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KuraiSoma
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 8:34:32 am)
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possibilities in the remake's sequel
As Im sure many agree, I'd much prefer something new to another remake... they've built their own view of the ring reality, and I'd like to see that view widened. That said, given my assumptions on Samara's character and her abilities (see previous reply, in 'Why is samara evil?') along with the beautifully ambiguous ending; does anyone else feel that this could lead to a world of the sort glimpsed in loop? Somehow Im invisioning post apocolyptic horror now, a world filled with Samara Clones; and a few scattered communities that have cast off all technology to stay safe. Granted its a far cry from the original ambience, I can invision a lot of fun circumstances. The least bit being the inherrent technophobia, and seeing what Samara might do to get at the few humans who are struggling on in a world filled with her vengeance.

miharu
manipulator of the Virus
(10/28/02 8:37:51 am)
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Re: possibilities in the remake's sequel
i can almost see two races of people in a continum like this: the infected and those that refuse samara's contact. i'd love a loop movie, but to jump from ring to loop would be a big, huge step and i don't think it would be well received. it would be better to make it at least the third movie in the series..
without the extra male dna, it would be pretty hard to explain the impregnation and subsequent clones..

-miharu

she never sleeps...

KuraiSoma
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 8:47:24 am)
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you could always take a cue from the direct sequel..
and go off on a scientific tangent, investigating just what samara is. There is a lot of detective work to be had there, starting with interviewing those that had medical access to her living self. Sure sounds like an adequate place to introduce her (japanese book tie-in) questionable sex.

Flatliner1313
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 2:58:57 pm)
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Re: you could always take a cue from the direct sequel..
Seeing how successful the Ring remake has been, I don't think they'll want to stray from it.

They did make it different enough that their sequel could be interesting, and even more different.

pagnstix 
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 4:48:05 pm)
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Re: you could always take a cue from the direct sequel..
I can see a remake.
Hopefully it would answer some of the many questions I have, but it would probably raise just as many.
I think the sequel would be more terrifying.
If you ask me, a prequel is more in order than a sequel.

the exorcist will live in my mind forever.

KuraiSoma 
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 5:50:03 pm)
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Re: prequel
Unlike the original ringu, there -really- isn't much room for a prequel to the remake. The only possibility I see is running off on a village of the damned atmosphere, to see samara's early childhood and just what exactly she did to the islanders..

rachel
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 6:01:52 pm)
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re: prequel
I think there is more room for a prequel here. There is very little explanation as to where Samara came from, and how she got her powers. I think a prequel could be about Anna and what she did to get Samara.

Flatliner1313
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 6:04:05 pm)
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Re: re: prequel

I think they may be planning a sequel.
When Noah's girlfriend arrives at his apartment just after he is killed, this seems like a set-up, otherwise this scene in the movie serves absolutely no function at all

KuraiSoma 
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 6:05:19 pm)
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re: prequel
imo, that'd be a very un-ring thing to do... while ring 0 shed some light on who sadako was, they still left a bit of a mystery as to her actual origins. Do we seriously need to be spoonfed such concrete backstory? part of the charm of the series is it's mystery; Id rather be given clues and take part in the myth, than rely on textbook answers.

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 6:05:40 pm)
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Re: re: prequel
Oh I guess Rachel. I suppose it would be nice to know if it is the fertility drug, europeon voodoo, or perhaps milkman theory. Maybe some guy used Richard's wife with or without her permission I know not

darkdragon15
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 6:21:53 pm)
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re: prequel
I agree that a prequel wouldn't be a good idea. Many theories have been given as to Samara's origins (as shown through some of the previous posts on this topic).

If a full explanation is ever given, I fear that many of us wouldn't be satisfied with the writer's interpretation.

I would rather that her origins be left up to one's imagination.

Unless somebody's willing to convince me otherwise. I'm open to any suggestions :P

SadakoIsEve
further down the Spiral
(10/28/02 6:24:31 pm)
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Re: re: prequel
*hands darkdragon15 a trophy for getting to the heart of the matter*

Flatliner1313
Sadako slave
(10/28/02 6:24:53 pm)
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Re: re: prequel

It's better left unsolved.
People fear what they don't understand, they say.
So if we knew everything about her, she wouldn't be as scary.

Example, look at Hellraiser 3.
They show you Pinhead's origin and it totally sucked.

mycroftxxx
citizen of the Loopworld
(10/30/02 4:07:12 am)
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Aren't you curious what's on this tape? No.
Read my subject again.

You think there's no room for a prequel? What about the first videotape? (what first videotape? Katie's?) No. The one that Richard Morgan enountered sometime in the 80's or so...

Why not tell the story again with a different plot? Maybe it would lose some of it's charm being retold away from the cannon continuity, but I think a prequel with Mr. Morgan actively trying to stop the post-mortem revenge of his daughter would be great and an origianl direction to take The Ring franchise in.

SadakoIsEve
citizen of the Loopworld
(10/30/02 12:23:39 pm)
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Re: Aren't you curious what's on this tape? No.
Mayhaps interesting but I am slightly afraid it will turn away fans rather then bring in new ones. Highlander 2 and Highlander the animated series was good for me but for most they were disgusted at new directions and fresh ideas.

Isoline
shambler
(10/30/02 1:32:29 pm)
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> Aren't you curious what's on this tape? No.
A prequel would be nice but only if it didn't destroy the pre-existing mystique. I think a prequel would be nice if they wanted to do a television tie in special, like they sorta did with the Blair Witch Project on the SciFi channel. That and they would have to do it soon if they wanna keep Daviegh in the role, she ain't gonna stay little forever.