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Takashi Shimizu

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Tuesday, April 2 2013

Pop-Up Horror: 'Tormented: 3D Blu-ray'

You’ll never look at rabbits, or mermaids, in quite the same way, again.


Wednesday, February 21 2007

The Grudge 2 (2006)

Shimizu pulls off the “this ghost is scary just because it’s looking at you” trick so effectively that it stays embedded in your mind.


Thursday, October 12 2006

The Grudge 2 (2006)

Rethinking the very concepts of remake, sequel, and translation, The Grudge 2 is not a regular horror movie, or even a regular J-horror movie.


Wednesday, February 23 2005

The Grudge: Special Edition (2004)

Precisely composed frames of urban and ancient architecture give way to Karen's face, deftly shadowed and shot from low angles, as Karen struggles to decipher the symbols that set her course.


Thursday, October 21 2004

The Grudge (2004)

Karen's quintessential 'American' identity -- blond, do-gooding, intrepid -- makes her sense of dislocation especially acute.


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