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A classic ghost story

  • May 2, 2009
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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 cultural differences aside, the movie had an aura of realism. You can view this film is many different aspects. I have read Ringu and there are many differences. But I like the changes that they made.The scares are genuine and the soundtrack is excellent. Highly recommended. This is the film that raise the bar in horror films. Often imitated by never duplicated (the American version noted). Watch out for T.V.s, unmarked videotapes and wells!

P.S. Reiko's looking good.

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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.
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Director: Hideo Nakata
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Release Date: January 31, 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Screen Writer: Hideo Nakata, Koji Suzuki
Runtime: 96 minutes
Studio: Omega Project
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