is not frequent that a sequel surpasses the original in terms of terror and
plot. That is exactly what this film achieves with more drama suspense and
morbidity. In case you have not heard of this series, this is a continuation
of the novel written by Japanese author Suzuki Koji (Kadakawa) by the same
This sequel delves deeper
into the world of Sadako and the motives behind why people keep on dying one
week after seeing the dreaded video that seems to transfer its spirit into the
viewer, tormenting them until their ultimate demise. That is if they don’t
show it to anybody else, in which case diffusing the curse.
Journalist Mai Takano is
on a mission to investigate the mystery behind the videotape. The more she
uncovers the more entwined she gets in the evil powers of the terrifying
Sadako. The woman who was murdered by her father and pushed into a well some
thirty-two years ago. The anger of such a betrayal has manifested itself into
a living entity and infected the lives of all who stumble in her path. That
path being either those who knew her before she died or those foolish enough
to view her tape.
Ring 2 has everything that
any horror buff could wish for. An evil indestructible force and a feeling of
dread unrivalled by many films in this genre.
There are many great
scenes in this film and will NOT disappoint horror fans. Whatever
subconsciously you wanted to see in the original are all here in their
wonderful terrifying glory.
The sound in this package
is great and is put to great use throughout. Similar to the original and more
of it. There is little to no music to be heard throughout to accentuate the
use of sound effects. Seriously the sound technicians behind this are a
gifted twisted bunch. Wonderful people that you don’t wanna meet.
The special features are
pretty much the same as the original, including Sadako’s video to watch or
avoid, at your leisure. There are trailers of many videos which is a good
idea, if you are not interested in any of them that’s fine, don’t play it.
This is a far cry from those…videotapes that we used to ‘cringe’ use those
many years ago.
Ring 2 Features
Ring "Cycle" Trailers
- Sadako's Video
- Animated Menus