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The Ring Two (2005)

PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery | 18 March 2005 (USA)
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6 months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness.

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Watts ... Rachel
Simon Baker ... Max Rourke
David Dorfman ... Aidan
Elizabeth Perkins ... Dr. Emma Temple
Gary Cole ... Martin Savide
Sissy Spacek ... Evelyn
Ryan Merriman ... Jake
Emily VanCamp ... Emily
Kelly Overton ... Betsy
James Lesure ... Doctor
Daveigh Chase ... Samara (archive footage)
Kelly Stables ... Evil Samara
Cooper Thornton ... Father of Emily
Marilyn McIntyre ... Mother of Emily
Jesse Burch Jesse Burch ... Male Reporter
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Storyline

A high school student named Jake tries to make his girlfriend Emily watch a cursed tape. But then Jake finds out that Emily covered her eyes and didn't watch the tape, and then Jake is killed by Samara Morgan (from the first The Ring movie). Rachel Keller learns of Jake's death and finds his twisted body in the back of an ambulance. Rachel then realizes she once again has to save her son Aidan from Samara the evil ghost child. Written by LaQuaria "Da Ghetto Gurl" Ghetti

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear comes full circle. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ring 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chinook, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,065,237, 20 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,231,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,451,538
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Naomi Watts and her son go to the outdoor Astoria Antique Fair Swap Meet, Watts picks through a bunch of used VHS tapes at a vendor's stand - and all the movies are DreamWorks titles, such as Old School (2003), and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004). See more »

Goofs

In the ambulance scene where Rachel takes a look at Jake's dead body; after unzipping the bag, we see Jake's terrified face faced right, towards Rachel but right after that where Rachel gasps his face is looking the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emily: Ever seen a shooting star?
Jake: Sure. You?
Emily: You know what you're supposed to do, right?
Jake: What do you mean, make a wish?
Emily: If you saw one right now, what would you wish for?
Jake: Well, that's a secret.
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Crazy Credits

Similar to the previous movie, there are no opening credits besides the Dreamworks logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

US theatrical version was trimmed for a PG-13 rating. This version was the basis for all worldwide theatrical releases. For the US home video market an unrated version was released on DVD with ca. eight minutes of footage added back into the film. In other countries only the theatrical version was released in DVD. See more »

Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Following similar to former film but with no surprises
13 June 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Afterwards of horrible occurrence from previous film,the journalist Rachel Keller(Naomi watts) and his son Aidan(Dorfman)move another location.Whenever a teenager spontaneously dies with a horrifying look on his face after of hearing a supposedly killing videotape and one time the phone rings ,telling he had only one week to live .The reporter shows up to investigate these deeds.Mother and son helped by another journalist(Simon Baker) race to save their lives from spooky creature.Rachel tries to get the bottom of mystery and discovers the secrets of life of Samara Morgan and her mommy Anna Morgan(Sissy Spacek).Besides mysterious events are happening into the house and both are caught up by ominous Samara.

This sequel provides great load of screams,grisly murders and creepy atmosphere which becomes pretty sinister with the Samara appearing. The picture is a sleek production with big budget and genuine chills,suspense,tension,shocks and lots of blood,it's a terror-thriller very exciting.The film is narrated with intelligent edition,special use of colour and slick utilization of shock images.Movie has a plethora of special effects describing series of weird and otherwordly happenings and a magnificent make-up by the master Rick Baker specially reflected on the hair-raising countenance of dead. However the surprises from original film have disappeared and results to be an inferior sequel.The eerie musical score is by the excellent Hans Zimmer. The motion picture is correctly directed by Hideo Nakata who made the original Japan version. The flick will like to terror cinema fans.


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