Ju-on

From AsianWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Ju-onthecurseposter.jpg

Contents

User Rating

Current user rating: 80/100 (40 votes)

 You need to enable JavaScript to vote


Profile

  • Movie: Ju-on: The Curse aka Ju-on
  • Romaji:
  • Japanese: 呪怨
  • Director: Takashi Shimizu
  • Writer: Takashi Shimizu
  • Producer:
  • Cinematography:
  • Release Date: February 11. 2000
  • Runtime: 89 min
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

“Ju-On: The Curse” is comprised of six vignettes. Each one centers around a different character, but the timeline between episodes is not always chronological. There is always some kind of connection between them, however, and this makes the film work on a deeper level. It’s not quite as common-sense as “Momento,” but that only adds to the replay value.

The first episode, “Toshio,” will be recognizable to those who have seen “The Grudge.” It tells the story of a teacher who visits the home of a little boy who has been absent from school. While there, he discovers that the house may be haunted. While the American remake has very little interaction between this teacher and other characters, “The Curse,”in one of the most difficult scenes to watch, displays a disturbing connection between him and another, surprising, person.

Other vignettes revolve around the house and those who live or visit there. Some are similar to scenes in the remake while others, such as a scene revolving around a character who is terrified of cats, will seem unusual to some Westerners unfamiliar with Japanese superstitions (And speaking of our feline-fearing friend, if you thought the first couple of minutes in the attic during “The Grudge” were scary, wait until you see this expanded version of the intro scene. It’s worse. Much worse.).

The main difference between this film and “The Grudge” is one of quality: “Ju-On: The Curse” was shot directly on video. It is filmed as if it were a theatrical release (meaning there’s no jumpy “Blair Witch” action here), but the stark quality of the images makes it more visceral and accessible than any other of the other films in the series. The sharp camera work adds a voyeuristic quality that only adds to the creepiness of the film. -- Horrorwatch

Notes

  1. The original 2000 "Ju-on" and its 2000 "Ju-on 2" sequel were direct-to-video releases that became a surprise hit in Japan.
  2. In 2003, director Takashi Shimizu along with mentor Kiyoshi Kurosawa released theatrical versions titled Ju-on: The Grudge and Ju-on: The Grudge 2.
  3. That same year, 2003, rights were sold to film a U.S. remake of Ju-on: The Grudge.
  4. Related titles:
    1. Ju-on (2000)
    2. Ju-on 2 (2000)
    3. Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)
    4. Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
    5. The Grudge: Girl in Black | Ju-on: Kuroi Shoujo (2009)
    6. The Grudge: Old Lady in White | Ju-on: Shiroi Roujo (2009)
    7. Ju-on: The Beginning of the End | Juon - Owari no Hajimari (2014)

Cast

Comments



Leave a Comment

Comments

Kawakami @Snowangel The Grudge films aren't a part of the Ju-on series, hence why they're called The Grudge films, so if you want to watch the "entire thing" you can watch the 7 Ju-on films that exist (+the prequel short). 0.5) Katasumi & 4444444444 1) Ju-on: The Curse 2) Ju-on: The Curse 2 3) Ju-on: The Grudge (this one got a remake) 4) Ju-on: The Grudge 2 5) Ju-on: White Ghost 6) Ju-on: Black Ghost 7) Ju-on: The Beginning of the End The Grudge series is VERY good also, but if you didn't like the first one don't watch the rest.

Snowangel25 I disagree Joe, I think you should watch the entire series here's a list in order of the entire thing. 1. Katasumi 2. 4444444 3. JU-ON The Curse 4. JU-ON The Curse 2 5. JU-ON The Grudge 6. JU-ON The Grudge 2 7. JU-ON White Ghost 8. JU-ON Black Ghost 9. The Grudge 10. Tales from The Grudge 11. The Grudge 2 12. The Grudge 3 13. JU-ON The Grudge Haunted House Simulator

ButterflyJoe Don't watch The Grudge you're way better of watching the excellent and very creepy Ju-On, you won't be dissapointed.

Latest News Latest Trailers
* Lee Seung-Gi & Moon Chae-Won cast in movie "Today's Love"
* Song Il-Kook & Jeon Soo-Jin cast in movie "Fly High"
* Lee Je-Hoon cast in movie "Detective Hong Gil-Dong"
* Rain cast in SBS drama "Too Lovely Girl for Me"
* Haruka Ayase cast in NTV drama "Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu"
* Yoo Ji-Tae cast in KBS2 drama "Healer"
* Cho Jung-Seok cast in movie "Time Renegade" dir. by "Kwak Jae-Young"
* Kam Woo-Sung & Sooyoung (Girls' Generation) cast in MBC drama "The Spring Day of My Life"
* Sho Aikawa, Shingo Tsurumi, Sawa Suzuki cast in movie "Z Island"
* Yoo In-Na, Jin Lee-Han, Namgung Min, Lee Young-Eun cast in tvN drama "My Secret Hotel"
* Min A cast in SBS drama "Modern Farmer"
* Yoona (Girls' Generation) cast in movie "Goodbye Ani"
* Kang So-Ra cast in tvN drama "Misaeng"
* Nana Komatsu cast in movie "Bakuman"
* Shota Sometani & Atsuko Maeda cast in movie "Sayonara Kabukicho"
* Kim Sang-Joong, Ma Dong-Seok, Jo Dong-Hyeok, Gang Ye-Won cast in OCN drama "Bad Guys"
* Kim Moo-Yul, Jin Goo, Lee Hyun-Woo cast in movie "Battle of Yeonpyeong"
* Nozomi Sasaki cast in movie "Enishi: The Bride of Izumo"
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Three Musketeers *character teaser
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Ao Haru Ride *teaser
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
As the Gods Will *teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
My Brilliant Life *teaser
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Bon Lin
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Three Musketeers *character teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Fated To Love You *ep.7
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Mama *MBC drama
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Night Watchman's Journal *MBC drama
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Twilight Sasara Saya *teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Kundo : Age of the Rampant *English subtitled
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Mermaid *tvN drama
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
It's Okay, That's Love *ep.1-2
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Hi! School - Love On *ep.2
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Tazza 2 *teaser
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Parasyte Part 1 *teaser
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Tunnel
*
Amw-Japan-flag.jpg
Tokyo Tribe
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
The Three Musketeers *tvN drama
*
Amw-South Korea-flag.jpg
Temptation *ep.1