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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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
First of all I would like to say that this movie did not do well in Japan because they released it at the same time with Ringu. The idea was that people will go see Ringu, then go back and see Rasen. Well I did not work out, the people were confused, they went and saw Rasen first and not Ringu, or whatever, anyway basically it wasn't that Rasen was bad, it was the way they released the films that was bad. A Bette idea would have been to released Ringu first, and then two or three month's later released Rasen, then the movie would have most likely have been very popular. Now with that said, this was a great movie. The ending was amazing, giving you a real sense of dread and fear. The film really draws you in, if your a fan of the series, this is a must see. This was the original squeal, I think it is more interesting then Ringu 2, though Ringu 2 was good. Right now they have a double feature DVD set with Rasen & Ringu 0, it is definitely worth get because Rasen is a great movie with a good satisfying ending, and Ringu 0 is spectacular, it is my favorite of the series. Just give it a chance you won't be disappointed.
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