Features the terrifying horror films THE GRUDGE and THE GRUDGE 2. A remake of the Japanese horror hit JU-ON THE GRUDGE is helmed by its original director Takeshi Shimizu. Like its predecessor this Hollywood version of the film takes place in Tokyo but most of the main characters are American including Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) a young social worker and her peers. When Karen enters a seemingly abandoned home to look after a mentally disturbed resident she soon discovers that theres an evil - and very aggressive - presence in the house and its lashing out at every person that sets foot inside. Having directed both the original JU-ON and its sequel in Japan Shimizu was very familiar with his own tale of terror by the time he directed its 2004 incarnation. Using many of the key actors from the previous films (including Takako Fuji and Yuya Ozeki who have unforgettable roles) Shimizu recreates the story with the added advantage of a Hollywood budget (acquired with the help of producer Sam Raimi of SPIDER-MAN fame who is also a noted horror-movie director). As with many Japanese horror films (particularly the original RING which strongly influences this movie) THE GRUDGE relies on atmosphere over plot resulting a series of utterly chilling moments that will leave viewers fascinated and unbelievably frightened. In THE GRUDGE 2 Aubrey attempts to figure out the mystery behind the strange goings-on related to a house that has hospitalised her sister. She teams up with a journalist and the pair embark on a trip to the Japanese countryside hoping to visit the mother of one of the houses original inhabitants.
Cast And Crew Commentary, Under The Skin Featurette, The Birth Of The Grudge, The Grudge 2 Storyline Development, Deleted scenes, Additional footage, East Meets West featurette, Holding A Grudge - Kayako and Toshie featurette,
Release Date: 07 May 2007
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 191 minutes
Main Language: English