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Hideo Nakata’s ‘Ring’ Receives a Beautiful Restoration to Celebrate 20 Years

Chris Savage

Making its way across cinemas in the UK beginning this March 1st is Arrow Films’ restoration of Hideo Nakata’s Ring, which will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. Also, the film will be available on Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, Limited Edition Steelbook, and a special Limited Edition Collection featuring Ring, Ring 2, Ring 0 and Spiral this March 18th. And to give you guys a taste of how good the movie looks, check out the brand new trailer featuring the new restoration.

For more on the restoration process, head on over HERE to get an in-depth look via James White, Head of Restoration at Arrow Films.

Synopsis: 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….

Make your way HERE to find out if the 20th anniversary of Ring will be playing near you?

Special Features:

Limited Edition Collection Extras:

  • Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork.
  • Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Kat Ellinger.
  • “Spiral” – George Iida’s 1998 sequel to “Ring”.
  • New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat.
  • New audio commentary on “Ring 0” by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.
  • “Ring Legacy” – interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories and the enduring legacy of “Ring”.
  • “A Vicious Circle” – video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata.
  • “Circumnavigating Ring” – video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the film series.
  • “Spooks, Sighs and Videotape” – video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon.
  • “The Psychology of Fear” – newly edited archival interview with author Koji Suzuki.
  • Archival Behind-the-Scenes featurette on “Ring 0”.
  • “Ring 0” deleted scenes.
  • Sadako’s Video.
  • Theatrical trailers.

Blu-ray / Steelbook / DVD Extras:

  • New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat.
  • “Ring Legacy” – interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories and the enduring legacy of the Ring series.
  • “A Vicious Circle” – video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata.
  • Sadako’s Video.
  • Theatrical trailers.
  • Limited Edition SteelBook packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin (SteelBook-only).
  • Booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (SteelBook-only).

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