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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000)

If you've watched the first Ju-on: The Curse (2000) film then you can safely skip past 30+ minutes of the second because it's the same as two stories that were shown previously. I don't just mean it's similar - it's identical, the exact same footage! I admit my memory is bad, but it isn't that bad.
The parts that are new aren't really worth the time of anyone who's not already deeply invested in the Ju-on happenings, and despite being more linear than usual, and therefore easier to follow on first viewing, it'll likely feel too incomplete to a newcomer. Dir. Takashi Shimizu's ability to find or generate unease and creepiness in commonplace locations without relying on canted camera angles, etc, is the best that it has to offer.

2 catty phone calls out of 5

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