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Aro Recommended Ring, The

 

USA 2002, 109 minutes
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Horror / Paranorma

 

Aroview: Fitfully creepy American remake of the influential Japanese horror film that surprisingly manages to replicate the foreboding (and uniquely Japanese) ambience that made the original so indelible.

As the journalist investigating and cursed by THAT videotape, Naomi Watts follows the plot map of the original with the odd deviation intended to exploit the chill factor (an added sequence of a disturbed horse is a standout). Purists might find it hard to fall under the spell of a “copy”, but otherwise it’s certain to prickle the spines of those weaned on the smug, ironic horror of the post-“Scream” era.

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DVD Features

Includes and experimental short from dir. Gore Verbinski.

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1
 

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