The scariest thing to come out of Japan since Pink Lady, The Grudge tells the story of a young woman who travels to Japan with her underwear-sniffing boyfriend and soon finds herself in the clutches of an evil curse (as if having an underwear-sniffing boyfriend wasn't bad enough).
Bill Pullman co-stars, sort of, in that he speaks several lines of dialogue. In contrast to a high body count slasher film, The Grudge is infused with a suffocating sense of dread, very much like an average episode of According to Jim. Kevin Murphy and Mike Nelson settle their own grudge in this not-to-be-missed RiffTrax. Note: This Grudge works only with the theatrical release of the movie, not the Director's Cut
RiffTrax are downloadable audio commentaries featuring comedian Michael J. Nelson heckling (or riffing)
films in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The RiffTrax are sold on a web site where users can
purchase and download the commentaries. The site was launched by Nelson and Legend Films in 2006 and is
based in San Diego.
The movies chosen to riff in Mystery Science Theater 3000 were predominantly low-budget B-movies because
the show itself was low-budget and producers could only afford films with expired copyright or had
otherwise cheap licenses. The idea of RiffTrax came about after Mystery Science Theater 3000 was
cancelled when Nelson researched and consulted a lawyer about the possibility of directly releasing
DVDs of films with the commentaries included, but realized that he would be "sued out of existence".
The best-sounding method of distributing the commentaries would be to sell them independently of
the films to avoid having to obtain the rights to distribute the movies themselves. There would be
no legal or monetary restrictions to prevent Nelson from producing them, though viewers would have
to provide the movies themselves.
-DVD Decrypter (where applicable)
-Videora iPod Converter
-H264, 640 kbps, 29.97 fps
-128 kbps audio with 125% boost
-Framesize to maintain original aspect (TV 320x240,WS 368x208,WS 416x176)