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osdia
further down the Spiral
(11/19/02 9:35:23 pm)
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The Ring has top Ringu gross in Japan (Naomi and Matsushima)
The Hollywood remake of Hideo Nakataís 1998 horror Ringu has already become a bigger hit in Japan than the original, after just three weeks on release.

Topping the box office chart the first week after opening on November 2, Gore Verbinskiís The Ring has grossed $8.3m (Y1bn) from 800,000 admissions as of November 17, from 250 screens nationwide. This compares with the total $6.6m (Y800m) earned by Ringu.

However, it still has a long way to go to beat the Japanese sequel, Ringu 2, which grossed $28m (Y3.4bn).

Distributor Asmik Ace, which also produced and distributed the original film, expects The Ring to finish its first run with $16.5m - $20.7m (Y2bn - Y2.5bn). "A lot of fans, especially ones on their twenties, want to compare the remake with the original film," said Asmik Ace publicist Aya Wakabayashi. "But many fans are too young to have seen the original in the cinema. For them The Ring is something totally new."



The filmís strong legs - it dipped to number two in its second week, but came roaring back to number one in its third week - is partly attributable to Fuji TVís recent broadcast of Ringu on its national network and a joint appearance by The Ringís Naomi Watts and Ringuís Nanako Matsushima at the Tokyo International Film Festival which received heavy media coverage.

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Edited by: osdia at: 11/19/02 11:47:27 pm
samaraslave
shambler
(11/19/02 11:39:22 pm)
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You can see Pics at this link
link1 pic
www.eiga.com/buzz/021029/10.shtml

link2 movie ĀFcheck bottom of three
http://www.excite.co.jp/cinema/special/thering/special.dcg

Check it out.

osdia
further down the Spiral
(11/19/02 11:47:50 pm)
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Re: You can see Pics at this link
THANKS A LOT ;)

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Maxi3D
shambler
(11/20/02 2:18:08 am)
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Great Photo!!
I love the picture of the two actress together, it's like the joining of the two cultures. I wonder if in the picture it looks like Matsushima is taller than Naomi.

miharu
everyone will suffer
(11/20/02 3:05:24 am)
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Re: Great Photo!!
it looks like naomi watts isn't the only actress that shouldn't be allowed to chose her own clothing, nanako-san looks like she's wearing an old painter's rag... ;p

-miharu

she never sleeps...

Kitano
the chosen infected
(11/20/02 10:45:51 am)
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Re: Great Photo!!
Nanananananananao. Nana has more style! Anyhoo, great photo!:)

Matsushima Nanako is taller than Naomi?! Maybe Nanako got herself on top of something to get taller and that's why they're laughing like a couple 'a drunks...:lol

osdia
further down the Spiral
(11/20/02 11:12:49 am)
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Re: The Ring has top Ringu gross in Japan (Naomi and Matsush
Can someone translate what she saids to Naomi, and what Naomi is saying:

URL

HIGH:
image.excite.co.jp/jp/cin...utai_h.ram

LOW
image.excite.co.jp/jp/cin...utai_l.ram

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hardcore jollies
Sadako slave
(11/20/02 12:31:25 pm)
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Re: The Ring has top Ringu gross in Japan (Naomi and Matsush
According to an article I read, this is all a calculated effort of the Japanese film industry to infiltrate the American market. Japanese film companies are selling the American rights to their properties to help garner interest in the original films. It seems to be working with all the interest in the original Ringu trilogy and it eventual release in the US. A remake of Don't Look Up is on the way with other films to follow. And don't forget the American live action version of Akira. Smart, very smart indeed.

InfluxDatum 
manipulator of the Virus
(11/20/02 1:01:20 pm)
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beautiful women...awful clothes
I'll prolly pick better clothes blindfolded than they do with their eyes wide open. as to style...you can't tell. you must be the one drunk kitano.

Kitano
the chosen infected
(11/20/02 1:29:11 pm)
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Re: beautiful women...awful clothes
Nah, just exquisite...:lol

Kitano
the chosen infected
(11/20/02 1:56:40 pm)
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Re: beautiful women...awful clothes

"Look, darling. The guy with the worm coming out of the well T-shirt on the far right. The head is kinda... kinky...ne?"
"Hahahahaaa.... you're... you're on my... toe... haha..."

samaraslave
shambler
(11/20/02 2:36:08 pm)
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More Naomi & Nanako pics from The Ring premiere at Tokyo
Check these URL.

1. http://www.so-net.ne.jp/movie/interview/021029_thering.html

2. www.virgincinemas.co.jp/mmi/m27.html

3. http://www.cinemacafe.net/news/articles/021101_2.phtml

4. www.flix.co.jp/article.jsp?aid=A0000428

5. movie-highway.com/report/report.html

Maxi3D
shambler
(11/21/02 2:24:58 am)
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Download video
Hello, could anyone with the know how able turn the Naomi and Matsushima's video's link into download able file. Thanks.

O Deka K
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/21/02 9:43:16 am)
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Re: Translation
Can someone translate what she saids to Naomi, and what Naomi is saying

Well, I'm not great at Japanese, but here's my shot at it. I'm probably completely off on some parts.

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Matsushima Nanako: Watashi ga hajimete eiga no shuen wo yarasete itadakimashita "RING" wa. Nihon de dai HIT shite renzoku DRAMA ni mo narimashita shi. Soshite dondon hirogatte, toutou HOLLYWOOD de REMAKE sareru to iu koto wa, hontou ni ureshii koto desu. Maiban, kowagari-nagara satsuei shita kai ga atta to omoimasu. Soshite, zenbei demo hyou ga ii to iu koto de, watashi mo eiga wo haikensarete itadakitan desu kedo, STORY wo shitte ite mo totte mo kowakute... me wo kakushi-nagara mimashita [laughs]. Nihon demo kanarazu HIT suru to omoimasu. Minasan mo, totemo kowain de, zehi eigakan made ashi wo hakonde kudasai. Nandomo onegaishimasu.
Matsushima Nanako: "Ring" was the first film that I had a starring role in. It was a big hit that even became a drama series. It grew and grew, until finally I heard that Hollywood was remaking it, which made me really happy. Every night, I nervously took pictures to see if there was any effect. Then, after I heard that it received good reviews in America, I went and watched it myself, and even though I knew the story and had been in it, I was still scared... I was watching it while covering my eyes [laughs]. I think it will definitely be a hit in Japan too. Everyone, for a good scare, please make your way down to the theatre to see it. Thank you again and again.

Later...

Naomi Watts: Sadako yori kawaii.
Naomi Watts: You're cuter than Sadako.

Matsushima Nanako: ......
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Feel free to correct any parts that are wrong.


Re: Download video

I tried to download the video a few different ways and couldn't get it to work. It uses the RTSP protocol, and there aren't many downloaders that support it. I tried HiDownload 1.15, which claimed to support RTSP, but it didn't. I also tried Offline Exporer Pro 2.6, which downloaded the file, but the file wouldn't play.

The actual RTSP link is:
rtsp://ssr.cdn-japan.com/c0001-e01/entame/cinema/ring/butai_h.rm

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Lord Alakinsky
further down the Spiral
(11/21/02 10:56:42 am)
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Re: Translation
That was really great! The only thing I would change is that when Nanako says, "Nandomo onegai shimasu" she's referring back to the seeing the movie, the sentence where she asks people to go to their local theater and see it. This bit literally means, "I humbly request times without number again" but would be better translated in plain, normal English as "Agan and again, please" or "Many times, please".

But like I said before, great job on the translation!

O Deka K
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/21/02 11:12:49 am)
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Re: Translation
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the first thing that Naomi says before her speech is, "Watashi wa Naomi desu" ("I'm Naomi"). And of course she says "Thank you" for the flowers as she receives them from Nanako.

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Lord Alakinsky
further down the Spiral
(11/21/02 11:32:21 am)
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Re: Translation
Can we get a remake of "Mulholland Drive" with Naomi playing her same character and Nanako playing the other girl? ;)

osdia
further down the Spiral
(11/21/02 12:35:32 pm)
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Re: The Ring has top Ringu gross in Japan (Naomi and Matsush
-Well, I'm not great at Japanese, but here's my shot at it. I'm probably completely off on some parts.

Thank you so much ;) you're friendly than Samara.

-Download video

Apparently the video is protected because, i have a program that downloads rtsp files and has worked perfectly with any stream video.

-Can we get a remake of "Mulholland Drive" with Naomi playing her same character and Nanako playing the other girl?

:D

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