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    The American version was an interesting movie and though others might have felt different, for me it was one of the scariest movies I ever saw...if not THE scariest movie and I finally saw a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrippa
    The American version was an interesting movie and though others might have felt different, for me it was one of the scariest movies I ever saw...if not THE scariest movie and I finally saw a lot.
    I only saw the Japanese version, but I definitely agree. Very few special effects and still very scary.

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    I have not seen the movie, but in a literature class I once took, we studied Japanese literature and the use of the spiritual realm in it. (Ghost stories-- basically if you want to call them that) Considering that the movie is from Japan, would you say that it follows the traditional elements found in their literature? Or is it more like American horror movies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer
    I have not seen the movie, but in a literature class I once took, we studied Japanese literature and the use of the spiritual realm in it. (Ghost stories-- basically if you want to call them that) Considering that the movie is from Japan, would you say that it follows the traditional elements found in their literature? Or is it more like American horror movies?
    If looking at the American version, its rather a Hollywood-Horror movie than a typical Japanese one, on the other hand its for an American movie strange and different, so the influence is visible in a positive way, if you want to get scared of course, since American movies are too often quite simple and flat, with some exceptions - at least from my point of view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer
    Considering that the movie is from Japan, would you say that it follows the traditional elements found in their literature?
    I've only seen the American version, which is a remake of a Japanese movie based on a Japanese novel. From what I have heard, the difference between the American movie and the original novel is quite profound. The website Goswin_van_Eyck linked to has more info on this.

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    If looking at the American version, its rather a Hollywood-Horror movie than a typical Japanese one, on the other hand its for an American movie strange and different, so the influence is visible in a positive way, if you want to get scared of course, since American movies are too often quite simple and flat, with some exceptions - at least from my point of view.
    Agreed; in my experience, the Japanese touch only added to the feeling of eeriness. Has anyone seen the sequel? I hear it's not nearly as good.

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    Agreed; in my experience, the Japanese touch only added to the feeling of eeriness. Has anyone seen the sequel? I hear it's not nearly as good.
    I heard different opinions, some said the Japanese original is less scary, but most agreed that the sequel is not as good as the first part, though the director should know how to use Japanese influences
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