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Ring / Ringu

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
8.25 /10
Nanako Matsushima , Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani
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Directed by: Hideo Nakata , Chisui Takigawa
Written by: Hiroshi Takahashi from the novel by Koji Suzuki

Released: 1998
Origin: Japan
Colour: C
Length: 95


A video reduces the life expectancy of those who watch it to seven days unless they can pass it on to someone else.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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For a modern Japanese horror film, this is refreshingly light on gore and cruelty. It's one of those horror flicks that establishes an air of normality, then sneaks into your subconscious (in this case, via your fear of technology) and becomes really quite frightening... indeed, by the end, very frightening. It's a bit too slow for western tastes, perhaps, but fans of psychological horror should not miss it. An inferior sequel, unsurprisingly called Ring 2, followed.A glossy American remake (also called The Ring) was made in 2002.

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