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Rings was released in many theatres in early February. Since then, this sequel has released through Video-on-demand. There are now plans to release this fourth? film via a Blu-ray and DVD combo pack. This third release will take place in early May. Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe and Johnny Galecki each star in this latest sequel, which follows The Ring Two (2005). Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall, 2008) has directed this latest picture. More details on the film's home entertainment launch are hosted her This latest Rings title follows Julia (Lutz). She is worried about her boyfriend, Holt (Roe), who has recently watched a cursed video tape. The curse states that he has only seven days to live. But, this time, there is a "movie within a movie" and it might be too late to rescue Holt. Paramount will handle the home entertainment launch. Extras on this release include: 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, »
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Samara returned to the big screen this past February, and this spring she'll be making house calls. If you're not afraid of falling victim to the seven-day curse, then you'll be pleased to know that Rings will be available on Digital HD beginning April 21st, followed by a May 2nd release on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.
Press Release: Hollywood, Calif. – The legend of Samara takes a chilling turn in the new chapter of the hit Ring franchise, Rings, which comes calling on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 2, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Dare to watch on Digital HD two weeks early on April 21.
When a radical college professor (Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”) finds the mysterious video rumored to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, »
- Derek Anderson
Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig. Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, Randall Taylor | Written by David Loucks, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman | Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez
First you watch it, then you die. Except in this case, it’s been a good ten years since vengeful VHS spirit Samara last got to kill anyone, her career floundering to a halt after the dull and unsuccessful The Ring 2. No-one did watch, and so Samara pretty much died with it.
You can’t keep a good horror icon down though, and America’s version of Sadako returns in Rings, bringing with her a remake of her own movie. It’s the new version of her haunted videotape which drives this belated sequel, sending doomed young romantic Skye on a quest to Samara’s hometown, »
- Joel Harley
Author: Daniel Goodwin
When film series’ dissipate it is sometimes difficult to tell whether one is watching a sequel, remake, spin-off, re-imagining or something else entirely. Horror franchises are probably the most guilty of doing this, with every decade spawning new icons for studios to saturate throughout cinemas. George Romero’s zombie/ dead series crossed the streams with sequels to the original trilogy and their remakes arriving simultaneously while classic characters are incessantly reworked for new generations. Now the Ring films follows suit with new sequel, Rings just arrived and Ju-on crossover Sadako Vs Kayako, still due an official UK release.
For anyone unfamiliar with the origin story: a young girl is buried alive at the bottom of a well. Her spirit possesses a videotape. Anyone who watches the tape receives a phone-call informing them that they have a week to live. The girl appears to the cursed cassette watchers seven days later, »
- Daniel Goodwin
For the third week on the trot, Split held its place at the tip-top of the U.S. box office. A $14.15 million haul over Super Bowl weekend was enough to see off competition from F. Javier Gutiérrez’s Rings, and take the film’s worldwide total to a whopping $142 million. Not bad for a psychological thriller that cost an estimated $9 million to make.
But then again, Split isn’t your typical movie, and M. Night Shyamalan’s early plans for a sequel are a far cry from the age-old process of rinsing and repeating. As of February 4th, the prolific writer-director is in possession of an 11-page treatment for his Split sequel, and during a recent episode of Josh Horowitz’s HappySadConfused podcast – as relayed by Collider – Shyamalan touched base on his vision for the conclusive chapter.
It almost goes without saying at this point, but if you’ve yet to see Split, »
- Michael Briers
“Revenge never dies” in Dead West, the new film from writer/director Jeff Ferrell. And with the road trip revenge thriller coming out on DVD via Rlj Entertainment this Tuesday, we caught up with Ferrell for our latest Q&A feature. In today’s Horror Highlights, we also have photos from last week’s Los Angeles fan screening of Rings and the trailer and release details for The Burningmoore Deaths.
Jeff Ferrell: The idea for Dead West was born during the shooting of my first movie, Ghostlight. One night after filming, I was with the lead actor, Brian Sutherland, in his hotel room. We were drinking beers and throwing ideas around, when he suddenly said, “I really wanna play a serial killer. Write »
- Derek Anderson
It’s been twelve years since Samara scared cinema-goers silly in The Ring Two. Now the ghost girl returns in Rings, directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Based on the Japanese fright flick Ringu, the film series tells the story of a haunted videotape, which, if you watch it, will cause you to die in seven days. Rings looks set to bring the story bang up-to-date as that dreaded VHS tape ends up online…
How familiar with the series were you before joining the project?
Well when I got the call from the producer »
- Kat Hughes
Rings review by Kat Hughes, February 2017.
1998 saw Japan introduce one of the creepiest horror icons in history, Sadako. The character came from Ringu, directed by Hideo Nakata, which told the story of a haunted video cassette. The film was sinister and chilling, and has had countless sequels and crossovers, as well as two American versions. Now comes a third American outing, this one twelve years since the last, featuring Sadako’s Us counterpart, Samara, once more.
This time around Samara has had a digital upgrade as The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki foolishly decides it’d be a good idea to upload that creepy video online and study it. It’s down to young woman Julia (Matilda Lutz) to solve the mystery of Samara after she is persuaded »
- Kat Hughes
While “Split” may well win its third straight weekend at the box office, Paramount’s newcomer “Rings” took the top slot on Friday with $5.6 million in earnings from 2,931 locations. “Split” followed closely behind with $4.8 million from 3,373 theaters. Both films should finish the sleepy Super Bowl weekend in the $13 to $14 million range.
“Split,” directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy, has performed very well for Universal, Blumhouse and Shyamalan, who self-financed the title for less than $10 million. After three weekends in release, the psychological thriller should be on the brink of $100 million domestically.
“Rings,” revives the franchise started by 2002’s “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts, which was a remake of a 1998 Japanese horror film. It stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden and Bonnie Morgan. F. Javier Gutierrez directed “Rings,” and Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producers. The horror sequel, which has a $25 million price tag, »
- Seth Kelley
Paramount’s opening weekend of “Rings” is creeping up on about $800,000 less with $12.7 million at 2,931 locations. Stx’s launch of teen sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us” looks to show little traction with $5 million at 2,812 screens, under-performing what were modest expectations.
Fox’s awards-season stalwart “Hidden Figures” — fresh from winning a SAG Award for best cast — is heading for a third-place finish at $10.3 million at 3,401 locations. That would mean a decline of only 27% from the previous session with the total U.S. box office hitting nearly $120 million by the end of Sunday.
Universal’s second weekend of Amblin’s doggie drama “A Dog’s Purpose” is chasing fourth place with $8.8 million at 3,178 screens, declining 52% from its opening frame — which was »
- Dave McNary
Darkly stylish and occasionally moody, Rings mostly lies flat on the screen, daring anyone to pay attention. Featuring not one but two different sequences before the main title appears, the filmmakers tip their hand early, in favor of the loud and obvious. It's an approach that treats the audience with kid gloves, literally: 'Let us explain this concept to you and then let us chop up these supposedly scary things into tiny little bits so it will go down easier.' That approach, it turns out, is at odds with the resolutely gloomy atmosphere that director F. Javier Gutierrez soon establishes. His previous feature, Before the Fall (Tres dias), impressed this site's reviewer Kurt Halfyard back in 2008; he noted, in part: " It certainly does...
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So far, 2017 has not been kind to long-delayed horror releases. Remember The Bye Bye Man? What a dreadful way to kickstart another year of screams. Surely no other genre equivalent could dethrone such a paltry paranormal effort, right? You’d have to be a tone-deaf, spookless, convoluted bore to challenge the dumpster-fire we call The Bye Bye Man.
I wasn’t prepared for just How misguided a sequel Rings would end up being. “Maybe the four different rescheduled premiere dates were strategic,” I thought, “and not telling of Paramount’s inability to salvage Samara’s name.” What a blissfully ignorant life I led right before that famous VHS static kicked in, and my basement-level expectations were shattered by horrendous franchise misdealings.
Gutiérrez opens with a midair disaster à la Final Destination, brought on by some random “bro” who stinks of distress. “It helps to talk, »
- Matt Donato
Spanish film director F. Javier Gutierrez took the helm of the third movie in The Ring franchise with Rings, and he's talking to CineMovie about his approach to bringing Samara into the digital age and satisfying both hardcore fans and a new audience. In Rings, a young woman is the target of Samara's curse that threatens to take her life and that of her boyfriend in seven days.
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The third installment of “The Ring” series, “Rings,” follows the dark past of its iconic well-dwelling antagonist, Samara.
More than a decade after “The Ring Two” bowed in theaters, the message is still the same for couple Julia and Holt, who get sucked into the world of the videotape villain. “First you watch it, then you die!”
While there have been many technological advancements since the first film debuted in 2002, the 2017 release still manages to tie the Vcr into today’s digital era.
“It is a movie that would somehow explain more of the original story of Samara, but at the same time expand the universe and play with new elements like the technology we have now,” explained director F. Javier Gutierrez at the film’s premiere on Thursday night at Regal L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
Film Review: ‘Rings’
In terms of casting, “Rings” is very »
- Madison Conklin
Plot: A young woman finds that her boyfriend has joined a secret club that watches the fabled cursed video tape of Samara Morgan. Once again, the ghost is unleashed, killing people who watch the tape within seven days. Review: As appetizing as a cup of moldy well water, F. Javier Gutierrez's Rings wears the signs of a movie that is both overcooked and misconceived. The film was shot almost two years ago,... Read More »
- Eric Walkuski
I have to admit before I start this review that I’m not the biggest fan of the Ring franchise. I’ve seen them, I don’t hate them, but I can’t say I ever loved them. Rings didn’t change that. Unfortunately, what started as a chance to reinvigorate a franchise ended up making it look worse.
From the very outset, Rings feels more like a shoehorned idea rather than a major plot point. Whereas Samara seemed subtle before, she’s so omnipresent in this one that it feels artificial and strange.
The story of Rings is the story of Julia (Matilda Lutz), who travels across the country to find her boyfriend Holt (Alex Roe) after he goes missing. After running into his professor Gabriel (Johnny Galecki), she finds herself caught up in a large scandal and ultimately a part of the infamous curse. She sets out to »
- Joseph Burge
Her curse only takes seven days to work its deadly magic, but it’s been over ten years since Samara was last seen on the big screen in the American version of the Ring franchise. That all changes with the release of Rings this weekend, and while it does share the same name as Jonathan Liebesman’s 2005 short film that bridges the gap between The Ring and The Ring Two, it doesn’t share its predecessor’s ability to get under your skin.
The Ring Two was released in March of 2005, and a lot has changed in the nearly 12 intervening years between then and now, especially with technology. While mobile connectivity was becoming more commonplace in ’05 (when flip phones were seemingly multiplying overnight like rabbits in the summertime), the concept of being constantly “plugged in” was vastly different than today’s screen-centric culture. Thanks to smartphones, laptops, and even virtual reality headsets, »
- Derek Anderson
It takes seven days for the videotape in the “Ring” horror franchise to kill its victims, but only 102 minutes for “Rings” to bleed the premise dry. Twelve years after the last underwhelming entry in the series, “The Ring Two,” this half-hearted attempt to resurrect the J-horror import for another era instead proves its irrelevance.
The original movies generated an eerie suspense around grainy VHS footage and the horrors that lurk within its confines coming to life. This latest entry, featuring all new characters, finds the ghostly Samara working her way into the digital realm, hacking her way through MP4 files to assail a whole new generation of viewers — not only the characters, but younger audiences who may have no other reference point for this franchise outside of this dull retreat.
- Eric Kohn
Paramount’s horror movie threequel, “Rings,” has grossed $800,000 at 2,155 locations at Thursday night previews. The strong numbers come in advance of a light Super Bowl weekend where it is expected to gross between $10-12 million. By comparison, that’s better than last Halloween’s hit horror flick, “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” which tallied $722K at previews in October. Of course, unlike “Ouija,” “Rings” has the advantage of name recognition, as it marks the return of one of the most iconic horror movie franchises of the 2000s. Directed by Javier Gutierrez, this third installment follows a young woman who tries to save her boyfriend after he. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Paramount’s horror movie “Rings” has opened with $800,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,155 North American locations. STX's sci-fi romance “The Space Between Us” took in a quiet $170,000 on Thursday night in its first showings.
Paramount is expanding “Rings” to 3,371 sites on Friday with muted expectations in the $10 million to $12 million range for the Super Bowl weekend as it battles the third weekend of Universal-Blumhouse’s sturdy “Split.” “The Space Between Us,” is looking at an even more muted debut of between $8 million to $10 million at 2,812 locations.
“Rings” is opening with a straight-forward pitch about an evil videotape — “First you watch it. Then you die.” Paramount is reviving the franchise 15 years after it launched “The Ring,” starring Naomi Watts in a remake of a 1998 Japanese horror film. “The Ring” was a major success with nearly $250 million in worldwide box office as was “The Ring Two” with $160 million in 2005.
- Dave McNary
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