AFM: Takeshi Furusawa's GHOST TRAIN (OTOSHIMONO)
FOR 3 TRAILERS AND 4 TV SPOTS, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE
Distribution rights for Takeshi Furusawa's Japanese horror movie Ghost Train (Otoshimono) - a.k.a. "Sharyô" (working title) - are to be offered for sale by Shochiku Co. Ltd. (Shôchiku K.K.) at this year's American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California. The movie is scheduled to be screened at the Laemmle Monica #1 on Wednesday November 1st at 11:00 a.m., and at the Laemmle Monica #4 on Saturday November 4th at 1:00 p.m.. CJ Entertainment Inc. released it theatrically in Korea on July 27th; Shochiku released it theatrically in Japan on September 30th.
As was reported here on ScreenAnarchy back on May 10th, the screenplay for Ghost Train was written by Furusawa, in collaboration with Erika Tanaka. The movie stars Erika Sawajiri, Chinatsu Wakatsuki, Shun Oguri, Aya Sugimoto, Itsuji Itao, and Miyoko Asada.
Here's a synopsis for Ghost Train from ShochikuFilms.com - Shochiku's English-language website: "On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. But this is just the beginning of the nightmare that awaits her. Nana and her friend Kanae come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who 'lives' on the station platform. One day, Nana's younger sister is lost, and the only possibility seems to be that she had been taken by these spirits. The missing tracks. The predictions that a mysterious woman makes. Weird incidents which happen one after another. Entangled series of frights and mysteries lead to a shocking climax."
Sugimoto previously starred in such movies as Hajime Hashimoto's Yakuza Wives: Burning Desire (Gokudô no onna-tachi: jôen), Takashi Ishii's Flower & Snake II (Hana to hebi 2: Pari/Shizuko) - a.k.a. "Flower and Snake 2: Paris/Shizuko" - and Ishii's Flower & Snake (Hana to hebi).
Ghost Train international trailer page (trailer is in Japanese w/ English subtitles)
Ghost Train Japanese trailer (Japanese w/o subtitles; streaming Windows Media)
Ghost Train Korean trailer (Japanese w/ Korean subtitles; downloadable 22.4 MB WMV file)
Ghost Train Korean trailer (Japanese w/ Korean subtitles; downloadable 15.4 MB Shockwave Flash file)
Ghost Train Korean TV spot #1 (Japanese w/ Korean subtitles; downloadable 2.1 MB Shockwave Flash file)
Ghost Train Korean TV spot #2 (Japanese w/ Korean subtitles; downloadable 2.6 MB Shockwave Flash file)
Ghost Train Korean TV spot #3 (Japanese w/ Korean subtitles; downloadable 1.2 MB Shockwave Flash file)
Ghost Train Korean TV spot #4 (Japanese w/ Korean subtitles; downloadable 2.5 MB Shockwave Flash file)