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Hideo Nakata was born on July 19, 1961 in Okayama, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Ring Two (2005), Ringu (1998) and Dark Water (2002). See full bio »

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The Ring Two
The Ring Two Director
Ringu Director
Dark Water
Dark Water Director
Ringu 2
Ringu 2 Director


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 2016 White Lily
 2016 Mamagoto (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2016)
 2015 Ghost Theater
 2014 Words with Gods (segment "Sufferings")
 2014 Shinigami kun (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014)
 2014 Monsterz
 2013 The Complex: Prologue (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2013)
- Episode #1.11 (2013)
- Episode #1.2 (2013)
- Episode #1.1 (2013)
 2013 Life After 3.11 (Documentary)
 2013 The Complex
 2010 Chatroom
 2007 Kaidan
 2007 Kaiki Daisakusen - Second File (TV Mini-Series)
 2005 The Ring Two
 2002 Last Scene
 2002 Dark Water
 2000 Sadistic and Masochistic (Documentary)
 2000 Chaos
 2000 Sotohiro
 1999 Garasu no nô
 1999 Ringu 2
 1998 Ringu
 1997 Gakkô no kaidan F (TV Movie) (story "Hoken-shitsu", story "Rei Video")
 1996 Don't Look Up
 1992 Curse, Death & Spirit (Video)
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[Children] are closer to the Other World than adults are. And they can be possessed by the supernatural specifically because they are close to that world. See more »


According to his official website, his 1996 theatrical debut film was a documentary called "Man With 4 Names," on Joseph Losey, Wisconsin-bred-British-based filmmaker who was a Communist Party member. See more »

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