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Director:
Writers:
Kôji Suzuki (based on the novel by)
Yoshinobu Fujioka (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 May 2012 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches Internet searching for a host in order to live once again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A great concept sadly misused See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Satomi Ishihara ... Akane Ayukawa
Kôji Seto ... Takanori Ando
Tsutomu Takahashi
Shôta Sometani
Hikari Takara
Yûsuke Yamamoto ... Kiyoshi Kashiwada
Ryôsei Tayama
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ai Hashimoto ... Sadako
Shunsuke Itô

Directed by
Tsutomu Hanabusa 
 
Writing credits
Kôji Suzuki (based on the novel by)

Yoshinobu Fujioka (screenplay) &
Tsutomu Hanabusa (screenplay)

Produced by
Shin'ichirô Inoue .... executive producer
Takeshi Kobayashi .... producer
Atsuyuki Shimoda .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Nobushige Fujimoto 
 
Production Design by
Yasuaki Harada 
 
Art Direction by
Yasuaki Harada 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yuji Wada .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Ringu 5" - USA (informal alternative title)
"Sadako" - USA (alternative title)
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96 min
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Based on Koji Suzuki's 2012 novel "S".See more »
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Follows Ring (1998)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A great concept sadly misused, 14 August 2014

We live in times where VHS tapes are quite unpopular and idle, so of course a premise which focuses on a cursed VHS tape would not work anymore, as in scaring people who spend most of their times on their tablets, IPhones, Blu-Ray, Netflix etc. Then, through an insane worshiper, the curse reaches Internet, whereby Sadako's ghost searches from a supernaturally gifted host to occupy and live once again. This greatest plot ever thought to upgrade the "Ringu" premise is, unfortunately, misused in "Sadako 3D", which is surprising coming from the J-Horror genre full of such great films, "Ringu" itself included, that left Hollywood jealous and out of attention, forcing them to remake several Asian films.

"Sadako 3D" has a plausible plot for this high-tech times, but is visually absurd and spends most of its length focusing more on action and abusing of 3D effects, forgetting the new kind of thriller the story should provide. Basically, it turns out too much violent and noisy for a "Ringu" (or a J-Horror) film. Hopefully, this is an isolated case and won't happen to upcoming films, otherwise, be sure Japanese horror itself is cursed.

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