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Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror | 18 June 2016 (Japan)
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The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.

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Kôji Shiraishi

Writers:

Takashi Shimizu (characters), Kôji Suzuki (characters)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mizuki Yamamoto ... Yuri Kurahashi
Tina Tamashiro ... Suzuka Takagi
Aimi Satsukawa ... Natsumi Ueno
Misato Tanaka Misato Tanaka ... Ayako Takagi
Masahiro Kômoto Masahiro Kômoto ... Shin'ichi Morishige
Masanobu Andô ... Spiritual Medium Kyozo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ichiruko Dômen Ichiruko Dômen ... Horyuu
Runa Endo Runa Endo ... Kayako Saeki
Maiko Kikuchi Maiko Kikuchi ... Tamao
Masayoshi Matsushima Masayoshi Matsushima ... Sukeru Takagi
Elly Nanami Elly Nanami ... Sadako Yamamura
Rintaro Shibamoto Rintaro Shibamoto ... Toshio Saeki
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The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

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$9,256,114
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film re-establishes Kayako as the primary antagonist of the Ju-On/Grudge franchise, after serving as a secondary villain in the two most recent installments prior to the crossover. See more »

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When Yuri is taking a shower (around the 58:16 mark), her hair is all soapy with shampoo and is on the top of her head; the very next moment it appears all rinsed, down around her shoulders and only damp, not sopping wet. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, an updated version of Sadako's videotape is shown. See more »

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Remake of Ringu (1998) See more »

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Ladies!! It's Not Nice To Fight!
21 February 2019 | by foutainoflifeSee all my reviews

Sadako is an evil that curses and kills anyone who watches her video. Those seeking to stop her from collecting her victims are also killed. Kayako is an evil who kills anyone who comes into the house where she was murdered. Her son Toshio, who was murdered at the same time, is also an evil being that helps his mother but doesn't have her strength.

In this film we see Sadako and Kayako's latest marks trying to find a way to avoid their demise. A man and young girl with special abilities try to help the girls by having Sadako and Kayako fight each other. Each victim adds to their number of kills and they both want these victims for themselves.

Ok. So, I love both these characters. Both ladies can hold their own when it comes to being creepy, evil and decent body counts. I would assume that this is the Japanese version of Freddy vs. Jason. I love that this is creative but this is creepy horror as opposed to blood and gore horror and folks should understand that before watching it.

I thought this was written well and the acting was ok. I liked it but I was also disappointed in some ways. We didn't get to see much of Sadako or Kayako and what we did see was so dark it took away from seeing them duke it out. I understand that the low lighting is used to help set the mood and keep some of the effects from looking cheesy but I wanted to see more of what they were working with. I wanted to see these two really fight. It also seemed as though they were setting things up for a sequel and while that's great and I'll watch it if they make one, I wish the story could have had a bit more depth.

It's not a bad film but like I said, I was a little disappointed. If you like these characters check it out. I hope they make another one.


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