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    Arrow Releasing The Ring

    NEW UK TITLE: Ring (Blu-ray and DVD releases)

    A chilling tale of technological terror which redefined the horror genre and launched the J-horror boom in the West

    Pre-order on Blu-ray via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2Rbvs10
    Pre-order on DVD via Arrow: http://bit.ly/2LsYBPX
    Release date: March 18

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film’s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata’s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

    A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week – unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse…

    Arrow Video is proud to present Ring, the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
    • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
    • High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
    • Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks
    • Optional English subtitles
    • New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
    • The Ring Legacy, a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
    • A Vicious Circle, a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
    • Circumnavigating Ring, a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
    • Sadako’s Video
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

    DVD SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
    • Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi
    • Standard definition DVD presentation
    • Japanese 5.1 and 2.0 soundtracks
    • Optional English subtitles
    • New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat
    • The Ring Legacy, a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy
    • A Vicious Circle, a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
    • Circumnavigating Ring, a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series
    • Sadako’s Video
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

    Regular and Steelbook versions available.

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    Pity that set is missing 3 films in the series including Sadako vs. Kayako (ie the Freddy Vs Jason style crossover with The Grudge).

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    Is it just me that can't find any mention in the press release that there's more than one film included?

    Anyway, the original still packs a punch for me. The remake is pretty ineffective in comparison.

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    The Arrow website elaborates:

    "Arrow Video is proud to present the genre-defining trilogy – Ring, the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata’s chilling sequel, Ring 2, and the haunting origin story, Ring 0 – as well as the ‘lost’ original sequel, George Iida’s Spiral, gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials."

    I am very happy that someone -- in this case a reliable company -- is putting the Ring out on blu-ray. I was wondering whether it would ever happen.
    Last edited by mjeon; 12-24-2018 at 05:26 PM.

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    I would love to see the TV version too.

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    I second that.
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    Rock! Shock! Pop!

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    Hope they do a better job than they did with DARK WATER.

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    Me too. That was kind of a grubby looking film to start with though.
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