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Region 1 Review: The Grudge

Sigismund

Prominent Member
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Can Takashi Shimizu’s Western version of The Grudge live up to the fright fest of the Japanese original? Not quite… but it’s still good!

Read my review here

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zAndy1

Distinguished Member
How on earth this is a PG13 is beyond me.... there's no way I'd let a 13 year old watch it, scared the **** out of me and I'm 37! lol

Andy
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
captaineyecatch said:
Is there any news on the unrated version ?? As i dont want to bother with this one when theres the longer cut coming out.

Didn't know anything about this, has it been announced?
 

captaineyecatch

Established Member
Tejstar said:
Didn't know anything about this, has it been announced?

Not officially announced yet but it is coming - details from Fangoria.com

Fango got an advance look at and listen to the DVD of Takashi Shimizu’s THE GRUDGE, due February 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and on the filmmakers/cast commentary track, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert reveal that a disc of an unrated, more extreme version of the film will be coming out later this year. This edition, they reveal, will include scenes trimmed for the PG-13 rating, including moments involving child endangerment and at least one very cool-sounding setpiece (which we won’t spoil here). This cut may also eliminate a scene or two in THE GRUDGE designed to explain the supernatural concepts to American audiences. Sony Pictures has yet to officially announce this DVD, but we’ll keep you posted.
 

Marc

Distinguished Member
totally agree with the review of the movie Mark, it was good, but inferior to the original. It kind of reminded me of Gus van Sant's remake of Psycho in a way, as many of the scenes seemed to be identical to the original, which rendered it a little bit pointless. My main critisicm of the Japanese version was that it was hard to follow as it kept skipping backwards and forwards in time, and i couldn't keep up with which Japanese girl was which, something obviously addressed in this version with SMG in the lead role.
 

lovemunkey187

Established Member
zAndy1 said:
How on earth this is a PG13 is beyond me.... there's no way I'd let a 13 year old watch it, scared the **** out of me and I'm 37! lol

Andy

Gotta agree with you there, really wished I'd been wearing brown trousers :)

I've not seen the original (yet) but on the basis of the remake I will have to see the original if it's better.
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
lovemunkey187 said:
Gotta agree with you there, really wished I'd been wearing brown trousers :)

I've not seen the original (yet) but on the basis of the remake I will have to see the original if it's better.

Is it scarier than The Ring remake?
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Just watched this and no film has ever scared me as much as this one did :eek:
Not sure I'm up to watching the original never mind the uncut version !
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Firstly another great review!

Saw this last weekend on my projector and definitely agree with you about all the noise. Took a little away from the overall experience. The commentary was one of the best for ages. A lot of the time you get these really dull commentaries where it is clear none of the people want to be there, but it definitely sounded like they had a great time.

If the original japanese film is even a little scarier than this one, I think I will have to wuss out from seeing it, and there is no way on earth I would let a 13 year old see this.

Want to wait till someone I know has just watched it, then phone them up with they scary clicking noise.

Greg
 
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west

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zAndy1 said:
How on earth this is a PG13 is beyond me.... there's no way I'd let a 13 year old watch it, scared the **** out of me and I'm 37! lol

Andy

I have to agree it's been a decade or two since I was as scared as I was watching this remake of The Grudge, so I wouldn't let a 13 yr old watch it either. I'm gonna buy the directors cut sometime but God knows when I'll be brave enough to watch it.
 

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