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Ju-on (2000)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | Video 11 February 2000
A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

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Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu
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Following the events of Ju-on: The Beginning of the End, Mai, the older sister of elementary schoolteacher Yui Shono, goes to look for her sister, who disappeared after a year while working... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Shunsuke Kobayashi (segment "Toshio")
Yue Yue ... Manami Kobayashi (segment "Toshio")
Ryôta Koyama Ryôta Koyama ... Toshio Saeki (segment "Toshio")
Hitomi Miwa Hitomi Miwa ... Yuki (segment "Yuki")
Asumi Miwa Asumi Miwa ... Kanna Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Yumi Yoshiyuki Yumi Yoshiyuki ... Noriko Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Kazushi Andô Kazushi Andô ... Tsuyoshi Murakami (segment "Yuki")
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Mizuho Tamura (segment "Mizuho")
Yoriko Dôguchi ... Nakamura (segment "Mizuho")
Jun'ichi Kiuchi Jun'ichi Kiuchi ... Tezuka (segment "Mizuho")
Denden ... Yoshikawa (segment "Kanna")
Tarô Suwa ... Kamio (segment "Kanna")
Reita Serizawa Reita Serizawa ... Iizuka (segment "Kanna")
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki ... Kansatsui (segment "Kanna")
Takako Fuji ... Kayako Saeki (segment "Kayako")
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Jealous of his wives love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are disappearing. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ju-on See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Toei Video Company See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The strange vocal sounds were performed by director Takashi Shimizu. See more »

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Follows Katasumi (1998) See more »

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Darn those pussies (as in CATS)
6 November 2004 | by stamperSee all my reviews

At this time The Grudge is big in America, a film with a GIANT connection to this one. Since I've found originals to be often equal to remakes I decided to give Ju-On a try. I must say that I was disappointed and not in about equal amounts. While there are quite a few thrills and the film keeps you interested for a long time, it has major disadvantages as well. There neither a beginning to the film (as in what happened to start the chain of events) and no real ending, making it almost safe to say that there isn't really a story. Another thing is, that the thing with the cats just does not get cleared up in the film. I mean, what the heck was that all about??? The last thing to annoy me in this film? In spite of choosing a creepy / funny ending after the last kill the director chose to add 5 to 10 minutes to the film in order to introduce the sequel. A film with lots of potential, it just doesn't deliver it all in the end.

6,45 out of 10 (with a 6 given upon voting)


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