History Trivia / TheRing

16th Aug '16 12:32:15 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Brian Cox plays Richard Morgan, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (adopted) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]]. One year later, in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Brian Cox plays William Stryker, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (mutant) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]].

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* ActorAllusion: Brian Cox plays Richard Morgan, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (adopted) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]]. One year later, in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Brian Cox plays William Stryker, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (mutant) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]].!!The Japanese films:



* ShrugOfGod: In the American remake, fans of the film note that the victims of Samara look like they'd been drowned, which would make sense considering Samara's predicament. However, both Gore Verbinski and makeup FX artist Dick Smith said that wasn't their intention. They just wanted to make them look creepy.
** Further reinforced by [[spoiler: the montage near the end showing Samara's victims, with the repeat of Richard Morgan's line: "You take one person's tragedy and force the world to experience it... spread it like sickness."]]
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Pfft, cursed videotape.
** Though ''Sadako 3D'' gets around this, by having the curse apparently spread via WebVideo...
** And now smartphones as of ''Sadako 3D 2''...

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Cursed ''videotape''. Though ''Sadako 3D'' gets around this, by having the curse apparently spread via WebVideo. And now smartphones as of ''Sadako 3D 2''...

!!The American Remakes:

* ActorAllusion: Brian Cox plays Richard Morgan, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (adopted) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]]. One year later, in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Brian Cox plays William Stryker, [[spoiler:whose wife killed herself because their (mutant) child's uncontrollable psychic powers burned horrific images into her mind]].
* BillingDisplacement: Brian Cox only has about four minutes of screen time, and doesn't appear until around an hour in. He's billed fourth in the credits.
* DeletedScene:
** Samara's [[spoiler: murder at the hands of her mother]] was far more graphic and detailed. [[spoiler: The bag failed to subdue her, leading Anna to first try hitting her with a rock (which can be seen lying on the ground in some shots) and finally bashing her head against the well]].
** Rachel would ask some fishermen on the island about the Morgans, and they replied that they would never catch anything whenever Samara was around.
** A different version of Rachel and Ruth talking at the wake. Rachel searches Katie's room, finding the ticket for photos, then she and Ruth discuss information Ruth got from Katie's friends. Ruth would angrily pull the closet door open, explaining that's where she found Katie's body.
* FakeAmerican:
** Rachel is played by British-born-Aussie Naomi Watts, while Noah is played by New Zealander Martin Henderson.
** The sequel has Australian Simon Baker playing the American Max.
* FollowTheLeader: After the success of this, numerous other Japanese horror films were given American remakes such as ''Film/TheGrudge'', ''Film/DarkWater'', ''Pulse'' and ''Film/OneMissedCall''.
* ShrugOfGod: In the American remake, fans of the film note that the victims of Samara look like they'd been drowned, which would make sense considering Samara's predicament. However, both Gore Verbinski and makeup FX artist Dick Smith said that wasn't their intention. They just wanted to make them look creepy.
** Further reinforced by [[spoiler: the montage near the end showing Samara's victims,
creepy.
* SleeperHit: The filmmakers telegraphed this one. It was released in limited theatres one weekend before Halloween,
with the repeat plan that if it did well then they could expand it just in time for Halloween. They also edited some of Richard Morgan's line: "You take one person's tragedy the blood and force graphic imagery to get a PG-13 rating. It worked, and the world to experience it... spread it like sickness."]]
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Pfft, cursed videotape.
** Though ''Sadako 3D'' gets around this, by having
film is now the curse apparently spread via WebVideo...
** And now smartphones as of ''Sadako 3D 2''...
highest-grossing horror remake in history.



** The original ending for the remake had [[spoiler:the video getting placed in a video store dropbox and placed on a shelf of recommended videos. This would have implied that the Ring virus would spread across Seattle and possibly the entire country.]]
** In a deleted scene of the American remake, Noah finds the innkeeper's corpse in the middle of the lake near the cabins. It is hinted he had watched the videotape and tried to flee Samara.
** The US remake had originally a storyline where Rachel shows the tape to a death row prisoner played by Chris Cooper. This was dropped, but a newspaper article about Cooper's character can still be seen.

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** The original ending for the remake had [[spoiler:the video getting placed in a video store dropbox and placed on a shelf of recommended videos. This would have implied that the Ring virus would spread across Seattle and possibly the entire country.]]
** In a deleted scene of the American remake, scene, Noah finds the innkeeper's corpse in the middle of the lake near the cabins. It is hinted he had watched the videotape and tried to flee Samara.
** The US remake had originally There was a storyline where Rachel shows the tape to a death row prisoner played by Chris Cooper. This was dropped, but a newspaper article about Cooper's character can still be seen.
26th Mar '16 5:44:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ''The Ring Two'' is chock full of this. Samara's mother is none other than [[Film/{{Carrie 1976}} Sissy Spacek]], [[SmugSnake Smug Shrink]] Dr. Emma Temple is played by [[Series/{{Weeds}} Elizabeth Perkins]], and one of the doctors is James Lesure of ''Series/LasVegas''. '''''[[Film/OfficeSpace Gary Cole]]''''' even pops up as a real estate agent. Oh, and Samara is also [[DonnieDarko Samantha Darko]].
** Samara is also [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Lilo]] and [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro]].
** Okazaki from the first two Japanese movies is played by Yûrei Yanagi, who appeared as Kobayashi in the first ''Film/JuOn'' film.
** [[Series/TheMentalist Patrick Jane]] plays the well intentioned Max Rourke.
** Well, ''The Ring'' had Brian "[[Film/{{Manhunter}} Hannibal Lektor]]" Cox and Jane Alexander.
** RetroactiveRecognition: Holy crap! Noah's new squeeze is [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby!]]
** Creator/AmberTamblyn is the remake's first on-screen victim, and Creator/RachaelBella is her best friend.
** In the Japanese film, Sadako's father is ''Series/{{Kikaider}}''
** RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/EmilyVanCamp Emily]] [[Series/{{Revenge}} Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.
** In ''Sadako 3D'', Series/KamenRiderKiva took a break from fighting Fangires to become the heroine's UnderstandingBoyfriend in avoiding the effects of a cursed video created by, oh, [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kamen Rider Sasword!]]
*** And said cursed video's creator is also [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka's old bosozoku friend]] and the [[TheDitz ditzy]] leader of the [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Host Club!]]
16th Jan '16 6:40:41 AM Dimas28
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** [[Creator/EmilyVanCamp Emily]] [[Series/{{Revenge}} Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.

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** RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/EmilyVanCamp Emily]] [[Series/{{Revenge}} Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.sequel.
** In ''Sadako 3D'', Series/KamenRiderKiva took a break from fighting Fangires to become the heroine's UnderstandingBoyfriend in avoiding the effects of a cursed video created by, oh, [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kamen Rider Sasword!]]
*** And said cursed video's creator is also [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka's old bosozoku friend]] and the [[TheDitz ditzy]] leader of the [[Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub Host Club!]]


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* SequelGap: Koji Suzuki took a hiatus from writing the series after the publication of the anthology novel ''Birthday'' in 1999. The next sequel, ''S'', wasn't published until ''13 years later'' in 2012, coinciding with its film adaptation, ''Sadako 3D''. This is reflected in-universe: the protagonist is 28-year-old Takanori Ando, whom we last known was a [[spoiler: [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]]]] 3-year-old boy in ''Spiral''.
8th Jan '16 6:58:08 PM nombretomado
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** Samara is also [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Lilo]] and [[SpiritedAway Chihiro]].

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** Samara is also [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Lilo]] and [[SpiritedAway [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro]].
31st Dec '15 10:13:12 PM jormis29
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** Okazaki from the first two Japanese movies is played by Yûrei Yanagi, who appeared as Kobayashi in the first ''JuOn'' film.
** [[TheMentalist Patrick Jane]] plays the well intentioned Max Rourke.

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** Okazaki from the first two Japanese movies is played by Yûrei Yanagi, who appeared as Kobayashi in the first ''JuOn'' ''Film/JuOn'' film.
** [[TheMentalist [[Series/TheMentalist Patrick Jane]] plays the well intentioned Max Rourke.



** In the Japanese film, Sadako's father is {{Kikaider}}

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** In the Japanese film, Sadako's father is {{Kikaider}}''Series/{{Kikaider}}''
14th Dec '15 3:36:10 PM MisterCPC
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** [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.

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** [[Creator/EmilyVanCamp Emily]] [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.
14th Dec '15 3:34:28 PM MisterCPC
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** [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmerica/TheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.

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** [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmerica/TheWinterSoldier [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.
14th Dec '15 3:33:31 PM MisterCPC
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** [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmerica/WinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.

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** [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmerica/WinterSoldier [[Film/CaptainAmerica/TheWinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.
14th Dec '15 3:33:06 PM MisterCPC
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** [[Series/{{Revenge}} Emily Thorne]][=/=][[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Agent]] [[Film/CaptainAmerica/WinterSoldier 13]] nearly gets tricked into watching the tape in the sequel.
1st Aug '15 5:45:06 PM KingKaor
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** In the Japanese film, Sadako's father is {{Kikaider}}
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