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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
"Ringu 0: Bâsudei" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  22 January 2000 (Japan)
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In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

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Yukie Nakama ...
Seiichi Tanabe ...
Hiroshi Tôyama
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Etsuko Tachihara
Takeshi Wakamatsu ...
Yûsaku Shigemori
Ryûshi Mizukami ...
Wataru Kuno
Kaoru Okunuki ...
Aiko Hazuki
Yasushi Kimura ...
Togashi
Mami Hashimoto ...
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Daisuke Ban ...
Heihachirô Ikuma
Masako ...
Norio Murata ...
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The prequel to the horror film Ringu, this movie provides the background story of how Sadako later became the vengeful murdering spirit. The story starts with her as a shy, somewhat withdrawn, college student who nonetheless gets involved in a drama club. The director thinks she has talent, but some of the other performers start to get jealous of the attention he gives her. Meanwhile, a reporter investigating Sadako's spiritualist mother thinks there's something very suspicious about the young woman, and arrives on campus to confront Sadako just as a series of strange deaths start sweeping through the drama club. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Almost as good as the first ringu!
18 August 2004 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

I can't work out why people didn't enjoy this movie, i thought it was one of the best movies i have ever seen. Compared the the other Ring (Ringu) movies it is not as scary but kind of upsetting, and like the other Ring movies has a great *i have to see more* kinda ending. I actually felt sorry for Sadako in this movie, the same way i felt sorry for Carrie White in Carrie. Also this movie, unlike Ring 2, has a completely new storyline to it, i also thought Yukie Nakama who played Sadako was totally awesome, her acting was just brilliant. The acting from the whole cast was just fantastic. So please try to see this movie, its well worth it, almost as good as the first Ringu!


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