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Rasen (1998)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  31 January 1998 (Japan)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôichi Satô ...
Mitsuo Andô
Miki Nakatani ...
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
Chû Takatsuki ...
Kirokui
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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The Spiral brings the dead back to life. See more »


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31 January 1998 (Japan)  »

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$2,900,000 (estimated)
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The author of the book, Kôji Suzuki, makes an appearance as the smiling father with his family in the fairground train. See more »

Quotes

Mitsuo Ando: There is not a man in the world who would wish his own son dead.
Mai Takano: Dr Ando, Dr Takayama didn't want Yoichi to die. He wanted to save him... for Reiko.
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Followed by Ring (1998) See more »

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Great Film, A Must See For Fans
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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