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In this psychological horror story from Japan, a legend circulates among teenagers that if one watches a certain video at a certain time of the night, the telephone will ring right afterward, and one week later, you will die. When Masami (Hitomi Sato) tells her friend Imako this story, she scoffs -- but a week later, Imako dies in an auto accident. Imako's aunt, a television journalist named Reiko (Nanako Matsushima), hears that not long before she died, Imako was watching a strange video with her friends -- all of whom have turned up dead. Reiko tracks down a copy of the video, and as she watches its strange, spectral images, the telephone begins to ring....The next morning, Reiko begins a desperate search to solve the mystery of the video, convinced she has only seven days to live; assisting her is Ryuji (Hiroyuki Sanada), a mathematics expert and her former husband. Ringu was a box-office success in its native Japan, and a surprise blockbuster in Hong Kong, where it became the biggest grossing film of the first half of 1999. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 31, 1998

Crew

Hideo Nakata
Director
Takashige Ichise
Producer
Shinya Kawai
Producer
Hiroshi Takahashi
Screenwriter
Junichiro Hayashi
Cinematographer
Kenji Kawai
Composer (Music Score)
Nobuyuki Takahashi
Editor
Masato Hara
Executive Producer
Hajime Matsumoto
Special Effects
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