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" The Forest " a new movie that stole FF story.

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#1 OFFLINE   Kenshin 4

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:36 AM

I don't know if this is the right place to write this but today i was watching the newest movie trailers. Everything was normal until i saw a new horror movie called " The Forest " so I watched the trailer and I really was shocked because the story looked like a mix between FF2( characters) and FF5 ( setting) and there is A CAMERA in the movie. Its like they copied the games without mentioning them.

Here is the trailer


I don't think this the the holly wood Fatal Frame movie because they didn't mention Tecmo Koei or Nintendo in the trailer.

So what do you think ?
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#2 OFFLINE   Eiko82


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:50 AM

Wow, that trailer definitely gave me a FF5 vibe.


The only thing that really bothers me is that the main characters all happen to be white yet it's set in Japan. I know that it's based on Aokigahara forest but why set it in Japan if the cast is gonna be mainly white? Even the ghosts are white.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:46 PM

That's really crazy, for a sec I thought it was this film.. https://en.wikipedia...e_Sea_of_Trees 


Apparently this is a good year for that specific area?? Nonetheless I want to watch both :P Though the camera you might be referring to is a viewfinder toy called View-Master that just shows sildes


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:54 PM

It seems like film debut and I'm not happy about it at all. They copied FF2 main plot without any reference to their sources of "inspiration". Some debutants.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 10:17 PM

There are quite a few similarities there- it looks like it deals with the themes differently but they're still close. There must be some influence there?


however it doesnt look very good...

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 01:06 AM

Well I guess this is the Hollywood Fatal Frame movie we've been waiting for! Jk, I might go see it. I wouldn't jump into the conclusion about a camera obscura being in the movie because its just a toy 

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#7 OFFLINE   Kenshin 4

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:41 AM

Look at 00:15 the little girl in the right is holding a camera.

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 08:36 AM

IDK, missing relatives and creepy twins are horror staples, as are haunted forests. Unless they start going into rituals and apocalyptic disasters way back in history as well, I wouldn't jump to conclusions. It might be an intentional influence or homage, but there are a lot of traditional horror tropes that permeate the genre, and Fatal Frame tapped into them as much as anything, so sometimes you can end up with a lot of superficial similarities. Admittedly having the missing twin sister AND Aokigahara does make me raise my eyebrows a bit, but still.


And I have to agree with Yashuu that it looks terrible.

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 04:51 AM

Some of the editing reminded me of the opening to FF2, when Mayu goes into the forest and Mio goes running after her. The swirling camera shot, her looking all dazed. The bodies and the way they panned were similar to the guardian statues in the opening as well. But I don't know if I'm biased or not. I might wait to see it before I call foul.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 05:52 AM

So this movie comes out on Friday (in America anyway) is anybody gonna see it? I'm still interested so I'll be dropping by a theater in the morning, I got things to do anyways so why not. This movie seems to be getting negative comments on a BuzzFeed video like "Wow, great way to disrespect the dead" and others like "making a movie about where people commit suicide is  a terrible thing to do" God forbid this person finds out what Fatal Frame 5 is about and where it got it's inspiration from (I would love to see this person's reaction).

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:33 PM

if this movie is somehow based off ff without tecmo's permission then this could become a costly lawsuit 

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#12 OFFLINE   ナガクラ


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:51 AM

Well both this movie and FF5 are based off the same real world location so no, they dont need their permission. The "go find missing person in a suicide forest" could be a coincidence. We will have to wait and see for any info on the background about how they came up with this concept themselves. Its not like Fatal Frame is that "famous" as it used to be in North America.

They can get into trouble if it had a camera obscura without their permission. That camera seen in the trailers is just a toy so a lawsuit is unlikely.

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