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Old 14-08-2002, 20:28   #1
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Wink The Ring (2002)

Any news on the remake of "Ring"?

The trailer looks better than I expected but still it appears like it may lose a bit during the translation.

I noticed the "Tomoko Spirit/Yoichi at Grandpa's" scene was almost a shot for shot copy of the Hideo Nakata film but disapointingly, the image of a "ring" that flashes up during the trailer means that it will probably work a ring" into the film literally to make it easier for the Yanks to understand **> ;-)

Nevertheless, hopefully it should make for better viewing than some of the teen horror movie poop that has came out over the last few years.
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Old 15-08-2002, 02:04   #2
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No news other than it's already in post production and I see teaser banners all over the city and they obviously dropped "The" from the title, again.
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Old 15-08-2002, 08:55   #3
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The whole ring thing is a bit obvious....

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Old 15-08-2002, 09:07   #4
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Woah! I was literally just about to post a topic on this! You read my mind DudeFunkMan

My thoughts are that Ring is going to be ruined by this remake. The Americans are simply remaking it because it's a japanese film and they can't be bothered to read the subtitles on it.

Ring is a perfect film in almost every way, and the Japanese-ness of the film adds to the overall look and feel of the film. They'll probably give Sadako a Western name like Sarah or something too.

Why can't they just release the film as it is in America? They don't need to remake an already great film that was only filmed a few years ago!
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Old 15-08-2002, 09:13   #5
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The whole ring thing is a bit obvious....

I don't agree with your spoiler. I think that:

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Old 15-08-2002, 09:59   #6
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Is this worth buying? Heard quite a bit on it and Play have it for Ł12.99.
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Actually the ring...


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Ring is a perfect film in almost every way, and the Japanese-ness of the film adds to the overall look and feel of the film. They'll probably give Sadako a Western name like Sarah or something too.
"Samara"
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I didn't look at the quote but DONT quote the DAMN SPOILERS they become unveiled!
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Old 15-08-2002, 11:03   #10
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I didn't look at the quote but DONT quote the DAMN SPOILERS they become unveiled!
They don't on my screen. :confused:

EDIT: Removed quoted spoiler in case it does on some PCs.

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Yeah, for some reason quoted spoilers don't black out after reposting.
And I mean "niz's" post up there, not yours.
I've never seen the original Ring and never heard anything about it besides the one sentence premise and prefer to remain in the dark so to say.
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if you want a simplistic suggestion for why the first film could have been called Ring then consider what Ring they get after they've watched the video (unless my memory is playing up and I'm getting mixed up with another film).
This probably isn't the right reason (as suggested by Harsin in reference to the books) but it would satisfy the average american film goer.
Of course as its an american remake what you have to ask is what in jokes and frat humour elements will they add to satisfy the teen audience (attracted by a mostly teen cast) used to horror films influenced by the Scream series which helped to kill the concept of horror films as scary things that give you nightmares.
Mind you the good news is the director is Gore Verbinski, well known for such horror fests as The Mexican, The Time Machine (replacement director) and Mouse Hunt !!!! I'd sooner trust one of the writers of Babe The Gallant Pig (George Miller of mad max fame) or one of the Stuart Little films (as in the Sixth Sense or Jacobs Ladder directors) as director.
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hmm, well someone on imdb said they saw a early version, and they said at first they thought it was gonna be asome teen flick, but it was pretty good overall in keeping that eery (sp?) feeling
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I've said this before on other "Ring" threads.

The films don't actually explain what "ring" means, because the films are simplified and more horror-based than the books. But the books are more like medical thrillers. In the books, the curse is a virus -- ring-shaped under a microscope -- that is 70% smallpox and 30% Sadako's DNA.

In the first book, people die when the virus postule bursts after 7 days, having hallucinations of Sadako in flat reflective surfaces.

In the (true) sequel, the 30% Sadako DNA in the virus is used to turn a victim into a *new* Sadako. It turns out Sadako's aim was to be reborn again. Ultimately to turn everyone in the world into Sadako.
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Of course as its an american remake what you have to ask is what in jokes and frat humour elements will they add to satisfy the teen audience (attracted by a mostly teen cast) used to horror films influenced by the Scream series which helped to kill the concept of horror films as scary things that give you nightmares.
That is the most ridiculous thing i've heard, Ive yet to see a teen in the cast and looking at the trailers you can quite clearly see that it isn't going for that type of audience, it seems far more in tone with the Japanese film than anything that has come out of mainstream America recently.

Looking at the new trailer it seems they've kept the end intact as well. Which as anyone has seen it can say is pretty damn good, i just hope they sort out some of the pacing problems with the first film as there did seem moments where it dragged slightly.
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Well I've finally seen it, even though it's been out for a week, I waited so that there'd be less stupid screaming females, but even though it was 10:25pm on Thursday, the theater was almost full, so they still did.
I still haven't seen the original, even though I was fighting with myself thinking which one I wanna see first, but I thought better sit alone at home and watch the original after I see the remake because half the time I'll be thinking how this is different and how that was done in another way, and I didn't want to do that in the theater.
Anyway, it's very eerie, it's nothing like Scream and similar movies, it really is the first movie that scared me in the past 6 years at least. I've been afraid to come home, and I'm now afraid to look at my TV, the sucker's big too, you know, aaa, I don't wanna go there. So, the movie holds the interest and suspense, you just can't wait but see what's gona happen next, there is no way anyone will ever walk out of THIS one. I'll have to see the original trilogy now which been lying around on R2 UK DVDs for a couple of months, but as I haven't I can't say if it's better or worse, but sure is the best "psychological" horror movie I've ever seen up to now, no doubt. Very creepy, I just looked behind again, I'm trembling like a wussy, I won't be able to sleep much. It's GOOD! :o

Oh I just read that the ending is exactly the same and redone faithfully as in the original. That damn ending. How am I gona look at the black depth of my TV screen ever again now huh?

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http://www.joblo.com/ring.htm
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. . . . . . . . . . ! ! ! S P O I L E R S ! ! ! . . . . . .

...erm... the POV of American Bishops: The Ring (2002)...

...a Canadian POV...

...not forgetting Mr Cranky's POV...

...while critic Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times writes: "The director, Gore Verbinski, stages the opening with a tribute to "Scream," which itself was a tribute to "When a Stranger Calls" — the first scam thriller in which every single scare was in the movie's trailer. Perhaps the most puzzling thing about "The Ring" is that it seems to assume that horror-movie audiences have no memory."...

. . . . . .

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According to Imdb, we have to wait until next February for it to be released over here

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The whole ring thing is a bit obvious....

really???


anyone else have thoughts on this?
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