The Grudge 3 details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Shawnee Smith, Marina Sirtis, Matthew Knight, Johanna E. Braddy, Beau Mirchoff|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Awesome Asian Films, Number 2s, Talking to the Dead, The Undead|
The Grudge 3
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 May 2009|
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consistently GRUDGE styleBy Sarmad Niaz from High Wycombe , 20 May 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]At first i was weary renting this 3rd sequel to the grudge series as it was straight to DVD. however it sticks to the same grudge format true to its original...a few good shocks and a storyline that will make you intrigued till the end
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utterly rubbishBy Deano9 (2 reviews) from London , 20 Nov 2012Poor acting, rubbish plot and generally speaking a waste of time. Even the cinematography is poor and there is nothing spine tingling in this film other than getting up from your chair out of share boredom.
Bad bad badBy Nick00 (2 reviews) , 20 Sep 2012This is just plain awful! Awful acting, awful make up,no suspense whatsoever and it looks incredibly cheap. It's like one of those really bad made for tv movies!
The first two were brilliant but they really dropped the ball on this one.
Yet another Grudge how far can they milk itBy goaliegirl (31 reviews) from South yorkshire , 11 Sep 2012Well what can you expect of yet another Grudge same old story differet setting there are a few moments that will make you jump and as usual gore galore
The sad ghost of a deteriorating franchiseBy a customer , 03 Sep 2012Soullessly attempting to distill the elements that made Ju-On so brilliant into a set of boxes to be checked, this half-hearted addition to an already overlong franchise sees the last spark of originality and innovation finally flogged out of body of Shimizu's once-noble horse.
The essential premise isn't terrible, the characters slightly more than 2-dimensional, the acting solid enough for straight-to-dvd horror fare; so why is it such a sorry, wearisome husk of a movie?
Besides the myriad inconsistencies and minor plot holes, the reasons are twofold: first, the looming shadow of Ju-On: The Grudge damns this to pale imitation territory, and it's the fourth movie to follow that opus (itself the third movie in the franchise). The whole thing is old, predictable, stale, tired. More of the same, in ever-deteriorating quality.
Second, the brilliant and dependable Takako Fuji is entirely absent from this movie. Aiko Horiuchi stands in for her as Kayako, and while her efforts are admirable, recasting the most crucial role in the series is the final nail in the coffin. This was a sequel nobody really needed to begin with, and the absense of the star around whom the films have always revolved really drives home how shallow the whole endeavour really is.
As a final note, the film did promise one redeeming feature - a strong female character in the form of Emi Ikehata's Naoko - which ultimately comes to nothing in the muddled, pointless, directionless final scenes.
If this was a stand-alone production with no pretensions to the legacy of a modern horror classic, it would have been passable in a lacklustre sort of way. As it is, it's just tiresome and honestly best avoided.
Not bad!By a customer , 22 Jul 2012A very jumpy movie. Started off kinda slow getting to know the characters but it really started to come together. Compared to the first movie this was nearly as good but needed a little more suspense. I dont think this movie should be continued but judging by the ending I think they might.. Overall a great movie to watch at night with loud volume. >