Rasen (1998) 1080p YIFY Movie

Rasen (1998) 1080p

Rasen is a movie starring K?ichi Sat?, Miki Nakatani, and Hinako Saeki. A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the...

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  • Genre: Drama | Fantasy
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.56G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 97
  • IMDB Rating: 5.3/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Rasen (1998) 1080p

A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.

The Director and Players for Rasen (1998) 1080p

[Director]J?ji Iida
[Role:]Miki Nakatani
[Role:]K?ichi Sat?
[Role:]Shingo Tsurumi
[Role:]Hinako Saeki

The Reviews for Rasen (1998) 1080p

Not sure where in the sequence this one falls...but do know I did not care for it much.Reviewed byAaron1375Vote: 5/10

This film follows the Japanese version of the Ring known as Ringu. Where it follows I am not sure. The back of my box which is a collection of the Japanese Rings places it second, however the alternate title here suggests it was the fourth film. All I know is that this film is a sequel to Ringu, but a disappointing one. There are things that follow the first film, then things that are completely wrong and this one makes the mistake of trying to logically explain things and give reasons for what is happening. Kind of like the Phantasm series, the first one you wondered what the heck was going on and in the later installments they tried to explain everything and it just was not as intriguing anymore.

The story starts out with a man autopsying a former colleague who was the father in the first film. This leads to the best scene in the movie as this autopsy is rather bloody. Too bad that the highlight of the film is like less than ten minutes in. This doctor lost a son and soon stumbles upon the cursed video tape. He begins seeing things, and it is not long until he has played the video. However, things completely go off track as they start introducing a sort of virus in this one seemingly dismissing the little girl all together. And it is not even a little girl this time!

Yes, this film tries to scientifically explain things this time and it just does not work. Not for me anyway. It also changes the little girl into a woman. Maybe this was not the second installment and things were explained in the previous flicks, I only went by the order given me on the box, but I still hate the cause for all the deaths and stuff they give here.

So, what we get is a sequel that changes things around, but still has the core from the original. It may be enjoyable for some, I enjoyed it up to a point, but I certainly thought the ending was very dull. I do hope the movie titled Ringu 2 is better than this one was.

"Rasen" ("Spiral"), the "forgotten" sequel to "Ringu" is an interesting, but Messy film... Worth Watching, even though it is considered non-canon now...Reviewed byMaximumMadnessVote: 6/10

Filmed and released at the same time as it's predecessor "Ringu" (or "Ring", which inspired the hit American remake "The Ring"), "Rasen" (or "Spiral") is an ambitious idea. The theory behind releasing both "Ringu" and this sequel at the same time was that it would increase profits, as "Ringu" was already a successful book series and television series. However, while the 1998 release "Ringu" became an international hit, this sequel didn't sit well with people, as it is of a different tone and altogether different genre, and it wasn't as big a hit. Hence, it became the ignored, "forgotten" sequel, and was overshadowed by another sequel "Ringu 2", which was released a year later, that eliminated "Rasen" from the series continuity. (Basically, "Rasen" is to "Ringu" what "Highlander 2" is to "Highlander"- a forgotten, non-canon sequel that people ignore)

However, as the film was still made, and is easily obtainable (even in the US, where it is included with all three of the other "Ringu" films in a boxed set), I feel I should give my take, as a fan of the original film.

"Rasen" is actually not a "bad" movie, but I will say, as a sequel, it is quite misguided. I hear it follows the original novels more closely, which had more of a Sci-Fi flair to them. But as "Ringu" was changed into more-or-less a standard ghost story, this sequel's focus on the science of it was too awkward for many.

It begins soon after "Ringu"- a pathologist named Ando is called into work to perform an autopsy on Ryugi, whom as you will recall was killed in the first movie. However, during the autopsy, strange things begin to happen, and Ando is haunted by various phenomena. Eventually, he hears about the cursed video tape, and decides to watch it and solve the mystery of the vengeful being Sadako himself, with the help of Ryugi's former assistant Mai.

The film delves deep into science-fiction territory, with constant talk of viruses, cloning, etc. And without spoiling anything, the final act is very much a cautionary tale about science gone out of control. Which is why it conflicts with the ghost-story established in the first film. This is not a horror movie, this is a Sci-Fi film in the vein of "The Matrix" or "Dark City", though the battles are fought with words and not fists.

But I will say to its credit that this is still a fairly interesting film. The acting is halfway decent, the direction is alright, and even though it drags, if you can get into the Sci-Fi tone, it will keep you watching until the end.

I'd say if you're a fan of the series, check it out. It's not really a strong film, but it's worth seeing. I give it an average 6 out of 10. Not as good as "Ringu" or even "Ringu 2", but not awful, either.

A Spiral of Rubbish?Reviewed bysophie_lou21Vote: 1/10

"The Spiral" or "Rasen" starts with us meeting the suicidal Mitsuo Andou (Japanese star Koichi Sato), depressed and sorry that he allowed his son to drown in the sea. However, he can't bring himself to slit his wrists. That morning he gets a call from his buddy Miyashita (Shingo Tsurumi) telling him that the guy on the chopping board that day is Ryuji Takayama (played by the great Hiroyuki Sanada), who was Andou's old rival in Med. School.

During the autopsy (which is about the only scary thing in the movie!) Andou has a flashback about how he and Ryuji used to always make number codes for words. When they find a clot in Ryuji's neck, guess what's there! Nope, one of the number codes! (So some how, Ryuji managed to swallow that before he died, even when he didn't know he'd happen!) After doing the autopsy, the inspector tells them that he's suspicious of Ryuji's ex-wife Reiko Asakawa, whom they seem to think murdered him. Trying to find out more answers, he talks to Ryuji's girlfriend, the boring and extremely dull Mai Takano (played bluntly by Miki Nakatani). Some how (despite the fact that in 'Ring' Ryuji never told anyone about videotape and never went near anyone but Reiko), Mai knows everything about the cursed videotape and says that's why Ryuji died.

That night, Andou take the numbered paper found in Ryuji's throat home and decides to work it out. The codes come up as 'D-N-A'. Andou thinks it's rubbish. (Insert boring and pointless moment with Mai here). Andou goes to the lab to show Miyashita why Ryuji really died. It turns out that he had a tumor in his heart. Just then, Andou and Miyashita are called on to do a quick autopsy... Reiko Asakawa and Yoichi Asakawa have been found.

As soon as Andou hears that Yoichi died too... He cries (the only mourner!). Suddenly, Yoshino (Reiko's head of dept.) turns up and points out that a video deck is in the car.

Andou finds that strange, and he starts to believe Mai was right! (Insert yet another pointless view of Mai walking down the street looking sorry for herself!) Cut to Mai getting a letter with maths info and a picture of a man and a young boy, holding hands...

What it means... We'll never, ever know... believe me.

2 out of 5 stars.

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