International Title:
Ring
Japanese Title:
The Ring
US Title:
Ringu
Alternate Title:
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Production: Kadokawa / Asmik Ace / OZ / Imagica
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1998 95 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Dreamworks
US Release Date US Running Time
2003 95 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Writing credits Koji Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi
Produced by Masato Hara, Takashige Ichise, Makoto Ishihara, Tatsuya Isomura, Shinya Kawai, Takenori Sento
Music by Kenji Kawai, HIIH
Cinematography by Junichiro Hayashi
Film Editing by Nobuyuki Takahashi
Assistant Director Kuni Risho
Director of Special Effects Hajime Matsumoto
Cast
Reiko Asakawa Nanako Matsushima
Mai Takano Miki Nakatani
Ryuji Takayama Hiroyuki Sanada
Tomoko Oishi Yuko Takeuchi
Masami Kurahashi Hitomi Sato
Takashi Yamamura Yoichi Numata
Yoshino Yutaka Matsushige
Koichi Asakawa Katsumi Muramatsu
Yoichi Asakawa Rikiya Otaka
Shizuko Yamamura Masako/Toshiliko Takeda (scenes as a teenager)
Heihachiro Ikuma, Doctor Daisuke Ban
Omiya, Cameraman Kiyoshi Risho
Okazaki Yurei Yanagi
Reiko's Aunt Yoko Oshima
Ryomi Oishi Kiriko Shimizu
Sadako Yamamura Rie Inou/Chihiro Shirai (scenes as a young girl)
Hayatsu Hiroyuki Watanabe
Kazue Yamamura Miwako Kaji
Junior High Schoolgirls Yoko Kima, Asami Nagata
Senior High Schoolgirls Keiko Yoshida, Yoshiko Matsumaru, Yoho Naose
Yoko Tsuji Maki Ikeda
Takehiko Nomi Takashi Takayama
Town Hall Moderator Mantaro Koichi
Press Representatives Shinkichi Noda, Kazufumi Nakai
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
None Sadako, Yoichi Asakawa
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Box Office, Soundtrack

Box Office
Release Date: January 31st, 1998 (Japan) [Double Billed with Spiral]
Budget: $6,000,000 (Rough Figure)
Distribution Earning: ¥1,000,000,000 / $8,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs
Region 1 Ringu Dreamworks (2003) Order
Region 2 Ring Pony Canyon (1999)
Region 2 Ring Hi-Bit Edition Pony Canyon (2003)
Region 2 Ring Pony Canyon (2004)

Reviews
 Staff
   Forrest Freund (10/23/2002) Score: Star Rating 4/5
 Users
   Hank Xavier (05/27/2006) Score: Star Rating 4/5