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Rasen (1998)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 31 January 1998 (Japan)
A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.

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Cast

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Kôichi Satô ...
Mitsuo Andô
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Hinako Saeki ...
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Miyashita
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Maekawa Keibuho
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Yoshino
Daisuke Ban ...
Heihachirô Ikuma
Naoaki Manabe ...
Kobayashi
Naoto Adachi ...
Funakoshi
Eri Kakurai ...
Rieko Andô
Ryûichi Sugahara ...
Takanori Andô
Masanobu Yada ...
Junsa Buchô
Ryûma Uchida ...
Kansatsui Joshu
Tadashi Takatsuki ...
Kirokui (as Chû Takatsuki)
Kôzô Satô ...
Shashin Gakari
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A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit. Written by Anonymous

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"Ring" Posed The Mystery... Now "The Spiral" Provides The Grim Solution. See more »


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31 January 1998 (Japan)  »

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A spirál  »

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$2,900,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The author of the book, Kôji Suzuki, makes an appearance as the smiling father with his family in the fairground train. See more »

Quotes

[Ando rushes after Ryuji]
Mitsuo Ando: Takayama! What about your boy? Don't you want him back too? We still have his cells... We could do it now!
Ryuji Takayama: I couldn't be so cruel. I couldn't bring Yoichi back into this world.
Mitsuo Ando: [stuttering] Y-you're wrong. You're wrong.
Ryuji Takayama: Ando... It will be many, many, many years before I can sleep easy.
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Followed by Sadako 3D 2 (2013) See more »

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Based on the actual novel sequel to ringu by the original author.
26 April 2006 | by (Basingstoke, England) – See all my reviews

Although Spiral contradicts many things in the original film ringu it is actually based on the sequel book written by the original author of Ringu. He also worked closely with the director when making Spiral. He actually wrote three books in total but the third hasn't been made into a film probably due to the lack of popularity of spiral. If anything this version/universe of Ringu is more to what the author intended and is not an awful film I thought it had quite a good plot twist at the end, however it isn't wholly satisfying as it does contradict the original to much and takes away most of the horror aspect of Sadako. I think it should be appreciated as it is a well made film and is based on the authors original intentions as a sequel to the Ringu he created in his original novel and not despised as an attempt at a sequel just made up by this director as that isn't the case.


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