History Trivia / TheRing

1st Oct '17 8:17:44 AM Folamh3
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* FakeAmerican: Rachel is played by British-born-Aussie Naomi Watts, while Noah is played by New Zealander Martin Henderson.

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* FakeAmerican: Rachel is played by British-born-Aussie Naomi Watts, while Noah is played by New Zealander Martin Henderson.Henderson, and Richard is played by Scottish Brian Cox.
28th Jan '17 11:53:54 AM OlfinBedwere
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* TheOtherDarrin: Played straight in ''The Ring 2'' where Daveigh Chase, who had played Samara in the first film, was replaced by Kelly Stables. Zig-zagged by ''Rings'', where Bonnie Morgan took over the role... after previously being Stables' stunt double in the previous film.
26th Jan '17 10:04:37 AM OlfinBedwere
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* DawsonCasting: Averted in the first film, where Samara was played by then 12 year-old Daveigh Chase. Played straight in the second film, where she was played by then '''27''' year-old Kelly Stables.
11th Jan '17 8:02:59 PM erforce
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* 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.

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* FakeAmerican:
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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.
Henderson.
22nd Dec '16 6:43:02 AM fearlessnikki
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Besides the obvious one of a cursed video tape, with Rachel being a journalist, the high-tech machines she uses at work instantly date the movie to the early 2000s. All the things she needs special equipment for - rewinding the tape to see certain things, taking a picture from the video - she could easily do on a home computer these days. Katie and her friends also took pictures with a disposable camera, and Rachel has to get the pictures developed. And when doing research on Anna Morgan, she has to go through archives and books at the library, when a quick Google search these days would get her desired results. And of course the televisions are all in analogue.
25th Aug '16 1:51:43 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* GenreKiller: This film, together with ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' that same year, effectively read the obituary for the teen horror genre of the mid-late '90s, and arguably for the {{slasher|Movie}} genre as a whole. While it was rated PG-13, it removed its DecoyProtagonist teenage characters from the picture after the opening scene and featured adult protagonists from there on out, while also eschewing the body-count slasher formula. Both it and ''28 Days Later'' were {{sleeper hit}}s that were widely acclaimed by critics and horror fans, and teen horror and slashers, which were already on life support by that time, mostly faded out in the '00s.
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]].
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