• Director: Hideo Nakata
  • Writer: Hiroshi Takahashi,Kôji Suzuki
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: January 31, 1998
  • Sound mix: Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Ring
  • "The Ring" is a Japanese horror movie directed by Hideo Nakata, starring Matsushima Nanako , Duke Sanada , Nakatani Miki , YUUKO TAKEUCHI and HITOMI SATOWU . It was released in Japan on January 31, 1998.
    The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Mitsuji Suzuki . It tells the story of a female journalist Asakawa investigating the death of a female high school student Tomoko and classmates due to an unknown videotape. 


    • Release date January 31, 1998
    • Production companies Basara Pictures, Toho, Imagica

    Box office


    $1,200,000 (estimated)

    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Blaze 2022-04-23 07:02:42

      After watching "Midnight Bell"

      Most Japanese movies are slow-paced, and horror movies pay special attention to visual and auditory abruptness to achieve dramatic effect. Therefore, the psychological description of the script (if there is one) is very large, like Dostoevsky's work.

      Perhaps this is also related to Japanese cultural traditions. At least in terms of literary works, in the works I have read, such as the works of Natsume Soseki, Mishima Yukio, Watanabe Junichi, Kawabata Yasunari, Murakami Haruki, etc.,...

    • By Garth 2022-04-23 07:02:42

      A Brief Comment on the Fierce Bell 1

      The Grudges 1 and 2 that I watched first, and the first episode of Midnight Ring, I have to say, the horror level of Midnight Ring is not as scary as that of the Hall of Resentment, at least it’s not like the Resentment is everywhere. ghost. . . As long as it has nothing to do with the videotape, you can't see ghosts. In addition, the plot of Midnight Fierce Bell is clear and complete, and the human touch is very strong, especially the scene where Asakawa went down to the bottom of the well...

    • By Nikita 2022-04-23 07:02:42

      "If you don't repost it, your whole family will die!"

      7 points, I know the heroine is very beautiful, but can you not be so confused, like the confused eyes of an AV actress.

      The sound effects of the film are great, the actresses are beautiful, and the scenes are very particular, but there is no horror as imagined.

      In order to spread the videotape, it must be copied to others. This way of spreading reminds me that I often saw this passage when I was in middle school: "If you see this news and don't repost it, within a week, your...

    • By Flo 2022-04-23 07:02:42

      You know, you scared me~~~

      I still saw this film when I was in college, and I forgot the location, and even who I watched it with, but the clips and scenes in it are still the same, this is the classic of horror movies.
      A good drama, let people remember is the plot and the relationship between the characters.
      In a good horror film, what people need to remember is the pictures and scenes inside.
      In the history of horror films, Japan is regarded as a master. Not only are there classic productions such as...

    • By Providenci 2022-04-23 07:02:42

      Psychological analysis of the bell in the middle of the night

      Midnight Bell is a Japanese horror movie. The impact of this movie is huge because it's really scary. A plot in this movie is related to a mysterious phone call. Some timid girls are afraid to answer the phone for a long time after watching this movie.

        As a psychoanalysis lover, I am also very interested in this film. Because I found that any movie that makes people especially scary is bound to reveal the psychological secrets in the subconscious.

        In the subconscious,...

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    • By Catharine 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      Ahhhh my childhood favorite! One of my worst hobbies is to invite friends to see Miss Sadako, and then watch them scream in fright ☺️ So I have watched it about ten times, and I can visually detect Sadako's...

    • By Alfonso 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      When I was a child, I couldn't understand it with adults. When I grow up, it looks like a nymphomaniac. Maybe I'm not suitable for watching horror movies, because I don't think it's scary at all. Because the sinister and evil human beings in the world are more sinister and selfish, more vicious and evil than the monsters, ghosts, ghosts, ghosts, snakes and gods. So I am more afraid of those who have no conscience than...

    • By Ephraim 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      I watched it again, and watched it for the 4th time... Now I realize that this movie is so far-fetched... Inexplicable clues, my husband who can read other people's minds for no reason, and that child who can see fools... But why did it happen at that time? famous? Viral...

    • By Braulio 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      It used to be very popular, but in the end, I dragged my mother to watch it with me, it's really not...

    • By Ivory 2022-04-24 07:01:14

      I've seen it, but I'm not impressed.``` I'm...

    Movie plot

    Four students watched the video and died seven days later. This caught the attention of reporter Asakawa ( Matsushima Nanako ) . After some investigation, Asakawa found the videotape and watched it. She believed the person who watched the videotape. She will die in seven days. In order to save her life and understand the truth, she found her ex-husband Ryuji Takayama ( Duke Sanada ) , and copied the video for him to study, through the...
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    Movie quotes

    • [Reiko grabs Ryuji's arm]

      Reiko Asakawa: Please. Please, it might help you find a way out. If you figure it out, look after Yoichi...

      Ryuji Takayama: Stop it! Have you forgotten there was a girl with Tomoko when she died? That girl's now in a mental institution. Who knows what could happen to me.

      Reiko Asakawa: But you could stay with me, Ryuji! You'd be fine!

      Ryuji Takayama: Why? Because I'm already insane?

    • [Ryuji takes Reiko home]

      Ryuji Takayama: You better get some rest... I have a deadline!

    • Reiko Asakawa: It's strange, but I feel peaceful.

      [Ryuji rubs her hand soothingly where the bruise Sadako gave her is]

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