Norio Tsuruta


02 Oct 2004
? R
95 min
Noboru Takagi (screenplay), Norio Tsuruta (screenplay), Jirô Tsunoda (comic "Kyôfu shinbun")
While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ...

Ring 0: Birthday

22 Jan 2000
99 min
Hiroshi Takahashi (screenplay), Kôji Suzuki (novel)
1 nomination.
The prequel to the horror film Ringu, this movie provides the background story of how Sadako later became the vengeful murdering spirit. The story starts with her as a shy, somewhat withdrawn, college student who nonetheless gets involved in a drama club. The director thinks she has talent, but some of the other performers start to get jealous of the attention he gives her. Meanwhile, a reporter investigating Sadako's spiritualist mother thinks there's something very suspicious about the young woman, and arrives on campus to confront Sadako just as a series of strange deaths start sweeping through the drama club.