Win RINGU On Blu-ray From Arrow Video US!
Source: Arrow Video US, MVD Entertainment Group
Special Thanks to Clint Weiler
Arrow Video US is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their new Blu-ray of the Japanese horror classic RINGU (リング, 1998) — aka THE RING. The film is restored from the original negative in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials.
With RINGU, director Hideo Nakata (DARK WATER) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-Horror boom in the West and introduced a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film’s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata’s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.
The RINGU Blu-ray will be available October 29 from Arrow Video US. The movie features a brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, approved by director of photography Junichiro Hayashi, presented in high definition (1080p). Extras include a new audio commentary by film historian David Kalat, featurettes, Sadako’s Video, theatrical trailers and a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
Arrow is also releasing the RINGU COLLECTION, a limited edition box set containing RINGU plus Hideo Nakata’s chilling sequel, RINGU 2 (リング2 , 1999), the haunting origin story, RINGU 0 (リング0 バースデイ, Ringu 0 Bāsudei, 2000) — as well as the ‘lost’ original sequel, George Iida’s SPIRAL (らせん, Rasen, 1998), gathered together in glorious high definition and supplemented by a wealth of archival and newly created bonus materials. The RINGU COLLECTION retails for $99.95.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION
A. There are three (3) prizes, each consisting of one (1) RINGU Blu-ray.
B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada.
C. In the event that a winner chooses not to (or cannot) accept a prize, he or she forfeits all claim to that prize.
D. One entry per person. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution of prizes allowed.
Duration of contests:
A. The “RINGU Blu-ray” contest runs from October 20 until 11:59pm on November 3, 2019.
How to enter:
A. Submit your name, email address, and mailing address for the random drawing.
B. Be sure to write “RINGU Blu-ray” in the subject header of your email entry. SciFi Japan often runs multiple contests at the same time, so any entries without “RINGU Blu-ray” in the subject header will be discarded.
Determination of winners:
A. Only contestants who have submitted the requested information will be entered in the final drawing. The first three randomly drawn eligible entries will be judged the winners for this contest.
B. SciFi Japan is not responsible for typographical, electronic or other errors in Internet operation affecting the offering, outcome, administration of the contest or the announcement of prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
C. The decision of Arrow Video US and SciFi Japan is final. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the SciFi Japan judges, which are final and binding in all respects.
D. Following the drawing, winners will be notified via email.
“RINGU Blu-ray” CONTEST
Email the following info to “RINGU Blu-ray” at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in the contest. Good luck!
About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.
“Serving Artists and Audiences” is MVD’s purpose statement; it represents a commitment to the interests of the musicians, filmmakers, record labels, producers, managers, and every link in the supply chain. The customers are the Audience, from wholesalers, sub-distributors, major retail chains, online retailers, specialists, and independent mom and pop stores, all the way to the consumer.
MVD Entertainment Group was founded in 1986 by Tom Seaman, an industry veteran with prior experience with The Record Hunter, Sam Goody, CBS Retail, and JEM Distribution. Tom, along with his family Elinor, Eve and Ed, initially focused on music videotapes.
At the turn of the century, with the advent of DVD, MVD built a large catalog of exclusively distributed audiovisual content on DVD’s, with special strength in music concert films, horror movies, documentaries, comedy, cult classics, and much more.