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The Ring 2 . . . Circling Back? [Jan. 20th, 2005|09:30 pm]
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I liked Ringu. I liked the Japanese version a little more than the American version. The idea played itself out pretty well on mystery.

Then, I find this link in a LJ Community:

http://www.the-tape.com/thetape.swf

Apparently, this enters as a slicker edit of a new and creepy broadcast.

The problem is, there isn't much mystery with a sequel. We know that the girl was murdered, and we know that she's pretty powerful and evil as a spirit.

This new tape amounts to some big wet dream.

If the sequel comes out with a faulty story, then they won't make half as much money as they should in this genre. That will be a shame, if that's the case.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-01-21 03:14 am (UTC)
The LJ is acting goofy too.

I wonder if it's because I watched . . . the tape!
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From: zboson
2005-01-21 04:57 am (UTC)
They did a brilliant promo here in NYC for The Ring. Two weeks before it premiered, someone slipped a bunch of VHS tapes with no labels into some college libraries and professors' mailboxes. Matt brought it to work and we watched it on the big monitors over the cashwrap! Keep in mind that we didn't know what it was or where it came from. Then we saw the movie and it turned out to be the tape from that. The tape itself was pretty creepy; they don't show it in its entirety in the movie. It's about a minute long, maybe a little longer. It gave me the serious willies, as did the movie. Incidentally, I prefer the American version. It's far more coherent.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-01-21 07:53 pm (UTC)
There is a bit that suffers in any translation from a different culture.

I didn't know that about the promo. That would scare the feces right out of me.
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From: zboson
2005-01-21 04:58 am (UTC)
Maybe someone else in the house was playing a prank.
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From: zboson
2005-01-21 01:23 pm (UTC)
Or so you think... *ghoulish laughter*
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-01-21 07:50 pm (UTC)
Hahahhahahah!

That's way too coincidental for any person's own good. I would have been a little bit freaked out as well.
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From: zboson
2005-01-21 05:00 am (UTC)
I thought it was a prequel, with the story behind the little girl.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-01-21 07:56 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, but if the story stinks, then it won't be quite as good as the first offering.

Based on this 'tape,' that's how I feel . . . it seems as if they're tightening the bolts on the same ship that steered them well the first time. It remains to be seen if the story finds a new way to chill the audience. Judging (poorly) by this one promo, it would seem as if they're just heading up the same river.
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