Ring (1998) Poster



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Rasen (1998)

Followed by 

Ring 2 (1999)
Sadako 3D (2012)
Sadako 2 3D (2013)

Version of 

Ring: The Final Chapter (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Ring (1999)
The Ring (2002)

Remade as 

Ring: The Final Chapter (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Ring (1999)
The Ring (2002)
Remake film.


The Birds (1963)
Japanese VHS box is shown in cabin.
Straw Dogs (1971)
The Mirror (1975)
The look of Maroussia when she washes her hair in the surrealistic dream sequence served as a direct inspiration for the look of Sadako
The Omen (1976)
Supernaturally tampered photographs of the people who have been "marked for death".
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
The way Jennifer crawls towards the telephone in her house after having been assaulted is similar to the way Sadako crawls on the floor and out of the TV set at the end of Ringu.
The Changeling (1980)
Same as 'The ring'. Where the boy bones are found...
48 Hrs. (1982)
Japanese VHS box is shown in cabin.
Videodrome (1983)
The TV scene at the end was heavily inspired by and references similar scenes in Videodrome.
Don't Look Up (1996)

Referenced in 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina's Real World (1999) (TV Episode)
The TV announcer comes out of the television to attack Salem.
Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000)
Referenced in the television scene.
Dark Water (2002)
Tomie: Forbidden Fruit (2002)
The tough girls compare Tomie to Sadako.
Phone (2002)
Drop Me a Cat (2003)
The female lead mentions the film.
Silent Hill 3 (2003) (Video Game)
quoted by designer as an inspiration for the style of the game.
Jason vs. Sadako (2003) (Short)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Formula 17 (2004)
Three guys prepare to kidnap a gay playboy and punish him by showing him three horror movies - Ringu, Bride of Chucky and Freddy VS Jason.
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Fall (2004) (Short)
they sort of copied the character Sadako who was from Ringu
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
The Scene in the Bedroom
The Grudge (2004)
The final shot before the closing credits is taken directly from a famous camera shot during the climax of 'Ringu'.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Dead in 3 Days (2006)
The characters receive telephone messages informing them that they will die in a certain number of days.
Building the Inferno: Nobuo Nakagawa and the Making of 'Jigoku' (2006) (Video)
Miyagawa says that Yoichi Numata was hired for Ring because the producers liked him in Jigoku.
Slaughter Night (2006)
TV suddenly turns on and shows only distortion.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
The Messengers (2007)
ghost leaves red bruise on skin after attacking someone
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Madness 2007 Recap (2007) (TV Episode)
James comments that this film was good.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Screenwipe: Episode #5.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
Andy Nyman compares a kids' show to this.
One Minutes (2009)
References super natrual elements of The Ring
From Me to You (2010)
Sawako's nickname, Sadako, comes from the fact people think she looks like the evil girl from the Japanese film.
Atrocious (2010)
Both films talks about the legend of a girl who died tragically in a well.
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss: The American Scream (2010) (TV Episode)
The film's theatrical poster is shown.
Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
The last shot of Possessed Haruka's eye references the famous shot of Sadako's eye.
NCIS: Tell-All (2011) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo mentions the Ring and the original Ringu.
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Psicosis (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
My Pure Joy (2011)
Referenced in Dialogue,
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Kristian: Au pair med fordele (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Tressed to Kill (2012) (TV Episode)
During the investigation of hair in the mouth of the victim, Hodges asks Sara if she's seen this film.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
A Sadako lookalike attacks a group of Japanese schoolgirls.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Final de partida: Festival de cine Macabro (2012) (TV Episode)
Nicolás Alvarado mentions it during an introduction to contemporary horror movies.
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
DVD is shown.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown. Also, writer Hiroshi Takahashi is interviewed.
Rude Tube: Super Pranks (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alex.
Spooked: Exorschism (2014) (TV Episode)
Elliot mentions it in dialogue
Hypnagogia (2014) (Video)
The Canal (2014)
Ghost crawls out of computer screen
Rude(Ish) Tube: Episode #2.20 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alex.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Ring (2015) (TV Episode)
James mentions the original


Pokémon (1997) (TV Series)
Kid seen watching it.

Featured in 

The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Special Collector's Edition: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Visite à Hokusai (2014) (Video)
clips shown
Fear Itself (2015)
Clips Shown

Spoofed in 

The Conmen in Vegas (1999)
Spoofs an entire scene from the movie.
Zhu ba da lian meng (2002)
Confronting with a rapist, a schoolgirl shakes her head and transforms into an ugly woman - resembling a trademarked posture of the ghost in Ringu.
The Hole (2003) (Video)
It's a movie that takes "Ring"'s storyline and changes the consequence from death to becoming gay.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Utang ng ama (2003)
the Sadako ghost was spoofed.
Zebraman (2004)
Sadako appears, complete with well, in comedic fight sequences.
Mr. Handy (2004)
They spoof "Ringu"s famous TV ghost scene twice.
D' Anothers (2005)
Sadako scene was spoofed.
Hari ng sablay: Isang tama, sampung mali (2005)
A girl, like Sadako, came out from a wishing well.
The Fear (El Miedo) (2006)
some scenes and characters spoofed
Femme Fatal (2007)
A character crawls out of a big TV with a long black wig over his head in the same way that the ghost from Ringu does.
Smosh: The Ultimate Shoedown (2009) (TV Episode)
Ian Draws Circles with a Disturbed look on his face like in this film
Warui Yume (2013) (Short)
Ringu music
Holliston: Cursed (2013) (TV Episode)
The cast receiving a cursed video tape that makes you die 7 days after seeing it is a spoof of Ringu.
Sunset Overdrive (2014) (Video Game)
One of the respawn animations features your character coming out of a television screen, like Sadako Yamamura.
RINGwhispers (2015) (Short)

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