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The Ring 2002 123movies

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Before you die, you see.Oct. 18, 2002115 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If the legend is correct, Rachel will have to run against time to save her son’s and her own life.
Plot: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video… and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.
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This movie makes you realize why so many other movies fail to be scary…not enough psychological elements. What this movie does right is that it skips the gore, and blood, and over-the-top overacting crazed lunatics that seem the norm in horror movies.

I saw this with a friend in the theater and 10 minutes in we were sinking into our chairs with fear. Not even the annoying teens making their phones ring to scare their friends (when you see the movie you will understand why) were a powerful enough distraction to undo the terror we felt.

Definitely see it, make sure you have as big a TV as you can get your hands on when you rent it, and that you watch it at night in the dark…if you want the full effect. Also, make sure you rent it on DVD and NOT cassette…you know, just to be safe 😉

Review By: rafajs77 Rating: 10 Date: 2006-08-17
Finely crafted, superior film
After her niece and three of her niece’s friends mysteriously die on the same night, at the same time, but in different circumstances, reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), hears the rumors of a video that when seen, “curses” the viewer so that they die in 7 days. She investigates the phenomenon with the aid of her ex, Noah Clay (Martin Henderson). They end up seeing the video. Can they figure out a solution in time?

For my money, although the Japanese “original” upon which this film is based, Ringu (1998), is worth watching, this Gore Verbinski-directed U.S. version is superior in many ways, having none of the flaws but all of the assets and then some.

I’m going to do something unusual and examine the differences between the two films by detailing just a portion of one scene present in both. I think the examination reveals why the U.S. film is superior. The scene is the tail end of the opening, which results in a death.

Here’s how it goes in Ringu: Tomoko Oishi’s (Yuko Takeuchi) television mysteriously turns on to a baseball game as she’s looking inside the refrigerator. She looks up, above the door, surprised. We get a reverse shot. We can see the television through frosted glass in the next room. A steadicam follows her from behind, peeking around the corner with her. We cut back to her face, which is relatively expressionless. We go back to a rear shot and see her walk to the remote and shut off the television. She turns around and walks back to the kitchen, pouring herself a drink. We cut to a lower-angled closer shot. We hear a noise. A subtle fear crosses her face. She trembles. Cut to a close shot from over her shoulder. Suddenly, she turns around, frightened. The frame freezes and quickly turns a blue/gray-tinted “negative” color.

Here’s how it goes in The Ring: Katie Embry (Amber Tamblyn) is in the kitchen, just about to drink, when the television turns on by itself to static. She stops dead in her tracks, her glass just barely touching her lips. Cut to a close up of her slowly turning her head and looking at the television, horrified. Almost achingly slowly, the camera creeps around the corner to show us the television. We see Katie look for any sign of an intruder. She sees the remote on the chair, but no one is around. She hurriedly shuts off the television, then walks away, trying to rationalize the event.

Before she can get out of the room, the television turns on again. She stops again and turns even slower. The camera slowly creeps into a medium shot of Katie, with the television and its static reflected in a pane of glass. She runs over and puts her face right next to the television. We see this from a fantastically skewed angle, which distorts the television screen, sticking one end right in our face. We get an insert of Katie yanking the plug. Sparks shoot out. Back to the skewed angle, but now the screen is blank. We circle around slightly. Suddenly there’s a noise from the kitchen. Katie gasps and turns around.

Slowly, she peeks into the kitchen, just in time to see the refrigerator door open by itself. She runs to shut it, now breathing heavily. She mutters to herself and begins looking around with a very subtle panic on her face. As she quickly turns towards the hallway, the camera rapidly changes focus. We cut to an interesting overhead angle on the stairway. Katie appears, peeking around the corner. She calls for her friend Becca. She trots up the stairs.

We cut to a beautiful, extremely low angle of the upstairs hallway, which exaggerates the perspective. As we see Katie reach the top of the stairs, we also see water slowly flowing into the hall from beneath a door. The camera stays at the low angle until Katie reaches the water. We cut to a close up. She’s scared and bewildered, then trembling. We get an extreme close up of the door handle as her hand comes gradually into the focal range. She grabs the handle. Another close-up of her face. Cut to the interior of the room–her bedroom. Katie flings open the door, horrified. With a series of extremely fast cuts, we see a snippet of the Ring video on the television set in her bedroom. Cut back to Katie. A super fast zoom to her distorted, horrific face. Then back to the Ring video in a series of quick cuts, before the entire screen goes to static.

The point here isn’t that the U.S. version is longer. Rather, it’s to exemplify the attention to craft, from technical to emotional aspects. Verbinski’s pacing is much more deliberate and varied, creating intense suspense. Bojan Bazelli’s cinematography is breathtakingly beautiful. There is an obsession with details, from those that integrate and propel the story to those that are artistically striking. The construction is much more complex, but every shot is analyzed for relevance. Every angle exists for a reason. The ornate aesthetics amp up the effect of the story. This approach isn’t unique to the opening scene, but occurs throughout the film, including the famed “Ring video” itself.

The music is also better here, and is better integrated into the film. The performances are excellent, with Aidan Keller (David Dorfman) just as creepy and disturbing as the antagonist, Samara Morgan (Daveigh Chase). As would be expected for U.S. audiences, Verbinski includes a lot more exposition in his film, working in explanatory material from Ringu 2 as well as new material exploring Samara’s history. It works well here, as the story is much tighter. Everything eventually fits together like pieces of a puzzle, and it gives the Ring video and the varied settings of the film more relevance.

Review By: BrandtSponseller Rating: 10 Date: 2005-03-19

Other Information:

Original Title The Ring
Release Date 2002-10-18
Release Year 2002

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Budget 48000000
Revenue 249348933
Status Released
Rated PG-13
Genre Horror, Mystery
Director Gore Verbinski
Writer Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi
Actors Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox
Country United States
Awards 14 wins & 12 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS (DTS: X 7.1), Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,150 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (Dolby Vision) (2021 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)

The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
The Ring 2002 123movies
Original title The Ring
TMDb Rating 6.6 4,745 votes

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