Arrow Video Announce Blu-Ray & Theatrical Release of THE RING for 20th Anniversary





Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the icon that taught western audiences to fear J-Horror with the newly restored cinematic return of Hideo Nakata’s classic Ring. Then, experience the terrifying Sadako through your own screen with the feature-packed first ever UK Blu-ray release!

A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima, When Marnie Was There), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week – unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse….

Over the years, there have been many reimaginations and imitators, but none can compare to Hideo Nakata’s original, slow-burning nightmare. With a brand new restoration and a wealth of bonus content, the film’s debut on UK Blu-ray is more than worth the wait, making it a staple for any horror fan’s collection!

THE RING is in cinemas 1st March 2019, and Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, Limited Edition Steelbook, and Limited Edition Collection featuring Ring, Ring 2, Ring 0 & Spiral will be released 18th March 2019.

Special Features:

Limited Edition Collection Extras:

-Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork.
-Limited edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by Violet Lucca, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Jasper Sharp, Kieran Fisher and Kat Ellinger.
-“Spiral” – George Iida’s 1998 sequel to “Ring”.
-New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat.
-New audio commentary on “Ring 0” by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas.
-“Ring Legacy” – interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories and the enduring legacy of “Ring”.
-“A Vicious Circle” – video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata.
-“Circumnavigating Ring” – video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the film series.
-“Spooks, Sighs and Videotape” – video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon.
-“The Psychology of Fear” – newly edited archival interview with author Koji Suzuki.
-Archival Behind-the-Scenes featurette on “Ring 0”.
-“Ring 0” deleted scenes.
-Sadako’s Video.
-Theatrical trailers.

Blu-ray / Steelbook / DVD Extras:

-New audio commentary by film historian David Kalat.
-“Ring Legacy” – interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories and the enduring legacy of the Ring series.
-“A Vicious Circle” – video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata.
-Sadako’s Video.
-Theatrical trailers.
-Limited Edition SteelBook packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin (SteelBook-only).
-Booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (SteelBook-only).

Technical Details:

-Brand new 1080p restoration from the original film negative, approved by the director of photography Junichiro Hayashi.
-Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtrack, with optional English subtitles.

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