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Sadako 3D (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror | 12 May 2012 (Japan)
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The spiteful ghost of Sadako, a murdered woman whose body was thrown down a well, reaches the Internet searching for a host in order to live once again.

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Tsutomu Hanabusa

Writers:

Kôji Suzuki (based on the novel by), Yoshinobu Fujioka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Satomi Ishihara ... Akane Ayukawa
Kôji Seto Kôji Seto ... Takanori Ando
Ryôsei Tayama ... Detective Koiso
Tsutomu Takahashi Tsutomu Takahashi ... Detective Nakamura
Hikari Takara ... Risa Kitayama
Yûsuke Yamamoto ... Kiyoshi Kashiwada
Shôta Sometani ... Enoki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ai Hashimoto ... Sadako
Risako Itô Risako Itô
Shunsuke Itô Shunsuke Itô
Yôko Kita Yôko Kita ... Noriko Morisaki
Yûna Taira ... Young Akane
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Storyline

Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone's suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada. Kashiwada's intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori. Written by Uncle Creepy / dreadcentral

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Based on Koji Suzuki's 2012 novel "S". It is a loose adaptation of Suzuki's fourth novel. The novel is in the same continuity as the Spiral novel, which was adapted into Rasen (1998), but this film doesn't have any coherent continuity with Rasen (or any of the other Ringu films). That's partially because Suzuki's third novel, 1998's Loop, was never adapted into a film, leaving a huge gap of story in between these films. See more »

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Followed by Sadako vs. Kayako (2016) See more »

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Missing all the ingredients
22 November 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

From the original Ringu series that is. It might try to come up with something fresh and original, but it doesn't really succeed. The main actress is really beautiful and she may be able to act, but it's not like she has to in this movie. Many people will also have issues with CGI, but it's not about the CGI itself, but the fact that it is poor CGI, added to make the 3D thing "work".

I only watched the 2D version, but it's crystal clear, where the 3D is supposed to kick in. Even the version I watched is "comin' at you"! But that does not warrant watching this movie. At least not on my watch. But somehow they seem to have managed to make enough money to actually be able to do a sequel to this (according to IMDb) ... I'm not holding my breath (sorry for the pun).


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 May 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Sadako See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,335,408
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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