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Old 03-16-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Well the japanese version came first in 1998 but in 2002 we had the US remake which I thought was fantastic. I am suprised there hasn't been a thread on this one so lets get some feedback going.

I also thought the sequel was great too which was a surprise.
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"The Ring" was scary as hell. As for "The Ring 2"... for lack of a better phrase, it sucked.
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I have never been more scared by a motion picture than when I saw The Ring (The original American remake).

When a movie is so powerfully frightening that it fucks up your ability to functionally sleep for over two weeks then it deserves some kudos.

I will always remember the period in my life when I was 18 or 19 and I kept getting the feeling that I would wake up in my room to the sound of white noise on my TV and then suddenly a well would appear and Samara would start crawling out of it and then walk toward me like a zombie and then crawl through my TV screen and kill me.

I didn't hate the sequel but it doesn't hold a fucking candle to Gore Verbinski's original.

I saw the original Japanese Ringu and I thought it was fairly scary and I enjoyed it but it was also lacking in production values. Verbinski's American remake is superior to the original Japanese one, in my opinion. I know there are a shit load of J-Horror loyalists on this forum, so I don't mean any offense by this... just my 2 cents.

BTW I wish Verbinski would get back into directing horror films... I think he has some serious talent with the genre.

I heard they're making a Ring 3, but I haven't heard much about it really except that it will be a prequel to the original movie. If they could get Verbinski or at least some other talented director to do it that would be fantastic.

Hideo Nakata is a decent director... but for some reason The Ring Two just didn't work for me like the original did. But it did have it's moments... like the well-chase scene at the end of the movie for example.
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Well the japanese version came first in 1998 but in 2002 we had the US remake which I thought was fantastic. I am suprised there hasn't been a thread on this one so lets get some feedback going.

I also thought the sequel was great too which was a surprise.

Search function, people.

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/for...highlight=Ring

Did you really think there would not already be a thread for this movie?
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Wow, you used search. Congrats you are marked up in the B-D Ranks now.

Anyways I never was as scared by a movie as The Ring. I think it was mostly because of the "if you watch a video" your gonna die thing. And it never helps when the phone rings during the middle of it.
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and they're making a third one...
Please tell me this is a sick joke! NO!!! Not a third!!!
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Please tell me this is a sick joke! NO!!! Not a third!!!
It's true but there's really not much known about it yet except that it will supposedly be a prequal to the original movie. We'll just have to wait and see.

Personally, I think they can pull off a successful 3rd movie. The 2nd one was kinda blah but since this is a prequal it might be entertaining and maybe even a little scary if they do it right.

I'm looking forward to it and I am going to keep my hopes up that it will be good.
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they are making ring 3 coming 2009
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The Ring was amazing, I remember when I first saw it and for a couple of days afterward I would look at my tv expecting to see something reflected in the black glass.

It will be interesting to see how the third plays out
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There is a thread on this already, it's under Foreign Horror.

That aside, Gore Verbinski outdid himself on the remake, but I still
think Ring 0 was the best of the entire series as far as good writing,
while Verbinski's remake is the scariest of the series.
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