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The Grudge

The Grudge

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
Name: The Grudge
Language: EnglishJapanese
Year: 2004
Time: 91 min
IMDb: 5.9/10

Storyline

Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim.
Plot Keywords: curse / american / nurse / rage / japan
Taglines: It never forgives. It never forgets.
Certificate: Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Chile:18 (DVD rating) | Czech Republic:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:12 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15PG | Ireland:15 (video rating) | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Malaysia:18SG | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-13 | Poland:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | United Kingdom:15 | United States:Unrated (DVD rating) | United States:PG-13
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar , Jason Behr , William Mapother , Clea DuVall , KaDee Strickland , Grace Zabriskie , Bill Pullman , Rosa Blasi , Ted Raimi , Ryo Ishibashi , Yôko Maki , Yuya Ozeki , Takako Fuji , Takashi Matsuyama , Hiroshi Matsunaga , Hajime Okayama , Yoshiyuki Morishita , Kazuyuki Tsumura , Taigi Kobayashi , Junko Koizumi , Nana Koizumi , Yôichi Okamura , Eiji Ôki , Katsuhiro Oyama , Satoshi Ninomiya , Shinji Nomura

Details

Company: Columbia Pictures
Country: United States , Japan
Language: English , Japanese
Released Date: 22 Oct 2004 (Singapore)
Year: 2004
Film Location: Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

Technical Specs

Runtime: 91 min
Soundmix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

User Review:

dbborroughs » This review is really a word of warning, if you've seen any of the earlier Japanese versions of this story you've seen this movie before. If you've seen all four of the earlier films, you've really seen everything (except the frightening opening with Bill Pullman) and you'd best wait for home video.

I understand that the film makers wanted to make sure that this film worked and made them money, so they repeated what worked, even casting the same Japanese actors for the kid and other roles; but it would have been nice if they had done more that was new beyond the opening sequence.

This isn't to say that the film is bad, its not, rather, its just that unless you're walking in to the film fresh odds are you're going to be like me and know what each five or ten minutes is going to bring because of the set up of the sequence.

For me it was a 6 out of 10, for fresh eyes probably higher.
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