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The Grudge (2004)

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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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. Written by simon

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Once you see it, you can never forget. Once it sees you, you can never escape. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,128,715 (USA) (24 October 2004)

Gross:

$110,359,362 (USA)
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Trivia

According to the DVD Commentaries and Featurettes, the house in The Grudge (2004) was built completely on a sound stage. It was based almost entirely on the house in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). It was built like a normal house; the "house set" had two floors so that cuts did not have to be made when a character was walking upstairs. However, the attic was built separately from the house to allow for more room when filming. See more »

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When Susan leaves her apartment when Matthew rings the bell, the door slams shut behind her. When she turns around to go back inside, the door is open. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maria: Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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Loses something
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie definitely loses something in the translation. Unlike "The Ring" which equaled and even improved on the original story in some ways, this one just meanders along in an uninspired fashion.

The original Japanese film, "Ju-on", was pretty incoherent, mostly just a series of set pieces and great chills. The American version, directed by the same filmmaker, has done nothing towards clarifying the muddled story and, aside from the great opening sequences, is just a straight-forward recreation of the same suspenseful sequences that somehow don't play as well. I'd suggest renting the original instead.

5 out of 10.


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