The GrudgeDirector: Takashi Shimizu
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J-horror fans will certainly have something to scream about as horror craftsman Takashi Shimizu's American remake The Grudge arrives on DVD in a special expanded edition that packs quite a punch and features some great bonus materials as well. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the transfer looks great, sporting evenly balanced colors and showing little evidence of edge-enhancement or digital artifacting. Of course, anyone who has felt the terror of The Grudge knows that the horrific death croak of the vengeful female ghost is as effectively bone-rattling as any image in the film, and the English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix creates the perfect atmosphere for the film by keeping the viewer on edge and sending the audio reverberating under the viewer's skin at all the right moments. A solid presentation of the feature is only the beginning, though, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has seen fit to fill this disc with an impressive array of bonus materials. In addition to hearing Shimizu himself discuss his experiences bringing this hit Japanese film series to American shores in an audio commentary track that also features producer Taka Ichise and actress Takako Fuji, fans can also take a look at the origins of Shimizu's career thanks to the inclusion of his early films 4444444444 and In a Corner. Fifteen deleted scenes with optional filmmaker commentary offer a look at scenes that eventually hit the cutting room floor, with video diaries by Sarah Michelle Gellar and KaDee Strickland taking the viewer for a peek behind-the-scenes. Take a tour of the cursed abode if you dare in "The Grudge House: An Insider's Look," before peeking into a production designer's notebook and director Shimizu's original storyboards.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
Cast & Crew
|Sarah Michelle Gellar||Karen|
|Kazuyuki Tsumura||Peter's Co-Worker|
|Yoichi Okamura||Restaurant Manager|
1. Start [3:50]
2. Yoko [4:03]
3. Karen [2:11]
4. Care Center [2:21]
5. The Closet [6:07]
6. Toshio [4:33]
7. "We'll Take It." [4:38]
8. So Lost [2:23]
9. "Where's Jennifer?" [5:42]
10. Detectives [3:29]
11. The Attic [3:17]
12. Karen in Hospital [5:25]
13. Susan at Work [3:13]
14. Susan in Elevator [3:07]
15. "I'll Buzz You In" [2:29]
16. Karen Takes a Shower [3:02]
17. Yoko's Return [2:01]
18. The Saeki Family [:48]
19. Caught on Tape [2:19]
20. Karen Visits Maria [4:09]
21. Peter's Story [3:58]
22. Karen Confronts Nakagawa [2:17]
23. Nakagawa Takes Action [2:18]
24. Back to the House [2:31]
25. Time Slip [3:08]
26. Motive [3:19]
27. Kayako Crawls Down Stairs [5:49]
28. Body I.D. [5:26]
Subtitles: Subtitles Off
Underworld Extended Cut
Commentary With Director Takashi Shimizu, Producer Taka Ichise and Actress Takako Fuji: On
Commentary With Director Takashi Shimizu, Producer Taka Ichise and Actress Takako Fuji: Off
Deleted Scene Commentary: On
Deleted Scene Commentary: Off
Seven Years Bad Luck
Karen Meets Emma
Call an Ambulance
The Police Station
Flashback After the Fire
The "Grudge" House: An Insider's Tour
Sights and Sounds: The Storyboard Art of Takashi Shimizu
Production Designer's Notebook: The Sketches of Iwao Saito
Sarah Michelle Gellar's Video Diary
KaDee Strickland's Video Diary
Takashi Shimizu's Short Film: 4444444444
Takashi Shimizu's Short Film: In a Corner
Underworld Extended Cut
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this movie made me jump and scream. good thing i didn't see this in the movie theatre! i think this is probably one of the best thriller movies i've ever seen, only because it really scared the daylights outta me.
This movie was okay, just not as good as 'The Ring'. I went to this movie in the theater, because I heard it was supposed to be the most terrifying movie since 'The Ring'. But it really wasn't all that scary. All in all, I would have to say that this was an okay movie.
For awile now, scary movies have been about gore, and a man that always seems to catch up to his victims just by walking. Luckily the Grudge brings a different side to horror. Sarah Michelle Gellar makes the character more believable, and has the ability to cry at the snap of a finger. The storyline is awesome, and the way the curse beganis great.
The Grudge was scary, made me turn pale at couple scens but if you want a scary movie rent Ju-on. Which is the original grudge from Japan, and if you still want more Japan released Ju-on 2. The only set back is that ju-on is subtitled. Not a problem really, it comes in handy at those chilling parts. You can concentrate on the subtitles when a feaky part comes up.
This film is a very sad affair. The makeup was lacking and completely unispired. Sure, audiences have seen their share of pale, sinewy, and veiny ghouls that vibrate across walls and floors. It was scary for a time and is still downright creepy. However, these ghouls are of a plainer variety and make dry, choking sounds as if in need of a cool beverage. That or they meow like a cat. I get the symbolizm, it is simple enough for a child to comprehend, but whether or not one gets the concept is hardly the point. The point of this film is to shock, to scare, to frighten. All it achieves from this end though is a few giggles each time I see that long, black-haired clown pop her head out of closets or other random compartments. If you are easily scared by silly and pretentious makeup then by all means buy this. Then, to really top off your AMAZING movie collection you can buy a copy of Gigli.
this movie was scary but not as scary as 'the ring'. a few parts made me jump but overall it was kind of pointless.
i didn't like this movie at all. if you're looking for thriller and horror, this is the movie to see.
scared the you know what out of my girlfriend and me, she was almost literally climbing up the back of the seat in the theater or hiding in my arms...you'll think about it when you try to go sleep, made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, still does just thinking about it...
'The Grudge' was another movie like the 'The Ring' but the latter was better. Shimizu tried to bring the Americanized version for English-speaking people, but it ended up becoming a cross between 'The Ring' and 'The Amityville Horror'.I think I would have enjoyed the Japanese version better called 'Ju-on'.Even though I do not speak Japanese, I heard that their kind of horror is psychological, like 'The Ring' because it gives the same theme: if anyone dies in powerful rage, a curse is born. 'The Grudge' has some scary moments, but it would be better to watch it on DVD, whether bought or rented. Heather M. Gittens
this is a really great movie.now i never wanna go in my attic or leave my closet door open at nite agin!
I have seen the movie three times and each time I freak out over it. I love the anticipation of what you know will happen but in the end it makes you jump out of your skin anyway. The hair all over my skin stayed on end the whole movie. Very scary!!!!!
The movie was just as good as 'The Ring',but better.It wasn't the story that scared me, but the way they filmed it. I loved it!
I first heard about the original Ju On Film then went to see The Grudge and it reminded me of the Ring because of how the character called Kayako looked especially with the trade mark of the long dark hair covering the face from how it was in the Ring's character Sadako. Basically its the same story from the original about a murder that triggers events leading to a curse that surrounds who ever enters the house and the main character tries to end the spirit's reign of terror. Thought it tends to be compared with The Ring which was also a good movie in its own right. Either way I recommend this movie to whomever has seend Ju On or is just starting to get into this type of movie genre.
This was the scariest movie I have ever seen. Not only that, but it was fun and entertaining. Sarah Michelle Gellar's character is a young social work student who has followed her boyfriend to Japan where he is working. She is sent to the house of an American family in place of the usual care-taker. The house is littered with garbage and the woman- who is practically comatose- is left alone. Sarah's character later discovers the horrible history of the house.
The Grudge is about a care worker helping a woman in a house with a violent past. Learning evil sins were committed in the home, she faces a supernatural evil that never dies, but spreads like a deadly virus. The acting was awesome, thumbs up SMG and Jason Behr. The movie was chilling and scary, and I jumped over 4 times in the movies. Good suspenseful music and good chills and thrills, but the movie can be slow at some parts, and confusing. Acting: 9 A- 91 Jumps: 10 A+ 100 Plot: 10 A- 91 OVERALL: 94
This movie had some really creepy parts, but overall it was slow paced and boring.
I really liked this movie despite what other people told me about this movie. It could have been a lot scarier, but it hit the spot.
The Grugde was not just one of the most,but THE most terrifying movie I have ever seen in my entire life! And when I say this I am not exaggerating. Me and my sister never get scared when it comes to these type of movies but I must admit that The Grudge got me.Not saying that I won't watch it again but...If you want to be more than scared,more than terrified,The Grudge is it! I give it five stars all the way.It should do more than keep your light on...'cause it can't get more scarier than that!
This movie was all around good but I just didn't get scared of it like I did with movies like Rosmary's Baby and The Exorcist(which I also reveiwed). The movie was a japanese horror film which does answer some of my questions. I can see why it was called the Grudge because of it's plot. The girl who liked this guy but she was married to this big creep. And her son who was drowed by hid dad. The dad then found out and killed the mother. I just don't see why Sarah Michele Geller got thrown in it all. Maybe it was because she opened that closet door but the director should have made that pronounced. So, yeah, good movie.
This is a great example of if it's not broke don't fix it. The Japanese version of this movie is much better then the American remake. Sarah Michelle Gellar didn't do a bad job in this movie, but I think the movie, in this case, would have gained from using a no-name actress.
The Grudge is a really good movie, but Ju-On is better. It has more detail and is scarier. Both are worth buying though...