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Release Date:
12 May 2012 (Japan) See more »
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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  (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
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Based on Koji Suzuki's 2012 novel "S".See more »
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Spoofed in RINGwhispers (2015)See more »


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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Senseless Story with the Super Scream, 9 May 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Japan, there is an urban legend that there is a cursed video clip of a suicide released by a man called Kashiwada (Yûsuke Yamamoto) in Internet that drives the viewer also to commit suicide. When the high- school student Noriko Morisaki seeks the video in classroom, her teacher Akane (Satomi Ishihara) takes her cellular to return it after class. But soon Noriko watches the footage at home and dies and the police inspector Koiso goes to the school to interview Akane and her students. Koiso's assistant Nakamura believes that the video is real, but Koiso does not pay much attention on him.

When Akane's boyfriend Takanori (Kôji Seto) is captured by a woman in the video and Koiso witnesses Nakamura committing suicide, they investigate Kashiwada and discover that his intention is to bring Sadako (Ai Hashimoto) back to a new body and Akane is the chosen one. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako to bring Takanori back and save her life.

"Sadako 3D" is a very bad Japanese horror movie with a senseless story. The plot is silly, with Kashiwada releasing the video to find a strong body to revive Sadako and they actually want Akane's body. Akane uses her super-scream to get rid of the supernatural creatures as if it were a comedy. So why do they need to make a video to kill people? They are very powerful and wouldn't be easier if they simply find Akane and use her body to revive Sadako? The conclusion is awful and in the end only the gorgeous lead actress Satomi Ishihara is worth to be watched in this terrible movie. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "A Invocação 3D" ("The Invocation 3D")

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