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RING 0: BIRTHDAY
aka RINGU 0: BAASUDEI


Year: 2000
Cast: Yukie Nakama, Kumiko Aso, Daisuke Ban, Chinami Furuya, Masami Hashimoto, Kazue Kadokae, Masako, Ryji Mizukami, Kaoru Okunuki, GO Shimada, Junko Takahata, Seiichi Tanabe, Yoshiko Tanaka, Takeshi Wakamatsu
Director: Norio Tsuruta
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
UK: 99 mins
UK Certificate: 15
UK DVD Release Date: 25 February 2002


Synopsis

This third movie in the popular RING series is a prequel to the original because the video curse which struck in the previous instalments of RING was not, as it turns out, the first incarnation of the fatal power possessed by Sadako (Yukie Nakama). With a death toll reaching back as far as the 1950s - when open-reel tape recorders were the technological means by which the curse could manifest itself - the evil legacy has been more widespread than anyone could have imagined. Finally, the secrets surrounding the evolution of the curse are about to be revealed...

When a reporter is struck down during a widely publicised demonstration of parapsycological power by one Yananura Shizuko (Masako), unnatural events are put into motion. One by one, every single journalist present at the event is struck down, and as the 1960s draw to a close, the fiance of the first man to die is determined to find whoever, or whatever, is responsible and take her revenge.

The first and final part of the RING cycle, RING 0 is a masterpiece of Japanese horror which sheds new light over the chilling tale of an ancient, fatal curse. Find the answers you seek...if you dare.

DVD Special Features:
Star and director filmographies, scene selection, stills gallery, Mark Wyatt film notes, Japanese RING cycle trailers, Asia extreme trailer reel.

Video aspect ratio: Anamorphic widescreen
Disc format: PAL DVD 5
Region code: 0










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