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SHOCK-tober: RING

Saturday 26th October

8.55pm

Screen 2

Director: Hideo Nakata

Starring: Nanako Matsushima Hiroyuki Sanada Rikiya Ōtaka Yoichi Numata

Rating: 18

Japan 1998, 98mins

One curse, one cure, one week to find it.

Ring - A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it. Director Hideo Nakata manages to strike a genuinely alarming balance between the cultural depths of Japanese folklore and the surface sheen of latter-day teen culture - Mark Kermode Sight and Sound