Rent Ring (1998)

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1h 31min
Rent Ring (aka Ringu) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week - unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Takashige Ichise, Shin'ya Kawai, Takenori Sentô
Writers:
Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki
Aka:
Ringu
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Horror
Countries:
Japan, Classics, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
19/03/2001
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Star and director filmographies
  • Stills gallery
  • Mark Kermode film notes
  • Original trailers
  • Press quotes
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/03/2019
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Japanese LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
  • The Ring Legacy, a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
  • A Vicious Circle, a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
  • Circumnavigating Ring, a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
  • Sadako's Video
  • Theatrical Trailers

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Reviews (1) of Ring

Menacing long after viewing - Ring review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
18/03/2009

I can still recall the first time I watched Ringu, albeit on video that added to the experience. To this day it still remains a haunting film, one guaranteed to send shivers down your spine when you review those key scenes in your memory. And yet its so much more than just a horror film; an insight into Japan and a detective story to boot. The characters may try to resist temptation, dismissing such an urban myth before setting the wheels in motion. For J-Horror this was the real shot in the arm that sparked off the genre and brought foreign interest. A nice extra is the full Ringu video tape that comes with warnings. Luckily enough the phone won't ring for you, or will it?

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