Cast & Crew
Flashback 30 years before the tragic events of Ring 1 and 2. Teenager Yamamura Sadako wants to be a theatre actress, and is working hard to realize her dreams. But she has many other problems to solve before this becomes a reality. The young woman, in fact, has paranormal powers. This is a pretty big dilemma, especially since she has less and less willpower to control them. Seeking help, she regularly visits Dr. Kuna, a strange ally, and the only one who knows the full extent of her gifts. It's quite a complex situation. But more so now, as one by one, the actresses in Sadako's theatre troupe start to die mysteriously. Even worse, a journalist appears who is very determined to track down Sadako and reveal the horrific truth behind the deaths. But careful, it might just be that Sadako is a victim herself of an evil presence hiding in the shadows of her life, that thrives only on evil and won't be suppressed for much longer...
Released in United States 2001
Released in United States July 2000
Released in United States May 2001
Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 2001.
Shown at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada July 13-31, 2000.
Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.
Prequel to director Hideo Nakata's "The Ring" (Japan/1998) and "The Ring 2" (Japan/1999).
Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)
Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada July 13-31, 2000.)
Released in United States May 2001 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 2001.)