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Unrated The Grudge planned..... (May 3rd)

Old 01-18-05, 11:08 PM
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Unrated The Grudge planned..... (May 3rd)

http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=3394

January 17: Unrated GRUDGE DVD on the way

Fango got an advance look at and listen to the DVD of Takashi Shimizu’s THE GRUDGE, due February 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and on the filmmakers/cast commentary track, producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert reveal that a disc of an unrated, more extreme version of the film will be coming out later this year. This edition, they reveal, will include scenes trimmed for the PG-13 rating, including moments involving child endangerment and at least one very cool-sounding setpiece (which we won’t spoil here). This cut may also eliminate a scene or two in THE GRUDGE designed to explain the supernatural concepts to American audiences. Sony Pictures has yet to officially announce this DVD, but we’ll keep you posted.
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Old 01-18-05, 11:13 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I was debating on getting it or not.. now I will just wait.
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Old 01-19-05, 03:11 AM
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I thought the soon-to-be released DVD was going to contain an R-rated version of the film with extended scenes, and now they say there's going to be an unrated version with even MORE scenes that were cut out!? Hmmph, sounds like a greedy, maniacal scheme to needlessly milk more money out of anyone who actually liked this remake.

They should do us all a favor and release the other three Japanese Ju-On films on DVD instead of more of this domesticated Hollywood drek.
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Old 01-19-05, 03:21 AM
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The upcoming DVD is the theatrical cut, there was no mention of an extended cut for the original DVD. Apparently it will be the next DVD after the one streeting in February.
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Old 01-19-05, 03:27 AM
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yeah, more than likely this unrated version is the thing you heard about the R rated version. If this unrated cut were submitted to the MPAA, it'd probably be the R rated cut.
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Old 01-19-05, 06:38 AM
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Thanks very much, i was going to buy it but now NO WAY. I'll wait for the unrated version.
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Old 01-19-05, 06:43 AM
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Thanks for the heads-up. I was looking forward to buying it in a couple weeks, but it looks like I'll have to wait a little while longer.
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Old 01-19-05, 06:52 AM
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Thanks very much, i was going to buy it but now NO WAY. I'll wait for the unrated version.
Agreed. The unrated version already sounds like a better cut, which will stay more true to the tone of the original films. I like the idea of the unrated version getting rid of some of the expository scenes. I hate things like that in movies. If you can't say something with imagery in film, then you are working with a compromised script. Also, without exposition you leave things more open to the viewer’s interpretation. In a horror movie it adds to the fear level, as it welcomes the viewers to project their own darker fears into the film.
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Old 01-19-05, 07:17 AM
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It sucks that Shimizu had to water down the film for a PG-13 rating. Looks like all we'll be getting are kiddie-friendly flicks soon. Oh well, at least we'll eventually get the uncut versions, though we'll have to wait an extra six months or so. I gotta say it's a smart play for the studio $$$-wise though.
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Old 01-19-05, 07:44 AM
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Thanks for the info. I was going to pick this up, but will wait for the extended edition.
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Old 01-19-05, 07:52 AM
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Oh geez he's gonna make the movie more japanese. Well woop dee doo, we already have 4 of those.
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Old 01-19-05, 08:05 AM
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i guess I'll just rent this now and wait for the extended version.....thanks
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Old 01-19-05, 08:18 AM
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That's the second time Sam has said before the theatrical cut DVD came out that there's going to be an extended cut version (the other being Spidey 2.5). Cheers Sam!
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Old 01-19-05, 08:26 AM
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Looks like I'll wait for the unrated one as well.
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Thanks! Now I'll be waiting
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Old 01-19-05, 08:41 AM
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Great news! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-19-05, 08:17 PM
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I have the region 3 IVL release and it's rated IIb. However, not sure if that means it could also be comparable, if not just the same as the intended "uncut" version yet releases. If so, I have no idea why you guys remain stuck in region 1 land ... in full support of Hollywood, which for the most part is cranking out about 1 great film in about 20 these days anyway.
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I just want to know how Sarah Michelle Gellar could justify leaving Buffy for this movie!?!
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Buffy,while a fun show was played out by now Critter,so time to move on

Most tv shows run out of steam after so many seasons. Look what happened to The Simpsons(so lackluster the past few years) and Married With Children. Then don't forget Friends(which I never liked,but was more generic with each season) among many other shows.

Oh and the film was a good bizzare film and fairly creepy. So I am not mad at Sarah from doing this film,instead of Buffy


If the dvd is cheap on release week(like $15.99 or lower),then I 'may' get it. But I am pretty sure I won't,since I am pretty much on a dvd freeze right now(no more space left)..and will see what happens.


..and your welcome everyone. I just happened to come across that information while browsing around and thought I would give everyone a heads up.
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Originally Posted by visitor Q
I have the region 3 IVL release and it's rated IIb. However, not sure if that means it could also be comparable, if not just the same as the intended "uncut" version yet releases. If so, I have no idea why you guys remain stuck in region 1 land ... in full support of Hollywood, which for the most part is cranking out about 1 great film in about 20 these days anyway.
are you talking about the original or the remake? if the remaks, where did you get it?
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Again, great heads up on this! I was just about to preorder the Feb streetdate PG-13 disc....

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I'll grudgingly buy this. Damn, I'm good.
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I just want to know how Sarah Michelle Gellar could justify leaving Buffy for this movie!?!
It's often been mentioned that Buffy stopped at season seven because Sarah wanted out.

However, I don't think an eighth season of BTVS was ever going to happen.

Joss Whedon wanted to end it at season seven. (When asked if season 7 was going to be the final season, he replied with "God, I hope so.")

Seasons six and seven underperformed for UPN and were expensive to produce, so I don't think UPN would've wanted any more seasons even if Joss and Sarah pushed for them.
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Originally Posted by visitor Q
I have the region 3 IVL release and it's rated IIb. However, not sure if that means it could also be comparable, if not just the same as the intended "uncut" version yet releases. If so, I have no idea why you guys remain stuck in region 1 land ...
Yes, where did you get this? I'm not stuck in R1 land.
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