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The Grudge 2: Director's Cut

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The Grudge 2

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/13/06
performer:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Beals
director:
Takashi Shimizu
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
78415
genre:
Horror

We gave it a B-

Five more sequels couldn’t shed light on this fuzzy backstory of a killer curse stemming from a double murder-suicide. Grudge 2 plunks Tamblyn (as Gellar’s sister) into a thankless role, and three intertwining stories favor gore-free scares over exposition. Oh, forget the details. The ghosts will make you jump.
EXTRAS Deleted scenes and shorts, plus four featurettes that paint Japanese director Takashi Shimizu as a creative martyr, decrying the demands of U.S. viewers: ”I had to argue all the time with the American producers.”

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