Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ringu 0: Bâsudei (2000)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Norio Tsuruta
Written by: Koji Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi
Actors include: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Aso
Genre: Horror
Length: 99 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Japan

This one is actually meant to be a prequel to "Ringu" which tells us how she became pure evil. Sadako was once a shy somewhat reclusive college student involved in the drama club. She has talent and the director lets this be known which makes jealousy run rampant among the other actors. Also a reporter who is investigating Sadako's mom (because she's a spiritualist) wonders what is going on and realizes something is different about Sadako. Of course people in the drama club start dying and well you pretty much know what happens after that. The film "Ringu" did need more backstory and this does suffice and well it's better than I had thought it would be. It takes a while to get going but fans of the story will definitely want to give this one a whirl.

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