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The Ring Two

A promotional poster for The Ring Two, which recalls a scene from the first film.
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Produced by Walter F. Parkes
Roy Lee
Laurie MacDonald
Written by Ehren Kruger
Starring Naomi Watts
David Dorfman
Simon Baker
Elizabeth Perkins
Sissy Spacek
Kelly Stables
Daveigh Chase
Music by Henning Lohner
Martin Tillman
Distributed by DreamWorks SKG
Release date(s) USA March 18, 2005
Running time 108 Min./ 128 Min. Director's Cut
Country USA
Language English
Budget $60 million (est.)
Preceded by The Ring
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The Ring Two is a 2005 American horror film, a sequel to The Ring (2002 film), which was a remake of the Japanese film Ring (1998). It was directed by Hideo Nakata, the original director of Ring. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted poster. ... Hideo Nakata (中田秀夫 Nakata Hideo, born July 19, 1961, in Okayama, Japan) is a Japanese film director. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Roy Lee (born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in March 23,1969) is a Korean American producer who regularly takes well known Asian films and remakes them for American audiences. ... Laurie MacDonald is a film producer. ... Ehren Kruger is a screenwriter and film producer, born 5 October 1972 and was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for The Ring. ... Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British actress, raised predominately raised in Australia. ... David Dorfman as Charles Wallace Murry in the 2003 television adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time David Benjamin Dorfman (born 7th February 1993 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Simon Baker (b. ... Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Kelly Stables Kelly Stables (born 26 January 1984 in Saint Louis, Missouri) is an American actress that played the role of Samara Morgan (in the well) on The Ring (2002), Rings (2005); and also as Samara (off-tape) in The Ring Two (2005). ... Daveigh Chase is an American actress, singer, and voice over artist. ... Henning Lohner (born 17 July 1961) is a German born film score composer. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “The Ring” redirects here. ... Ring 2 (リング2 Ringu 2) (1999), directed by Hideo Nakata, is the sequel to the Japanese horror film, Ring. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... “The Ring” redirects here. ... In film, a remake is a newer version of a previously released film or a newer version of the source (play, novel, story, etc. ... Ring ) is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from a novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki. ... Hideo Nakata (中田秀夫 Nakata Hideo, born July 19, 1961, in Okayama, Japan) is a Japanese film director. ...


This sequel is not based on any of the previous Japanese sequels to Ring, and is an original storyline, continuing from The Ring.


The movie was filmed in Astoria, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. It was released on March 18, 2005, and opened with a strong US$35 million its first weekend, more than doubling the opening weekend of The Ring. Its final $75 million gross was far less than the original's $129 million total. , Location in Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Clatsop Incorporated 1876 Government  - Mayor Willis L. Van Dusen Area  - Total 10. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...

Contents

Plot

The sequel takes place approximately six months after the events of the first movie. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son Aidan (David Dorfman) have moved from Seattle to the quiet coastal community of Astoria, Oregon. Rachel begins a new job at the Daily Astorian, a local newspaper, working for Max Rourke (Simon Baker). Before long, there is news of a teenage homicide in town. Rachel investigates, finding the dead boy's face shows a deformed expression of horror just like the previous victims of Samara Morgan's cursed tape. Upon finding the boy's corpse, she also has a vision of Samara grabbing her and declaring "I found you." Naomi Ellen Watts (born September 28, 1968) is a British actress, raised predominately raised in Australia. ... David Dorfman as Charles Wallace Murry in the 2003 television adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time David Benjamin Dorfman (born 7th February 1993 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... , Location in Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Clatsop Incorporated 1876 Government  - Mayor Willis L. Van Dusen Area  - Total 10. ... The Daily Astorian is a daily newspaper, published in Astoria, Oregon. ... Simon Baker (b. ... Homicide (Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut, kill) refers to the act of killing another human being. ... Samara Morgan is a character in the 2002 movie, The Ring. ...


Back at home, Aidan starts to develop hypothermia, and his body is suddenly covered with bruises. His behavior grows increasingly odd and distant, and while driving one day, the car carrying Aidan and Rachel is repeatedly attacked by deer, nearly killing them. Strange occurrences within their house (including visions of Samara, a burn mark in the wall which resembles the tree from the cursed video, and seeming poltergeist activity) frighten Rachel, leading her and Aidan to flee. Rachel subsequently asks Max if she can take care of the increasingly sick Aidan at his house. Hypothermia is a condition in which an organisms temperature drops below that Required fOr normal metabolism and Bodily functionS. In warm-blooded animals, core [[body Temperature]] is maintained nEar a constant leVel through biologic [[homEostasis]]. But wheN the body iS exposed to cold Its internal mechanismS may be unable... For the 1982 film, see Poltergeist (film). ...


Max says that Aidan's condition merits a trip to the hospital, but Rachel, knowing that his illness is unnatural, is adamant that traditional doctors can't help him. When Rachel attempts to give Aidan a warm bath at Max's, a series of paranormal events leads to Rachel seeing Aidan's body replaced by Samara. Max walks in when she attempts to drown Samara, and sees her trying to drown Aidan instead. Suspicious, he insists take Aidan to the hospital against her wishes.


Based on the bruises on Aidan's body, the hospital staff, particularly psychiatrist Dr. Emma Temple (Elizabeth Perkins), suspect Munchausen by proxy on Rachel's part and won't allow her to be near her son. Desperate for answers, Rachel travels to Seattle to dig deeper into Samara's past. She discovers that Samara was not Richard and Anna Morgan's biological child. She tracks down Samara's birth mother, Evelyn (Sissy Spacek), who tried to drown Samara as an infant and has been living in a mental institution ever since. Meanwhile, the possessed Aidan/Samara inflicts a psychic assault on Dr. Temple, forcing her to commit suicide so that he/she can escape the hospital. Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... Munchausen syndrome is a form of psychological disorder known as a factitious disorder. ... Anna Morgan (1934-1978) was a character in the 2002 movie The Ring, portrayed by actress Shannon Cochran. ... Mary Elizabeth Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Edgar Cayce (1877 – 1945) was one of the best-known American psychics of the 20th century and made many highly publicized predictions. ...


Evelyn advises Rachel to "listen to her baby" when she seeks advice on how to deal with Samara. Max goes to Rachel's house to check on her, only to find Aidan watching TV alone. When Rachel returns home, she finds Max's car parked outside and his dead body inside with the same warped expression of Samara's other victims. Disturbed and unsure of what to do, Rachel then goes inside to face her possessed son.


Rachel tells Aidan/Samara that he should go to sleep. Aidan responds that he never sleeps. She suggests she make him something to eat. Rachel goes into the kitchen, preparing two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. On one sandwich, she puts sleeping medication, intended to make Aidan unconscious. After ingesting the sandwich, Aidan soon falls asleep.


Rachel fills the upstairs bathtub with water and holds an unconscious Aidan underwater. Samara's spirit leaves his body, and Rachel is then able to revive him. However, Samara attempts to come back into the house through the TV set. Rachel grabs onto Samara as she is emerging, and is pulled into Samara's well inside the world of the cursed video. Looking up, Rachel realizes that the well lid is always left open. Rachel begins climbing out, pursued by Samara, who emerges from the water below and also ascends. Rachel is able to get out barely ahead of Samara and then slams the lid shut, sealing Samara in.


As Rachel wanders the monochromatic world of the cursed tape, she hears Aidan's voice and walks toward it, only to come to the cliff where Anna jumped to her death. She hears Aidan calling her name below. Determined to follow Aidan's voice, Rachel jumps off the cliff and ends up back in her living room with Aidan, where they embrace. Anna Morgan (1934-1978) was a character in the 2002 movie The Ring, portrayed by actress Shannon Cochran. ...


Releases

In the Unrated Edition DVD release, a few extra scenes were included that were not in the theatrical release. These scenes included conversations with Rachel's new neighbor (and neighborhood gossip), numerous additions in which Max shows a romantic interest in Rachel, more scenes with Samara prior to her possession of Aidan (including one in which she is shown to enter him in the restroom at the local fair), and the short film Rings (which was also included on a special edition of The Ring releases just before The Ring Two arrived in theaters). A scene in the theatrical cut in which Aidan first encounters a deer while wandering the local fair (prior to the deer attack) has also been removed from this version. Also, some musical cues were changed such as when Samara leaps out of the well in the opening scene. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Rings is a 2005 American horror short film. ...


Sequel

According to producer Roy Lee, from a January 2007 interview, a sequel is planned but won't be made for a few years. No specifics were given on the plot except that they want to go into the franchise with a "new fresh story".[1]


References

  1. ^ BD Horror News - What's The Exact Status of 'The Ring Three'?

External links

  • Official site.
  • The Ring World - a fansite covering all aspects of Ring works.
  • the Ring AREA - Contains of the cursed videos of the Ring cycle and their scene-by-scene analyses, as well as lots of other useful information.
  • The Ring Two at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Ring Two at Rotten Tomatoes
  • trailer from Tribute.ca
  • A short review of The Ring 2
  • She Is Here, a roleplay website where characters discuss their experiences with the cursed video. Originally created by Dreamworks as viral marketing, this site has spawned several spinoffs by fans who knew Dreamworks would eventually remove the site. The site is now run by fans of the franchise.
Preceded by
Robots
Box office number-one films of 2005 (USA)
March 20, 2005
Succeeded by
Guess Who

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