The PR wizards in Hollywood have been working really hard to sell you grudge match battle smash ups lately. Batman v Superman and The Hunstman: Spring’s Flop have been shoved in our faces to the point that I can’t even feel my face anymore, and no, it has nothing to do with what I did last night so don’t go there. Those big studio pushers have clearly been making all that effort to try and cover up the true battle movie of the year… THE GRUDGE VS THE RING!
They knew the second we got wind of this sure to be masterpiece we would give even less of a shit about a Batman with a man rack and two questionable drag queens slinging mirrors and ice at each other. This is exactly the kind of knock down, all out brawl we’ve been waiting for since Freddy vs Jason, starring Kelly Rowland, graced the screen. The Japanese always do it better so I’m going to really have to work hard to prepare myself for this. Sadako captured our hearts and scared the shit out of me when she popped her ass out of TVs in The Ring and later as Samara in the US remake and Kayako slowly contortion walked her way to us in The Grudge and its American remakes. It was only a matter of time before these titans of J-Horror met to duke it out.
It comes out June 16 in Japan and has no US release date yet, but I’m sure it’ll find its way to DVD somehow… or cursed VHS tape that goes around to Academy voters and says they have seven days to give it all the Oscars or they’ll die aka forced to watch All About Steve. Let’s all raise our Sunday drinks to these two little Japanese ghost girls showing the big boys how you really do a fight!
(via A.V. Club)