Ring 3D’s Sadako is Literally Everywhere in Japan!!
American has their horror icons (Jason, Freddy, Michael) and Japan has theirs (Godzilla, Ichi), but there may not be any horror figure more dominant in the minds of the Japanese than Sadako, the long, black-haired ghost from the RINGU franchise. And now with the next film in the franchise, SADAKO 3D, ready to drop in Japan in the middle of May 2012, it seems Japan has Sadako fever!! From trucks to baseball games to posters plastered all over Japan, Sadako has become comparatively more popular and recognizable than us American’s beloved horror icons. Need proof? Check out this clip:
When’s the last time you saw Jason or Freddy throw the first pitch at a baseball game? Sadako threw the first pitch for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters vs. Chiba Lotte Marines game on April 25, 2012 at Tokyo Dome. This is obviously in conjunction with SADAKO 3D being released. Here’s the plot crunch:
13 years after the original Ring movie, Sadako returns to the big screen in 3D!
Akane is a high school teacher who hears a rumor from her students that there is actual footage on the Internet of someone’s suicide. The footage is said to drive anyone who sees it to also commit suicide. Akane does not believe the rumor at first, but when one of her female students dies after viewing the footage, she and her boyfriend Takanori are fatefully drawn into the horror that has been created by the man who appears in the suicide footage, Kashiwada.
Kashiwada’s intention is to create chaos in the world by bringing back Sadako and the power of her curse. Now Akane has to fight against Sadako and Kashiwada to save the lives of herself and Takanori.
And just in case you’re sitting there saying to yourself, “Yeah; but I bet there’s no images of Sadako as Japanese people drive to work … so there!!” Not so fast. How’d ya like to be driving behind this while heading to work:
Wow … that’s pretty awesome!! Now check out the international trailer for SADAKO 3D. No word yet on when this will have a North American or European release, but as soon as I hear I’ll pass it along.