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Ju-on: The Curse (2000)

Ju-on (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | Video 11 February 2000
A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

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Yûrei Yanagi ...
Shunsuke Kobayashi (segment "Toshio")
Yue ...
Ryôta Koyama ...
Hitomi Miwa ...
Yuki (segment "Yuki")
Asumi Miwa ...
Kanna Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Yumi Yoshiyuki ...
Noriko Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Kazushi Andô ...
Tsuyoshi Murakami (segment "Yuki")
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Yoriko Dôguchi ...
Nakamura (segment "Mizuho")
Jun'ichi Kiuchi ...
Tezuka (segment "Mizuho")
Denden ...
Yoshikawa (segment "Kanna")
Tarô Suwa ...
Kamio (segment "Kanna")
Reita Serizawa ...
Iizuka (segment "Kanna")
Shirô Namiki ...
Kansatsui (segment "Kanna")
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Jealous of his wives love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are disappearing. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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11 February 2000 (Japan)  »

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Ju-on 1  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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The strange vocal sounds were performed by director Takashi Shimizu. See more »

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Followed by Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000) See more »

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Creepy, atmospheric story despite budget limitations
3 June 2003 | by (Wiltshire, UK) – See all my reviews

I don't often recommend TV movies, but I thought that Ju-on was a real corker. Despite an almost-zero budget and an extremely slow pace, Takashi Shimizu still managed to produce a very edgy and eerie ambience, not unlike Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 'Kourei', which really sucks you in and builds gradual tension beautifully.

The acting quality is pretty darn good too, with some reasonably big names (Yuurei Yanagi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yoriko Douguchi), all of whom do a very fine turn, and the soundtrack was very reminiscent again of 'Kourei', which doesn't exactly surprise me, knowing that Kiyoshi Kurosawa participated in the production of the much-anticipated 2003 remake of Ju-on...

Basically, if you're a fan of that kind of slow-moving, atmospheric horror that Kurosawa and Nakata Hideo do so well, you'll love this too... now I just want to compare this one with the remake! ;-)


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