A brand new 4k restoration of Ringu, perhaps the most famous Japanese horror of all.
Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) directs Ringu (the original "Ring") one of the most unsettling and eerie films from any country. A chilling tale of technological terror 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.
An urban legend about a cursed video tape and mysterious deaths leads reporter Reiko to investigate the story, when her niece is found dead with a group of friends. After watching the tape, Reiko receives a phone call, telling her she has one week left to live.
Only by solving the mystery of this tape can the curse be lifted.
Remade by Hollywood and with a host of sequels, get this blu ray of the first Ringu (1998) from Arrow Video, packed with extra features.
Directed: Hideo Nakata
Language: Japanese (with English subtitles)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- 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