The Grudge

(2004)

An English-language remake of the Japanese horror thriller "Ju-On". "The Grudge" is about a murderous supernatural curse born of a grudge held by someone who dies angry. The curse passes like a virus to its victims.

‘The Grudge’ Reboot Moves Forward with Producer Sam Raimi

‘The Grudge’ Reboot Moves Forward with Producer Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and Nathan Kahane's Good Universe are rebooting the 2004 horror-thriller The Grudge, setting Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train, Insanitarium) to write the script.

Takashi Shimizu directed both the original Japanese thriller Ju-On and the English-language version The Grudge, which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse working in Tokyo, who is exposed to a dangerous supernatural curse that locks the victim into a powerful rage.

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‘The Grudge’ Gets Second Remake

Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures are joining forces for another remake of The Grudge.

The franchise started with director Takashi Shimizu's Ju-On, which was spawned after two straight-to-video releases in Japan. Takashi Shimizu also directed the Japanese sequel Ju-on 2 and then the American remake The Grudge in 2004, along with its sequel, The Grudge 2, in 2006. The Grudge 3 was released straight to video in 2009, although it's the only movie in the whole series which wasn't directed by Takashi Shimizu. Toby Wilkins took over directorial duties for The Grudge 3.

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‘The Grudge’ Brings the Thrills to Blu-ray on May 12th

You can bring a Sarah Michelle Gellar horror film home in high-def this March. The Grudge will be released in Blu-ray on March 24. We have no cover art for this release as of yet, but the disc will be priced at $28.95 SRP. The film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman, Jason Behr and Clea Duvall.

From filmmaker Sam Raimi and acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Shimizu comes a terrifying tale of horror in the tradition of The Ring and 28 Days Later. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.

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‘The Grudge’ to be a fright on DVD

The Grudge: According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Takashi Shimizu-directed horror film The Grudge, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, is slated to be released February 1st on DVD and will include a in-depth psychological feature titled "Under the Skin," providing a medical examination into the reason why people want seek out fear at the movies.

The Grudge was released October 22nd, 2004.

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‘The Grudge’ holds on to the top box office slot

According to The Hollywood Reporter, taking full advantage of the spirit of Halloween weekend, Sony's The Grudge continued to impress and astound as the horror-thriller dipped a relatively mild 43% from its debut and collected an estimated $22.4 million to take first place. The Sarah Michelle Gellar starrer, which is rated PG-13 and opened to an outstanding $39.1 million the previous weekend, has scared up an estimated $71.3 million in 10 days.

Heading into the weekend, Universal's highly praised Ray, the Ray Charles biopic starring Jamie Foxx, was expected by many in the industry to take the top slot. Even though Ray opened with a solid estimate of $20.1 million, which was at the high end of expectations, the unusually strong hold by The Grudge kept Ray at bay in the second spot but still shining brightly nonetheless.

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Takashi Shimizu talks about ‘The Grudge’ DVD

The Grudge:Video Store Magazine recently caught up with director Takashi Shimizu to talk about the proposed DVD release of The Grudge, which is now in theaters. Apparently an unrated version is scheduled for release...Columbia Pictures’ The Grudge will take advantage of that for its unrated version.

The Grudge was released October 22nd, 2004.

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‘The Grudge’ grabs top box office slot

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moviegoers have no grudges against Sarah Michelle Gellar. But they apparently have a beef with Ben Affleck. Sony's fright flick The Grudge starring Gellar got a jump on Halloween with an estimated $40 million opening weekend to debut at No. 1, while Affleck delivered a holiday turkey starring in DreamWorks' Surviving Christmas, the critically drubbed comedy coming in at No. 7 with an estimated $4.5 million.

DreamWorks' animated Shark Tale, the top movie for three straight weekends, slipped to second place with an estimated $14.3 million, lifting its total to about $136.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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