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Creatures of the Night

Ring

Ringu
Japan, 1998, 96mins, Cert.15
20th anniversary restoration

Film description

A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week – unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse… 

20 years after Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, Ring returns to UK cinemas to terrify a new generation. The film’s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata’s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology. 

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