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Ring (live-action movie 1998)

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Alternative title:
El círculo (Spanish)
Krąg (Polish)
Ring - O Chamado (Portuguese)
Ring – Das Original (German)
Ringu (Japanese)
Звонок (Russian)
リング (Japanese)
링 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Following the mysterious death of her niece Tomoko, news reporter Reiko Asakawa investigates the cases of other teenagers who died of the same cause. Her only clue is an unmarked videotape with vague images. Rumor has it that whoever watches the tape will receive a phone call from an unknown person, and he or she will die in seven days. After viewing the tape, Reiko and her ex-husband Ryuji Takayama must race against time to decipher the tape's contents and crack an unsolved mystery.
Running time: 96 minutes
Vintage: 1998-01-31
Premiere date:
1998-01-31 (Japan)
1999-04-29 (Hong Kong)
1999-08-12 (Singapore)
1999-10-12 (Spain - Sitges Film Festival)
2000-08-18 (UK)
2000-09-27 (Finland - Helsinki International Film Festival)
2000-11-24 (Spain - General Release)
2001-04-11 (France)
2001-04-28 (Sweden - Uppsala Horror Film Festival)
2001-09-13 (Australia)
2001-09-28 (Denmark)
2002-08-22 (Israel - TV Broadcast)
2002-09-09 (Argentina - De Kurosawa a Kitano: 50 años de Cine Japonés)
2002-10-10 (Poland - Warsaw Film Festival)
2002-11-15 (Poland - General Release)
2002-12-04 (Philippines)
2003-03-04 (USA - Video Release)
2003-05-15 (Germany - DVD Release)
2003-05-21 (Italy - DVD Release)
2003-06-06 (Denmark - J-Horror Cavalcade)
2003-08-20 (Philippines - Cinemanila Film Festival)
2004-01-22 (Argentina)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hideo Nakata
Screenplay: Hiroshi Takahashi
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original Novel: Koji Suzuki
Director of Photography: Junichiro Hayashi
Executive producer: Masato Hara
Associate producer: Makoto Ishihara
Lighting: Nobuo Maehara
Line Producer: Tatsuya Isomura
Production Design: Iwao Saito
Visual Effects: Hajime Matsumoto
Nanako Matsushima as Reiko Asakawa

Hiroyuki Sanada as Ryuji Takayama
Katsumi Muramatsu as Koichi Asakawa
Rie Inou as Sadako Yamamura

Chihiro Shirai as young Sadako
Daisuke Ban as Dr. Heihachiro Ikuma
Hitomi Satō as Masami Kurahashi
Kiriko Shimizu as Ryomi Oishi
Kiyoshi Risho as Omiya
Maki Ikeda as Yoko Tsuji
Miki Nakatani as Mai Takano
Rikiya Otaka as Yoichi Asakawa
Yoichi Numata as Takashi Yamamura
Yoko Oshima as Reiko's Aunt
Yuko Takeuchi as Tomoko Oishi
Yurei Yanagi as Okazaki
Yutaka Matsushige as Yoshino
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
Licensed by: DreamWorks
English cast
Korean cast
Korean staff
Younghee Park as Reiko Asagawa

Gwan-Cheol Kim as Ryuji Takayama
Sora Park as Tomoko
Tae-Hoon Kim as Yamamura
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Julie Turin as Reiko Asakawa

Caroline Pascal as Masami Kurahashi
Chantal Macé as Mai Takano
Josée Onana as Sada
Philippe Vincent as Ryuji Takayama
French companies
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer:
Daniel Parise (SBP)
Jorge Gabarró Frau (Selecta Visión)
Marta Tamarit as Reiko Asakawa (Spain dub)

Alejandro Bono as Ryūji Takayama (Argentine dub)
Antonio Crespo as Koichi Asakawa (Spain dub)
Javier Viñas as Ryuji Takayama (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol as Takashi Yamamura (Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart as Okazaki (Spain dub)
Marta Ullod as Tomoko Oishi (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Masami Kurahashi (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Babilla Ciné (Colombia)
Primer Plano Film Group (Argentina)
DVD Distribution: Babilla Ciné (Colombia)
Licensed by:
Filmax (Spain; expired)
SBP (Argentina; expired)
Selecta Visión (Spain; 2014)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta

Dialogues: Gianluca Aicardi
Dubbing Assistant: Daniela Inserra
Chiara Colizzi as Reiko Asakawa

Francesco Prando as Ryuji Takayama

Alex Polidori as Yoichi Asakawa
Federica De Bortoli as Masami Kurahashi
Francesca Guadagno as Mai Takano
Sergio Tedesco as Takashi Yamamura
Valentina Mari as Tomoko Oishi
Vittorio Guerrieri as Okazaki
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Rai 4
Distributor: Dynit
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
GMA Network
RPN Network (Solar TV)
Tagalog cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: Kino Świat
Polish cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Cecília Lemes as Reiko Asakawa

Affonso Amajones as Ryuji Takayama
Cláudio Satiro as Koichi Asakawa

Cláudia Carli as
Shizuko Yamamura
Tomoko Oishi
Yoshimi Oishi
Cláudio Satiro as Komiya
Fábio Villalonga as
Takashi Yamamura
Marcos Hailer as
Rita Almeida as
Mai Takano
Masami Kurahashi

Portuguese companies
California Filmes (expired)
Focus Filmes
Dubbing Studio: Visual Produções
Internet Streaming:
Google Play
Licensed by: A2 Filmes

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