Ringu

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Ring (リング, Ringu) is a 1998 Japanese psychological horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Kôji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The film stars Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rikiya Ōtaka. read more
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Ring (リング, Ringu) is a 1998 Japanese psychological horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Kôji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The film stars Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rikiya Ōtaka. The film follows TV reporter and single mother Reiko who is caught up in a series of deaths surrounding a cursed video tape. Production took approximately 9 months. Ring and its sequel Rasen were released in Japan at the same time. After its release, Ring inspired numerous follow-ups within the Ring franchise and triggered a trend of Western remakes, starting with the 2002 American film The Ring.

Original Release

01/31/1998

US Release

10/15/2019

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Cast

Hiroyuki Sanada Ryûji Takayama / Ryuji Takayama
Miki Nakatani Mai Takano
Nanako Matsushima Reiko Asakawa
Hitomi Sato Masami / Masami Kurahashi
Yuko Takeuchi Tomoko Ôishi / Tomoko Oishi
Yutaka Matsushige Yoshino
Katsumi Muramatsu Kôichi Asakawa / Koichi Asakawa
Rikiya Ôtaka Yôichi Asakawa / Yoichi Asakawa
Yôichi Numata Takashi Yamamura
Masako Shizuko Yamamura
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Hideo Nakata

Writers

Kôji Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi

Cast

Hiroyuki Sanada Ryûji Takayama / Ryuji Takayama
Miki Nakatani Mai Takano
Nanako Matsushima Reiko Asakawa
Hitomi Sato Masami / Masami Kurahashi
Yuko Takeuchi Tomoko Ôishi / Tomoko Oishi
Yutaka Matsushige Yoshino
Katsumi Muramatsu Kôichi Asakawa / Koichi Asakawa
Rikiya Ôtaka Yôichi Asakawa / Yoichi Asakawa
Yôichi Numata Takashi Yamamura
Masako Shizuko Yamamura
Daisuke Ban Heihachirô Ikuma / Dr. Heihachiro Ikuma
Kanehiro Ri Komiya kameraman
Yurei Yanagi AD Okazaki
Yôko Ohshima
Kiriko Shimizu Yoshimi Ôishi
Makoto Kakeda Kanrinin
Rie Ino'o Sadako Yamamura
Miwako Kaji Kazue Yamamura
Yôko Honma Chûgakusei A
Asami Nagata Chûgakusei B

Producers

Editors

Nobuyuki Takahashi

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