"Ju-On" Sequels, New "Grudge" in US
Two new "Ju-On" sequels are set to hit Japan this year. The series, which spawned the US remake "The Grudge" and its sequel, is wildly popular in Japan and has inspired countless sequels and interations. These two new ones are titled "Ju-On: Shiroi Roujo" and "Ju-On: Kuroi Shoujo", and both are hitting theaters in Japan on June 27th. It's right around the 10th anniversary of Takashi Shimizu's original film, so I guess they figured why not celebrate with two more.
I enjoyed the trailer quite a bit, but is it me or does it look like these were both shot on video?
Meanwhile, another "Grudge" film is due here in the US on DVD, but before you groan, know that it's being directed Toby Wilkins, the same guy who did the fantastic film "Splinter". So, who knows how that will turn out. DVD Release date is set for May 12th.