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The original source for The Ring wasn't actually the Japanese movie, but rather the trilogy of novels written by Koji Suzuki. There are a few possible interpretations of what the ring is referring to and the ring of the telephone is a logical conclusion - however, in the novels a telephone doesn't appear with a message appearing at the end of the VHS tape ...


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The Ring (2002) is a remake of the Japanese horror film, Ringu (1998). You can read summaries of both plots in Wikipedia by following links Ringu (1998) and The Ring (2002). In general Both films are based on Koji Suzuki's novel Ring and focus on a mysterious cursed videotape that contains a seemingly random series of disturbing images. So in most places ...


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I took the name of the movie to have a dual meaning. Obviously, the tag line of the movie states Before you die, you see The Ring. A more obtuse meaning to me is, Before you die, you hear The Ring. I have never seen the movie Ringu, but it seems from other people's descriptions of it (that this remake of that movie) was pretty close, I would have to assume ...



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