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Ju-on (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.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

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 (La maldición) See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Toei Video Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

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Referenced in Ju-on: White Ghost (2009) See more »

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Ju-on the original film
4 March 2005 | by gc_13See all my reviews

This film's originality is lost with the current Americanized version (The Grudge) The sound effect when the mother appears to the unaware will haunt you and stay with you long after viewing, and you may want to watch it again to see what you missed the first time. There are many details in this film. Ju-on is a horror film that is worth buying unseen.. It is that good!! You will think twice after watching before entering a home, Look at cats in a different way, and hope that you never encounter a place with a Ju-on attached to it. These spirits are not the type you want to communicate with and are best (if possible)avoided. I highly recommend watching and buying Ju-on.


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