Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Makoto Ashikawa, Yko Daike, Kaori Fujii
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Genres: Indie & Art House, Horror, Special Interests
Tragedy strikes when Kyoko is in a car crash losing her boyfriend and having a miscarriage. But soon after the accident, Kyoko still feels something moving inside her. Feeling something still moving within her, she visits ... more »
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Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX
Reviewed on 4/7/2010...
One of the few sequels as good as the origonal. The tempo and feel of the origonal is maintained in this film.
Excellent acting, solid script, interesting story, and more special effects than the origonal. They maintain their use of time as far as following one story then moving to another one from the same point in time, I really like the way this was done. This is a series that I could see myself following all of, unlike the Friday the 13ths, Halloweens, and Nightmare on Elm Streets, this film stays true to what it is and doesn't turn itself into a cheesy thing.
Fans of the origonal should like the sequel.
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Slow moving sequel
Plurabelle | Egg Harbor Twp, NJ United States | 10/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge fan of the original Ju-on film, and was very excited to see this second installment (which is actually the 4th movie made in the series, but it's all very confusing, so i'll stop there). First off, this movie is extremely slow moving. there are times while watching it, i wanted to yell at the characters on the screen to do or say something, instead of just standing and staring off into space. Now, don't get me wrong, Japanese horror movies are a lot different from the ones we're used to in the US. They do tend to be more cerebral and off kilter. but this film, just couldn't hold my interest until the last 20mins. Like the original, the story is very confusing and hard to follow. BUT, unlike with the original, i was nearly about to give up on this film by the time it got interesting.
The basic plot: a horror movie actress and her fiance get into an accident, where she encounters the mysterious little boy from the first film. The story is told through several points of veiw, seeing the events surrounding a film crew's documentary inside an 'infamous' haunted house that has a curse attached to it(anyone who comes in contact with the house, will be touched by the curse) and the movie jumps around back and forth between them, which adds to the confusion. the same effect was used in the first film, but there, i found myself so engrossed in the story, and the performances (which are far superior then in this film),that i was happy to go along for the ride. There are a few moments of uncomfortable creepiness, but there are also moments of b-movie camp which make the film at times , a bit of a joke. Unfortunitely, it just wasn't enjoyable to watch, so i can't recommend it."
More of the creepy blue kid...
J. Krenzelok | 08/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a general rule, I'm usually very disappointed by sequels, but this one is an exception. While it doesn't add much to the first Ju-On, it's a virually seamless continuation, and is just as odd and twisted as the first.
I couldn't say exactly why these movies are so unsettling, but they certainly are- the Japanese versions make my skin crawl. On the other hand, they seem to lose almost all value when they have Buffy the Vampire Slayer in them. Well worth the money to check out this and the first one, but if the first film was any indication of how well these translate, I'll stay well clear of the American version.
I'm sure a lot of folks will have bad things to say about this as a sequel, but someone always does- for my buck, this movie is far creepier than even the worst western horror flicks, sequel or no."
Go along for the creepy ride....
Nathan Christian | Pitcairn, PA USA | 04/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of people tend to over analize the J-horror films and forget to let themselves be entertained. Just let yourself enjoy it and you will be creeped out.
It is a hard film to follow,and I think it's because it is subtitled, but it's just as satisfying as Juon 1. A scene I found particularly creepy was a guy is hung by the croaking hair of the lady ghost. What got me was his feet hitting the wall...tapping...it got under my skin!
Sometimes the horror does seem a fraction contrived and alittle over-the-top for the context of this movie, but it's still all good.
Anyways, just let yourself be entertained. The Juon series seems to be the better of the current J-horror on the market today."