Director Nicolas Pesce‘s The Grudge, a sequel to the American remake from 2004, wasn’t exactly a hit with critics but it nevertheless proved to be profitable at the box office, scaring up $43.9 million worldwide between January 3rd and today. Mind you, that’s a far cry from the 2004 film’s $187 million worldwide gross, but it’s certainly not a total loss for Sony.
The film’s theatrical run has now come to a close and The Grudge is coming home, we’ve learned today, headed to Digital on March 10th and Blu-ray & DVD on March 24th.
Special features? For starters, a “horrifying alternate ending” and additional scenes.
The Grudge was savaged by critics and received a rare “F” rating from CinemaScore, with the film’s structure, bleakness and abrupt ending surely to blame for much of the criticism. For what it’s worth, I hardly felt the Sam Raimi-produced film was the disaster many made it out to be (you can read my review here), but perhaps I’m alone on an island with that thought.
Those who know me know that I often am…
The Nicolas Pesce-directed film follows a detective (Andrea Riseborough) who investigates a serious of suspicious deaths all stemming from one house.
Once she enters, the curse latches onto her and won’t let go.
Horror veteran Lin Shaye (Insidious) also stars, along with Demian Bichir (The Nun), John Cho (“The Exorcist”), Betty Gilpin (“Glow”), Jacki Weaver and Frankie Faison.
— The Grudge (@GrudgeMovie) February 13, 2020