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Old 06-05-2013, 10:19 AM
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Bryan has reviewed 'Sadako - 3D.' Check it out!

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:54 AM
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I imported this a while ago, and while it absolutely sucks in comparison to the rest of the series, I really enjoyed it. The monster design made me think of Guillermo Del Toro.

As for the reboot/remake/sequel question: it's based on the fifth book in the series by Koji Suzuki, which I have not read. This might be confusing, but I'll explain it as best I can.

When this movie references the first story, it references things that only happened in the novel, which is VASTLY different from the first movie. The second book had been adapted as "Rasen", and then replaced with Ringu 2, which contradicted it in every way possible... The main male character in this is supposed to be the son of the main character from Rasen, but, once again, no mention or reference at all since the characters from the book and movie are totally different. The third book wasn't adapted at all, and one of the short stories from book 4 was adapted as the prequel. Important to note is that, in the books, Sadako never comes out of a TV or anything like that.

So, the way I look at it, this series is kind of like Texas chainsaw massacre in that the sequels don't really follow any specific "canon". Some do, some don't. They're all more or less standalone.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:56 AM
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I was only distantly curious about this movie, since I hadn't heard much about it. I enjoyed the US Ring, I've seen all of the original ones (Ring 0 was much better than I expected). This seems like a strange combination of the Ring movies, and Suicide Club/Suicide Circle.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:12 PM
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I really enjoyed this film. It had great depth and also a really cool popout scene near the beginning. It's not a masterpiece by any means. It's one you'll either enjoy or not. For $14, you can't lose.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:27 PM
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Another Ring movie? Pass.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:50 AM
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I imported this a while ago, and while it absolutely sucks in comparison to the rest of the series, I really enjoyed it. The monster design made me think of Guillermo Del Toro.

As for the reboot/remake/sequel question: it's based on the fifth book in the series by Koji Suzuki, which I have not read. This might be confusing, but I'll explain it as best I can.

When this movie references the first story, it references things that only happened in the novel, which is VASTLY different from the first movie. The second book had been adapted as "Rasen", and then replaced with Ringu 2, which contradicted it in every way possible... The main male character in this is supposed to be the son of the main character from Rasen, but, once again, no mention or reference at all since the characters from the book and movie are totally different. The third book wasn't adapted at all, and one of the short stories from book 4 was adapted as the prequel. Important to note is that, in the books, Sadako never comes out of a TV or anything like that.

So, the way I look at it, this series is kind of like Texas chainsaw massacre in that the sequels don't really follow any specific "canon". Some do, some don't. They're all more or less standalone.
Thanks for the great explanation. I watched Rasen without subtitles way back in the day and was sorely confused by it. Wish they'd release the whole series on Blu-Ray here.

Did you ever play the Dreamcast game? It was unpolished but had an interesting story and atmosphere.
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I did, and it was very loosely based on the concept of the third book (the one not adapted to a movie). It was alright.
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