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Aliasi Sudonomo
Sadako slave
(11/10/02 1:21:04 am)
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Few more tidbits on seeing the remake
Finally got to see the remake, albeit the crappy FTF avi release floating on Kazaa that chops off the heads for a good part of the movie. (At least MOST of it is okay.. and hey, dodgy video is sort of fitting for The Ring. *g*) Having it filtered down through watching on my screen and bad video quality toned down the scare factor a little, but I was still spooked - I *knew* what to expect for the final scene, being a spoiler junkie, and I still jumped a foot out of my chair.

Damn good thing the only long-haired woman I know is a blonde. :)

Anyway, it seemed pretty obvious to me what was going on during the movie - being a sci-fi/gaming geek, I chalked it up to "powerful psychic projects her mind from beyond the grave" which neatly explains just about everything - the physical occurances like the water are a side-effect of Samara projecting. (Okay, all that's been talked about before, but why not beat a dead horse and fling it into the sea?)

One odd thought that occurred to me while searching for a *better* AVI version is that The Ring Tape is eerily similar to a certain other One Ring in some ways. They're both malvolent objects of evil. They both want to be found, so as to do the work of their master. They both seem to have a kind of will of their own, too - the tape changes itself subtly during each viewing.

Granted, throwing the videotape into the well probably wouldn't have done any good. :D

Oh, and Noah scared me a LOT more than Katie, oddly.

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DaMan791
out from the well
(11/10/02 9:37:59 am)
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Re: Few more tidbits on seeing the remake
I was more scared of Katie then Noah..Noah kinda looked funny but Katie was freaky looking...real freaky.

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InfluxDatum 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/10/02 9:40:32 am)
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not me
I was not scared of anything because I am MACHOMAN. ;)

miharu
everyone will suffer
(11/10/02 10:10:56 am)
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Re: not me
i don't know, i thought noah's death face was a lot worse. i mean, his head was all sunken in on one side. it was like samara had a real grudge against him, maybe because he was a neglectful father himself, or that aidan was finally getting the kind of dad that samara never had... ^^;

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CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/10/02 12:22:57 pm)
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Re: not me
Hm...nobody knows how freaked out i got when i saw Katie though. You don't know that theyre gonna show it cuz the scene just pops out of nowhere. But they didnt have any sound effects when they shows Noah but he was also pretty nasty looking. I dont know who was worse. I think Katie was. That was just so freaky.

Edited by: CgChick09  at: 11/10/02 12:24:08 pm
miharu
everyone will suffer
(11/10/02 6:50:57 pm)
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Re: not me
having seen the original before the remake, i knew the scene was coming, i just didn't know the extent of how icky katie's death face was gonna be. ;p
however.. little prepared me for noah kicking back on the la-z-boy. i liked that they very briefly flashed his face. the effect would have been lost if they showed it onscreen long enough to stare at it. semi-subliminal horror is keen ^^

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Foust
further down the Spiral
(11/10/02 7:26:01 pm)
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Shots of Noah's Face
There are screen shots of Katie's face around; what about Noah?

CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/10/02 7:30:48 pm)
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Re: Shots of Noah's Face
frailart.net/images.php/2369

theres Noah's pic when he died

Ringy
further down the Spiral
(11/11/02 6:38:23 am)
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dammit
I knew there were reasons why I was planing on not reading any of the posts in here until the movie came out the the UK....

Ah well, least that'll lessen the nightmare factor. Maybe.

high5nmb
Sadako slave
(11/11/02 9:19:51 am)
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Re: Few more tidbits on seeing the remake
I just saw the movie this weekend, but when she turned the chair around to look at noah's face, it didn't show it.....it just cut to her screaming. are there different edited versions in certain theaters?

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CgChick09 
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/11/02 9:59:18 am)
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Re: Few more tidbits on seeing the remake
No, when she turned the chair around they didnt show his face. Close to the end of the movie they were doing these little flashbacks and they showed a short like half a second of him and thats where that pic is from.

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Sadako slave
(11/11/02 10:10:05 am)
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Re: Few more tidbits on seeing the remake
oh, yeah....i forgot about that part! :o
thanks for your help.

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