the Ring: Saishuushou cursed video

NOTE: In Ring: Saishuushou, the cursed video is not a weird videotape in itself. In fact, it's just a normal music video of the song Shiroi yo by the Japanese idol singer Matsuzaki Nao, who really exists (just make a google search for her and her albums), which was mixed with Sadako's nensha (thoughtography/psychography) signal, thus resulting in the below-mentioned images and sounds in the background.

Scenes: Table of contents, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Table of contents

Abstr./Concr. No. Short description Duration

Concrete

1 New-born baby N/A

Abstract

2 Monster (Nagao Jôtarô raping Sadako) N/A

Abstract

3 Eruption of Mt. Mihara (light flashes in the background) N/A

Concrete

4 Yamamura Shizuko looking in the mirror N/A

Abstract

5 View of the Mihara mountain range on Izu-Oshima Island N/A

Abstract

6 Message in the dialect of Sashikiji N/A

Abstract

7 Finale N/A

Total running time: 1190 sec. = 19 min. 50 sec.
Back to the top.


Scene 1:
New-born baby - in Ring: Saishuushou, the baby is Takayama Ryuji, who here, is also Sadako's son: Sadako had Ryuji with her boyfriend at the time, Moriyama. This means, that Sadako in Ring: Saishuushou did not have the Testicular Feminization Syndrome, and thus was able to give birth.
Back to the top.


Scene 2: 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. Here, Nagao just threw her in the well as a post-rape murder. 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.
Back to the top.


Scene 3: Mt. Mihara erupting (light flashes in the backround) - before Sadako was born, her mother, Yamamura Shizuko, predicted the eruption of Mt. Mihara, and the prediction was later proven as true. Upon that, the people of Sashikiji started to fear here, so her cousin, Yamamura Kei, hid her into a hut, where she remained closed for years. Kei also spread the false news, that Shizuko died 50 years ago. After Asakawa Kazuyuki and Yoshino find Shizuko, Yamamura Kei kills her, and they throw her body into Mt. Mihara.
Back to the top.


Scene 4: Yamamura Shizuko looking in the mirror. In my humble opinion, the only significance of this scene is to give Asakawa and Yoshino some sense in searching for Yamamura Shizuko.
Back to the top.


Scene 5: View of the Mihara mountain range on Izu-Oshima Island. This is the key scene, which leads Asakawa and Yoshino to Izu-Oshima Island, which was the home island of Yamamura Shizuko and Sadako.
Back to the top.


Scene 6: Message in the dialect of Sashikiji. The message is:
うぬは、だーせんよごらをあげる。(dialect) / お前は来年、子供を生むのだ。(standard) / Unu wa daasen, yogora o ageru. (dialect) / Omae wa rainen, kodomo o umu no da. (standard) / You will daasen yogora. (dialect) / You're going to give birth next year. This message previously appeared in both the Ring novel and Ring: Kanzenban, as a part of the lines of Sadako's grandmother in the cursed video.
Back to the top.


Scene 7: The finale (a.k.a. outro): A curse has been cast on you. Thirteen days later at this moment in time - you will die - there is only one way to be saved - and that is-
, then the video ends. The missing part of the message is: - make two copies of the tape and show them two persons, each of them one one, within thirteen days.
Back to the top.