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Rasen (1998)

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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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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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death | videotape | pathologist | curse | note | See more »

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

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Ryuji Takayama: You couldn't slit your wrists but you happily tore apart me!
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An excellent re-interpretation of "Rosemary's Baby," Japanese style.
1 June 1999 | by (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Originally intended to be viewed as the sequel to 1998's box office smash "The Ring," (indeed, the film was double-billed with its precursor), "Rasen" continues the story of Sadako Yamamura, a strange child possesed of demonic powers who was killed by her father some indeterminate time before the first of the trilogy of films opened. Whereas "The Ring" was primarily concerned with Sadako's murderous revenge through a chain-letter style video, "Rasen" concentrates on her attempts to be reborn into the world, essentially making the film a Japanese re-interpretation of "Rosemary's Baby." Like that film, "Rasen" is a strong film with plenty of moments of sheer psychological terror but few grisly "blood and guts" scenes. I don't know if it exists in translation, but if you can find a copy of it (it is out on video) I highly recommend it in conjunction with its prequel.


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