The Ring

The Ring

DVD - 2003
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A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After the viewing the tape, they receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel, the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter. She manages to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and who is behind.

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kirananderson
Jun 28, 2017

This is one of my favorite movies of all time!

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chas0040
Apr 04, 2017

This is NOT a 2016 remake. This is the same 2002 version that's been around for years.

If you saw that, you saw this.

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ManMachine
Oct 09, 2016

Though I haven't yet seen 1998's "Ringu" (from Japan) - I certainly thought that 2002's "The Ring" (which was its American remake) was (as far as modern-day ghost stories go) a satisfyingly eerie tale of the supernatural. This film actually produced some very real and powerful chills without having to resort to grinding excessive, bloody gore into my face.

Featuring plenty of ghostly images to frighten the viewer, royally - Along with a mellow flow of hypnotically haunting music (composed by Hans Zimmer) to set the mood - "The Ring" certainly didn't let me down at all as its story went deep into an investigation into the deaths of those who had viewed a mysterious video tape.

Impressively directed by Gore Verbinski - There was definitely no question in my mind that this talented movie-maker understood the genre of film that he was working with, completely.

For me, "The Ring" was a real "gem-of-a-fright-flick" whose spooky images and scary storyline actually stayed with me long after the whole horrorshow was over.

(*Watch "The Ring" movie-trailer*)

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Pauliovirus
Mar 04, 2016

I liked this movie because it accomplished what so many horror medias lack nowadays: atmosphere. If I cannot get immersed in the setting and tone of horror media, I will not care. The music, cinematography, flow, and tone were very well executed in this movie. I'm tired of what horror has become, just jumpscares and gorefests.

stepnorth Sep 24, 2015

If 4 people you knew of watched a video and then answered the phone and then died 7 days later, would you watch it...answer the phone etc. I did not get it.

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booksmile
Apr 12, 2015

If you can, watch the original Japanese film instead: "Ringu"!

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mayjun
Jul 31, 2014

There's the book too, "Ring" by Koji Suzuki.

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Monolith
Oct 20, 2013

It wasn't bad. I don't scare easily, so I'm not one to recommend horror movies, typically. I'm gonna check out the 1998 Japanese flick "Ringu" that this was based on, and compare the two. (I have a feeling the original will be better, kinda like "Oldboy".)

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kat905
Mar 19, 2013

I must be getting old. This movie scared me so badly I can't watch horror movies anymore. It was the flashing images, think closet, that had me leaving the room never to return. Very very creepy.

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Misha Jan
Aug 16, 2012

superrrrrr scary!!!!!

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Misha Jan
Aug 10, 2012

Misha Jan thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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erdosygyorgy
Oct 12, 2011

erdosygyorgy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Misha Jan
Aug 10, 2012

Other: very mature for imature people

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erdosygyorgy
Oct 12, 2011

Violence: creepy deaths

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krystalamanda16
Feb 19, 2012

A cursed video take with disturbing images and a glowing ring is passed around and whoever watches it, has 7 days to live. But Rachel searches for answers in this average scary movie.

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Monolith
Oct 20, 2013

Katie (watching TV with Becca): "...I hate television... It gives me headaches... You know, I heard there's so many magnetic waves traveling through the air because of TV and telephones, that we're losing like, ten times as many brain cells as we're supposed to... Like, all the molecules in or heads are all unstable... All the companies know about it, but they're not doing anything about it... It's a big conspiracy..."

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