WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK -- LITERALLY!
�THE RING� WILL SEND CHILLS UP & DOWN YOUR SPINE WHEN
IT AIRS AS THE �ABC SATURDAY MOVIE OF THE WEEK,� APRIL 1
Starring Academy Award-Nominated Naomi Watts
There�s no going back. Once you�ve seen it, you�re marked till the end of your time -- which is a whole lot closer than you think! -- when ABC airs �The Ring� as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� APRIL 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast. OAD: 6/6/05). Based on the modern Japanese horror classic, �Ringu,� Gore Verbinski now brings you the hair raising American version of the thriller.
Seven days to live� that�s all you�re given in the eerie whispered phone call you receive after viewing a mysterious tape filled with strange and jarring images. This is what Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a young and ambitious journalist, learns in the course of investigating who or what frightened her niece to death -- and exactly how. She stumbles upon the infamous disturbing tape, which she watches and shares with her ex-husband, Noah (Martin Henderson), and son Aidan (David Dorfman). Fearing for their now short-sentenced lives, Rachel and Noah race against time to understand what the images of a frightening little girl, a horse ranch and a blazing ring all represent, and how they can stop it� that is, if it can be stopped.
Starring are Naomi Watts (�Le Divorce,� �21 Grams�) as Rachel Keller, Martin Henderson (�Torque,� �Windtalkers�) as Noah Clay, David Dorfman (�The Texas Chain Massacre,� �Bounce�) as Aidan Keller and Daveigh Chase (�Beethoven 5th,� �Stitch! The Movie� [voice]) as Samara.
�The Ring� was directed by Gore Verbinski (�Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl,� �The Mexican�). Writing credits for the novel are given to Koji Suzuki (�Honogurai mizu no soko kara, aka Dark Water,� �Ring 2: Spiral�). Writing credits for the screenplay are given to Ehren Kruger (�Reindeer Games,� �Scream 3�).
�THE RING� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �The Ring� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.
This program carries a TV-14,V parental guideline. Due to some violent content, viewer discretion is advised.