Sadako Holds a Grudge.

After much anticipation, (I've been expecting this movie since I saw Juon The Final last year) I was fortunate enough to watch Sadako vs. Kayako yesterday. It was very confusing but ultimately enjoyable. If you like J-Horror, this is one you should go see.

Above is the advance ticket that I bought weeks ago. With it, I scored this mini figure:

 Which you can place on the edge of your glass*.

The cast was admirable especially the two female leads who did not succumb to the villainesses. That little boy (Toshio) always freaks me out far more than either Kayako or Sadako!

As usual, the campaign for this movie has been excellent. For example there was a Twitter competition between the two gals, "Who is the scariest?" (Spoiler: Sadako won.)

Sadako's campaign (skip the first 45 seconds)

Kayoko's campaign (also skip the first 44 seconds)

Also there are several commercials, including this one for theatre etiquette.

One for Lady's Day.

Which flavour of popcorn do you prefer?

Also, the fine folks at Kadokawa have released a set of five cup figures. Click that link for photos. Here are the ones I got (with only two doubles. Alas, I didn't get the Golden Toshio!

 And here they are hanging out on a *glass.

I saw it at Aeon In Natori and was not impressed by its selection of goods. So I went to the Movix in Nagamachi which just also happens to be on my way home. That's where I got the above figures and the very last of these face-masks.

Once it dries, I hope it can be made into a mask for Halloween.

Other goods include a crossover with Hello Kitty including a bizarre Clear File.

Speaking of Clear Files, here is a 3D set I bought. One featuring Sadako.

Watch the amazing 3D action!

 The other featuring Kayako.

Other random stuff around the Interwebs include dating Sadako. Click for details yet for those too lazy to do so, here are a few scammed photos.

The two of them also go horseback riding. Wild!

The best bit must be when the gals competed at pitching.

Last night's Strawberry Moon on the first day of summer was the perfect opportunity for Sadako, Kayako and Toshio to pose with the moon. Not all of the pictures turned out very well, but are a tad creepy.

For some better Instagram photos of the gang, check out this.

I wonder if there'll be another entry in this franchise. It was left wide open for one to occur...


Bob Johns said...

Oh those glass things are crazy neat!

Michael Jones said...

Oh, I agree wholeheartedly. After I bought one, I couldn't resist buying more until I got the set. At 5 bucks a throw, it's a little steep but worth it.

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

Wow...just wow, the glass things are amazing!!!

Sean Kelly said...

I saw the movie the other week. For someone who speaks little Nihongo, I got through it just fine. Then at the Yurindo bookshop, my daughter found the novelization in the kids section. I did not let her get it.

Michael Jones said...

I accidentally bought two advance tickets months ago, forgetting that I already had one, "Hey that looks cool!" So I went again yesterday. A lot easier to follow the second time around especially after reading a brief description about it at Wiki.
What creeped me out more than Sadako or Kayoko was the little blind girl in red!


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