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

$64.99

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 materials.

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Description

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 introduced 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 face 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 unrban 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.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

– Brand new 4K restoration of Ringfrom the original camera negative, 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 ints enduring legacy
– A Vicious Circle, anew video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata
– Circumnavigating ring, 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

Additional information

Weight 20 oz