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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 ... (as Yeon-Su Yu)
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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. 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:

The 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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Although a South Korean remake of Ringu (1998), the film also takes more elements from the original book by Kôji Suzuki than the 1998 Japanese film does. See more »

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Sun-ju: You have given birth to something haven't you?
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A good chiller/horror.
1 February 2002 | by DorianWynHowellsSee all my reviews

A nice idea, and good execution of that idea make this a foreign film to see. The film does have a few cliche moments, but don't let that distract you from the film itself. It's very clever, very scary in bits, and the final twist is worth waiting for.

It just goes to show that a decent horror film can be made without all the blood and guts. I don't think it was better than the Blair Witch Project, but you can see some similarities. It's worth a look, and you never know, you might be pleasantly surprised.

And if you really can't be bothered to watch it, watch out for the Hollywood remake which will either be a total load of rubbish, or a good adaptation - probably the former!!

6/10

Enjoy!


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