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Ju-Rei: The Uncanny (2004)

Ju-rei: Gekijô-ban - Kuro-ju-rei (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 24 October 2004 (USA)
Japanese school girls die violently after seeing a man wearing a black hood.

Director:

Kôji Shiraishi

Writer:

Naoyuki Yokota
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chinatsu Wakatsuki Chinatsu Wakatsuki ... Noriko Maeda
Miku Ueno Miku Ueno ... Ri'e Kawashima
Eriko Ichinohe Eriko Ichinohe ... Hitomi Hara
Ichirô Ogura Ichirô Ogura ... Kazushige Maeda
Hiromi Senno Hiromi Senno ... Mayuko Maeda
Kenji Shio Kenji Shio ... Jun'ya Maeda
Yasuko Mori Yasuko Mori ... Sumi'e Maeda
Kurumi Sawaki Kurumi Sawaki ... Etsuko Yamaguchi
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Juku-kôshi Kasahara
Azusa Ônishi Azusa Ônishi ... Miho (as Betty)
Marie Takano Marie Takano ... Asami (as Betty)
Mana Kitahara Mana Kitahara ... Hikaru (as Betty)
Chihiro Mori Chihiro Mori ... Kyôko (as Betty)
Riko Suzuki Riko Suzuki ... Chitose Inui
Kazumi Nagashio Kazumi Nagashio ... Michiko Inui
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Japanese school girls die violently after seeing a man wearing a black hood.

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Terror comes in many forms... You're Next!

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Horror

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Connections

References Appleseed (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Anata no inai ame
Music by Jun Takigawa
Lyrics by Yûko Ebine
Performed by Chinatsu Wakatsuki
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I did want to catch up on some sleep...
18 January 2020 | by SyoKennexSee all my reviews

This is a hard review to write and I'm trying to be nice but... this film was just boring. It has a very interesting premise and the actors are mostly solid enough to bring it around but it just... fell flat. I found myself bored, focused more on editing data than I was on the film, I couldn't focus on it, and almost fell asleep once or twice. The incorporation of the Grudge like sounds seemed much like a grab at trying to keep the audience listening - maybe it was inspired somewhat by the "Ju-on" films, maybe it was the same sound editor, but either way, it also fell flat. I really did try to like this but the only nice thing to really say is, "hey, this didn't 100% suck and come in at 1/10".

I'm a really big fan of Shiriashi Koji, and it pains me a little to be writing a mostly negative review for him, however, this is a nice look into where he started and how he developed and adapted when it comes up to films released after this.

More of an insight into a director rather than a horror film, "Ju-Rei" just left me wanting more and wishing I'd picked something else.


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Ju-Rei: The Uncanny See more »

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