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It's a sure thing that "Rings" will have people screaming into theaters for The Ring Two. The new 16-minute short film included on a bonus DVD in this Collector's Set is as creepy as anything in the original movie, with quick, jerky, brain-piercing images flashing across the screen and (gulp) into your soul. The style is deliberately like the infamously fatal tapes that were the conceptual heart of The Ring and its Japanese precursor, Ringu. The difference here is the very clever thread of a story that's billed as a secret connection between The Ring and The Ring Two. We get haunting and studiously fractured glimpses of a gang of teenagers as they pass a new tape amongst themselves. Each one dares the other to make it to "day 7" after watching. Apparently someone else must view their tape for the curse to be lifted, so each has to recruit another before the end of that killer 7th day. There's a whole lot going on in a short time, much of it happening in flash cuts, jangled transitions, and even in what we don't see. What we do see is dangerous enough: the rotting long-haired girl, the bugs, the nightmare imagery, and rings, rings, rings everywhere.
Also included on the bonus disc are the original "cursed" tapes from The Ring, The Ring Two, and Ringu. These are intriguing short films on their own with a stylish sensibility that owes a great deal to surrealism and the early film work of Luis Bunuel. A brief interview piece with the stars and creators of The Ring, and another promo segment titled "The Origin of Terror: The Phenomenon of Urban Legends" flesh out the disc. But it's in the disturbing bits of "Rings" where the real creativity lies. Just hope the phone doesn't ring after you watch. --Ted Fry
this movie was amazing...but can someone please post about what some of the images meann? ill love you forever haha....but i love this movie... Read morePublished on August 22, 2005
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There are certain times when the only thing I want to do is leave my brain on the hook and give myself over to a truly scary film. Read morePublished on April 6, 2005 by Smug Eejit
A reporter's teenage relative, along with four of her friends, die after viewing a haunted video tape. Read morePublished on April 4, 2005 by Steven McCaw
A suspenseful and stylish remake of the Japanese film (Ringu), which lends more plot detail and character development to the bare bones of the original. Read morePublished on March 27, 2005 by EriKa
At a time when horror flicks are a dime a dozen, this one was inovative, fresh , new and never boring. I really liked it. Read morePublished on March 25, 2005 by Daren
The Ring, is wonderfully done, unlike many (almost all) other horror movies, it has an actual real plot, good acting, and real scarry parts to it. I CANT WAIT UNTILL THE RING 2!Published on March 19, 2005
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Best Buy's site shows they will be releasing The Ring on Blu-Ray exclusively on March 20th!!!!
Feb 9, 2012 by J. Miller | See all 6 posts
I think she played a role in "The Ring". IDK, I like the Japanese version better.
Sep 26, 2008 by horror1896 | See all 2 posts
You had your expectations too high. Sorry about that. I did too. It let me down. The second time I saw it, was away from the theater, in my room at night with lights off...and yes, it scared me. So, give it another shot. By the way, what movies do scare you? Curious.
Mar 8, 2011 by compsciguy | See all 6 posts