The soundtrack is filled with the spitting of unending Seattle rain, echoing orchestral strains of doom and loud and relentless guttural sound effects, all adding to the scariness. Rachel assists Aidan in making a copy of the cursed tape. Use the HTML below. At Katie’s funeral, her aunt Rachel Keller begins to investigate Katie’s death. The Ring October 18, 2002 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. 4 5 6 78. "[11] Verbinski was praised for slowly revealing the plot while keeping the audience interested, "the twists keep on coming, and Verbinski shows a fine-tuned gift for calibrating and manipulating viewer expectations. I have slept with the light on since I've seen it, and we can't stop talking about it. So was amber tamblyn and so was racheal bella. The Chicago Reader's Jonathan Rosenbaum said that the film was "an utter waste of Watts… perhaps because the script didn't bother to give her a character",[12] whereas other critics such as William Arnold from Seattle Post-Intelligencer said the opposite: "she projects intelligence, determination and resourcefulness that carry the movie nicely. Directed by Armand Mastroianni. The authorities assure Noah and Rachel that Samara's corpse will be given a proper burial. [8] On Ebert & Roeper, Richard Roeper gave the film "Thumbs Up" and said it was very gripping and scary despite some minor unanswered questions. An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. lord of the ring movie: cast of the lord of the ring movie: the ring movie trailer: lord of the ring movie order: fellowship of the ring movie: lord of the ring movie series: beyond the ring movie: the ring movie 2019: Prev. ", Title: The Ring was released on October 18th, 2002. [5] The Ring made $8.3 million in its first two weeks in Japan, compared to Ring's $6.6 million total box-office gross. Washed-up true crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies in his new home that suggest the murder that he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. And I covered my eyes the whole way through it. They wonthe battle and the ring fell to Isildur, the son of the king ofGondor, but just as he was about to destroy the ring in Mount Doom,he c… Rachel learns that Katie’s friends who also viewed the tape all died on the same night as Katie, all with disfigured appearances. They find a burnt image of a tree, and Rachel recognizes it from Shelter Mountain. [6], The Ring was met with generally positive reviews from film critics. The Ring 's massive success paved the way for English-language remakes of Asian horror films. After being freed she falls in love with and marries a German officer. Verbinski also admitted to not wanting to cast "big stars" as he wanted his film to be "discovered" and describes the wave of harsh criticism from hardcore fans of the original Japanese film as "inevitable" although he expressed desire for hardcore fans of the original to find the remake equally as compelling. Never have I seen a film that has affected me so. Roger Ebert gave the film "Thumbs Down" and felt it was boring and "borderline ridiculous"; he also disliked the extended, detailed ending. Rachel, upon finding his disfigured corpse, returns home and destroys the original tape, wondering why Noah was killed but she was not. Movies. Rachel lives with her young son Aidan, who possesses a degree of mediumship. The audience in the theater all gripped their armrests, breathed heavily and felt everything the characters were experiencing. and Monroe, Oak Harbor, Seattle and Stanwood, WA. She realizes that the difference is that she made a copy of the tape, which Aidan watched, thereby continuing the cycle that Samara wants to spread of duplicating the video and showing it to someone else to save oneself. [citation needed]. [citation needed], The film was financially successful, and the box office gross increased from its first weekend to its second. The Ring is a 2002 American supernatural horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, and Daveigh Chase. $40.97 Original price was $40.97, current price $28.99 $28.99 29% off • 8 days left [citation needed], The film ranked number 20 on the cable channel Bravo's list of The 100 Scariest Movie Moments. The film stars Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada and Rikiya Ōtaka, and follows a reporter who is racing to investigate the mystery behind a cursed videotape that kills the viewer seven days after watching it. Bloody Disgusting ranked the film sixth in their list of the "Top 20 Horror Films of the Decade", with the article saying that "The Ring was not only the first American 'J-Horror' remake out of the gate; it also still stands as the best."[14]. They return to the Inn, locating a stone well hidden under the floorboards; the final image on the tape. 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