Ringu ★★★½

it's so hard to watch this and not compare it to the american remake, which i saw years before watching this. they're so similar, nothing felt very surprising as i watched, which is frustrating. i can imagine how shocking i would've been at the ending had i seen this first, the crawl out of the tv remains iconic. however,,,i really enjoy hans zimmer score in verbinski's "the ring" so i might lean towards the remake :/ it's just so haunting, it provides great atmosphere, something i thought this was maybe missing...