Arrow Video continues their tradition of releasing hard to find horror films with a jam packed blu-ray special edition of 2002’s Dark Water, based on a short story by Kôji Suzuki and directed by J-Horror master Hideo Nakata. Both of these influential artists reinvented the genre with 1998’s Ringu, and suddenly these ghostly stories and their American adaptations were experiencing success at the box office all over the world. With their special edition release of Dark Water, Arrow Video pays homage to Nakata’s and Suzuki’s entire bodies of work, featuring behind the scenes material and interviews which thoroughly chronicle their popular styles of storytelling and filmmaking.
Shudder (the AMC-owned digital horror network) recently acquired the popular Japanese import Sadako vs. Kayako. For those unfamiliar with the titles characters, the film features a showdown between the demons from Japan’s two most popular ghost franchises: Ringu and Ju-On (known to North American fans as the Ring and The Grudge). The film is directed by by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman and Grotesque).
After the film’s North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” in September and a brief festival run, Sadako vs. Kayako will stream exclusively on Shudder in late 2016. read more
A trailer has been released for SADAKO VS KAYAKO, the insane Japanese film that stars the ghosts from two of their most popular horror film franchises. Sadako from The Ring (Ringu in Japan) and Kayako from The Grudge (Ju-On) in Japan. The trailer is in Japanese, however you can gather most of what is going on. To get the grudge-match going (ha!) The Ring tape is played inside The Grudge house.
As a fan of these films myself, both the original Japanese films and the American re-makes, I am extremely excited. K?ji Shiraishi directs the film, which stars Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa. It hits theaters in Japan on June 18th. read more