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Grudge, TheR4
    Judging by other reviews, the Region 1 disc is similar in content, but only contains additional language options. Also, the video bitrate is considerably lower at only 4.5Mb/s. Region 4 misses out on:
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack
  • Spanish and French subtitles

    No big deal there, but in comparison to the Region 3 Hong Kong disc, Region 4 misses out on:

  • English dts-es audio
  • TV Spots
  • Sound bites
  • Outtakes

    The Region 3 disc does not contain any commentary or featurettes. If I were you, I'd wait for the Director's Cut.

    UPDATE- May 2005: The Region 1 Director's Cut includes:

  • Audio commentary from director Takashi Shimizu, producer Taka Ichise, and actor Takako Fuji (Japenese with English subttiles)
  • 15 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary (33:08)
  • 5 short production featurettes
  • 2 video diaries from the cast
  • Shimizu’s original Ju-On films 4444444444 (2:57) and In a Corner (3:22).
  • Trailers for Boogeyman, DEBS, Steamboy, Darkness Falls and the extended cut of Underworld
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