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5 Ratings: 4.2
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A surprise box office hit in Japan.  Somewhat based upon a novel of the same name.  The film launched a film series, a television show, books, mangas, parodies and countless knock offs.

Director: Hideo Nakata
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Release Date: January 31, 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Ringu
review by . November 01, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
The short story goes something like this:    "He wanted to go out and play, but there was a TV show that he didn’t want to miss. So, he recorded it on a VCR in their room, but the channels there are different from Tokyo’s. No stations use that channel, so nothing should’ve recorded. But when he played the tape back at home, a woman appeared on the screen and said ‘You will die in one week!’ The kid stopped the tape and then the phone rang. A voice said …
review by . May 02, 2009
Ringu a film that inspired countless knock-offs and remakes (official and unofficial) all over the world. A old fashion horror tale about a vengeful ghost. Sadako is a scary but tragic figure, a victim of greed and exploitation. She seeks revenge for all those that did her wrong. Trapped in a dark damp well for many years she waits for that day when she'll escape from her prison. I actually enjoyed this film. The direction well good, the storyline made sense and the acting was above average. A few …
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