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Two more Ju-On films,
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This review is from: Ju-on - The Grudge - White And Black Ghost [DVD]  (DVD)
This DVD contains two films in the Ju-On ("The Grudge") series. I've seen two earlier Ju-On before, and these two films felt just as scary. As in the other Ju-On films, the plot revolves around a house where something terrible has happened. "Ju-On" refers to a curse created when someone dies in rage, and this curse spreads. You don't have to see the earlier films to appreciate this DVD as each film has a new plot.
Like the other Ju-On films, the story is told through short episodes showing the events through the perspectives of different persons. The episodes give clues to the mystery of what happened in the house. The storytelling is efficient and the use of special effects is economic, and the result is impressive. The creators of Ju-On don't need much gore or CGI to create suspense, a person behaving irregular can sometimes be enough. After a few minutes I at least feel the shivers. The action takes place in modern Japan and follows ordinary people: a nurse, a cab driver, a crime investigator, children and so on.
The DVD contains "Ju-On: White Ghost" and "Ju-On: Black Ghost", each about an hour long. It is pointless to go into the content as this will probably just spoil the experience. Don't read on the flip side of the DVD cover, just see the films. The transfer/picture worked fine on my projector. There is no extra material though.