Ringu (Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD)

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Certificate: 18
Running Time: 95 Mins
Retail Price: £22.00
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Content Type: Movie

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 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 Ringu, the film that started it all, restored from the original negative in glorious 4K and supplemented by a wealth of bonus materials.

Special Features:
Brand new, exclusive 4K restoration from the original camera negative by Arrow Films

4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks

Optional English subtitles

Audio commentary by film historian David Kalat

The Ringu Legacy – a series of interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ringu series and its enduring legacy

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

Circumnavigating Ringu – a video essay by author and critic Alexandra
Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ringu series

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

Sadako’s video

Theatrical trailers

Limited edition packaging featuring two artwork options

Double-sided fold-out poster featuring two artwork options

Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Violet Lucca and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

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Directed By:
Hideo Nakata

Written By:

Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Inō

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