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    Unique ID Code: 0000052920
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 4/9/2003 21:50
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    Ring, The (UK)

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    Before you die, you see...
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 110 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    It sounded like just another urban legend - a videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer`s death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it. Now, she must enlist the aid of her friend Noah (Martin Henderson) to save her life and the life of her son (David Dorfman). Together, they have just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring. The American remake of Hideo Nakata`s Ring is every bit as scary as the original...

    Special Features:
    15 min experimental short film created by director Gore Verbinski exclusively for the release

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 French
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Gore Verbinski

    Written By:

    Naomi Watts
    Martin Henderson
    David Dorfman
    Brian Cox
    Jane Alexander

    Casting By:
    Denise Chamian

    Soundtrack By:
    James Michael Dooley
    Henning Lohner
    Hans Zimmer
    Andy Patalan

    Director of Photography:
    Bojan Bazelli

    Craig Wood

    Costume Designer:
    Julie Weiss

    Production Designer:
    Tom Duffield

    Benita Allen
    Christine Iso
    Laurie MacDonald
    Walter F. Parkes

    Executive Producer:
    Neal Edelstein
    Roy Lee
    Mike Macari
    J.C. Spink
    Michele Weisler


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    8 / 10
    A remake of a japanese horror movie, The ring is about a video tape that, when you watch it, you die seven days later. When 4 teenages all die on the same night after watching the tape a journalist named Rachel, who was related to one of the teenages decides to investigate and find out what happened to them.

    The film has tense atmosphere all the way from start to shocking finish, and can be pretty creepy at times, and while not as scary as the original it is still one of the better horror remakes in a long time.

    The picture is clear and sharp as with most new films now.

    The sound is really good making good use of the 5.1 mix.

    The extras let down this disk a bit as there are only 3 extras. A trailer for Catch Me If You Can. (a trailer for The Ring would have been better) A collection of clips from the movie (some not in the movie, like deleted scenes) and 1 easter egg which plays the tape from the movie and then when the menu comes back on a phone rings in the background (good for 5.1 users)

    Overall thought a decent film, worth watching.
    posted by Jackass on 11/9/2003 19:32