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Old 09 September 2002   #1
The Ring

Watch the new spine-tingling trailer from DreamWorks S.K.G.

"The Ring"
Old 09 September 2002   #2
holy. This is suck. Does anyone know it is originally from Japan? the storyline and stuff?

Why dreamworks remaking it without any credits.... ahhh just cheap.
Old 09 September 2002   #3
Quote: Originally posted by HapZungLam
holy. This is suck. Does anyone know it is originally from Japan? the storyline and stuff?

So yes, it is known (the origin), at least by some.
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Old 09 September 2002   #4
I've seen the trailer a while ago, and was wondering what it was talking about. When I realized that it was a remake of a damn good japanese movie called RING Directed by Nakata Hideo.

I was really "shocked" to see that they were making a remake of such a good movie. It's such a pity that to redo something that was once done in a really good way, and I personnaly think that THE RING will never reach the quality of RING.

It's really a shame on hollywood trying to redo a movie in his own way (most of the time "the american way").

They did change a lot of thing in it like the actors that are not japanese anymore ! Well maybe they think that if they had put in theater the original one maybe the public won't understand it. Maybe the public is not ready to see a foreign movie ...

Well that just pisses me off :annoyed: ! it's just a shame that most good foreign movie are ripped off in such remakes, and the problem is mainly due to the way of the american movie industry.

Too me, it seems this reflect a close-minded attitude. don't you think so ?

Well if you are interested in watching a good movie you should really go see RING first, and THE RING after. You will probably understand why I did this post.

here is good website where you will be able to find some related RING material :

enjoy !
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Old 09 September 2002   #5
and further more...

Yeah, pretty lame. The company I work for printed a bunch promo stuff for the premier and it was all low res hasty screen shot crap. It was as if they wanted to try and put a scary movie our for the Halloween season at all costs regardless of how weak.
Old 09 September 2002   #6
Yada Yada Yada Yada....

All this, "How can that dirty Hollywood touch a Classic film blah-blah-blah!" is all well and good, but how does the trailer look ?

Does the movie look well done ?

Are the special effects well done ?

Does it star Sylvester Stallone ?
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Old 09 September 2002   #7
just a gut feeling

Of course it has nothing to do with Hollywood laying its grubby little hands all over a "classic." I've never seen the original. The trailer doesn't look that bad and it looks like the visuals might be intersting. My only point is that promotions people involved in the project seemed rushed and were doing things half assed and at the last minute so I had the gut feeling that *&^% generally runs down hill and that maybe the whole movie is suffering from the same fate. Just a gut feeling though. Hopefully I'll be pleasently suprised.
Old 09 September 2002   #8
Well, I've never heard of the original, nor heard anyone else talking about it until now, which is probably WHY they're doing a remake for mainstream theaters.
Old 10 October 2002   #9
i love the trailer ,

I also personally dont care much about the hollywood laying their grubby hands on "classics" and such.

The VFX is being done by Tippett studios , so i am %99 sure it'll rock.

And the movie stars that blonde chick from Mulholland Drive , which is reason enough for me to go and see the ring
Old 10 October 2002   #10
Quote: Originally posted by Agent D
Well, I've never heard of the original, nor heard anyone else talking about it until now, which is probably WHY they're doing a remake for mainstream theaters.

Exactly the way you'll find both mustard (sugar mixed with a sort of weird taste) and FRENCH mustard, in USA (It's coming from France, by the way)... Try the REAL original thing.

That trailer looks like a Chris Cunningham video at some moments !! I love the editing and most of the b&w treatments...

Watch the last cut-cut part frame by frame...

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Old 10 October 2002   #11
anyone know if there's a good url to Sadako's (sp?) video from the original? cos that was so tasty + spooky

sorry, found it on the site about hte originals

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Old 10 October 2002   #12
it s just a rip of an original ammount of tippett studio effects are gonna make it better!!!!!!!So why bother
Old 10 October 2002   #13
And the next question is: Will they make "remakes" of Ring 2 and Ring 0? Wouldn't surprise me at all...

Another thing which is quite funny is how it looks if you go all the way. The Ring movies were based on books by a japanese author (whos name I've never known). So it's an american remake/ripoff of a japanese movie based on a book. What ever happened to originality?
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Old 10 October 2002   #14
hopefully not of ring 2, mind you, they could only improve, the US sadako's vid looks ok, nice body in bag section like audition
Old 10 October 2002   #15
And Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was nothing but a "Rip Off" of past films and stories with the exact same plot ?

A story just has to be "well told", not "original" to be good. Very few stories from anywhere are original. Most are different spins on the same motivations and plot. I

I strongly suspect that no movie could be mentioned which *someone* could not think of an even earlier story which it was derived from. In fact for laughs I did a quick google search and came up with this quote:

"RING has the feel of an ancient Ghost story told by old Japanese Fishermen. It could have been a story from Lafcadio Hearn's 1903 book based on Japanese tales of the supernatural (KWAIDAN, or "Weird Tales"). " -

So it looks like the Author of The Ring ripped off even older stories and that just proves my point. It's not the orginality of the story, it's how well the story is executed.
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