Takashi Shimizu on The Grudge DVD


Video Store Magazine talked to The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu about the DVD for the horror thriller remake, which was released with a PG-13 rating.

Shimizu said the unrated version will have more scary moments and images than the MPAA would allow for PG-13. It will also expand on the plot, especially the famous croaking noise that the ghost makes before it attacks its victims. “The lady ghost is always making that noise, and on the DVD it explains why she makes that noise,” Shimizu said.

There is also an alternate ending that will appear on the DVD, though not reconstituted into the film. “I always wanted to go with one idea and be with it,” Shimizu added. “But with experience in American production… I understand [how several endings result].”