Ring Collection (Arrow UK) (Blu-Ray Region B)

$67.99

Arrow Video is proud to present the genre-defining trilogy – Ring, the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata’s chilling sequel, Ring 2, and the haunting origin story, Ring 0 – as well as the ‘lost’ original sequel, George Iida’s Spiral, gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus material

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In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film’s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata’s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology. 

A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week – unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse… 

Arrow Video is proud to present the genre-defining trilogy – Ring, the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata’s chilling sequel, Ring 2, and the haunting origin story, Ring 0 – as well as the ‘lost’ original sequel, George Iida’s Spiral, gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials. 

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS 

• Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original camera negative of Ring, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi 

• High definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations 

• Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks 

• Optional English subtitles 

• Bonus feature: Spiral, George Iida’s 1998 sequel to Ring 

• New audio commentary on Ring by film historian David Kalat 

• New audio commentary on Ring 0 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas 

• The Ring Legacy, a series of new interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ring series and its enduring legacy 

• A Vicious Circle, a new video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata 

• Circumnavigating Ring, a new video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ring series 

• Spooks, Sighs and Videotape, a new video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon

• The Psychology of Fear, a newly edited archival interview with author Koji Suzuki 

• Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Ring 0 

• Ring 0 deleted scenes 

• Sadako’s Video 

• Multiple theatrical trailers for the Ring series 

• Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Kat Ellinger 

• Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork

Production Year: 1998 

Region Code: B 

UK Rating: 15 

Running Time: 386 

Number of Discs: 3 

Language: Japanese 

Subtitles: English 

Audio: 5.1 

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 

Colour: Colour

 

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Weight 20 oz