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Ring (リング / Ringu) (1998)

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Nanako Matsushima Nanako Matsushima
Reiko Asakawa
Miki Nakatani Miki Nakatani
Mai Takano
Yuko Takeuchi Yuko Takeuchi
Tomoko Ôishi
Hitomi Sato Hitomi Sato
Masami
Yoichi Numata Yoichi Numata
Takashi Yamamura
Katsumi Muramatsu Katsumi Muramatsu
Kôichi Asakawa
Rikiya Ôtaka Rikiya Ôtaka
Yôichi Asakawa


Written by
Hiroshi Takahashi Hiroshi Takahashi
(screenplay)
Koji Suzuki Koji Suzuki
(novel)


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A genuinely enthralling horror pic

4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 6 11:58
4 votes
"It's not of this world. It's Sadako's fury. And she's put a curse on us."

An adaptation of the popular horror potboiler by Kôji Suzuki, 1998's Ringu is a nerve-jangling and atmospheric Japanese horror gem that's destined to get under your skin. Upon its release, the film became the highest-grossing Japanese horror flick in history, and it has gone down in history as an influential... read more

A very good movie

6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 1 11:30
1 vote
I remember it as it it was yesterday. The first time, I watched this movie, I was so scared shitless... I was with a whole bunch of friends and nobody was really paying attention to the movie but I was completely fixating and the scene with the TV (if you have seen it, you know what I'm talking about...) was, at the time, one of most frightening scenes I have ever seen. The funny thing is that I r... read more

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9 years, 5 months ago at Jul 5 21:31
1 vote
Japanese horror movies don't come much better than this. A mysterious video tape kills people seven days after they watch it. One TV reporter tries to uncover the mystery which leads down several dark paths.

It was re-made into a Hollywood movie that tried to 'improve' it but only resulted in making it un-focused. If you're lucky enough not to have seen the re-make yet, do yourself ... read more
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A mysterious video kills whoever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.
Release date: 31 January 1998
UPC: 678149039528
Tags: Horror (32), Japan (16), Japanese (15), 1990s (8), 1998 (7), Foreign (5), (5), Reporter (3), Trilogy (3), Mother Son Relationship (3), Ghost (3), Curse (2), Paranormal (2), World Cinema (2), Single Mother (2), Foreign Language (2), 1990's (2), Series (2), Mystery (2), Child In Peril (1)
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" LAST WATCHED: 2/2/2017COMMENTS: I think the video is actually creepier in the American remake, probably for all the additional disturbing imagery, but the video was still unsettling in this version. The acting is far superior to the American cast.EXTRA COMMENTS: I watched the new Rings movie before watching this movie. My review in a nutshell is that it was okay. It definitely banked on updated technology and I liked that the "new" video was hi-def, but the "


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