Ringu Collection

Type: New Blu-Ray

In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film's success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata's original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology. 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... Arrow Video is proud to present the genre defining trilogy - Ringu, the film that started it all, plus Hideo Nakata's chilling sequel, Ringu 2, and the haunting origin story, Ringu 0 - as well as the 'lost' original sequel, George Iida's Spiral, gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of bonus materials.


Bonus Materials

4K restoration of Ringu from the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations

Lossless Japanese DTS-HD master audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks

Optional English subtitles

Bonus feature: Spiral, George Iida’s 1998 sequel to Ringu

Audio commentary on Ringu by film historian David Kalat

Audio commentary on Ringu 0 by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The Ringu Legacy, a series of interviews from critics and filmmakers on their memories of the Ringu series and its enduring legacy

A Vicious Circle, a video interview with author and critic Kat Ellinger on the career of Hideo Nakata

Circumnavigating Ringu, a video essay by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on the evolution of the Ringu series

Spooks, Sighs and Videotape, a video essay by critic Jasper Sharp on the J-horror phenomenon

The Psychology of Fear, an archival interview with author Koji Suzuki

Archival behind-the-scenes featurette on Ringu 0

Ringu 0 deleted scenes

Sadako’s Video

Multiple theatrical trailers for the Ringu series