Director: Hideo Nakata Run Time: 96 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1998 Language: Japanese
Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Nanako Matsushima, Rikiya Ôtaka, Yûko Takeuchi
Presented by Vidiots Founding Members Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder.
The J-Horror classic returns! All roads lead back to Ringu—the blockbuster Japanese horror movie that inspired a million nightmares (and ripoffs and remakes) with its phantasmic elegance. Television journalist Reiko investigates an urban legend about a cursed VHS tape that murders the viewer seven days after they watch it. As the mystery hits closer to home, Reiko joins forces with ex-husband/current-exorcist Takashi to destroy the curse—and (hopefully) survive an encounter with a ghost named Sadako. Directed by Hideo Nakata (who also did the equally unnerving Dark Water), Ringu is the highest grossing Japanese horror movie in history that still manages to shred our nerves.
Presented in a new 4K DCP from Arrow Films.