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Ring 0: Birthday (Ringu 0: Bâsudei) (2000)

Ring 0: Birthday
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6.1 IMDB rating
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Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama
Sadako Yamamura
Seiichi Tanabe Seiichi Tanabe
Hiroshi Tôyama
Kumiko Aso Kumiko Aso
Etsuko Tachihara
Takeshi Wakamatsu Takeshi Wakamatsu
Yûsaku Shigemori
Ryushi Mizukami Ryushi Mizukami
Wataru Kuno
Kaoru Okunuki Kaoru Okunuki
Aiko Hazuki
Yasushi Kimura Yasushi Kimura
Togashi
Mami Hashimoto Mami Hashimoto
Joshikôsei


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


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8 years, 11 months ago at Sep 13 19:40
The prequel to the brilliant 'Ringu' (re-made into 'The Ring') traces the story of how the girl on the tape in the original movie became a vengeful spirit that killed people who watched the tape. It borrows heavily and expands on the flashes of her life we get on the aforementioned tape. That gives the movie a reasonable amount of perspective to build upon. There is some very good acting and the d... read more
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Description: The film takes place 30 years prior to the events of Ring, and depicts the life of 19-year-old Sadako Yamamura, the antagonist of previous films. In this film, her role shifts to that of a protagonist. The story begins with a reporter named Miyaji Akiko, whose fiancé was a reporter killed during Shizuko's ESP demonstration, as she attempts to gather more information on Sadako's past from a grade school Sadako stayed at. Meanwhile, Sadako herself joins an acting troupe and falls in love with one of the members of that troupe, Hiroshi Toyama, only to be tormented by her own psychic abilities and the hatred of the other troupe ... (more)
Release date: 22 January 2000
Tags: Horror (8), Japanese (6), Japan (5), Prequel (3), 2000 (3), Mystery (2), Thriller (2), Twist (2), 2000s (2), Trilogy (2), 00s (1), Sequel (1), Ghosts (1), Curse (1), Ringu (1), Series 3rd (1), World Cinema (1), (1), Foreign (1)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: Lemonheart PUBLISHED FORMAT: short story AUTHOR/CREATOR: Koji Suzuki ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1999 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: N/A "


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