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Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror | 18 June 2016 (Japan)
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The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.

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Kôji Shiraishi

Writers:

Takashi Shimizu (characters), Kôji Suzuki (characters)
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Credited cast:
Mizuki Yamamoto ... Yuri Kurahashi
Tina Tamashiro ... Suzuka Takagi
Aimi Satsukawa ... Natsumi Ueno
Misato Tanaka Misato Tanaka ... Ayako Takagi
Masahiro Kômoto Masahiro Kômoto ... Shin'ichi Morishige
Masanobu Andô ... Spiritual Medium Kyozo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ichiruko Dômen Ichiruko Dômen ... Horyuu
Runa Endo Runa Endo ... Kayako Saeki
Maiko Kikuchi Maiko Kikuchi ... Tamao
Masayoshi Matsushima Masayoshi Matsushima ... Sukeru Takagi
Elly Nanami Elly Nanami ... Sadako Yamamura
Rintaro Shibamoto Rintaro Shibamoto ... Toshio Saeki
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The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,992,523
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Trivia

To promote the film, an Instagram account was created for Kayako and Toshio, depicting humorous, everyday life situation with the two ghosts. See more »

Goofs

When Yuri is taking a shower (around the 58:16 mark), her hair is all soapy with shampoo and is on the top of her head; the very next moment it appears all rinsed, down around her shoulders and only damp, not sopping wet. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, an updated version of Sadako's videotape is shown. See more »

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Team Sadako!
14 November 2016 | by Horror-88See all my reviews

Being a massive fan of the 'Ring' series, this was a must watch. I found out about it when my Japanese friend and I were googling pictures of J-Horror, and this front cover came up. Recognising Sadako, I asked my friend what the title was (as I was unable to read the kanji). She said it was the name of two ladies. Later, I did some research to find the other name was 'Kayako', so I gave the movie a watch.

Overall, it was actually quite entertaining. The new interpretation of the cursed video was excellent, and the design of Kayako's house was well done. The two exorcists were also well- portrayed (particularly Kyozo who was played by the same guy who portrayed Kiriyama in 'Battle Royale'. Really wish he was in more movies - an exceptional actor who always does unique and interesting portrayals of his characters).

The biggest let-down of the movie was the ending. Worthwhile watching though.


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