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Ring 2 (1999)
"Ringu 2" (original title)

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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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Kanae Sawaguchi
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Kawajiri Ishi
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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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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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SGD 424,686 (Singapore) (5 November 1999)
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Not bad...
13 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This sequel picks up right where Ringu left off. Mai Takano, the pretty young woman who found Ryuji dead in the first film, is the star of this one as she searches for the missing Reiko and Yoichi. Young Yoichi is in danger and is kept in hiding by his frightened mother as he begins to exhibit the same deadly powers that Sadako possessed. The same is also true of a teenage girl who was present at the death of Reiko's niece, Tomoko. Doctors attempt to find a way to diffuse the terrible energy which infects the survivors of Sadako's wrath. But Sadako herself is not done wreaking her vengeance yet. More terrible truths emerge about Sadako's unholy conception and her demonic capabilities, and both Mai and Yoichi are in terrible danger. However, Sadako's repentant grandfather and the ghost of the powerfully psychic Ryuji stand between Sadako and her goal - to possess Yoichi and begin the cycle all over again.

There are some great moments present here in Ringu 2, but sadly, nothing comes close to the shock of Sadako's emergence from a television in the first film. All of the original characters are back, as well as a few new ones. Great moments include a scene with the freaky ghost of Shizuko - Sadako's mother, a roomful of people reacting with insane horror to the brief presence of Sadako on a TV screen, and another claustrophobic ending in a dark, creepy well. This isn't quite the spooky good ghost story that the original was, but it's not bad, all things considered. I've seen worse sequels.


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