The Ring cursed video - standard version

Scenes: Table of contents, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.

Table of contents

Abstr./Concr. No. Short description Duration

Concrete

1 The "ring" 12 sec.

Premonition

2 Bloody water 3 sec.

Abstract

3 Chair in Samara's room 4 sec.

Concrete

4 Comb going through the hair 2 sec.

Concrete

5 Switching mirror sequence 10 sec.

Abstract

6 A needle with blood at its end 1 sec.

Concrete

7 Window of the house of the Morgans 2 sec.
Concrete 8 Cliff on Moesko Island 4 sec.
Abstract 9 Something being put out of a mouth 2 sec.
Abstract 10 Short interruption #1 1 sec.
Abstract 11 Pierced finger 1 sec.
Abstract 12 Maggots 4 sec.
Abstract 13 Chair, table and a centipede 5 sec.
Concrete 14 Dog (or goat?) 1 sec.
Premonition 15 Eye of the horse on the ferry 1 sec.
Abstract 16 Short interruption #2 1 sec.
Abstract 17 Severed fingers 1 sec.
Abstract 18 The japanese maple (tree) 5 sec.
Concrete 19 Samara being asphyxiated 1 sec.
Concrete 20 Anna Morgan in front of the mirror 3 sec.
Concrete 21 Window from Scene 7, now empty 1 sec.
Concrete 22 Chair from Scene 3, now moving 1 sec.
Abstract 23 Ladder 2 sec.
Concrete 24 Dead horses on a seashore 5 sec.
Abstract 25 Anna's suicide 4 sec.
Concrete 26 Ladder starting to fall - lid sliding over the top of the well - ladder finishing to fall 6 sec.
Concrete 27 The well 3 sec.

Total running time: 85 sec. = 1 min. 25 sec.
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Scene 1: The "ring" - view of light through the cracks from the well. It's the last thing Samara saw, when looking upside from the well (it was her adoptive mother, Anna Morgan, who tossed her into the well in The Ring). Also, in this scene, it's obvious that the lid moves towards the top - Samara was trying to remove it using her powers, unfortunately unsuccessfully.
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Scene 2: Bloody water. It's one of Samara's visions of the future, and it represents the scene, where the lead character, Rachel Keller (the Asakawa Reiko character), possessed by Samara (as she watched the cursed video), drives a horse crazy, the horse then breaks the ropes, goes out of the box it was held in and kills itself by throwing itself down from the ferry.
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Scene 3: A chair. This Samara's chair from the barn. After the horse tragedy on Moesko Island, her adoptive father, Richard Morgan, held her locked in the barn, with the TV as her only real company. This chair was in front of the TV, and thus represents our view into Samara's life.
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Scene 4: Comb going through the hair. This is, what Samara saw, when someone was brushing her long hair.
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Scene 5: The mirror sequence. For the first 7 seconds, we see Samara's adoptive mother, Anna Morgan, brushing her hair. The mirror is on the right side of the wall. Then, the mirror very quickly moves to the life part of the wall, and in it, we see the reflection of Samara - this part last for 1 second. For the next 2 seconds, the mirror returns to its original position, and we can see Anna again, this time turned to the right, and smiling. This scene is lifted straight out the cursed video in Ring, and is, as it's explained in Ring 2, the concrete memory of an actual event in Sadako's (Samara's in The Ring) life - her mother (adpotive mother in The Ring) was slowly going insane, so once, when she was brushing her hair in front of the mirror (she did it almost constantly), Sadako (Samara in The Ring) approached her, and as a childish prank, she (with her mental powers) switched the mirror's position.
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Scene 6: A needle with blood at its end. In my humble opinion, this scene does not have a special meaning, except for being the exact same needle, which pierces the finger in the pierced finger scene below (so the blood on it is from the pierced finger).
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Scene 7: A window. It's the window of the house, where Samara and the Morgans lived. The man, who's looking out of the window in this scene, is her adoptive father, Richard Morgan.
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Scene 8: The cliff on Moesko Island. It's the same cliff Anna Morgan threw herself from into the sea. What you can't see on this screenshot is, that on the left part of it, there's some of the image missing - the lighthouse. It's the lighthouse, which leads Rachel Keller to Moesko Island. Also note the fly on the right side - the fly on the door of the basement of the EOLA Country Psychiatric (when Noah is there) moves in the exact same circular pattern as the fly on the right side of this scene.
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Scene 9: Something is being pulled out of a mouth. Now, deducing from the teeth, it's a human mouth, and even further - deducing from the upper teeth, it's a child's mouth. It's probably Samara's mouth, when she pulled out of herself the electrode, which the doctors at the EOLA County Psychiatric put inside it.
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Scene 10: Short interruption. It consists of the scenes of Samara being asphyxiated by Anna Morgan before being thrown into the well, Samara seeing Anna putting the lid onto the well, and the vision of the tree on Shelter Mountain. All of these scenes are explained further below, where the full versions of them appears.
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Scene 11: Pierced finger. It symbolically represents the pain, inflicted to the cursed viewer by Samara. It also symbolizes Samara trying to climb her way out of the well.
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Scene 12: The maggots. Maggots are flies in larval stage, so this scene ties to the fly scene, which is described further below. This might be also a nod to Rasen, as in the 2nd image, the maggots seem, as if they were bacteria. The maggots also represent the rotting - thus death.
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Scene 13: A chair, a table with a glass on it, and a centipede. To be honest, I don't understand this scene very well, but I think it has something to do with Samara being in EOLA County Psychiatric.
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Scene 14: Either a goat or a dog, entering in a part of the Morgan Ranch. I reckon this scene doesn't have a special meaning.
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Scene 15: The eye of the horse on the ferry. Another of Samara's visions of the future.
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Scene 16: Short interruption. It again consists of the scene of Samara seeing Anna putting the lid onto the well. Again, it's explained further below, where the full-length version of the scene appears.
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Scene 17: Severed fingers. There are seven fingers, which represent Samara's seven days in the well, as well as the seven-days deadline of the video curse.
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Scene 18: The Japanese maple. This is the same tree Rachel sees on Shelter Mountain during her stay in the rental cottage. Also, it's the last tree Samara saw before being tossed into the well - the burning is probably Samara's own interpretation of the colors of the sunset, but can also be her view of Shelter Mountain burning.
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Scene 19: Samara being asphyxiated by her adoptive mother, Anna Morgan. Unlike what happened to Sadako before being tossed into the well in the Ring novel, where she has been raped by Nagao Jôtarô, threatened him to kill him, and was strangled (by Nagao), or in the Ring movie, where she has been hit with a bladed object by her father, professor Ikuma Heihachiro, in The Ring, Samara's adoptive mother, Anna Morgan, asphyxiated her and bashed into the well. Also note that Samaras was only 8, when she died, unlike Sadako, who at the time of her death was 19 (the same goes for Eun-Suh in The Ring Virus - she was also raped strangled, as Sadako in the Ring novel).
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Scene 20: Anna Morgan in front of the mirror, turning. This scene was lifted straight out of Ring 2, which features Sadako's mother, Yamamura Shizuko, turning in the exact same way, only in the opposite direction (in Ring, the mirror was on the left, not on the right, as in The Ring). Yet another of Samara's memories.
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Scene 21: A window. It's the same window as in Scene 7, only this time, without Richard Morgan looking out of it. This scene doesn't have a special meaning.
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Scene 22: The same chair from Scene 3 again, this time upside down and spinning. It's nothing special, just another demonstration of Samara's powers.
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Scene 23: A ladder. Probably an abstract memory of the ladder to Samara's small room on the top of the barn.
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Scene 24: Dead horses on a seashore. This scene represents the demise Samara caused to the horses - they escaped from the Morgan Ranch, ran to the cliff, and threw themselves down - the same as her adoptive mother, Anna Morgan, did after her death. This horse tragedy is also the catastrophic result of Samara being locked onto the top of the barn (hence Aidan says: the horses keep her up at night).
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Scene 25: Anna's suicide scene. As explained above, Anna Morgan committed suicide in the exact same way as the horses did - she ran out of the Morgan Ranch, up to the cliff, where she then threw herself into the sea. My theory is, that Anna Morgan committed suicide, because she was sorry for having asphyxiated and bashed Samara into the well. Also, this scene is lifted straight out The Ring Virus, where Eun-Suh's mother also commits suicide by throwing herself into the sea from a cliff, but there, it's because of having been branded a fraud on the demonstration, held by Eun-Suh's father (she committed suicide before Eun-Suh was tossed into the well), but as Korea doesn't have a Mt. Mihara, the film makers decided to make her throw herself into the sea (if only Ring had some footage of Shizuko throwing herself into the Mt. Mihara). Also note the cliff in this scene is the same one as in Scene 8.
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Scene 26: Ladder starting to fall - Samara seeing Anna putting the lid over the top of the well - ladder finishing to fall. The ladder part is maybe a memory of something her adoptive father, Richard Morgan, did to prevent Samara from escaping from the barn. The well part is the last thing Samara saw before dying (actually, the last thing was this well part, followed by the first scene - the "ring"). These are scenes of Samara's miserable life and death.
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Scene 27: The Well. Well... not much to explain about this scene, except for - it's the last scene the cursed people see before they die. They see the well, then Samara crawls out of the well, then she crawls out of the TV, approaches them, and shows THE EYE, which scares the victims to death (actually, THE EYE is what kills the victims). This ending scene is unique to this version of Ring (and subsequent remakes) - the director Nakata Hideo credited the '80's movie Videodrome for it.
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