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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...

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay), Kôji Suzuki (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Nakatani ... Mai Takano
Hitomi Satô ... Masami Kurahashi
Kyoko Fukada ... Kanae Sawaguchi
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Kawajiri Ishi
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Ômuta Keiji
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Okazaki
Rikiya Ôtaka Rikiya Ôtaka ... Yôichi Asakawa
Yôichi Numata Yôichi Numata ... Takashi Yamamura
Masako Masako ... Shizuko Yamamura
Miwako Kaji Miwako Kaji ... Kazue Yamamura
Katsumi Muramatsu Katsumi Muramatsu ... Kôichi Asakawa
Daisuke Ban Daisuke Ban ... Heihachirô Ikuma
Rie Ino'o ... Sadako Yamamura
Reita Serizawa Reita Serizawa ... Okazaki no Dôryô - Sakuma
Shinmei Tsuji Shinmei Tsuji ... Manshon Kanrinin
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 January 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ringu 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,586
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Isao Yatsu, who plays Takushi, also appears in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and the American remake The Grudge 2 (2006). Both franchises would cross over in Sadako vs Kayako (2016). See more »

Quotes

[Reiko's blood is spilling out over the road. It runs towards Yoichi like it's trying to reach for him. Yoichi watches solemnly]
Reiko Asakawa: Yoichi... Yoichi...
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Connections

Referenced in The Ring Two (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Kôri no yô ni hohoende
Written by Tomoyasu Hotei
Performed by Miki Imai
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User Reviews

A Confusing Disappointment
14 May 2002 | by drusstaSee all my reviews

I have seen many Japanese movies, and a lot of the time I have noticed that they try to confuse the audience into what the hell is actually going on, then at the end they give away one piece of information that sort of explains the previous events. I feel that this film tries to explain what happened in the first film with science. This in fact made the first film seem 100% less scary. Don't watch this film if you thought the first film deserved 10/10 because it will ruin it for you. Also don't watch this film if you haven't seen the first one.

6/10


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