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Ring Two, The
Genre: Horror

Reviewed In Issue 101 (Oct 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole & Sissy Spacek

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4.5
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Special Features
When it comes to special features on this unrated DVD edition, there is a brief introduction by producer Walter Parkes; a 17-minute Rings short film; a six-minute Faces Of Fear cast featurette; a six-minute visual effects featurette; another six-minute featurette, this time on creating Samara: From Eye To Icon; a five-minute highlight on the importance of the use of symbols in the movie; a 13-minute HBO First Look featurette; nine minutes worth of deleted scenes; production notes; and cast and filmmaker biographies. Click around for a hidden goodie! There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 94433
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Violence/Terror, Disturbing Images, Thematic Elements And Some Language
(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 128
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 08/23/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Hideo Nakata
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Without knowing the terrifying events that happened during The Ring, Two young teens discuss a horrifying tape (yes, a VHS tape) that will eventually lead them to their doom. Rachel (Watts) is still working as an editor for The Daily Astorian, when she catches wind of the teens

DVD Picture:
Keeping with the look of the initial installment of The Ring, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD has a cold, desaturated appearance that visually enhances the chilling storytelling, with lots of blue and gray overtones. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended, particularly for the darker scenes, as visual information quickly drops off to undefined blacks. The stylized picture has a gritty texture provided by inherent film grain. Edge enhancement is not much of a problem with this title, but finer details occasionally break up from minor pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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