RING CUT SCENES
Talking to SciFi Wire, actor Chris Cooper explained why his part in THE RING was cut, leaving many people scratching their heads (and a few suggesting his entire 'casting' was a red herring to throw off the fan-audience). 'I opened the movie and closed the movie,' Cooper said. 'It was two scenes. What I hear is when they ran the screenings, it was more a disruption than anything.'
Cooper played a convict who tries to convince Rachel (Naomi Watts) that he has been 'rehabilitated' in the beginning of the film, which she does not believe. In the original ending, she brings him the cursed videotape in the final scene.
Courtesy of Fangoria