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Ju-on: The Beginning of the End (2014)

Ju-on: Owari no hajimari (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 28 June 2014 (Japan)
A school teacher visits the home of a boy who's been absent from school for a long period of time, unaware of the horrific tragedy which occurred in the boy's household many years ago.

Director:

Masayuki Ochiai

Writers:

Masayuki Ochiai (screenplay), Takashige Ichise (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Shô Aoyagi Shô Aoyagi ... Naoto Miyakoshi
Yoshihiko Hakamada ... Kyosuke Takeda
Yasuhito Hida Yasuhito Hida ... Takeo Saeki
Maki Ishikawa Maki Ishikawa ... Vice-Principal Inui
Miho Kanazawa Miho Kanazawa ... Rina
Kai Kobayashi Kai Kobayashi ... Toshio Saeki
Yuina Kuroshima ... Yayoi
Daiki Miyagi Daiki Miyagi ... Sports Teacher
Ayako Omura Ayako Omura ... Mitsuko Yoshizaki
Misaki Saisho Misaki Saisho ... Kayako Saeki
Nozomi Sasaki Nozomi Sasaki ... Yui Ikuno
Haori Takahashi Haori Takahashi ... Aoi
Reina Triendl Reina Triendl ... Nanami
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A school teacher visits the home of a boy who's been absent from school for a long period of time, unaware of the horrific tragedy which occurred in the boy's household many years ago.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 June 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ju-on 7 See more »

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$9,155,561
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Altemate, Fujishoji, Gambit See more »
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The first "Ju-on" film written by Takashige Ichise, producer of every previous installment of both "Ju-on" and "The Grudge" film series. See more »

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Followed by Ju-on: The Final Curse (2015) See more »

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Good follow-up after the somewhat disappointing 2009 movies
27 April 2016 | by sofianXmXhSee all my reviews

I watched this movie last night right after I watched Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009), which was rather disappointing. I had seen its co-installment, Ju-On: White Ghost (2009) the night before, which was better in terms of scares and atmosphere as well as being more cohesive, still, Black Ghost wasn't a bad effort.

This movie felt like a huge improvement from the previous two installments, which weren't all too bad, but they could have been scarier. I did like that they were shorter than most movies, clocking in at only 60 minutes. This one picks up the pace again that is very similar to Ju-on: The Grudge (2002).

Now, this is not a sequel to Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003), so there are certain reviewers incorrectly referring to this movie as Ju-on 3. This is a reboot... an American one is in the works as well. I, for one, really like the non-linear storyline and I never get bored of it. And this is coming from someone who has seen 5 Ju-on movies this week alone (sixth one will be Ju-on: The Final Curse (2015)).

The scares, or the story in general now, has been used in different variations overtime, so it has gotten pretty repetitive now up to the point where I wasn't scared but rather impressed by the changes they made in this movie (talking about the last few scenes here). The very ending was funny and pretty disturbing at the same time.

All in all, I'd recommend this movie to everyone who loves the Ju-on series, it will not be disappointing. Let's see what the sequel, Ju-on: The Final Curse has in store for us.


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