko Araki, who was the wife of Japan's leading photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naoto Takenaka
CAST:  Naoto Takenaka  •  Miho Nakayama  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Nobuyoshi Araki

This is a biographical film about the late Yoko Araki, who was the wife of Japan's leading photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Naoto Takenaka
CAST:  Naoto Takenaka  •  Miho Nakayama  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Nobuyoshi Araki

Words with Gods (2014)

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as it relates to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bahman Ghobadi  •  Álex de la Iglesia  •  Emir Kusturica  •  Amos Gitai  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Hideo Nakata  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Mira Nair  •  Héctor Babenco
CAST:  Miranda Tapsell  •  Chico Diaz  •  Tanuja  •  Masatoshi Nagase

The first of four installments in the groundbreaking Heartbeat of the World anthology film series. Comprised of several short films by some of the world's most exciting directors, Words with Gods follows the theme of religion - specifically as it relates to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bahman Ghobadi  •  Álex de la Iglesia  •  Emir Kusturica  •  Amos Gitai  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Hideo Nakata  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Mira Nair  •  Héctor Babenco
CAST:  Miranda Tapsell  •  Chico Diaz  •  Tanuja  •  Masatoshi Nagase

Sadistic and Masochistic (2001)

Documentary on Nikkatsu's Roman Porno film series, with a heavy focus on prolific director Masaru Konuma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Yūko Katagiri  •  Yuki Kazamatsuri  •  Yoshie Kikukawa  •  Asami Ogawa

Documentary on Nikkatsu's Roman Porno film series, with a heavy focus on prolific director Masaru Konuma.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Yūko Katagiri  •  Yuki Kazamatsuri  •  Yoshie Kikukawa  •  Asami Ogawa

Don't Look Up (1996)

On the set of a dark war time drama at an old movie studio, a young director, Toshio Murai (Yanagi), is trying to complete his debut film. The two starring actresses, Hitomi Kurokawa and Saori Murakami, play sisters in his film. Murai has a crush on Hitomi ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Yūrei Yanagi  •  Yasuyo Shirashima  •  Kei Ishibashi  •  Ren Osugi

On the set of a dark war time drama at an old movie studio, a young director, Toshio Murai (Yanagi), is trying to complete his debut film. The two starring actresses, Hitomi Kurokawa and Saori Murakami, play sisters in his film. Murai has a crush on Hitomi ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Yūrei Yanagi  •  Yasuyo Shirashima  •  Kei Ishibashi  •  Ren Osugi

Gore from Outer Space (2001)

A mother is accused of murdering her daughter but when she tells her tale, things don't seem to make sense. Her husband says they have no daughter, there's a psychic that can trace phone calls, a blonde who sings the US anthem, a house with no bathroom, some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirohisa Sasaki
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe  •  Sadao Abe  •  Aimi Nakamura  •  Tomomi Kuribayashi

A mother is accused of murdering her daughter but when she tells her tale, things don't seem to make sense. Her husband says they have no daughter, there's a psychic that can trace phone calls, a blonde who sings the US anthem, a house with no bathroom, some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hirohisa Sasaki
CAST:  Hiroshi Abe  •  Sadao Abe  •  Aimi Nakamura  •  Tomomi Kuribayashi

Kaidan (2007)

Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river will never surface again. 20 Years later, Shinkichi, the handsome son of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Takaaki Enoki  •  Léona Hirota  •  Hitomi Kuroki

Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river will never surface again. 20 Years later, Shinkichi, the handsome son of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Kumiko Aso  •  Takaaki Enoki  •  Léona Hirota  •  Hitomi Kuroki

L: change the WorLd (2008)

"The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari (Shunji Fujimura), L has to solve the case all by himself for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Shunji Fujimura  •  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Narushi Fukuda  •  Sei Hiraizumi

"The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari (Shunji Fujimura), L has to solve the case all by himself for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Shunji Fujimura  •  Mayuko Fukuda  •  Narushi Fukuda  •  Sei Hiraizumi

Curse, Death & Spirit (1992)

This is a series of three short supernatural-themed movies. The first tells the story of a teen girl who dreams of haunted doll. In the second movie, a widowed mother brings her children to a house in the woods to help them forget the death of their father. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Kyōko Enami  •  Michiko Hada  •  Maiko Kawakami  •  Yumi Nakamura

This is a series of three short supernatural-themed movies. The first tells the story of a teen girl who dreams of haunted doll. In the second movie, a widowed mother brings her children to a house in the woods to help them forget the death of their father. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Kyōko Enami  •  Michiko Hada  •  Maiko Kawakami  •  Yumi Nakamura

Chaos (2000)

A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the floor. In a panic he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Jun Kunimura  •  Ken Mitsuishi  •  Masato Hagiwara  •  Miki Nakatani

A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the floor. In a panic he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Jun Kunimura  •  Ken Mitsuishi  •  Masato Hagiwara  •  Miki Nakatani

Monsterz (2014)

A somber paranormal thriller that offers an original, exciting variation of the tale of two men with supernatural abilities, locked in a duel to the death. A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Takayuki Yamada  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

A somber paranormal thriller that offers an original, exciting variation of the tale of two men with supernatural abilities, locked in a duel to the death. A battle between a man who can control people with a stare, and the only man he cannot control. When their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Tatsuya Fujiwara  •  Takayuki Yamada  •  Satomi Ishihara  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

Ghost Theater (2015)

Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Haruka Shimazaki  •  Rika Adachi  •  Riho Takada  •  Keita Machida

Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Haruka Shimazaki  •  Rika Adachi  •  Riho Takada  •  Keita Machida
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