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The Grudge (2004)

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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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Karen Davis is an American Nurse moves to Tokyo and encounter 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. Written by simon

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Even if you die, you can never escape. (Japan) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,128,715 (USA) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$110,175,871 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Trivia

The open-mouth gasping sound of the ghosts is made by director Takashi Shimizu. See more »

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The amount of liquid spilled from the ramen cup varies between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Maria: Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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If you've seen the Japanese originals, you've already seen this film.
31 October 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

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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