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The Ring

For the cycle of operas by Richard Wagner, see The Ring of the Nibelung

The Ring is a 2002 American motion picture that is a remake of a Japanese horror film, Ringu. The story concerns a videotape of possibly supernatural origin which causes people to die grotesquely seven days after they watch it. Produced by DreamWorks pictures, the film was a popular success, earning a total of $129,094,024 in domestic box office receipts.

It stars Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson and is directed by Gore Verbinski.

Elements of The Ring are also reminiscent of David Cronenberg's Videodrome.

A sequel, The Ring 2, is expected in North American theaters November 10, 2004.

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