“Dark Water” is so bizarre, especially when you compare it to the later American remake. It’s one of the most Western feeling J-Horror films while also playing upon a maternal lead. A single mother is fighting for custody of her child. Unfortunately, they have to move into a dirty apartment where our heroine is starting to experience hallucinations. Are these new terrors real or the figments of an over-worked imagination?

The film is shot amazingly well, as it feels claustrophobic and yet enveloping. While the American remake felt cold, this one feels almost too emotional. I always wondered what it would look like if Robert Benton tried to make a horror movie. Well, this is about as close as we’re ever getting to it. If you’re a fan of Nakata, then this is a recommended pick-up.


  • Interviews
  • Documentary
  • Trailers


  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 10/17/16

  • 95%
    Video - 95%
  • 93%
    Audio - 93%
  • 91%
    Supplemental Material - 91%
  • 88%
    Film Score - 88%

The Plot Thus Far

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

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