Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Abroad with a passport
Re: Last foreign language movie you saw, and your rating of it!
A few nights ago. The original Japanese language version the American movie the Grudge.
JU-ON (Japanese 2003) 9/10
Creepy and scary good. A haunted house with some weird sh*t going on to all who go near or dare to thread. The acting is very good, and you never actually see any violence only the hint of the brutality of events past or present with hideous blood splatter or stains. It's all about the lighting, music, and acting. A bit of homage to 60's films like "Wait Until Dark", 70's films by George Romero, a bit of "The Shining" and "Burnt Offerings". I also like the bit with the shadow ghost ala from the original b&w Nosterafu.
You won't be disappointed with the final scenes of the film. I say this film is as good as original Japanese version of RING.
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