The Ring vs. Ringu: Which Did You Like Best?
With a deeply creepy bang, Gore Verbinksi’s remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu introduced the haunting genre of J-horror to U.S. audiences. Now 15 years since The Ring was released in 2002, it’s still one of the most acclaimed and referenced horror movies of the century. It’s also a prime example of a remake that doesn’t break the mold, but rather adds a Hollywood shine to an already stellar story — in this case, the tale of a cursed videotape and a vengeful ghost. This video compares scenes from both the original and Americanized versions of this modern classic, showing that when you’ve got great source material, you only need minimal translation.