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Husband and wife kiss, (they are both clothed in lounge wear), they continue to kiss, then roll over, (we see a bit of her bare abdomen).


The following are in addition to the theatrical cut.

We see a seemingly nude boy a few times only above waist, with absolutely no detail below the waist. (NON- sexual)



References here to a "specter" are descriptions of a black mass (it looks like flowing hair) that takes the form of what sometimes looks like a woman and sometimes like a child (at those times its "face" is ashen in color, with large, wide eyes and it makes noises like crackling, croaking and hissing).

Two men walk through a house investigating the death of a woman, they open a closet, find strands of hair.

A man hears noises in a closet, opens the door, looks up toward the attic hatch, a blood-soaked body flops down on top of him, the man runs, opens another door, we hear banging, and we see the legs of a person swinging and kicking the wall.

A woman hears strange croaking noises on her telephone, she drops the phone, screams, hides under her bed sheets, the sheets begin to billow, she lifts them to see a specter crawling toward her, and the specter pulls the woman down and they disappear.

A man goes into a bathroom and finds a boy with his head in a bathtub full of water; the man pulls the boy out, and then the man is shoved into the water (we see an arm come toward him and hear him flailing).

A man reaches into a bathtub full of water to empty it, a hand reaches out from the water and we briefly see a face and hair (the man pulls his arm out of the water and has a clump of hair in his hand).

A woman reaches toward a sheet covering a dead body in a morgue, it moves, an ashen hand comes out from under the sheet, she turns around and sees a specter with a glaring eye.


The following are in addition.

A woman lies dead in a bed and another woman cowers in the corner of the room.

A woman sees the reflection of a specter in a bus window and is frightened.

A woman sees and hears a hand flop against a glass door; she opens the door and finds an elderly woman on the floor apparently in a state of shock.

A man talks about three detectives having died mysteriously after investigating a crime, and he talks about a deadly curse.

We see people at a cemetery grieving over the death of their loved ones.



2 uses of Hell


1 use of Damn and God.



None visible.



At the end, Kayako crawls down the stairs and might scare younger audiences, gives you thrills.

The whole movie has a heavy and dark atmosphere with very few jump scares throughout along with the appearance of Kayako. May frighten very young viewers.

Considerably more of a thriller than horror.


The following are in addition.

Very MINOR differences, mainly just one more jump scare near the end.

Not a very explicit movie.

THEATRICAL 15/50: 12+.

EXTENDED 16/50: 13+

suggested EXTENDED rating: PG-13 for scary images and brief violence, and a scene of sensuality

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality
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 (original rating) / 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 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) / UK:15 / USA:Unrated (DVD rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #40750)

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