the Ring: Kanzenban cursed video - in-movie version

Scenes: Table of contents, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Table of contents

Abstr./Concr. No. Short description Duration

Abstract

1 Floating red dot expanding, until it fills the screen 14 sec.

Concrete

2 Mt. Mihara erupting 13 sec.

Abstract

3 People at Shizuzko's demonstration 3 sec.

Abstract

4 Rolling dice (lots of them) 19 sec.

Abstract

5 The yama kanji 2 sec.

Abstract

6 Sadako's grandmother 25 sec.

Abstract

7 Demonic face, which shoots forward 4 sec.
Abstract 8 Countless faces 19 sec.
Concrete 9 New-born baby 14 sec.
Concrete 10 Old TV turning on to the sada kanji 2 sec.
Concrete 11 Sadako's grandmother 3 sec.
Concrete 12 Angry reporters at Shizuko's demonstration 11 sec.
Concrete 13 Shigemori keeling over dead 8 sec.
Concrete 14 Nagao Jôtarô raping Sadako 7 sec.
Concrete 15 Droplets of blood falling towards the screen 4 sec.
Concrete 16 Forest at day/moon at night 9 sec.
Abstract 17 The finale 45 sec.

Total running time: 202 sec. = 3 min. 22 sec. (the other 16 sec. are taken by the TV commercial, recorded over the finale by the four dead teenagers).
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Scene 1: Floating red dot, expanding, until it fills the screen. Doesn't have a special meaning.
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Scene 2: Mt. Mihara erupting - when Sadako was a child, she predicted the eruption of Mt. Mihara, and the prediction was later proven as true. Also, Sadako's mother, Yamamura Shizuko, after being branded a fraud at the demonstration, held by her lover/Sadako's father, professor Ikuma Heihachiro, she committed suicide by throwing herself into Mt. Mihara.
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Scene 3: People at Shizuko's demonstration. Just a shot of the people.
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Scene 4: Rolling dice. At the demonstration, held by professor Ikuma Heihachiro, Shizuko had to predict the outcome of the rolling dice, and, as Sadako was there, she memorized this scene (the cursed video is basically Sadako's memories). This is important, because on that demonstration, Sadako's mother, Yamamura Shizuko, and her father, professor Ikuma Heihachiro, were branded a fraud, thus making Sadako suffer as well.
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Scene 5: The yama kanji (yama means mountain, and is the first part of Sadako's surname - Yamamura, which means mountain village). This is the very same mental image, that Sadako sent to a certain professor Miura Tetsuzo, who was a studier of the paranormal powers. As I explained before, the cursed video is Sadako's memory, more precisely, the events, that had the biggest effect on Sadako's life, so even this very image is included, as it basically "wrote" her life's story.
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Scene 6: Sadako's grandmother, interrupted in the middle by the shot of a new-born baby.
What she says, is in the dialect of Izu-Oshima, and all of its versions are on The lines of Sadako's grandmother page.
What she wants to say is, that Sadako will give a birth to something, and, considering the events in Ring (or Ring: Kanzenban) and Rasen, what she gave birth to, was the Ring virus.
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Scene 7: Demonic face, which shoots forward. This scene doesn't have a special meaning (however, the demonic face could be that of Nagao Jôtarô).
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Scene 8: Countless faces - the reporters at Shizuko's demonstration. They're yelling sentences, such as Charlatan! and Fraud!, and they yell them at Shizuko and professor Ikuma Heihachiro.
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Scene 9: New-born baby - Sadako's dead brother. When Sadako was around 7 or 8, her mother, Yamamura Shizuko, gave birth to another child, this time a boy, who died 4 months after, of a disease. And, this is NOT Sadako's son, although in Ring: Kanzenban, she had an incestuous relationship with her father, professor Ikuma Heihachiro - however, Sadako had the Female Testicularization Syndrome, which means she appared on the outside as a girl, but had a male genetic structure - she also had no uterus, but fully developed testes. Just to mention, that people, who have this syndrome, are unable to conceive (as they have no uterus), so Sadako could NOT give birth.
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Scene 10: The old TV, turning on to the sada kanji (sada means chastity, and it's the first part of the name Sadako, which means chaste child) - this is a nod to the scene, described later in the story, where Shigemori, the director of the Hisho Acting Troupe, which Sadako was a member of since the age of 18 until her death, once spied Sadako practicing her nensha (thoughtography) on an old TV set, which was later discovered to have been unplugged.
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Scene 11: Sadako's grandmother appears again, this time, saying shômon bakkari shite'ru to, bôkon ga kuru zo (if you keep playing in the water, the monster will come for you) again. This is just a blurred, concrete memory of Sadako's grandmother.
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Scene 12: Angry reporters at Shizko's demonstration. This scene represents the people who made Sadako basically loose the will to live - they branded her mother a charlatan and a fraud, that's why she threw herself into the Mt. Mihara, and it causes major sadness in Sadako.


Scene 13: Hisho Acting Troupe director Shigemori (somewhat unconvicingly) keeling over dead. This is a concrete memory of Shigmeori dying the day after he and his friend, Arima Shin, saw Sadako involved in a sexual incestual relationship with her father. Probably Sadako realized he saw it and thus killed him.
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Scene 14: Nagao Jôtarô raping Sadako - unlike in Nakata's Ring or Verbinski's The Ring, here and in the novel, Sadako was thrown into the well by Nagao Jôtarô, a young doctor, who watched her bedridden father (professor Ikuma Heihachiro). Nagao Jôtarô was also the last person in Japan to have been treated for smallpox. Well, what happened was, that after Nagao raped Sadako, he realized, that she had no uterus and had fully developed testes. Being that Sadako's little "secret", she telepathically sent him a message, saying I'll kill you. Nagao, being afraid, strangled her and tossed her into the well. Also, being Nagao the last person in Japan to have been treated for smallpox, by raping Sadako, he transferred the smallpox virus to her, which she, 30 years later, transferred onto the cursed video, but in a mutated form, which was - seven parts smallpox and three parts human DNA (in Rasen, Sadako's cursed tape virus impregnates Ryuji's assistant Takano Mai, who gives birth to a clone of Sadako's, which now has less prominent testes and an uterus, and Mai dies).
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Scene 15: Droplets of blood falling towards screen (i.e. into Sadako's eyes), probably when she was tossed into the well. This scene does not have a special meaning.
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Scene 16: Forest at day morphing into moon at night. This scene does not have a special meaning.
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Scene 17: The finale (a.k.a. outro): You, who watched this tape, you are going to die in one week on this same time. There is only one way to survive. You must-, then the TV commercial, which then four dead teenagers recorded over it. The missing part of the message is: - copy the tape and show it to someone else within one week. As it's explained in Rasen, the cure to the curse was no longer to copy the video and show it to someone else, as the virus, carried by the tape, mutated, so the cursed person had to do something else to lift the curse (for example, Asakawa Kazuyuki wrote the Ring report).
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