The Ring Virus cursed video

NOTE: The following scene list and timing is according to how I thought it would be in the full cursed video.

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

Table of contents

Abstr./Concr. No. Short description Duration
Abstract 1

The intro

22 sec.

Abstract

2 Tsunami 5 sec.

Abstract

3 Close-up of an eye 9 sec.

Concrete

4 View of night sky from the well 6 sec.

Abstract

5 Jung-Sūk's suicide 3 sec.

Abstract

6 Closed eye from Scene 3 3 sec.

Abstract

7 Rolling dice 5 sec.

Abstract

8 Countless faces 6 sec.

Abstract

9 Eun-Suh's grandmother 6 sec.
Abstract 10 The Ring Virus 14 sec.
Concrete 11 Kyung-Pil's face 4 sec.
Concrete 12 Old TV, turning on to static 5 sec.
Abstract 13 A storm 5 sec.
Concrete 14 The well 6 sec.
Abstract 15 The finale 27 sec.

Total running time: 126 sec. = 2 min. 6 sec. (the other 9 sec.are taken by the TV commercial, recorded over the finale by the four dead teenagers).
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Scene 1: The intro - in the novel, the cursed video begins with a message. The message says: Watch until the very end, or you will be consumed by the dead, and it's lifted straight out of Suzuki's Ring novel.
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Scene 2: Tsunami - when Eun-Suh was a child, she predicted a tsunami, and the prediction was later proven as true. Also, Eun-Suh's mother, Park Jung-Suk, after being branded a fraud at the demonstration, held b
y her lover/Eun-Suh's father, professor Oh Chang-Jūn, she committed suicide by throwing herself into the sea.
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Scene 3:
An eye with the name Eun-Suh inside it. This scene has been lifted straight out of the Ring (1998) cursed video. This very same representation of the name Eun-Suh also appears on one of Eun-Suh's nensha X-rays, which Choe Yol (the Takayama Ryuji character) finds in the medical cabinet.
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Scene 4: Moon-like view from the well. It's what Eun-Suh saw, when looking upside from the well. The face is of her half-brother, Kyung-Pil, who in this version, was who raped her and tossed her into the well.
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Scene 5: The suicide of Eun-Suh's mother, Park Jung-S
ūk. Just like in The Ring, also in The Ring Virus, Park Jung-Suk threw herself into the sea from a cliff, but this time, after being branded a charlatan and a fraud on the demonstration of her psychic powers (basically, they just replaced the Mt. Mihara, which was where Yamamura Shizuko jumped to in the Japanese Ring versions to a cliff and water).
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Scene 6: The same eye from Scene 2, only this time, it's closed.
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Scene 7: Rolling dice. At the demonstration, held by Park Eun-Suh's father, Park Jung-S
ūk had to predict the outcome of the rolling dice, and, as Eun-Suh was there, she memorized this scene (the cursed video is basically Eun-Suh's memories).
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Scene 8: Countless faces - an abstract memory of the angry reporters at Park Jung-Suk's ESP demonstration.
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Scene 9: Eun-Suh's grandmother. Although it's shorter than the same scene in the Ring novel or in Ring: Kanzenban, it still has the same meaning. And she as well talks about the sea in a Korean dialect (you have to raise the volume to vary high, in order to hear it). She's also holding a new-born baby - Eun-Suh's younger brother, who died 4 months after his birth, of a disease. The lines she says are: How has your health been since last time? Playing in the water summons the monsters. You're going to give birth next year.
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Scene 10: The Ring Virus. This is a clear representation of the Ring Virus, which is what of the tape makes the the victims die one week after watching it. As explained in the Rasen novel, the virus causes a tumor in the coronary arteria, which, if the victim does not solve the curse, in one week closes the arteria, making the victim die. 


Scene 11: Kyung-Pil raping Eun-Suh - here, Eun-Suh was thrown into the well by her step-brother, Kyung-Pil. Well, what happened was, that after Kyung-Pil raped Eun-Suh, he realized, that she had no uterus and had fully developed testes. Being that Eun-Suh's little "secret", she telepathically sent him a message, saying I'll kill you. Kyung-Pil, being afraid, strangled her and tossed her into the well.
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Scene 12: The old TV, turning on to the static (I don't think it would make much sense to include Japanese kanjis in a Korean movie) - this is a nod to the scene, described later in the story, where a member of the night club Eun-Suh worked for since the age of 18 until her death, once spied Eun-Suh practicing her nensha (psychography) on an old TV set, which was later discovered to have been unplugged. The scene was, of course, lifted straight out of the Ring novel.
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Scene 13: A storm. In The Ring Virus, Eun-Suh and her mother used to forecast the weather, so this is probably the memory of one of Eun-Suh's forecast visions.
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Scene 14: 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 Eun-Suh 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 the Japanese theatrical movie Ring (and subsequent remakes, of which The Ring Virus is one) - the Ring director Nakata Hideo credited the '80's movie Videodrome for it.
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Scene 15: The finale (a.k.a. outro): Whoever watches this will die exactly one week from now. If you want to live-, then the TV commercial, which then four dead teenagers recorded over it. The missing part of the message is: - has to copy the tape and show it to someone else within one week.
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