Following the events of Ju-on: The Beginning of the End, Mai, the older sister of elementary schoolteacher Yui Shono, goes to look for her sister, who disappeared after a year while working... See full summary »
The oft-repeated claim that this movie was a direct-to-video release is false. Its world premiere was at the Box Higashi-Nakano theater in Higashi-Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo on Saturday 25 March 2000; it played there for seven consecutive nights. See more »
The first TV movie of Ju-on is one of the creepiest movies I've I've seen. This is considerably less so.
This film begins with a half an hour of material from the first film. While its good, it slows the forward momentum of this film especially if you watched the previous film in close order.
When the new material comes it picks up literally where the first leaves off and follows it to a new end. Some of this is good, but much, like the end, is good looking but rather confused and far from scary. Worse, the now linear story is too literal and doesn't leave enough to the mind.
If you need to know what happens after the first film ends, then by all means pick this up for viewing, however if it were up to me I'd just leave the first film be and forget this as a well intentioned mistake.
5 out of 10
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