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Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23 January 1999 (Japan)
Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

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Hitomi Satô ...
Kyoko Fukada ...
Kanae Sawaguchi
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Kawajiri Ishi
Kenjirô Ishimaru ...
Ômuta Keiji
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Okazaki
Rikiya Ôtaka ...
Yôichi Asakawa
Yôichi Numata ...
Masako ...
Miwako Kaji ...
Kazue Yamamura
Katsumi Muramatsu ...
Daisuke Ban ...
Heihachirô Ikuma
Rie Ino'o ...
Reita Serizawa ...
Okazaki no Dôryô - Sakuma
Shinmei Tsuji ...
Manshon Kanrinin
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In this sequel to Ringu (1998), Mai Takano is trying to learn more about the death of her boyfriend, Ryuji. She soon hears stories about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a girl named Sadako, who died many years earlier. Supposedly, anyone watching the tape will die of fright exactly one week later. After some investigating, she learns that Ryuji's son, Youichi, is developing the same psychic powers that Sadako had when she was alive. Mai must now find some way to keep Yuuichi and herself from becoming Sadako's next victims. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Ringu (1998) and Rasen (1998) were shot back-to-back from the novels by Koji Suzuki and released in theaters as a double bill. After audiences hated The Spiral, Asmik Ace Entertainment hired the cast and crew of the original to make this replacement sequel. See more »

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Ryuji Takayama: Yoichi, give your fear to me.
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Kôri no yô ni hohoende
Written by Tomoyasu Hotei
Performed by Miki Imai
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S10 Reviews: Ringu 2 (1999)
10 September 2005 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Well this time around the filmmakers got it right. 'Ringu 2' (1999) is now the true sequel to the 1998 original, forget 'Rasen' (1998). This time around we see Mai Takano and the powers that be go of to look for the answers to the cursed video and to find Reiko and Yoichi only to find that Yoichi has developed Sadako's telekinetic powers and is in-fact becoming the demonic girl. This is the way they should have went in the first pace. 'Ringu 2' blows 'Rasen' out of the water and runs rings around 'Ringu'. T liked the original but found the suspense lacking and the film-making a nit bland, in this film however Hideo Nakata (who also helmed the original) gives the visuals a much needed kick and the atmosphere so much needed zing. The story is a lot more interesting and the acting gives the film a bit of a haunting feel.


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