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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) More at IMDbPro »Ju-on (original title)

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Ju-on: 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.
Ju-on: 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.

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Director:
Writers:
Takashi Shimizu (written by)
Bobby White (subtitles)
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Release Date:
25 January 2003 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?
Plot:
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Too scary = not good... But I love it. See more (178 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Megumi Okina ... Rika Nishina

Misaki Itô ... Hitomi Tokunaga

Misa Uehara ... Izumi Tôyama
Yui Ichikawa ... Chiharu
Kanji Tsuda ... Katsuya Tokunaga
Kayoko Shibata ... Mariko
Yukako Kukuri ... Miyuki
Shuri Matsuda ... Kazumi Tokunaga
Yôji Tanaka ... Yûji Tôyama
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Keibiin
Hideo Sakaki ... Fukushi Sentâ Jimuin
Takashi Matsuyama ... Takeo Saeki

Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio

Takako Fuji ... Kayako
Chikara Ishikura ... Hirohashi
Chikako Isomura ... Sachie
Chiona Ôkuni ... Erebêtâ no Onna
Miho Fujima ... Joshi Ana
Daisuke Honda ... Igarashi Keiji
Hirokazu Inoue ... Nakagawa Keiji
Mao Kobayashi ... Shôgakusei no Izumi (as Tomomi Kobayashi)
Aki Fujî ... Yôko Tôyama (as Aki Fujii)
Risa Odagiri ... Saori
Kaori Nakajô ... Chiaki
Kana Kobayashi ... Ayano
Akira Saito ... Sekine Sensei (as Akira Saitô)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice) (as Hiroyuki Yoko'o)
Isao Yatsu ... Saitô
Haruka Yamano ... Fukikae
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chiaki Kuriyama
Yûrei Yanagi
Wendee Lee ... Rika (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Hitomi (uncredited) (voice: English version)

Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takashi Shimizu  written by
Bobby White  subtitles

Produced by
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Kunio Kawakami .... producer
Yoshinori Kumazawa .... producer
Hiroki Numata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shiro Sato  (as Shirô Satô)
 
Cinematography by
Tokushô Kikumura 
 
Film Editing by
Nobuyuki Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Toshiharu Tokiwa 
 
Production Management
Katsuhiro Ogawa .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaki Adachi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Masaya Kitada .... sound effects
Masato Komatsu .... sound recordist
Walter Ledesma .... sound re-recording mixer: English version
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
 
Other crew
Peter Block .... acquisitions executive
Rintaro Hamasaki .... location unit manager
Kiyoshi Kurosawa .... creative consultant
Hiroshi Takahashi .... creative consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ju-on" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some disturbing images
Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film is the third installment of the Ju-on series. The film was preceded by two low budget films from 2000, whose storylines are continued in this sequel.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Rika wakes up in bed to a room full of yowling black cats, several of the cats are obviously statues. Some of them are even clearly replicas of the same statue.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Hirohashi:Thanks for the effort.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as The Grudge (????)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kagi ga akanaiSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What is that eerie noise that Kayako makes?
Is "Ju-on: The Grudge" based on a book?
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Too scary = not good... But I love it., 18 September 2003
Author: kamikazeboy7 from united states

After watching this film, i was breathless. Needless to say, too scared to go p***. Ju-on is a horror movie that stands out above other western horros. Not since The Ring (original Japanese version) has any other horror flicks cause so much tension and screams in theatres. The reason it is so much different from American horror films, is that it uses one-of-a-kind sound effects, and the now famous 'slow and silent' tempo that causes the eerie feel to the movie. Most horror movie goers prefer watching big-breasted blondes running around screaming at the top of her lungs, whilst a mad knife weilding man chases her. That's where the ratings fall. Japan has established itself for being the 'land of horror film'. And Ju-on is no exception in living up to the standard. Sam Raimi has remarked this film as scary. From a director of his calibre making such remarks to ASIAN films, you know there's something coming up. The movie is a sequence of short stories, all interrelated. Which makes it good as it keeps audiences trying to figure out what's going on, and at the same time scaring the sh*t out of them. The films starts out slow, and proceeds with the same rythym throughout. I cannot possibly describe the "scream" scenes, as it will largely spoil the fun of watching it. But one thing guranteed, GET READY.

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