Naomi Watts signed on to Dreamworks remake of 'The Ring'

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  1. JohnS

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    Naomi Watts(Mulholland Drive) has signed on to star in Dreamworks' remake of the 1998 japanese horror film, The Ring(Ringu)
    Ehren Kruger(Scream 3, Reindeer Games) adapted the screenplay.
    I have never seen 'The Ring' but heard its really scary.
    I might have to find this movie.
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  2. Colin Rudge

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    Ring and Ring 2 directed by Hideo Nakata have been released in the UK. I haven't got Rng 2 yet but have Ring and think it is great.The disc is not region coded (the packaging says Region 0) but is in PAL format. The Ring disc contains a couple of features - a filmiography of the stars composer and director, a reprinted review by Mark Kermode (who presented the documentaries Fear of God on the Exorcist disc, and Ploughkeepsie Shuffle on the French Connection disc)and trailers for Ring, Ring 2 and Audition.
     
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    Forgot the distributor! It is available on the Tartan Video label. (TVD 3320)
     
  4. Colin Rudge

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    Ring 0 has also just been released by the same distributor as those above
     
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    not all of us are PAL compatible [​IMG]. just another movie to get butchered for U.S release. why not just give it to miramax and let them destroy it [​IMG]
     
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    From the reveiws I have read about the sequel and prequel to Ring, Ring 2 is said to not sustain the tension of the original, but Ring 0 is supposed to be an excellent addition to the series and well worth seeing. I haven't seen either yet, but Ring 0 came through the post a few day ago - I'll try to comment on it in a few weeks.
     
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    I watched the japanese "Ring" yesterday, and while it was a good movie with some really scary parts, I think it can be improved. I'm hoping the american version improves the detective work, and gets rid of most of the supernatural visions that the main characters have. That made it fell more like "X-files" than a great horror movie.

    /Mike
     
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    I think that's what many people found disappointing about the sequel, Ring 2 - the supernatural takes over completely and really fails to capitalise on the ending of the first film. It becomes more spooky than mysterious.
     
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    FYI, For those that are PAL enabled, BensonsWorld is having a sale on a few of their Asian R2 DVDs including Ring and Ring 2 for 11.99 pounds (around $17.50 USD). Here is the link.
    http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk/asian.htm
    I'm ordering Ring and some HK Legends titles as we speak. Praise the almighty Malata! [​IMG]
     

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