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Japanese Trailer For The Grudge 10 Online
It's The Beginning Of The End...

15 May 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Bloody Disgusting

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Like a chalk-faced, black-haired female ghoul crawling backwards at you across a ceiling, the Grudge franchise refuses to die. Marking the 15th anniversary, Ochiai Masayuki has written and directed The Grudge: Beginning Of The End (AKA Ju-On: Owari no hajimari). The first Grudge since 2009, it's also, if you include the American instalments, the tenth film in the series. The Japanese trailer that just arrived online demonstrates that the scares still work, even if they're reassuringly familiar.

The story this time involves an elementary school teacher named Yusi, who visits the home of Toshio Saeki, because he's been absent from school for a long time and she hasn't seen any of the other films. Arriving at the house, she starts to re-live the horrific tragedy that befell the Saekis a decade earlier. And there's a mysterious cardboard box in a cupboard that holds the key to a mystery.

The Grudge is a curse that keeps on being reborn, which is appropriate given that that's the hook of the entire unwieldy series. Beginning with short films and two Japanese TV movies in 2000, director Takashi Shimizu spun the Ju-On tale into two theatrical Japanese features in 2003. He then helmed a Hollywood remake of the first starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in 2004, and stayed around for 2006's The Grudge 2, which again featured Gellar but was a stand-alone movie not based on Ju-On 2. Following this so far?

Then in 2009, we have two non-Shimizu Japanese entires in Old Lady in White and Girl in Black (released together as Ju-On: White Ghost / Black Ghost), plus the American DTV Grudge 3, directed by Toby Wilkins, starring Shawneee Smith from the Saw films and Counsellor Deanna Troi.

And that, apart from a Wii game, was the lot - until now. Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures are also developing a fourth US version currently in the hands of Jeff Buhler (who wrote the Clive Barker adaptation The Midnight Meat Train). That's thought to be a reboot, but given the overlapping and repeated material running through all the films already, it doesn't make a great deal of difference. That's further in the future, however.

In the meantime, Owari no hajimari is out in Japan on June 28. There are no other international release dates so far.


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Posted by rich at 13:57 on 17 May 2014 | Report This Post

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The GP is still going to think there's a "The Grudge 10" by looking at this article. None of you are just casual readers of this site who happened to come across the article, you clearly follow the site and are able to dechipher its mild "sarcasm". My point still stands, bye :/ More

Posted by gellaring at 13:48 on 17 May 2014 | Report This Post

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Well on this thread, 66.6% of responders have understood the tone in which it was intended. It's only you that isn't getting it. Not everyone's having your issues. Not really sure what the problem is, or what you didn't understand in my reply. Shall I bullet-point to make it easier for you? 1) 'Grudge 10' is only used in the headline as shorthand, and the context is explained in the body of the piece. 2) The piece says there are 10 Grudge films IF you include the American ones. Which is More

Posted by Osric at 18:22 on 16 May 2014 | Report This Post

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Except that the American film series is stand alone and not a part of same franchise in the first place so what is the point of this? The article makes it sound like it's the tenth part of a series, which is false and misleading, whether or not it's a joke or whatever, as if people are gonna get it. More

Posted by gellaring at 18:08 on 16 May 2014 | Report This Post

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Yeah, the whole tone of the piece is really jokey. Gellaring is obviously missing that. Not much of a sense of humour among most horror fanboys. And it says "it's also, IF YOU INCLUDE THE AMERICAN FILMS, the tenth in the series". They don't mean it's a story with ten chapters, just that there are ten movies in all and this is the tenth. It's just shorthand for the headline. You fucking idiot! More

Posted by Osric at 08:26 on 16 May 2014 | Report This Post

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L: gellaring This is Ju-on 7 not The Grudge 10 you fucking idiots. This is the seventh installment of the Ju-on series. And The Grudge is the title of the American series which has THREE FILMS, so how the fuck is this The Grudge 10? Can you say "hack"? think they were being sarcastic. Calm yourself young padawan... More

Posted by waltham1979 at 16:53 on 15 May 2014 | Report This Post

"but given the overlapping and repeated material running through all the films already, it doesn't make a great deal of difference" The reboot will be rebooting the american "The Grudge" franchise, which doesn't overlap anything. Ju-on and The Grude are SEPARATE FRANCHISES, like Alien and Alien vs Predator for example. And the US reboot will be the first time the continuity will be dropped in that one franchise. Do some further research other than Bloody-Disgusting.com. More

Posted by gellaring at 13:07 on 15 May 2014 | Report This Post

This is Ju-on 7 not The Grudge 10 you fucking idiots. This is the seventh installment of the Ju-on series. And The Grudge is the title of the American series which has THREE FILMS, so how the fuck is this The Grudge 10? Can you say "hack"? More

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