Ring Virus, The (1999, KOR) C-106m. ** D: Kim Dong-bin. Starring Shin Eun-Kyung, Lee Seung-hyeon, Jeong Jin-yeong, Kim Chang-wan. Korean remake of the Japanese horror hit is almost on a par with the original. A journalist investigates the strange deaths of teenagers and finds this all to be linked to a videotape. When she watches it herself, she becomes convinced that she has only seven days to solve the mystery or she will die. Slow, redundant at times, but fairly effective.

© Ron Altman