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RinguWhen her niece is found dead along with three friends after viewing a supposedly cursed videotape, reporter Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) sets out to investigate. And after having watched it herself, she realizes that she has only a week to find a way to avoid being the next victim.
Actors of "Ringu"
Characters of "Ringu"
Directors of "Ringu"Hideo NakataBirthdate: 19 July 1961, Okayama, Japan
Creators of "Ringu"Hiroshi TakahashiKôji SuzukiBirthdate: 13 May 1957, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Critic Reviews of "Ringu"Entertainment WeeklyOctober 14, 2014
If you don't mind, I'm off to the corner of my office to curl into a fetal position and rock slowly.AV ClubOctober 10, 2012
Ringu has a minimalist intensity that can stop the heart with a simple flash-cut or a well-timed fillip in the musical score.Rolling StoneOctober 10, 2012
As good as The Ring is, it can't top the original for sheer, shivering terror.Time OutOctober 30, 2008
The finale, too, still feels as twisted, bizarre and down-right nightmarish as it did all those years ago.VarietyOctober 07, 2008
Classically shot, with effective use of stereo sound effects, the movie is almost entirely free of visual horror and the usual Eastern ghost cliches, managing to suspend auds' disbelief in the hokey story through pure atmosphere.Village VoiceSeptember 25, 2007
Eschewing blood for a sinuous tone of Videodromic dread, Ring forces fear into every cut as a psychic telejournalist counts down the hours till a fatal visitation, while making a gung ho attempt to save her brood.London Evening StandardOctober 14, 2014
Ring put the willies up me, big time.Total FilmOctober 10, 2012
A sure, stealthy shocker which certainly primes you for the sequel.Sight and SoundJune 18, 2012
Director Hideo Nakata manages to strike a genuinely alarming balance between the cultural depths of Japanese folklore and the surface sheen of latter-day teen culture.Cinema CrazedMay 26, 2011
While the story is engrossing, and the acting top-notch, Hideo Nakata's direction is the primary reason to watch.London Evening StandardOctober 31, 2008
David Cronenberg could perhaps compete with Nakata but unfortunately only lesser mortals have attempted to replicate the feeling that Reiko has plunged into something with which even her psychic powers can't compete.GuardianOctober 31, 2008
Ring has indescribably disturbing moments that frightened me out of my wits. But like many of the Japanese horrors that followed, it sometimes has an elliptic and confusing storytelling style that can make plot-progression muddy.
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