RINGU FAN - LINKS
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
One of the first and best Ringu-sites (japanese)
The best Ringu-site on the net. It contains lots of information about the movies, television series, novels and also mentions the lost scenes, pictorial cast list, timeline to the novels, manga-comics and also the screenplays, remake news, wallpapers, screensavers, merchandise, links, realplayer- and flash-files etc. Thanks J Lopez.
I actually found this site when my site was almost complete and since RINGWORLD is so great I had to add links to it everywhere.
Go there! :-)
A swedish site that sells all the RING-films and the RING-novel!
THE HORROR OF RINGU (english)
A great site with english reviews of the films, the TV-series, the manga-comics and also many pictures and even quicktime-movies. If you have seen the remake and would like to see some clips from the japanese movies go there! Beware of the movie-files though, since they might spoil your japanese Ringu-experience.
RING CYCLE (english)
Yet another great Ring-site with a lot of unusual images from the films. Thanks Mandi.
Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television (english)
Goblins Will Be Thine (english)
Braineater: Ring (english)
The Ring Forum (by ringworld)
Official Ringu Film Site (french)
Ringu Forum (french)
Asian Horror Invasion (english)
Ringu 2 review (french)
Hideo Nakata interview (italian)
The Ring remake offical website (english)
3.1 (last updated June 7th, 2005).
Hello and welcome to RINGU FAN. My name is Arvid W. Forsberg, I live in Sweden and I am the creator of this site.
Since you are here you are probably (as I am) a fan of the world of Ringu. If you haven't seen the Ringu-movies, please read the below text and click the links at the middle of this site to learn more about them.
Spoiler-Alert #1! This site is mainly for the people who have seen them, so I must warn you that some of the images at the bottom of this site may spoil some elements for you in the movies. Continue at your own risk.
I have watched horror-movies all my life, but the Ringu-movies beats EVERYTHING - they REALLY scared me. :-)
Searching the web and looking for information about Ringu and Sadako isn't easy. There's not a whole lot of information- or fan-sites out there. So I created this site for the hardcore Ringu-fans (like myself) and also to people who want to see them.
This site shows some basic information about Ringu, a large collection of unusual images from the movies and also links to a few good Ringu-sites out there. Did I miss any? If so, please email me the URL.
THE FIVE RINGU MOVIES
Based on the novels Ring, Rasen and Loop by Suzuki Koji there are five Ringu-movies; Ringu (1998), Rasen (1998), Ringu 2 (1999), Ringu 0: Baasudei (2000) and The Ring Virus (1999 - Korea).
Ringu and Ringu 2 was directed by Hideo Nakata and Ringu 0: Baasudei was directed by Norio Tsuruta. Rasen (TV) was directed by Iida Jouji and The Ring Virus was directed by Kim Dong-bin. Truly amazing directing.
Writers that contributed to the Ringu-movies are Takahashi Hiroshi (Ringu-, Ringu2- and Ringu 0-screenplays), Iida Jouji (Rasen screenplay) and Kim Dong-bin (The Ring Virus screenplay). Fantastic scripts.
So far I have seen Ringu, Ringu 2, Ringu 0: Baasudei (I saw them back in spring/summer 2001), The Ring Virus and I can truly say that they are masterpieces and landmarks in the history of horror-filmmaking. If you enjoy watching horror-movies and haven't seen them yet I really recommend that you go out and buy them RIGHT NOW. I also recommend that you watch them alone at night with all the lights off - (candles are OK). You should also watch them in the correct order.
Please note: If you do so and buy the Ringu-films and they scare the living daylights out of you, you loose a lot of sleep etc. please remember that YOU decided to buy the movies - I did not persuade you - so do not blame me for seeing them. :-)
This is REAL horror and I wonder if there ever will be anything more scary than this. If so, it will probably be written by Suzuki Koji.
If you are a fan of horror-movies, your life will change after seeing these films. They truly split your life into two parts:
(1) Your life before you saw the Ringu-films
(2) Your new life after seeing the Ringu-films.
All the films you see afterwards will be NOTHING compared to the Ringu-films and believe me - you will compare them.
Hollywood college-horrorfilms (horror? haha) are like Cartoon Network compared to japanese horror. You can't even begin to compare them. Period.
There also spawned many manga-comics and TV-series from Suzuki Koji's creations. The manga comics are Ring (1996), The Ring: Volume One (1999), The Ring: Volume Two (1999), Rasen (1999), Ring 2 (1999), Birthday (1999), Ring 0 (2000) and The Curse of Yamamura Sadako (2000).
The TV-series are Ring: Kanzenban (1995 - directed by Takigawa Chisui and screenplay by Iida Jouji & Soshiya Taizou), Ring: Saishuushou (1999 - twelve episodes - directed by Fukumoto Yoshito and screenplays by Tokita Kouji & Takayama Naoya), Rasen: The Series (1999- twelve episodes - directed by Fukumoto Yoshito and screenplays by Tokita Kouji & Takayama Naoya.
This site is a Ringu-experience where you can see everything at the same time with a few spoiler-alerts. I created it this way and it doesn't matter how many pictures I post here - everyone keeps asking for more. :-) I can easily put in a left- and/or a top-frame with a menu but I don't want that. If you want a large site with many menues etc. then visit the great Ringu-site ringworld. I know that this way is a lot more old fashioned but this works too. And 9 out of 10 visitors seems to like it this way.
Thanks for visiting!
//Arvid Forsberg, Sweden, 2002
The Ring novel
by Suzuki Koji
is now available in 286 pages english hardcover at:
(only swedish customers)
"Ring", Koji Suzuki, ╔ditions Presses Pocket, Collection Terreur
(Pocket #9273), 2002. Translated by Annick Laurent. ISBN: 2-266-12123-5.
[Rasen], Koji Suzuki, ╔ditions Presses Pocket, Collection Terreur (Pocket #9274), 2002. Translated by Corinne Atlan. ISBN: 2-266-12124-3.
FAN is one of the largest and most visited Ring-sites on the net! Spread
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This site is a tribute to the original japanese Ring-movies. Enjoy.
2005 NOTE: There will soon be an all new version 4.0 of RINGU FAN - stay tuned folks.
news: Here are all the Dutch-releases of Ringu. All but Ringu 0: Birthday
are released and that one will be released by WorldWide Cinema on rental DVD/VHS
on 04-03-2003 and Sellthru DVD/VHS on 22-04-2003.
THE ORIGINAL RING - PROMO DISC, also a Dutch WorldWide Cinema release. It is the original Ringu 1 (again), but now with 12 trailers from other WorldWide Cinema releases and a Dolby 5.1 soundtrack instead of the 2.0 of the previous Dutch version. It is a promo disc and it will be available for a limited time.
Ring: Spiral aka Rasen / The Spiral (the first sequel to Ringu) will be released in Holland on DVD and VHS by WorldWide Cinema. DVD/VHS Release: 15-04-2003 (rental) / 20-05-2003 (retail). DVD Specs: Region 2, 16:9 anamorphic widescreen, Japanse language, Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1, optional Dutch subtitles, no extra features. See more of WorldWide Cinema's releases at www.worldwidecinema.net.
Latest dutch-news from www.dvdspecials.nl - thanks again Niels.
Below are the three images used on the Ringu-cover. Click to enlarge (~1,000 pixels wide). Enjoy.