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New Trailer & Poster For The 20th Anniversary Re-Release Of Hideo Nakata's RING

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The influential Japanese horror returns to UK cinemas in a new restoration.

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Few horror movies have proved as influential as director Hideo Nakata's Ring, which kicked off a craze for Asian horror movies and saw Hollywood remaking every Japanese and Korean horror movie execs could get their hands on. And all those pesky crawling, lank-haired ghost girls that have been populating horror over the last two decades? Blame Nakata.

The story famously involves a mysterious VHS tape that plants a curse on anyone who views it, giving them a week to pass on the curse by showing the tape to someone else, thus preventing their own death.

As recently as last year saw the release of Rings, a hackneyed late Hollywood instalment in the franchise. Now you can experience the original on the big screen on March 1st in a new 20th anniversary restoration. Visit to find your nearest participating cinema.

The cinema release will be followed with a home entertainment release on March 18th, when Ring will be available on Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, in a Limited Edition Steelbook, and as part of a Limited Edition collection featuring Ring, Ring 2, Ring 0 and Spiral.

The blu-ray features a new audio commentary by film historian David Kalat; interviews with critics and filmmakers on their memories and the enduring legacy of the Ring series; and a video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Nakata.

The Limited Edition collection comes with a 60-page booklet containing new writing by Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Ellinger, along with video essays by Heller-Nicholas and Sharp.

Check out the new re-release trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

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…