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The Ring caused me involuntary bowel evacuation

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  1. daninthemix

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    It's the only film I've ever seen that truly disturbed me - to the point where I had to watch another film straight away to get it out of my head.

    Spoiler







    The girl coming towards - and then out of - the TV screen :eek:
     
  2. James45

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    had the same effect on my gf which is saying something as she's a bit of a horror junky!








    spoiler










    have you seen the original? the tv screen was spookier on the US one but the Jap one was miles better when she actually gets out of the TV. terrifying!:eek:
     
  3. raigraphixs

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    Hi,

    Yeah, i would class that a spoiler for someone who has not seen it yet!.

    That aside, I found that when i saw the original version i thought to myself 'what the $@#$!'. Real creepy. I think it took place in a darker room, so more frightening. One of the best horror moments for a few years now.


    cheers

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  4. briandzo

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    the wife and i watched it last week.
    there were just 2 other people in cinema at the time too.
    prettty errie for the type of movie.

    the misses was scared , but it didnt do much for me.
    i just dont seemed to be able to get scared by movies
    any more. the occasional jump but thats about it.

    deffinately no lingerin disturbed thoughts afterwards.

    oddly enough my brother (39) said the other day
    he still gets the odd nightmare (u know in bed sleeping etc).

    i dont think ive had a nightmare in 20 years (im 36)

    Brian.......
     
  5. mcmullanbrush

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    A good tip is to watch it with your wife/girlfriend, then call your home number from your mobile phone just as it finishes:devil:
     
  6. James45

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    I wish I had have thought of that at the time, next time we watch it maybe... nice one!!:devil:
     
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    Did that and got a kick in the nuts for my troubles. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Geezer

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    Ouch :D i would have done it too if i had thought of it at the time. (not kick you in your nuts obviously the phone thing :suicide: )
     
  9. Wilfred Whale

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    And it's rated PG13?????
     
  10. andyrap

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    I was pretty scared in the film itself - definitely some lasting images there.

    What really scared me though was the brilliant easter egg where you watch the actual video in full - genius.
     
  11. James45

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    watch it you'll be getting a phone call!:devil: :D
     
  12. Geezer

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    Where do you find the egg?
     
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    Do people still watch videos nowadays :D
     
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    On the main menu, press down beyond the options (twice I think) and the cursor disappears.

    Press enter and you get the full version of the 'video'. And scared.

    BTW - best to watch immediately after the film :smashin:
     
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    I have to agree, it scared the living daylights out of me.:eek: :smashin:

    There hasn´t been a film thats managed to do that for a long time.
     
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    I did not rate the film. I watched it on dvd 2 weeks ago and did not make me jump once. I bought a copy for my firend and his mrs i rung them about an hour after i gave them thri copy but thei did not answer the phone :(.
     
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    I keep tellin people to ditch videos and convert to DVD.

    Maybe now they'll listen to me :D
     
  18. groundy

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    I agree - it scared the absolute **** out of me. I wouldn't have believed a film could affect me in that way as I've seen all the notorious horror/scary flicks over the years and have never been scared by any of them. I can't believe it was only rated 15 over here :eek:. There should have been some kind of warning beforehand telling you to get out now :D. I saw it in the cinema last week and it took me a few days to get it out of my mind. I won't have the DVD anywhere near me.
     
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    Great film. The remake was much better than the original IMO. The story was more tightly constructed, better told, and the visuals were more frightening. Although the original did more to emphasise the pure evil of the little girl.
     
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    I thought it was brilliant. Watched it twice on DVD now and the 2nd time was possibly scarier than the first. I also picked up on a lot of subtle images that I would have missed first-time round (cos I was so scared probably :D )

    Very good horror film though and hopefully the sequel/prequel will get remade as well. Would be nice to understand the little girl and why she was so evil.
     
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    Not scary for me, but mildly creepy. I was disappointed that I didn't jump when I have jumped at many other movies. Miles better than the Jap original which bored me rigid (although I was asleep at the 'crucial point' so previous comments make me feel like I should check that sequence out for curiosity's sake).

    Thought the footage on the tape itself had a very David Lynch feel about it (which is maybe why that didn't creep me out either).

    The Easter Egg on the DVD is great, nice touch. Also like the interesting way they did the deleted scenes (as a short movie with flashbacks to the film proper).

    Great movie, just not scary.

    As an aside, it's interesting to note parallels with other movies such as Silence of the Lambs (I won't say which bit, but you know if you've seen both movies) and The Changeling.
     
  22. daninthemix

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    Squirrel God - have you checked and made sure that you're not medically dead? :p
     
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    As Groundy has just said to me in a PM, different things for different people.

    The fact that it has many, many parallels with The Changeling didn't help either (I'm guessing The Changeling was made first too as it's well old, but I need to check the date on Ringu).

    I do think however that the director could've done a better job soundwise, i.e. using mega-loud noises at appropriate moments. He didn't really do this. If he had done, I would've jumped :smashin:

    And yes, if you enjoyed The Ring, do check out The Changeling as I'm sure it will scare you ****less as well :D
     
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    I remember seeing the changeling years ago, very scary.
    Can you get it on dvd or video ?

    Regards

    Jimmysil
     
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    Yes Jimmy. I bought the R1 a while ago. Not seen it on any other region but search for the R1 at www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk and you'll find a few suppliers.
     
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    Thanks Squirrel God for the link.
    It appears to be out on Region 2 as well now.
    I can get it from play for 12 pounds.


    Cheers
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  27. RL123

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    IMO he didn't do this because he didn't want the film to be another cliched, stereotyped horror.

    The film worked so well for me because it was different (not the same as being original - it had a very 'Final Destination' feel to it IMO) to a typical horror film.

    No gore. No violence. Very little bad langauge.

    The sound mixes were very good IMO and the music was totally spot-on.
     
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    This did nothing for me either. I just find it wierd that people found this scary most the time during the film I sat there looking at my DVD player to see how long was left, unfortunately it didn't speed the film up for me :boring:

    If you want some really scary jumpy moments in a film get The Eye. CD-Wow should still be doing it for around £7 and I highly recommend it for heart failure. The frights do taper off in the latter half of the film but the first hour is great, with the ending making up for last half hour of it.

    But anyway The Eye is worth getting for £7 just for the heart attack moments.
     
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    Just finished watching it tonight, I'm with the rodent deity on this one, good film but not scary. From people's comments I was expecting to be jumping out of my seat but it's not that kind of film I guess, it's more psychological in it's approach. Naomi Watts again was fantastic, why this actress isn't hired more often is a travesty, not many Hollywood leading women can match ability with their looks but N Watts can.
     
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    the films ok but nothing special and the eye is absolutely arse its as scary as a episode of the family guy,he hype around that film is a joke im glad i borrowed a copy of it because id be fuming if i had payed for that lmao.
     

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