History Literature / TheRing

29th Jul '16 1:16:40 AM mysterykcad
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The novel may have been inspired by two [[Creator/MontagueRhodesJames M.R. James]] ghost stories, notably ''The Mezzotint'' and another one, ''Martin's Closen'', about a murdered girl in a lake who returns to wreak vengeance from beyond the grave. Physical appearance of the baleful spirit closely resembles an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]], a traditional Japanese type of ghost on which Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has more [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onry%C5%8D here]].

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The novel may have been inspired by two [[Creator/MontagueRhodesJames M.R. James]] ghost stories, notably ''The Mezzotint'' and another one, ''Martin's Closen'', about a murdered girl in a lake who returns to wreak vengeance from beyond the grave. Physical appearance of the baleful spirit closely resembles an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]], a traditional Japanese type of ghost on which Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has more [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onry%C5%8D org/wiki/Onryō here]].
20th Jun '16 7:09:58 AM HuyMinhLe
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* ''[[VersusTitle Sadako vs. Kayako]]'' (a crossover with ''Film/{{Juon}}'', to be released in 2016)

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* ''[[VersusTitle Sadako vs. ]] [[Film/SadakoVsKayako Kayako]]'' (a crossover with ''Film/{{Juon}}'', to be released in 2016)
8th Jun '16 12:12:53 AM XDiakos
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8th Jun '16 12:12:23 AM XDiakos
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: The premise of ''Sadako vs. Kayako''. In order to save two girls, each cursed by one of the titular ghosts, a psychic plans on inciting both of them to fight each other, hoping the resulting conflict will mutually expunge both curses.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: The premise of ''Sadako vs. Kayako''. In order to save two girls, each cursed by one of the titular ghosts, a psychic plans on inciting both of them to fight each other, hoping that the resulting conflict will mutually expunge both curses.
8th Jun '16 12:09:26 AM XDiakos
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: The premise of ''Sadako vs. Kayako''. In order to save two girls, each cursed by one of the titular ghosts, a psychic plans on inciting both of them to fight each other, hoping the resulting conflict will mutually expunge both curses.
9th May '16 3:18:54 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: The ending of the first movie, depicting Reiko driving towards an oncoming storm, is a visual reference to the ending of ''TheTerminator''.

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The ending of the first movie, depicting Reiko driving towards an oncoming storm, is a visual reference to the ending of ''TheTerminator''.''Film/TheTerminator''.
1st May '16 3:46:53 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* AllThereInTheManual: Shortly before the first US remake was released, a few websites about it were made public. They had parts of documents, such as medical records and newspaper and magazine articles, which explained [[{{Backstory}} backstories]] of some characters, particularly the Morgans. Some parts of these documents appear briefly in the film itself.


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* LikeFatherLikeSon: In terms of appearance, Samara resembles Anna: both have long dark hair, dark eyes, and light skin.


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** Shizuko and Sadako are named after two people who lived in Japan in the early 20th century and were claimed to have PsychicPowers.
23rd Mar '16 8:45:00 PM Dimas28
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** Even in the original Japanese adaptations, some characters undergo name changes even without the whole GenderFlip thing. Akane Ayukawa from the ''Sadako 3D'' series, for instance, was originally named Akane Maruyama in the novels.

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** Even in the original Japanese adaptations, some characters undergo name changes even without the whole GenderFlip thing. Akane Ayukawa from the ''Sadako 3D'' series, for instance, was originally named Akane Maruyama in the novels.


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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Kazuyuki is killed in a car accident in ''Rasen'', which is completely without warning and is not in itself involved in the curse. His wife and daughter at least have an explanation of being dead by the curse before it happened, but not Kazuyuki. It becomes rather jarring when the protagonist that you followed in the previous book suddenly goes away like that, while you switch to a completely unrelated individual in the next.
** [[spoiler: Reiko]] of the film adaptation also undergoes this by [[spoiler: being hit by a bus. Again, there's no explanation why it suddenly occurs. As far as we know, it's not part of the curse.]]


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* KubrickStare: Anyone who is influenced by Sadako is prone to doing this. Yoichi, in particular, spends almost the entire second half of ''Ring 2'' doing this, mainly after [[spoiler: Reiko dies.]]
** Sadako seems to inherit this trait from her mother, Shizuko, who gives a ''terrifying'' one to Mai, also in ''Ring 2''. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]].


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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Kazuyuki's role in the series has been nothing but this. He attempts to save himself and his family from the curse by solving it, in the process dragging his friend, Ryuji, along. Then Ryuji dies and Kazuyuki learns that he already saved himself when he showed the copy of the tape to Ryuji. However, he fails to use this information to save his family, and afterwards, he crashes his car and becomes catatonic, ultimately dying several days later. He ''did'' have an impact, though, namely by [[spoiler: allowing his brother to transcript his recordings into paper form, thus [[NiceJobBreakingItHero spreading the curse further]]]].
16th Mar '16 9:08:15 AM AtticusOmundson
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* ColorWash: In the American films, the almost everything is tinged with the color green to give the series a sickly, unnatural feeling.

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* ColorWash: In the American films, the almost everything is tinged with the color green to give the series a sickly, unnatural feeling.
16th Mar '16 9:07:46 AM AtticusOmundson
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** Likely to update with the modern era, ''Sadako 3D'' and ''Sadako 3D 2'' both feature a new medium to transmit the curse: web video. And unlike the video tape, [[ParanoiaFuel it's randomly generated]].

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** Likely to update with the modern era, ''Sadako 3D'' and ''Sadako 3D 2'' both feature a new medium to transmit the curse: web video. And unlike the video tape, videotape, [[ParanoiaFuel it's randomly generated]].


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* ColorWash: In the American films, the almost everything is tinged with the color green to give the series a sickly, unnatural feeling.
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