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Ringu 2 (1999)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23 January 1999 (Japan)
Reiko takes Yôichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads.

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay), Kôji Suzuki (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miki Nakatani ... Mai Takano
Hitomi Satô ... Masami Kurahashi
Kyoko Fukada ... Kanae Sawaguchi
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Kawajiri Ishi
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru ... Ômuta Keiji
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Okazaki
Rikiya Ôtaka ... Yôichi Asakawa
Yôichi Numata Yôichi Numata ... Takashi Yamamura
Masako Masako ... Shizuko Yamamura
Miwako Kaji Miwako Kaji ... Kazue Yamamura
Katsumi Muramatsu Katsumi Muramatsu ... Kôichi Asakawa
Daisuke Ban Daisuke Ban ... Heihachirô Ikuma
Rie Ino'o ... Sadako Yamamura
Reita Serizawa Reita Serizawa ... Okazaki no Dôryô - Sakuma
Shinmei Tsuji Shinmei Tsuji ... Manshon Kanrinin
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In this sequel to Ringu (1998), Mai Takano is trying to learn more about the death of her professor, Ryûji. She soon hears stories about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a girl named Sadako, who died many years earlier. Supposedly, anyone watching the tape will die of fright exactly one week later. After some investigating, she learns that Ryûji's son, Yôichi, is developing the same psychic powers that Sadako had when she was alive. Mai must now find some way to keep Yôichi and herself from becoming Sadako's next victims. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Isao Yatsu, who plays Takushi, also appears in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and the American remake The Grudge 2 (2006). Both franchises would cross over in Sadako vs Kayako (2016). See more »

Quotes

[regarding Yoichi's powers]
Mai Takano: Hey, will you promise me something?
Yoichi: What?
Mai Takano: That you'll never do that again... no matter what happens.
[pause]
Mai Takano: It's really scary. OK?
Yoichi: Are you on my side?
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Connections

Followed by Ringu 0 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Kôri no yô ni hohoende
Written by Tomoyasu Hotei
Performed by Miki Imai
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I perfect sequel to the original blow away movie
24 July 2003 | by dexshirtsSee all my reviews

Ringu 2 for me has to be one of the best sequels made. It has all the feel of Ring and also refers to back to the original movie. The scene at the hospital with the kid from the original who is too frightened to see a TV was a brilliant piece of look back setting.

It is definately a movie that makes one think that Ringu & Ringu 2 were one whole movie split into two separate ones. There is no indication of a budget increase, or special effects to impress existing fans, and definately holds the Ringu style strong.

With clever use of the original cast and elimination of them when needed and the introduction of newer characters makes this film seem as though you have already seen it but are reminded, that you have not.

Yes it is scary, yes it delves more into the mind of Sadako and Yoichi in brilliant technique and yes it will continue your nightmares. I think that something very clever has gone on with the directors in how they want to leave the audience thinking. The original movie left the audience thinking about something coming out of their TV. Then, in the second, tries to create a fear of TV all together and combined with what we see in the original and now in the sequel, does a bloody good job.

I am personally fearful of an "off" TV in a dark room alone. I know nothing is gonna happen, or that Sadako is not real. However, because of the shear impact that this movie has had on me my imagination can create a fear so bad that I must sleep with the TV on.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 January 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,586
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Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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