History Literature / TheRing

9th Mar '17 12:11:36 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Ring''''' is a novel by Koji Suzuki about a [[HauntedTechnology cursed videotape]] that [[BrownNote kills anyone who watches it]] in seven days. Kazuyuki Asakawa, a journalist at a major Tokyo newspaper, discovers the cursed videotape when his niece and three of her friends fall victim to it, and he traces the origin back to a resort cabin they shared, there he finds and watches the tape, and suddenly has a seven day deadline to figure out how to survive its deadly curse.

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'''''Ring''''' ''Ring'' is a novel by Koji Suzuki about a [[HauntedTechnology cursed videotape]] that [[BrownNote kills anyone who watches it]] in seven days. Kazuyuki Asakawa, a journalist at a major Tokyo newspaper, discovers the cursed videotape when his niece and three of her friends fall victim to it, and he traces the origin back to a resort cabin they shared, there he finds and watches the tape, and suddenly has a seven day deadline to figure out how to survive its deadly curse.
5th Mar '17 5:26:51 PM nombretomado
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** The red tree prop in the remake was nicknamed "Lucy" by the crew after a certain [[ILoveLucy red-headed actress]].

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** The red tree prop in the remake was nicknamed "Lucy" by the crew after a certain [[ILoveLucy [[Series/ILoveLucy red-headed actress]].
2nd Mar '17 5:11:20 AM Arivne
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*** When Rachel takes a shower (Film/{{Psycho}})

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*** When Rachel takes a shower (Film/{{Psycho}})(''Film/{{Psycho}}'')



*** When she discovers Noah's body (another Film/{{Psycho}} reference)
*** And, well, the title (there's a silent movie by Hitchcock called The Ring)

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*** When she discovers Noah's body (another Film/{{Psycho}} ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' reference)
*** And, well, the title (there's a silent movie by Hitchcock called The Ring)''The Ring'')
6th Feb '17 8:09:12 AM Gosicrystal
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Samara

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: SamaraSamara.



* EnfanteTerrible: In the US remake, Samara. Most people would think that Sadako in the original Japanese versions is this, but she's actually an adult ([[NoExceptYes though she did kill a person when she was a girl]])

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* EnfanteTerrible: EnfanteTerrible:
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In the US remake, Samara. Most people would think that Sadako in the original Japanese versions is this, but she's actually an adult ([[NoExceptYes ([[ByNoIMeanYes though she did kill a person when she was a girl]])girl]]).



** Nagi...[[spoiler: isn't.]]

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** Nagi...[[spoiler: isn't.[[spoiler:isn't.]]
5th Feb '17 7:14:25 AM pikachukid
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* GenderFlip: All adaptations of ''Ring'' are remembered for featuring female protagonists with a son to care about. The original protagonist in the novel is actually a man: Kazuyuki Asakawa, and he has a daughter to care about.

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* GenderFlip: All adaptations of ''Ring'' are remembered for featuring female protagonists with a son to care about. The original protagonist in the novel is actually a man: Kazuyuki Asakawa, and he has a [[AdaptedOut wife]] and daughter to care about.about. (The wife and daughter both watch the video.
** The subsequent TV adaptation, ''Ring: The Final Chapter'', kept Asakawa as a man, but removed his wife and gave him a son.
3rd Feb '17 8:31:36 PM Gregzilla
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* BigBad: Sadako Yamamura, a StringyHauredGhostGirl who kills anybody who watches her video tape.

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* BigBad: Sadako Yamamura, a StringyHauredGhostGirl StringyHairedGhostGirl who kills anybody who watches her video tape.



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Kazuyuki Asakawa]] in ''Spiral''.
** Also, [[spoiler:Reiko]] in ''Ring 2''.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: ''Ring 0'' reveals that Sadako had one, until it became a LiteralSplitPersonality and was kept locked away from the world... until both of her "good" and "evil" halves re-merge at the end.]]

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Kazuyuki SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome:
** [[spoiler:Kazuyuki
Asakawa]] in ''Spiral''.
** Also, [[spoiler:Reiko]] in ''Ring 2''.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler: ''Ring [[spoiler:''Ring 0'' reveals that Sadako had one, until it became a LiteralSplitPersonality and was kept locked away from the world... until both of her "good" and "evil" halves re-merge at the end.]]



%%* ThrownDownAWell

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%%* ThrownDownAWell* ThrownDownAWell: Sadako/Samara's fate. The ring itself is the small amount of light coming out from a rock at the top of the well.
3rd Feb '17 5:05:39 PM NightShade96
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* ''Rings'' (2017) - A sequel to ''The Ring Two''.

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* ''Rings'' ''Film/{{Rings}}'' (2017) - A sequel to ''The Ring Two''.
30th Jan '17 6:41:07 PM Eagal
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* [[spoiler: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]]: The outcome of the second novel.

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* [[spoiler: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]]: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The outcome of the second novel.



* [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Get A Hold Of Yourself Woman]]: Towards the end of the first film, Ryuji slaps Reiko in the face to snap her out of her sudden FreakOut.

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* [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Get A Hold Of Yourself Woman]]: GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Towards the end of the first film, Ryuji slaps Reiko in the face to snap her out of her sudden FreakOut.



* UsefulNotes/JapaneseDialects: A plot point in ''Ring''. When slowed down, the Towel Man can be heard speaking a Japanese sentence that sounds unintelligible to the protagonists at first, since it's from a dialect of Izu Oshima, the island that the Yamamura family hailed from and is part of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izu_Islands Izu Islands]], whose form of Japanese are famous for preserving many features of Old Japanese (and thus more archaic) the more south you go, which is why the English translation translate the sentence using YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: "frolic in brine, goblins be thine" ([[spoiler: It's foreshadowing the fact that Shizuko conceived Sadako with, erm, an entity from the sea).]]



''[[OhCrap Seven days...]]''

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''[[OhCrap Seven ''Seven days...]]''''
30th Jan '17 1:25:28 AM azul120
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** In the first U.S. film, a [[Music/{{BadReligion}} Bad Religion]] sticker is shown in Noah's locker. One of their music videos is directed by the same person who directed this movie: Gore Verbinski.

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** In the first U.S. film, a [[Music/{{BadReligion}} Bad Religion]] Music/BadReligion sticker is shown in Noah's locker. One A few of their music videos is were directed by the same person who directed this movie: Gore Verbinski.
12th Jan '17 1:52:30 AM Phobia0
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* ''Ring: The Final Chapter'' - An adaptation of the first novel, but takes a lot of liberties with the story.
* ''Rasen'' - The sequel series, adapting the second novel but again taking liberties and introducing a subplot involving a cyberterrorist called the [[DarkMessiah King of Terror]], who plans to use Sadako's videotape to destroy the world.

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* ''Ring: The Final Chapter'' (1999) - An adaptation of the first novel, but takes a lot of liberties with the story.
* ''Rasen'' (1999) - The sequel series, adapting the second novel but again taking liberties and introducing a subplot involving a cyberterrorist called the [[DarkMessiah King of Terror]], who plans to use Sadako's videotape to destroy the world.
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