Ringu 2 (1999) Script

In Cooperation with The Ringu 2 Production Group...

...and Asmik-Ace Entertainment... an OZ Production Executive Producer Masato Hara Produced by Taka Ichise Makoto Ishihara

The corpse from the well. Yes, sir.

Mr. Yamamura.

Don't. I haven't seen her since she was a child, anyway.

That well was on Dr. Ikuma's estate.

It was sealed when the place was sold 30 years ago, and never opened after that.

Even so, that's Sadako, all right.

Neither Dr. Ikuma's nor her mother's family register has a "Sadako."

What happened to Dr. Ikuma?

He died just after the place was sold.

So I'm the only one left alive.

Anyway, burn her. Put the ashes wherever you like.

I'm afraid we can't do that.

This is a very strange case.

One of the people who found her is dead, and the other's vanished.

And there's something else. The time of death.

The autopsy says it was only one or two years ago.


Which means she was alive in the well all that time...

...for 30 years.


Starring Miki Nakatani Hitomi Sato Kyoko Fukada Nanako Matsushima Hiroyuki Sanada Story from the Novel 'Ring' by Koji Suzuki (Kadokawa)

Screenplay Hiroshi Takahashi Directed by Hideo Nakata

There's this "video curse" everyone's talking about.


What happens in it?

I heard that suddenly there's this scary woman who says, "You will die in one week."

They say if you watch late-night TV she appears.

And then the phone rings.

Late-night TV? What channel?

I heard it was on a local channel down in lzu.


Is it really a good idea to use this stuff?

Why not?

You die unless you show the video to someone within a week.

Yeah, we've got to get someone to say that on camera too.

Still no word from Reiko? Nope.

The police called about her. Yeah?

Is Reiko Asakawa here?

No, not right at the moment.

There's this "video curse" everyone's talking about.

Yes. What kind of video is it?

I heard that suddenly there's this scary woman who says, "You will die in one week."

Excuse me.

Do you know what's going on?

We haven't heard from her.

A man named Ryuji Takayama died.


Ms. Asakawa's ex-husband.

The police were here too. She's been away for days.

Did they go inside?

No. They didn't ask.

Go ahead.

Ms. Takano.

What's that?

A video?

Father, forgive me.

I had to save Yoichi.

Are you okay?

When I saw her, she asked me about a video.

She's a single mother, so they don't assign her important stories.

That's right. Her boy.

He was in school.

Ms. Asakawa?

She's out right now.

This is the police.

Ms. Asakawa's father was found dead this morning.

Where's Mr. Kadokura? Over there.

Sir? Yes?

Omuta, Shizuoka Police. Thanks for coming.

Any luck finding the daughter? None.

And the woman in the well? We're rebuilding the face.

You are?

We're going to take the model they make and ask around the area.

He found the old man's body.

Hang on.

Do you want to see him?

People don't usually die like that.

Are you dubbing something?


We're wondering if it has anything to do with this note.


He's been absent more than ten days.

What's wrong?


Why are you looking for Reiko?

I want to find out why Prof. Takayama died.

I'll check a bit more. I'll call if I find anything.



Police. Sorry to call so late, but I'd like to ask about Ryuji Takayama.

Ms. Mai Takano? You were first on the scene?


May I come in?


Oh, yes, Prof. Takayama taught math, didn't he?

And you were?

His assistant. I see.

Ms. Takano, have you ever heard of Sadako Yamamura?


Or Shizuko Yamamura, her mother?

No. Heihachiro lkuma?


Mr. Takayama and Ms. Asakawa were looking for something, weren't they?

I'm afraid I don't know.

I see.

Reiko Asakawa's father was found dead today.

In a similar state to Mr. Takayama. Do you know what I mean?

Go away, please.

They'd found a corpse in a well.

An unidentified woman who died a year or two ago.

But that well was sealed in concrete 30 years ago.

Hard to believe, isn't it?

Nearly 30 years down there in the dark.

Neither of the hands had nails.

They were found in the sides of the well where she'd kept trying to...

Go away!

All right.

Call me if you hear where Reiko Asakawa is.

I'm sorry. It's just that this is such a strange case.

Oh, what's the video all about?

I don't know.


Do you live near here, professor?

Yeah. I can concentrate better here than in my apartment.


We're rolling.

Okay, from where we left off. Three seconds.

So you have to dub it and show it to someone within a week.

If you don't, at the exact same time, a week later...

So there was an original video that people copied?

Yes. Where did it come from?

It was just there, is what I heard.

Everyone's got tapes that they don't know what's on them.

There was all this weird stuff on one like that.

How would you know it's that tape?

You know if you see it.

Does anyone have this tape? I know people.

They're scared, so they're all showing it to each other.

Did you see it?

Can you get me a copy?



Excuse me.

Work out a price.

She was probably after these four.

They all died exactly a week after they saw the tape.

Hard to believe, huh?

This girl, Tomoko, was Ms. Asakawa's niece.

There was a friend with her.

Kurahashi. Masami Kurahashi.

What happened to her?

She can't speak.

She's in the hospital at your university.

The doctor can't answer questions about a particular patient.

You can only ask him about his area of research.

All right.

This way, please.

Ms. Kurahashi?

How are you feeling?

Wouldn't you like to go out on the veranda?

The doctor says the air would do you good.

Still afraid of the TV?

I'll bring a partition so you won't have to see it.


They're here, doctor.

My name's Kawajiri. Sit down.

We put snapshots of our patients on their files.

Any idea why?

In case they run off?

That's right. Exactly.

Illness can change patients so much even their families won't know them.

So we always take their pictures.

However, when we photographed this patient with our regular camera here, we found something very strange.

It's called spirit photography.

Something in a person's mind affects the light on the film.

There've been many cases of this.

That's what's happened here?

We also tried just having her hold the film.

You see the character?


You probably think I'm crazy. The whole university does.

Did you know Ryuji Takayama?

Yes. The only one here who'd listen to me.

He studied medicine before he went into math.

You know he died?

That was a real shame.

Then why weren't you at his funeral?

See? You can't see it, can you.

No need to rush.

Take it easy. Nice and slow.

What's the matter?

Are you feeling bad?

Ms. Kurahashi.

Get her out of here.



Help me.

Help me.

Get restraints on her.

Help me!

They said that was the first time she's spoken.

Are you going to continue on Ms. Asakawa's story?


I suggest you stop.


You'd better stop.

Did the girl tell you something?


I'm sorry.

Don't tell anyone.

The power you have now won't save anyone.


Are you Yoichi?

Where do you live?

Can't you talk?

Go in there.

Not much of a place, is it?

Sit down.




Remember a girl named Masami? She was with Tomoko when she died.


She went near a TV set at the hospital, and something strange came on.

What was it?

A well. Only for a second, though.

Just that?


You saw it too, didn't you?

You're all right, if that's all.

But I wouldn't see it again.

Masami can't speak either, you know.


If Yoichi goes on like this...

So what should I do? Lock him away in a hospital?

What's it got to do with you?

I'm sorry.

Go away.

Can I come back sometimes?

To see Yoichi?



Oh, you got it?

We said 20,000 yen?

I watched it last night.

Mr. Okazaki, you'll watch it too, won't you?

Sure. There's no point if I don't.


Sure I will. Trust me.

Hey. The money.

Don't forget.

Nice catch.

Here it comes.

You're studying that already?

Why were you at the station the other day?

Was your mom angry?

Was someone there?


Let's eat.

Wash your hands.

I think Yoichi won't speak because deep down he blames me.

That's not true.

After we left my dad's, the TV would come on when Yoichi went near it.

Could you talk to Dr. Kawajiri?

If he's the same way as Tomoko's friend Masami...

You've seen Reiko Asakawa.

I didn't call him.

A TV reporter asked us about a patient here.

He should be here soon.

We're going to try an experiment. It might help with the boy too.

Come in.

This way.

What are you going to do?

This is tap water.

This paper absorbs...

...about that much.

Just like before. Concentrate on the water.

That's good.

The water's changed.

Some kind of energy has gone from her to the water.

We can explain the film the same way.

It's all energy transfer.

Eventually all the energy should be transferred out of her.

We're going to try that now.

Sit down.

You're going to tape this?

Yeah. Didn't you watch the video?

You can't. You'll see the well.

A well? Everyone who sees it dies!

You're alive, aren't you? Oh, Hayashi.

Mr. Okazaki.

This is a new tape. Could you set it up for me?

Masami, this experiment is dangerous.

If everyone sees it...

There's something in my head.

Quick. The tape.

Even if we get that video on tape, videos don't kill.

Fear kills. Prove that, and its energy dissipates and frees her from it.

You can leave if you want. No.


The same as with the photo film. Relax and look at the camera.

What's that noise?

Who's that?


Ms. Kurahashi!

What are you doing?

Some girl's been calling, saying something about, "Today is a week."

That girl with the tape? Oh, yeah. I'll call her.

Good night. Good night.

Sawaguchi residence.

Hello, Kanae?

Yes. It's Okazaki.

I watched the video.

Oh, great. I was so scared.

You don't trust me.

Well, it's almost the time.


You know that strange woman?

The one in the mirror?


Yeah, that's the one.

Didn't it look like it changed to a child for a second?

Just before it changed to the well.

Where's the video now?

I threw it out. It's just too dangerous.

No one else should see it.

That's no good. You've got to show it to someone now.

You have to, Mr. Okazaki. I don't want you to die.

All right.

See you, then. Yeah.

The woman in the mirror.


This is the test Dr. Heihachiro lkuma publicly performed.

This destroyed his reputation, and he was expelled from the field.


You can'tjust will someone dead.

Dr. Ikuma talked about intention being a living thing, how the energy of thought itself could take physical form, appear on videotape.

Last 30 years in a well, 30 years of concentrated thought, seeking revenge.

We've all seen it now.

Takayama and Ms. Asakawa's father both saw it before they died?

Why her father?

Did her boy see it?

Him too?

Just like that girl, I imagine.

We can'tjust let this go on.

Where is Ms. Asakawa? Tell me!




Come with me.

We just want to ask a few questions.

Nothing to worry about.

Oh, yes. Just a minute.

Get away from here.


Don't you hear me? Run!

What's wrong?




Freak! She's cursed!







We didn't save Yoichi?

Your child isn't Yoichi anymore.




Stop it! No!


Why won't this erase?

Who did the story start with?

Stories like that don't start with anyone.

People feel anxious, and rumors start flying.


What's wrong?

Let's go.

Does it look like her?

It looks like her, just as strange.

We'll take some pictures.

That's fine.

Sadako, why did you leave me alive?

I was the one who made you and your mother into a freak show.

Do you want me to return you to the sea?

Is that it?

Do you know the Yamamuras in Sashikiji?

There's lots of Yamamuras here.

A woman named Shizuko lived there.

Oh, there.



This way.

Sorry. Did I wake you?


Listen, will you promise me something?


That you'll never do that again, no matter what happens.

It's really scary. Okay?

Are you on my side?

Yes, I am. Of course.


I put Sadako into the sea.

That's the only thing I could do.

That's what Shizuko did with her.

She went off alone when she went into labor with Sadako.

She came home with her stomach flat, saying she'd put the baby in the sea.

But the next day she came back, and the child was with her.

What's that sound?

The cave where Sadako was born.

The River of Offering.

Unwanted children were put here so the tide would take them.

Who was Sadako's father?



Is there a Ms. Mai Takano staying here?


Well, at least you have a room open.



You're dead.

You're dead.

You're safe.

Do you remember your dream last night?

All right, think of your mother.

That's good.

Can I have a word?

What controls him is anger.

It's his anger that summons her. He can't control it.

My equipment's coming. I'll try to make Sadako disappear.

There are no ghosts, no "next world."

Despite what Takayama said.

But will Yoichi be strong enough?

What do you suggest?

What happens if the police come?

He channels the energy. He's the best medium.

I'll do it.

Are you as strong as Takayama?


That doesn't mean you'll be better than the boy.

What if I saw the video?

All right. All we need now is water.


Sea water doesn't permeate as well.

We need enough fresh water to absorb Sadako's bitterness.

You conduct the energy he generates into the water, where it dissolves.

And Sadako disappears.

All right? Yes.

Take your places.

Remember, I'm on your side, okay?


Close your eyes.

Remember what you saw. What did you see?

Yes. Your father and mother are dead.

You're all alone. What did you see?

You know what? It's that woman's fault your mother died.

She betrayed your mother.

That's right. It was my fault.

That's great. Just like that.

Dr. Kawajiri, what's that?

I can see into the next world.



Take me.


Take me...

...and put an end to all this!


Are you okay?

Don't let go.

Let me fall.

Frolic in brine.

Goblins be thine.

Grab the wall. I can't hold you by myself.

Grab the wall.

Ms. Takano.

It's all right. No more.




Take him.


Yoichi, give your fear to me.

Give it to me.

Give it to me!

Climb! Grab the rope!

Don't look back.

Help me!

Help me!

Why are you the only one saved?

Are you still scared?

No. Are you?


A little bit, still.

So how's Okazaki?

Still in hospital.

Hospital? Yeah.

Where's the key for this? The key?

This one, isn't it?

Mr. Okazaki, I'll take your picture for your file. Look this way, please.

Mr. Okazaki, look this way.



Mai Takano: Miki Nakatani Masami Kurahashi: Hitomi Sato Kanae Sawaguchi: Kyoko Fukada Dr. Kawajiri: Fumiyo Kohinata Detective Omuta: Kenjiro Ishimaru Okazaki: Yurei Yanagi Yoichi: Rikiya Otaka Takashi Yamamura: Yoichi Numata Reiko Asakawa: Nanako Matsushima Ryuji Takayama: Hiroyuki Sanada

Executive Producer: Masato Hara Produced by Taka Ichise Makoto Ishihara From the novel 'Ring' by Koji Suzuki (Kadokawa Shoten)

Written by Hiroshi Takahashi Director of Photography: Hideo Yamamoto Art Director: Lwao Saito Lighting Technician: Akira Ono Music by Kenji Kawai Visual Effects Supervisor: Hajime Matsumoto Special Make-up Supervisor: Takuya Wada Editor: Nobuyuki Takahashi Sound Mixer: Kiyoshi Kakizawa Sound Effects by Kenji Shibazaki Assistant Director: Soukoku Lee Production Managers: Shingo Miyauchi & Tetsuo Kaneko

Directed by Hideo Nakata