The Grudge to Scare on DVD February 1


Sarah Michelle Gellar horror remake The Grudge is slated to be released February 1 on DVD and will include a featurette that asks why people seek out fear at the movies.

Michael Gillis, who produced the 12-minute “Under the Skin” short for Sony, said he sought the answer from author and New York University professor Joseph LeDoux, who has spent more than 30 years researching fear.

The Sony Pictures horror film, directed by Takashi Shimizu, has generated about $104 million at the North American box office, having cost less than $10 million to make. It is based on a Japanese film series, also directed by Shimuzu.

The DVD also includes a 55-minute five-part making-of documentary which includes 5-10 segments titled: “The Birth of The Grudge,” “Myth of Ju-on,” “Culture Shock: The American Cast in Japan,” “Designing The Grudge House” and “A New Direction and Understanding Takashi Shimizu.”