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Ring : Birthday (2000)

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"The prequel to the horror film Ringu, this movie provides the background story of how Sadako later became the vengeful murdering spirit. The story starts with her as a shy, somewhat withdrawn, college student who nonetheless gets involved in a drama club. The director thinks she has talent, but some of the other performers start to get jealous of the attention he gives her. Meanwhile, a reporter investigating Sadako's spiritualist mother thinks there's something very suspicious about the young woman, and arrives on campus to confront Sadako just as a series of strange deaths start sweeping through the drama club."


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Review Date: 13 June 2004 My Rating: out of 5

 

The prequel to 'Ringu' is regarded as, well lets face it tosh by everyone I know that has seen it here in the UK.

After much consideration, I watched it and whilst it was no way near as good as any of the ring films, it was not as bad as I had heard.

Basically, the film recounts Sadako's life before she became what she is now - an evil entity out for revenge.

Interesting in that it shows us the reasoning behind her murderous streak, the film is a little slow and has none of the atmosphere present elsewhere in the series.

There are a few moments of freakishness but not enough to give you a chill.

The whole affair is competently handeled by all concerned, and has an excellent song to look forward to at the end of it.

OVERALL SUMMARY
A film that die-hard Ring fans will perhaps enjoy, but not for those expecting more terrifying sleepless nights.




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