The Hollywood Reporter
We have news from our Beating a Dead Horse Department: The sequel to the insipid Sadako 3D (review), which has been cleverly titled Sadako 3D 2, will be giving new meaning to the old telephone slogan “Reach out and touch someone” when it slinks into Japanese theatres on August 30th.
THR reports that the flick will be shown in a “smartphone 4D” version in Japan with a free app delivering vibration, flash, and sound special effects as well as extra visuals on mobile handset screens for the latest installment of horror series The Ring.
Instead of the usual warning to switch phones off before screenings, audiences will be asked to keep them turned on to experience what the company promoting the film says will be the world’s first-ever smartphone 4D effects. Full details of the effects are not being released, but there are hints that the app may also become active outside of screenings, and users may get calls from the ghostly Sadako herself.
Directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa, Sadako 3D 2 — set five years after Sadako 3D — stars Miori Takimoto as a clinical psychologist raising her four-year-old niece, whose mother died in childbirth. The cursed online video clip reappears, and strange things begin to occur around the young girl.
Ring author Kôji Suzuki tackled the writing duties on this latest entry and is the only reason we’re even moderately interested in this could-be abomination.
Fuko Ando (Miori Takimoto), a 24-year-old graduate student in psychology, is tasked to care for her 4-year-old niece. Soon mysterious events begin to occur around her niece. Fuko Ando then learns of an incident involving a cursed video that took place five years earlier and soon finds herself involved with the cursed video.
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