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JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Sakai Noriko (Actor) | Niiyama Chiharu (Actor) | Ichikawa Yui | Shimizu Takashi (Director)
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JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
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Terror becomes reality on your video screen again as the shocking Ju-on saga continues! The imaginative second installment of the J-horror sensation by director Shimizu Takashi that has horrified cineastes all over the globe strikes once more with shocking intensity. This time a movie team visits the creepy house of the frightening Toshio and his mother Kayako. Originally hoping to find the perfect setting for a horror movie, the film crew soon finds out what real terror is all about in Ju-on 2!
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Product Title: JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) 咒怨輪迴 (香港版) 咒怨轮迴 (香港版) JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (Overseas Version) JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Sakai Noriko (Actor) | Niiyama Chiharu (Actor) | Ichikawa Yui 酒井法子 (Actor) | 新山千春 (Actor) | 市川由衣 酒井 法子 (Actor) | 新山千春 (Actor) | 市川由衣 酒井法子 (Actor) | 新山千春 (Actor) | 市川由衣 Sakai Noriko (Actor) | Niiyama Chiharu (Actor) | Ichikawa Yui
Director: Shimizu Takashi 清水崇 清水崇 清水崇 Shimizu Takashi
Release Date: 2004-05-13
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD-9, DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: Wide Sight (HK)
Package Weight: 130 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003417122

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* Screen Format : 16:9
* Sound Mix : DTS 601ES
* DVD Type : DVD-9


導演:清水崇
Director: Shimizu Takashi

  東京近郊那間「咒怨」瀰漫的恐怖鬼屋已經生人勿近,住過的人全部離奇慘死,到訪的人無一生還……

  電視台大膽進行採訪,邀請外號「凶靈女王」的女主播京子(酒井法子)與觀眾一起入內「挑戰」,京子竟意外發現一本陰森的日記簿,從而揭開了咒怨神秘之謎;卻不知已引發出最惡的凶靈 - 神秘鬼童再度回歸,但今次結伴降臨的,是首次原形畢露恐怖百倍的厲鬼,將受害者活生生嚇死﹗拍攝隊人員開始一個一個慘死,唯獨京子卻未受咒怨死纏,更發現厲鬼與鬼童背後秘密,原來「他們」的目標竟然是自己……?

  A whole series of people die or have gone missing from a house filled with strange atmosphere in the suburb of Tokyo. Actress Harase Kyoko having recently appeared in a string of horror films is stereotyped as the horror queen and invited by a TV show to visit the haunted house. In the attic, she finds the secret of a deadly curse from a blood-stained diary and awakens the angry spirit of the house. Soon after, the director, presenter, stylist, cameraman and sound man of the crew go missing or die one by one during the post-production period. Only Kyoko does not get "infected". However, she loses her fiance in a traffic accident, and undergoes a miscarriage. But now, with a sensation of something still moving within her, what is she pregnant with?
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Professional Review of "JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

June 7, 2006

This professional review refers to JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Toshio (Yuya Ozeki) and his grudge-bearing mother Kayako (Takako Fuji) return in Takashi Shimizu's Ju-On: The Grudge 2, another terrifying entry in the highly successful Ju-On franchise. The film centers on Kyoko Harase (Noriko Sakai), a young actress who finds herself typecast in a slew of horror movies. To make matters worse, an Unsolved Mysteries-type TV show has invited Kyoko to appear on their program. The film crew plans to spotlight a supposed haunted house, which, of course, turns out to be the cursed home of the previous Ju-On films. Kyoko reluctantly agrees to do the program, and everything seems fine, that is - until later when crew members start dropping like flies! Although Kyoko survives a near-fatal car accident, her fiance isn't so lucky. And tragically, the beautiful actress even suffers a miscarriage. Or does she? A trip back to the doctor reveals that Kyoko is indeed still pregnant, but with what? And why hasn't she died like all the others?

At the time of this writing, there have been two direct-to-video movies, two feature films, and an American remake. Not only that, but director Takashi Shimizu is said to be prepping both The Grudge 2 and Ju-On: The Grudge 3. Considering how horror films depend primarily on a "fear of the unknown," can a certifiable horror franchise continue to scare us?

In a word, yes. But the kinds of shocks that Ju-On: The Grudge 2 achieves are, for the most part, pretty cheap. The pasty little ghost boy Toshio elicits plenty of creepy shocks when he pops up unexpectedly throughout the film, but he's more tragic than terrifying. His vengeful mother Kayako, on the other hand, fares a little better in the chills department, but her power, too, suffers a bit due to overexposure. So how can a horror movie succeed when its very premise seems to have run its course? Simple: reinvent the formula.

And that's exactly what Shimizu does in this sequel. But instead of just throwing out all the rules (which would frustrate audiences), the film creates a new twist that makes sense within the story. That isn't to say the film isn't without its faults. Certain plotlines go nowhere, and some scenes are unintentionally hilarious, but overall, Ju-On: The Grudge 2 makes compelling ninety minutes of entertainment. Although the film could have been a bland rehash of the first film, Takashi Shimuzu seizes the opportunity to make this sequel an exercise in cinematic creativity. And hey, you can't begrudge him for that.

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Customer Review of "JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.5 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.7 out of 10 (24)

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August 22, 2005

This customer review refers to JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Terrifying!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Even for a horror movie fanatic like me, this was still terrifying for me! I watched the first part, and thought it was really scary, and the first moment I learnt there will be a sequel I couldn't hold back my excitement. But NOTHING could prepare me for the terror that was played on the TV screen when I watched this movie! I personally love horror movies, and this movie certainly scared the hell outta me! This is so much scarier than the first movie and 'The Ring'! So overall, if u want horror at it's best, then I definitely recommend this movie!
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June 6, 2005

This customer review refers to JU-ON: The Grudge 2 (DVD) (Deluxe Edition) (Japan Version)
JUON 2 is Terrible Customer Review Rated Bad 1 - 1 out of 10
This movie is TERRIBLE. I spent the entire time waiting for the plot to finally develop and right when I thought it would, the end credits begain to roll. There were too many characters thrown in together all simply connected by the curse on the house. The supposedly scary scenes were ridiculous, laughable, and became redundant and predictable. There was no climax. The introduction draged. The entire movie was far too confusing, which made it boring. The characters were flat and the acting was poor (the characters depiction of fear was forced and elementary). I would not recomend this movie EVER.
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Anonymous

April 13, 2005

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A good Movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Hi, I too love horror movies, and especially since is from an asian horror, I never in my dreams would I thought I would like it, especially when you have to read subtitles, BUT I DO!!I watch this movie and wow, what a movie, it is scary, and a mystery, No one is ever going to resove the murders..because is bigger than you..Now, I'm use to the american gost stories..and in the end of the movies, most of them win...not this one, if you like happy endings for get about it..it's no happening here, like I said, the gost in JU-ON wins..all the time. and has no mercy, not even to poor old ladies..
so get it, you won't regret it.
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Anonymous

January 17, 2005

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the film Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i have not seen the film yet! i love japanese horror. i hope this film will go on the cinema. the grudge first verison is in the cinema in england but i wanted to but their was too many people so i didn't go, the grudge look's so cool and scary i am hoping to get the grudge on a dvd or a vcd . i have seen a bit but on the advert! on the advert their was a women with long black hair crawing on the stairs i thought that was ring 3 cause i have seen ring1 & and ring 2.
on grudge 2 .when the lady had a accident and had a miscarriage that something was inside her . .when the lady had a accident and had a miscarriage that something was inside her . I was thinking of another film that is sort of the same it is a about a vampier film ( chinese film). it is about a lady the is a vampier and then she took the baby out of the mummy tummy when she was sleeping that she didn't know the baby was swaped the vampier swaped with the vampier baby that didn't know it was inside her but i cannot remember the name of it and it is a old fashion film.
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Anonymous

October 31, 2004

US Version Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Just seen the US version! Excellent movie! I haven't been that scared since I first see The Exorcist when I was a little boy.
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