Location:Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
'What would James Bond do?'
'He'd probably wear a corset so no one would guess he was sixty.'
Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:32 PM
Unfortunately I saw the Hollywood version first and then the Japanese Ringu second. The Hollywood version sucks, but Samara crawling out the well freaked me out a bit the first time I saw it. But no one rolls their eyes up into their heads like they do in the Ringu. It was sorely missed
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T.S. Eliot
Location:In the white forest, hiding in a hollow tree
"If you are good at anticipating the human mind, it leaves nothing to chance."--John Kramer (Jigsaw)
Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:20 AM
I am officially a Ringworm. I have disected, analized, and discussed this movie with people online and in real life ad nausem. I own the book trilogy by Koji Suzuki, I have seen the American verion too many times, even frame by fream at a few different points to find easter eggs, I have seen Ringu just as much, I have read each of the books many times over. I was horribly obsessed with this movie and concept for a while. Even commissioned a custom piece of Ring related art with the intentions of eventually getting a tattoo version of it.
I guess this movie caught my attention so strongly, due to the fact that it was the first movie that ever scared me....and trust me I am a horror NUT it's almost impossible to shake me to the very core like these movies did. I still have Samara/Sadako nightmares.
There are a bunch of easter eggs hidden in the movies, you just have to go frame by frame at certain parts. I know so much about these movies and books that it's quite sad. LoL. The Ring/Ringu is at the top of my scariest movies ever list, and in 9 years nothing has topped it....though I am hoping something will.
I would just like to mention the fact that it came out right at a pivital time. DVDs were still relatively new and VHS was still very popular so the idea of finding a cursed tape worked very well in the realism department. Had the movie come out even a year later, it might not have been as effective.
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