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mellybeanTC
further down the Spiral
(11/17/02 10:51:39 pm)
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has anyone seen it ... s e v e n t i m e s?
*buahahaha* seriously! has anyone seen the remake 7 times yet? i'm on #5 with 2 more this week. my fiance works at a movie theater part time so we get free passes, so it's easy for me. i just wondered if anyone's seeing it in the theater 7 times? hmmm and what happens if you see the Ring 7 times?? ;)

peace,
mellybeanTC

Turtle God Kame
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(11/17/02 11:22:41 pm)
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heh
see any ring movie 7 times and you become sadako's official bud!

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RiNG13
Sadako slave
(11/18/02 1:10:32 am)
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i've seen it 4 tymes!!

darcydoo 
Sadako slave
(11/18/02 1:19:01 am)
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only 2 but my best friend got a bootleg copy on dvd of it in the slums of boston :D hehe..
the second time i saw the movie, i had my cell phone with me, and right after "the tape" played in the movie, i made my cell phone ring and i acted all scared and i thought i was an absolute riot... :|

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CgChick09 
manipulator of the Virus
(11/18/02 7:25:56 am)
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Re: heh
2 times and im not planning on seeing it again unless its for free.

Samarasmybiach
shambler
(11/18/02 12:38:13 pm)
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4 Times so far
I was going for a 5th viewing this past Saturday, but the show was sold out. My companions demanded horror, so we ended up in Ghost Ship instead (we weren't the only ones doing this, either). It became quickly obvious why Ghost Ship sunk fast, while The Ring is 100 mil and counting.

Ghetto Ring
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/18/02 1:19:56 pm)
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2 times, but...
I've seen it only twice. If i see it again, the thrill of seeing the movie will be gone. I have seen the smaara/noah scene and the cursed video 15 hundred times, however (thanks to slowburn for this!;) )

This is Samara?!



-One man, one obsession: The Ring!

Edited by: Ghetto Ring at: 11/18/02 1:20:26 pm
IComeOutoftheTV 
Sadako slave
(11/19/02 7:53:05 pm)
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Re: 2 times, but...
Ooh! I've seen it 8 times and I'm going again this Sunday! I don't care if I've contributed $60 to the pathetic excuse for a theater we have here!

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WOW, Samara is messed up.....SHE'S MY ROLE MODEL!

Rachael
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/19/02 7:56:00 pm)
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Re: 2 times, but...
I've seen it 3 times.

I'm less skeered each time I go. It's also lots of fun to go with someone who hasn't seen it, too!!

IComeOutoftheTV 
Sadako slave
(11/19/02 7:59:48 pm)
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Re: 2 times, but...
OOH, yes! I agree with Rachael! It is so fun to go see it with a person who hasn't seen it, especially people who are easily scared. Yes, I know, I'm a sadistic loon...but then again, that's not TOO uncommon....

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WOW, Samara is messed up.....SHE'S MY ROLE MODEL!

anouke
further down the Spiral
(11/20/02 12:53:53 am)
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1x...
...but I'm going to drag me BF to see it. I want to see it again now that my seven days are up and I'm no longer scared! lol

Charnelhouse 
Sadako slave
(11/20/02 11:06:45 am)
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Once
And that was plenty until it comes out on DVD.

Felix Underhill
citizen of the Loopworld
(11/20/02 8:59:47 pm)
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Turtle God Kame stated: "see any ring movie 7 times and you become sadako's official bud!"

I've only seen it four times in the theatre, but I see it everytime I close my eyes. Does that count? ;)

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inteferon
everyone will suffer
(11/29/02 11:12:41 pm)
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Okay, that does it! The rip suxx and I need a refresher - so I'm going to the theater for #3.

*Edit*

Okay, I'm back from seeing it again and I will tell you this:

The theater was only about 1/8 full. Some teens in the front were making light of Katie's fake choking and were snickering loudly at the TV coming on and the fridge door opening. But they shut the fook up at Katie's death scene -- and were quiet as church mice for the remainder of the film. I always sit in the back and could see that couples were holding onto each other much more tightly and urgently than is usual.

Heh. After so many weeks of release, Samara still gets her much deserved RESPECT.

Did I mention that, while she's interesting and not bad-looking, Naomi Watts is at best a mediocre actress? It really became apparent during the third viewing.

Edited by: inteferon at: 11/30/02 4:17:16 am
Huw Lines
the chosen infected
(11/30/02 3:45:27 am)
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I haven't seen it on the big screen yet - only a crappy VCD copy that a 'friend' persuaded me to watch. It opens here (Taiwan) on Dec. 6, so I'll definitely be going to the midnight showing. I'll probably see it more than once or twice, if I can put up with some of the more irritating aspects of the film.

I agree with you about Naomi Watts, Inteferon. Her performance, while adequate, doesn't come close to that of Matsushima Nanako in the original. Neither did any of the other performances, come to think of it, though perhaps I'll appreciate it more at the cinema.

I thought showing Samara's face at the end was a mistake. It was ugly, and it was grotesque, but there wasn't anything terrifying about it. I feel it would have been far more effective if they'd left it up to the viewer's imagination, and just shown a glimpse. They even showed it in the trailer, for christsakes!

jab1981
Sadako slave
(12/1/02 12:07:17 am)
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7 times for me
I've gone 7 times exactly for the theaters, each time with another "friend". Then I've had to take them with someone else to clear them... etc... etc...

InfluxDatum 
everyone will suffer
(12/1/02 12:16:04 am)
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Re: 7 times for me
"I agree with you about Naomi Watts, Inteferon. Her performance, while adequate, doesn't come close to that of Matsushima Nanako in the original. Neither did any of the other performances, come to think of it, though perhaps I'll appreciate it more at the cinema."

Although I agree that naomi's performance was not perfect, it was certainly above mediocre. She won't get an oscar because of this film (she should have because of Mulholland Drive but that's beside the point). She is a very capable and excellent actress. If I was the director, I would have gotten rid of all the sarcastic jokes and redone the whole ending when Rachel get's back to her condo from Noah's.

Whatever...you all know what I think of Nanako. Perhaps you would have liked Rachel to be more weepy, sobby, and a bit more sluggish to resemble Reiko. Nah man. Nanako sucks big time!!! She can't act at all and has not energy. She looks as lazy as a donkey. I was utterly dissapointed because of her second class acting. It is a freaking movie, not a soap opera damnit. I enjoyed Ringu though because Sanada Hiroyuki was in it. He is an excellent actor and made it feel creepy when it really needed to be creepy. His acting on that last scene was tops.

"I thought showing Samara's face at the end was a mistake. It was ugly, and it was grotesque, but there wasn't anything terrifying about it. I feel it would have been far more effective if they'd left it up to the viewer's imagination, and just shown a glimpse. They even showed it in the trailer, for christsakes!"

This is why it is a remake. I thought that showing Samara's face did nothing to undermine the movie. I believe that the producers wanted to portray samara as a regular kid, not a freak like Sadako who would not show her face. But the ugly truth comes out about samara and that's when the horror begins to unveil. It creates a very effective result in horror.

Edited by: InfluxDatum  at: 12/1/02 12:45:15 am
ibpants
Sadako slave
(12/1/02 7:53:28 pm)
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no no no
the american fascination with showing you what you're supposed to be scared of is really starting to bug me.
Signs was when I first realised how much it was irritating me.