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The Ring: Unrated Edition???


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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:26 PM

According to darkhorizons.com an "unrated edition" of The Ring (remake) is scheduled for 10/7, but that seems a little soon to me if this rumor were true. The previous release did not have many extras, so maybe this is the DVD re-release that many anticipated.

Even if this rumor were true there is a strong possibility that the unrated footage could only be 1-2 minutes long...

EDIT: Here is the complete listing of dates:

Some US disc dates have just come through - "Dreamcatcher" on 9/30, "The Ring: Unrated Editon" on 10/7, "Hulk" on 10/28, "Legally Blonde II" on 11/4, "X2" on 11/25, "Uptown Girls" on 12/2, "Bad Boys II" on 12/9/03, "Seabiscuit" on 12/16, "American Wedding" on 12/30, and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" on 1/20/04.

#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:34 PM

The Ring doesn't contain much explicit content (it's PG13), so why would there be an "unrated" cut? Wouldn't it be rereated R, like the Pearl Harbor directors cut?

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Sam E. Torres

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:38 PM

technically, they could have added footage, not submitted it to the MPAA and then it would be unrated...publicity stunt? Posted Image

#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 18 2003 - 04:39 PM

Well isn't Charlies Angels 2 getting an unrated DVD release while it was PG-13 theatrically? Not sure though since I have no interest in that film...

Apparently several of the scenes in The Ring were originally much more graphic, but edited to obtain the PG-13 rating (the well, the bath tub).

#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Dan Shogren

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Posted August 18 2003 - 06:54 PM

Id buy it. I love the movie and was disapointed by the lackluster extras on the original dvd.

#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Ryan Wishton

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Posted August 18 2003 - 07:08 PM

The original cut of The Ring was originally Rated R... The studio tamed it down to PG-13 before the release...

Although, I dont know what the Unrated version means...

There is a whole subplot that revolves around a serial killer that was cut out... That has something to do with how the movie begins and with how it ends in the original cut...

There is also an interesting subplot involving who they give the tape to at the end of the movie and why...

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Paul D G

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Posted August 18 2003 - 07:58 PM

There is also an interesting subplot involving who they give the tape to at the end of the movie and why...


I thought...

...based on the featurette, they anonymously left the tape in a video store for someone random to find.


And now that I think of it I always felt...

that the exhusband's girlfriend was a natural starting point for a sequel since she was last seen on her way up to find the body, and surely she'd see the tape.


Anyway, I think I'll have to wait and see what other features there are and the extent of the new scenes are before I double dip, no matter how much I loved this film.

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#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 18 2003 - 08:08 PM

Actually in the extended ending...
Watts gives the tape to Chris Cooper, who is not present in the current cut of the film or the deleted scenes on the DVD.


I think Ryan was pretty much saying the same thing.

#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted August 19 2003 - 04:40 AM

Chris Cooper?
Huh? Is the ending going to be an all-star cameo extravaganza? Didn't think they'd cut an actor of his caliber.
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#10 of 24 OFFLINE   Christopher_J_F

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:36 AM

Explination of the Chris Cooper character:
Chris Cooper played the Serial killer mentioned above (whom Watts' character had interviewed for her newspaper job) and gives him the tape at the end.

I would have H-A-T-E-D this tidy "see everything is going to be ok , they passed it off to a bad guy" ending. I didnt even like the (alternate) video store ending. The ambuigity of the end of the theatrical version was perfect!
That said, besides the above I would LOVE to see a more graphic cut!!!Posted Image
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#11 of 24 OFFLINE   Peter Apruzzese

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:52 AM

Universal's business website does not list The Ring as being reissued on October 7, but a number of other horror titles are being released that day. The Ring is being released in a special low-priced 2-pack with In Dreams on October 28, so I think Dark Horizons is incorrect.
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#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 19 2003 - 09:15 AM

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Huh? Is the ending going to be an all-star cameo extravaganza? Didn't think they'd cut an actor of his caliber.
Actually if you look closely you can see his picture in a newspaper near the end of the film.

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so I think Dark Horizons is incorrect.
I have a feeling that they were wrong also. The Oct. 7th date just seemed way to soon considering nothing has been officially announced. Any chance that it is just a repricing?

#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted August 19 2003 - 10:27 AM

I think on another forum (I think DVDTalk), someone contacted Dreamworks and they said it was just a rumor.
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#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Martin_T

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Posted August 19 2003 - 04:17 PM

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I think on another forum (I think DVDTalk), someone contacted Dreamworks and they said it was just a rumor.


A pity that this is only a rumor. I really enjoyed this movie, and I would be glad to buy a Unrated Special Edition on this one if it was done right.

#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Matthew_V

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Posted August 19 2003 - 11:06 PM

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#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Roland G

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Posted August 20 2003 - 01:58 AM

I hope they include a commentary track with Gore Verbinsky.

#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Bill J

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Posted August 20 2003 - 07:03 AM

I heard that the R2 version was supposed to have hours of cast and crew interviews. Has anyone seen the disc yet?

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