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Ju-on" has returned at its 10th Anniversary!!,
This review is from: Ju-on - The Grudge - White And Black Ghost [DVD]  (DVD)
Anyone who's ever watched the first "Ju-on" (the original Japanese version), before America came-a-calling to plunder the story and make one of their own would remember how scary it was. Several sequels later, from both Japan and America, comes another Japanese sequel.
But wait, from the title "Ju-on: White Ghost and Black Ghost", apparently there are two ghosts. What gives you say? Well, it has two separate movies in one, so that's already worth the price of ticket admission. Take it this way; if you don't like one ghost, you can always take the other.
On a serious note, however, the movie starts off with the story of the White Ghost. It begins with a family massacre. A son murders five members of his family when he starts to hear a cassette tape of a voice that keeps repeating, "I'll go. I'll go soon..." He himself then commits suicide, also recording a similar message. The White Ghost then starts to haunt everyone who is related to the house, visited the house, or has a connection to anyone in the house. However, the one who is most affected is Akane (Akina Minami) who has a sixth sense, and also a childhood friend of the murdered little girl from the massacre.
The second movie, of the Black Ghost has more in common with the original "Ju-on" movie. It is about a nurse Yuko (Ai Kago) who takes care of a patient Fukie, only to have the spirit of Fukie's unborn twin haunt her, hence the Black Ghost. And yes, it's a dark ghost, which thus explains its name. It also explains the origins of the ghost in the original "Ju-on" movie.
Certainly, both "White Ghost" and "Black Ghost" are worthy additions to the franchise, and serve as a fine reminder of why the series became so popular in the first place. The return of the industrious, pale skinned ankle grabbers is very welcome, as will be further sequels if this level of quality can be maintained.
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Initial post: 3 May 2010 14:24:25 BDT
Mr. D. P. Brown says:
A excellent review! I too feel that these two new film's are a return to form, The White Ghost being my favorite (The image of that creepy grandmother ghost with the basketball, just freaked me out and stayed with me!), but that's not to say that The Black Ghost isn't any good because it's just as good but in a different way! I watched this DVD late at night and I must admit that I was frightened to go to bed, I haven't felt that way since watching the original and still the best, Japanese Ju-on! Great review, keep up the good work!
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