Live-Action Sadako 3D Film Gets '4D' Screening

posted on 2012-06-01 11:22 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Tokyo event to feature real-life Sadakos, smoke clouds, leg grabbing, more

The Cinema Today website reported on Friday that Sadako 3D, The Ring franchise's first film in stereoscopic 3D, will receive a "4D" screening at the Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku theater in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward on June 7.

The "4D" screening will add effects such as large clouds of white smoke to theatergoers' regular audiovisual experience. Audience members' legs will be grabbed during the film, and some seats will also include Velcro to bind people's arms. A well will stand in the theater, and a group of Sadakos will also appear.

In the film, Sadako is the vengeful ghost of the daughter of a famous psychic. She is connected to a cursed video tape featuring a collection of disturbing images; those who watch the tape are killed one week later.

Koji Suzuki, the author of the original novel series that inspired the franchise, wrote a new original story for the film.

Various promotional campaigns launched before the film opened in Japan on May 12. Promotions included a throng of real-life Sadakos, Sadako 3D x Hello Kitty crossover items, and Sgt. Frog "Sadako Keroro" mascot trinkets. Sadako also tossed the first pitch at a ballgame, transformed into an anime cat to teach theater manners, and appeared in the Kayoe! Chūgaku series of television anime shorts.

[Via Nippon Cinema]

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