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The second edition of the Japanese horror franchise, The Grudge 2 is a spook alley of ghost sightings, a couple of gruesome killings and numerous jump scenes. And just like an amusement park attraction, its only intent is to scare up teen audiences and leave their heads spinning.
Why Is The Grudge 2 Rated PG-13?
The Grudge 2 is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality.
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Two killings—one involving a fall from a building and the other a depicted choking with gruesome sound effects—are the darkest scenes in this movie that also involves mythic spirituality, possession and discussion of exorcism. Many scenes are intended to scare, usually by including an image of a ghost. Other disturbing depictions include a young girl drinking milk and then vomiting it back into the bottle, a ghost pulling people off buildings and into full bathtubs. In another scene, a woman pours hot fat on a man’s head, then hits him with the pan and knocks him unconscious. Sexual content involves a young girl (who appears to be a prostitute) waiting in a bed for a showering man (his upper naked back is shown). A secondary character is a chain smoker. Language includes a handful of mild profanities and terms of deity.
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Ghost stories have been haunting movies for many years. The Others and The Sixth Sense are two that are bound to send shivers up your spine (but should be carefully considered before showing to teen audiences). Alfred Hitchcock masterfully creates suspense without supernatural means in the films, Rear Window and Lifeboat.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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The Grudge 2 comes to DVD in two editions. The original theatrical version is accompanied by deleted scenes, a cast and crew Reel Change Montage, and three featurettes: East Meets West, Grudge 2: Storyline Development, and Ready When You Are, Mr. Shimizu. If that is not enough scare for you, there is also an Unrated Director’s Cut. This version offers all of the aforementioned bonus materials plus two additional featurettes: Holding a Grudge: Kayako & Toshio and Tales from the Grudge (with an introduction from Sam Raimi).