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    Unique ID Code: 0000078343
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    Added on: 8/11/2005 09:18
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    Grudge, The (2004) (UK)

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    It never forgives. It never forgets
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 88 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    The Grudge is a masterpiece of modern horror, set in a modest suburban house in Tokyo that belies the hidden terror that lies within. Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn`t show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and dishevelled.
    As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Emma (Grace Zabriskie), Karen hears strange scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Within this house, a chain of terror has been set in motion resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house. Now she must stop it before it`s too late.

    Special Features:
    Cast and crew commentary. `Under the Skin` - a medical explanation of fear response in film. The Birth of The Grudge.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Takashi Shimizu

    Written By:

    KaDee Strickland
    Clea DuVall
    William Mapother
    Jason Behr
    Sarah Michelle Gellar

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    6 / 10
    "The Grudge" is by far one of the worst horrors I`ve seen.
    The movie lacks a plot (the non-linear plot is a disgrace) and with the exception of 2-3 scares - it fails miserably in the horror department.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs to be seen and the color palette does help to create an eery atmosphere.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok as well. The surrounds are used throughout the movie and provide a nice sound envelope.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes featurette.
    Bottom line - a truly dreadful movie which casts a horrible shadow on the horror genre. Avoid!
    posted by Zvi Josef on 8/11/2005 21:03