The Ring 2

The Ring 2

Director: Hideo Nakata Cast: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Sato, Kyoko Fukada
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The Ring 2

Hideo Nakata follows up on the phenomenal success of Ringu -- the highest grossing Japanese film up to that point -- with this effort. In the previous film, Reiko (Nanako Matsushima) was a television reporter doing a piece on a videotape that seemed to kill those who watched it. Not long after learning that the cause of the killing was a vengeful spirit named Sadako who inhabited the video, Reiko's researcher ex-husband (Hiroyuki Sanada) died a painful death, and the fate of Reiko's son, Yoichi (Rikiya Otaka) -- who watched the tape -- was in doubt. Ring 2 opens with an autopsy of Sadako, whose supernatural rage was sparked when she was dumped in a well. Sadako's powers affect Yoichi, who survived the video and has become a medium of sorts for the wraith. Also affected is Reiko's dead husband's mistress, Mai Takano (played by pop star Miki Nakatani), whose life has become a living nightmare. Also under Sadako's power is Masami Kurahashi (Hitomi Sato), who was a schoolmate of one of Sadako's first victims. Though many try to get to the bottom of the problem -- including a psychologist (Fumiyo Kohinata) and a police detective (Kenjiro Ishimaru) -- the bodies start piling up.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2005
UPC: 0678149426625
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: Dreamworks Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Miki Nakatani Mai Takano
Hitomi Sato Actor
Kyoko Fukada Actor
Nanako Matsushima Actor
Hiroyuki Sanada Ryuji Takayama
Fumiyo Kohinata Psychologist
Kenjiro Ishimaru Police Detective

Technical Credits
Hideo Nakata Director
Masato Hara Executive Producer
Takashige Ichise Producer
Makoto Ishihara Producer
Kenji Kawai Score Composer
Hajime Matsumoto Special Effects
Iwao Saito Production Designer
Hiroshi Takahashi Screenwriter
Nobuyuki Takahashi Editor
Hideo Yamamoto Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [4:16]
2. "Video Curse" [7:41]
3. The Mother and the Son Vanished [6:27]
4. Spirit Photography [7:17]
5. Please Help Me! [6:08]
6. I've Watched It [8:55]
7. Image of the Well [8:20]
8. Freak...! [12:46]
9. The River of Offering [15:26]
10. Sadako's Grudge [13:20]
11. An Image on a Polaroid Film [1:48]
12. End Credits [2:43]

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The Ring 2 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It isn't as good as the first "Ringu" but it is a pretty good sequel to it. It's rather confusing and kind of disturbing in a way but it's definately worth a shot. I'd recommend over the American remake hands down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sequel to the original that continues where its left off with the return of the son of the main character and the girl at the end of the film besides sadako.