THE MOST COMPLETE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE RING
In 1991, author Koji Suzuki penned a story of two reluctant friends researching a cursed videotape that killed all who watched it. Seven years later, a theatrical adaptation made for just $1.2 million would become the horror sensation of the year, smashing records in Hong Kong, Singapore and its native Japan. That film was the Ring (aka Ringu), and by 2002 it had been remade in both Korea and the United States, with its villainess -- whether known as Yamamura Sadako, Eun-Suh or Samara Morgan -- fascinating and terrifying moviegoers worldwide.
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The Ring cycle has seen renewed life in Japan as of late. This May saw the release of the softcover edition of S, author Koji Suzuki's all-new novel that ties together characters and events from his previous works. S tells the story of one Ando Takanori, an employee at a television production company who discovers disturbing footage on the Internet of a man committing suicide. Ando watches the video for himself, and is soon visited by a series of misfortunes...
S was used as the basis for the latest theatrical entry into the Ring series, Sadako 3D. The film, directed by Hanabusa Tsutomu and starring Seto Koji (Kamen Rider KIVA) and Ishihara Satomi, apparently takes liberties with the book, eschewing the story's close ties with the published franchise in favor of horror-movie scares.
See below for the official trailer to Sadako 3D.
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-Koji Suzuki, Ring author
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-Daveigh Chase, "Samara" in The Ring
The first four books in the Ring series, translated into English.
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Text (c) 2001-2006, 2012-2013 J Lopez. Coding assist by inteferon. All characters and situations remain the property of their respective
owners, namely Kadokawa Shoten, Asmik Ace Entertainment, Fuji TV, DreamWorks, and Koji Suzuki, the man behind the Ring.