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The Grudge 2 -- Explores the dark secrets of the grudge as the terrifying supernatural curse is unleashed on a group of seemingly unrelated victims. One by one they are infected by the grudge, which quickly moves from a burned-down house in Tokyo and spreads to everyone who crosses its path.
The Grudge 2 -- Webisode: "School"
The Grudge 2 -- Clip: Get Me Out Of Here
The Grudge 2 -- Behind the Scenes: Sarah Michelle Gellar with Director
The Grudge 2 -- Interview: Sarah Michelle Gellar "On The Director, Takashi Shimizu"

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen Susco (written by)
Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")
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Release Date:
13 October 2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What Was Once Trapped, Will Now Be Unleashed See more »
Plot:
In Tokyo, a young woman (Tamblyn) is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister (Gellar). The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt to unlock its secret to save their lives. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good except for the horrible acting. See more (280 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen Susco (written by)

Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Produced by
Bill Bannerman .... line producer
Drew Crevello .... co-producer
Doug Davison .... executive producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Takashige Ichise .... producer (as Taka Ichise)
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Michael Kirk .... co-producer
Roy Lee .... executive producer
Sam Raimi .... producer
Shintaro Shimosawa .... co-producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer (as Rob Tapert)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Betancourt 
 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
 
Production Design by
Iwao Saitô 
 
Art Direction by
Akio Kikuchi 
Tomoko Kotakemori 
 
Set Decoration by
Tatsuo Ozeki 
Victoria Söderholm (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Miyuki Taniguchi 
 
Makeup Department
Chelo .... key makeup artist: aging
Rick Findlater .... hair stylist
Rick Findlater .... makeup artist
Akiko Kawano .... makeup artist
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist (as Yuichi Matsui)
Fumihiro Miyoshi .... assistant special effects makeup
Sachie Munemura .... hair stylist
Sachie Munemura .... makeup artist
Deb Watson .... key hair stylist
Deb Watson .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael Bederman .... unit production manager
Kelli Konop .... executive in charge of production
Jack Schuster .... post-production supervisor
Yusuke Wakabayashi .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Basaraba .... second assistant director
Matt Corrado .... second assistant director: re-shoots
Charles Leslie .... first assistant director: reshoots
Keita Mizunami .... third assistant director
Yusuke Negi .... third assistant director
Kensuke Ota .... third assistant director
Ryuichi Saeki .... first assistant director
Jun Shiozaki .... second assistant director
Kennedy Taylor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Marcynuk .... production designer: Chicago
Blake E. Matthys .... lead man (as Blake Matthys)
Blake E. Matthys .... lead man: Chicago
Josh Slates .... research assistant
 
Sound Department
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialog & adr editor
Jamie Hardt .... assistant sound editor
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound designer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... supervising sound editor
Daniel Pagan .... foley editor
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
Carin Rogers .... adr dialogue supervisor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Kevin J. Summers .... sound utility (Chicago unit)
Greg ten Bosch .... foley editor
Greg ten Bosch .... sound effects editor
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Marshall Winn .... dialogue and adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Jidekazu Kishiura .... special effects supervisor
Yoshitaka Makigi .... special effects technician
Kimiko Murai .... special effects technician
Atsuko Murata .... special effects technician
Atsushi Shibata .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... animator: Reality Check Studios (as Dave Abuel)
Masako Adachi .... 2D artist: Big X
Hoon Bae .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Dana Marin Fisher .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Howey .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Nobuya Ishida .... 2D artist: Big X
Kory Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Reality Check Studios
Aaron Kaminar .... lead animator: Reality Check Studios
Sachiho Kawashima .... 2D artist: Big X
Kuroudo Kikuchi .... 2D artist: Big X
Kazumi Koshimura .... 2D artist: Big X
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Benjamin Liu .... animator: Reality Check Studios (as Ben Liu)
Hajime Matsumoto .... digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Kurando Mitsutake .... visual effects assistant: Big X
Keita Nakayama .... 2D artist: Big X
Kouichi Saito .... 2D artist: Big X
Masaki Sasae .... 2D artist: Big X
Alison Savitch .... visual effects producer: Reality Check Studios
Sally Sherwood .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Kevin Soares .... visual effects coordinator
Mariko Sugawara .... assistant digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Kiyotaka Taguchi .... 2D artist: Big X
Shigenori Takekuma .... 3D artist: Big X
Hitoshi Tsukada .... 3D artist: Big X
Vivian Wei .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Naoyasu Yutaka .... 2D artist: Big X
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Digital Intermediate, Pacific Title (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Hideo Saito .... stunt coordinator
Michele Waitman .... stunt coordinator
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Kelly R. Borisy .... key grip
Marc Ehrenbold .... Steadicam operator
Akio Fujita .... assistant camera
Shinji Kawai .... assistant camera
Michael Kohnhorst .... director of photography: second unit
Elizabeth Miller .... second assistant camera: additional camera
Shigeto Mizuno .... assistant camera
Kazuhiro Taniguchi .... assistant camera
Joe 'Jody' Williams .... camera operator: "a" camera, Chicago
Joe Carpita .... second assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Chuck Dukas .... casting intern
Kevin Goldson .... casting assistant
Dominika Posserén .... casting assistant
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
Georgia Simon .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emilia Corbin .... costume department production assistant: Los Angeles
Laura Cresswell .... costume department production assistant: Los Angeles
 
Editorial Department
Cindy Bond .... digital intermediate producer
Paul Bronkar .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Dylan Firshein .... assistant editor
Richard E. Flores .... negative cutter (as Richard Flores)
Michael Grawert .... assistant colorist
Yoshie Ishiguro .... first assistant editor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... digital intermediate executive producer (as Darin Millett)
David R. Miller .... digital intermediate executive producer
Kurando Mitsutake .... post-production crew
Jerimiah Morey .... assistant colorist
Laura Morgan .... apprentice editor
Kevin Soares .... second assistant editor
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Samantha Barker .... assistant to composer
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Remi Dapere .... score coordinator
Robert Fernandez .... music score mixer
Robert Fernandez .... recording engineer
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Simon James .... music contractor
Simon James .... music recording coordinator
Kory Kruckenberg .... music recording engineer
Hummie Mann .... conductor
Sean McMahon .... orchestrator
Cory Milano .... assistant music editor
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Robert Puff .... music librarian
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David G. Russell .... score producer
David G. Russell .... synthesizer programmer (as David Russell)
David Sabee .... music recording coordinator
David Shephard .... orchestrator
Martin St. Pierre .... orchestrator (as Martin J. St. Pierre)
Richard Temple .... synthesizer programmer: score
Gregory Tripi .... synthesizer programmer
Brian Valentino .... assistant recording engineer
Chandra Cogburn .... music assistant (uncredited)
Melissa Orquiza .... music preparation (uncredited)
Michael Ripoll .... guitarist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Krystin Auriemma .... production assistant
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Marne Braun .... key production assistant: Chicago
Debbi Burns .... stand-in
Daniel Duka .... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Andrea Eisen .... set tutor
Sara Ellingen .... production secretary: Chicago
Mizuho Endo .... on-set interpreter
Mizuho Endo .... translator
Naomi Hatta .... assistant: Mr. Kirk and Mr. Crevello
Qadree Holmes .... production assistant: re-shoot Chicago
Hideaki Jimbo .... production coordinator
Alicia Johnson .... associate producer digital intermediate
Sachiyo K .... adr voice (as Sachiko Hayashi)
Aaron Lam .... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Asuka Matoba .... location manager
Takuya Michiue .... location manager
Tania Mills .... intern: visual development
Yuri Morikawa .... production accountant
Sean Muramatsu .... dialogue coach
Rosemary Orlando .... production coordinator
David Pollison .... assistant: Mr. Tapert
Miyuki Sakaitani .... production coordinator
Kazuko Shingyoku .... script supervisor
Hiroko Stanhope .... assistant: Taka Ichise
Cid Swank .... publicist
Tsuzumi Takagi .... assistant: Mr. Fukushima
Mary Tallman .... script supervisor: re-shoots, Chicago
Gregory Tripi .... synthesizer programmer
Satoko Tsuji .... assistant accountant
Dina Valenzuela .... assistant accountant
Alex Valhouli .... assistant: Mr. Drake
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... production assistant
Naoko Ihara Witmer .... assistant: Mr. Shimizu
Irene Yeung .... assistant: Mr. Lee and Mr. Davison
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality
Runtime:
102 min | 108 min (Unrated Director's Cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Takashi Shimizu went to Los Angeles to meet with producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi in a small office at Columbia Pictures. The purpose was to develop a story outline for the sequel's first draft, which also involved employees from Tapert and Raimi's production company Ghost House Pictures, producer Taka Ichise, and writer Stephen Susco. According to Tapert, the session was roughly seven or eight hours of people suggesting ideas for the story.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When reading the diary, the characters read the book left to right, like a book written in English. Japanese, when written in tategaki format (top to bottom) or yokogaki (left to right), still is opened and paged right to left. However, the characters correctly read the printed book in the same scene.See more »
Quotes:
Trish:Time for your bath.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Shutter (2004/II)See more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
Is this film a remake of Ju-on: The Grudge 2?
What was going on in the Chicago Apartment complex?
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33 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Good except for the horrible acting., 16 October 2006
Author: mjesus from Ontario, Canada

I did enjoy the movie for the Ghost attack scenes as well as the story in general. I do think the movie had some very poor acting in it. Now the bad acting was obviously not present during the scare scenes but every time any of the characters spoke a line I cringed, especially in the first scene with the 3 school girls. I also found that Amber Tamblyn gave a bad performance. The only performance that didn't suck was Sarah Michelle Gellar. I think the bad performances can be attributed to the language barrier between the Japanese director and the English speaking cast. And here is what bothered me the most about the movie... How is it that a 70 year old Japanese exorcist who has lived in a very rural area of Japan her whole life and has gone quite crazy learn to speak perfect English?

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