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After the mysterious death of her niece and other three teenagers on the same hour and with the symptoms of heart attack, the journalist Sun-ju decides to investigate their last moments. ... See full summary »

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Dong-bin Kim

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Dong-bin Kim (screenplay), Kôji Suzuki (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eun-Kyung Shin Eun-Kyung Shin ... Sun-ju
Seung-Hyun Lee Seung-Hyun Lee ... (as Seung-hyeon Lee)
Jin-young Jung ... Choi Yeol (as Jin-yeong Jeong)
Chang-wan Kim
Doona Bae ... Park Eun-Suh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ggoch-ji Kim Ggoch-ji Kim
Namhee Kwon Namhee Kwon ... Sang-Mi's Mother
Yeon-Su Yu Yeon-Su Yu
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Storyline

After the mysterious death of her niece and other three teenagers on the same hour and with the symptoms of heart attack, the journalist Sun-ju decides to investigate their last moments. She discloses that the four friends had just watched a videotape exactly one week before their death in a resort. She travels to the place and finds the deadly video and after watching the weird footage, her telephone rings. When she takes a picture of herself, she sees her image blurred the same way that happened with the teenagers. She makes a copy of the cursed tape to her acquaintance, the skeptical coroner Choi Yeol. Together they seek for a hint, and find that it was taped thorough telekinesis by Eun-suh, a psychic girl that had disappeared years ago. When Sun-ju's little daughter watches the movie, Sun-ju has a stronger reason to unravel the mystery to save her daughter and her own lives. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

12 June 1999 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Ring Virus See more »

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$1,533,116
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Unofficial sequel to Ringu (1998). See more »

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Sun-ju: You have given birth to something haven't you?
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Poor yet worth a look
26 July 2005 | by sophie_lou21See all my reviews

Every review I see for this film is for the original horror movie classic based on the best-selling novel by Koji Suzuki 'Ringu'. This is not 'Ringu', it is the Korean adaption of the movie. Very few people have watched this film has it had received its share of insults and bashing.

However, I recommend to any one who loved either or both 'The Ring' (American adaption) or 'Ringu' (Original Japanese version) to watch this version. You owe it to yourself.

I won't lie to you, the acting is poor and the actress who plays Sun-joo is so wooden it's frightening. Most of the scenes are dull and strange... But the scenes with Eun-Suh are handled beautifully. I watched this movie several times... And it really grew on me.

Its nothing compared to 'Ringu', but like I said, it's worth a look.

2/5 *** Stars


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