Please watch the original Japanese version of THE RING (with English subtitles)
and then watch the American version.
You'll see the American remake of the first film is very close to the original.
Now watch the Japanese sequel, called Ringu 2.
After that, which the American remake of the sequel.
Although the employed the Japanese director of Ringu 2 to make The Ring 2; the differences are astonishing.
It is important to note that The Ring is considered the most frightening movie ever released in Japan.
The Ring 2, the American remake of Ringu 2 is a must-see for anyone interested in the phenomenon of child abuse.
I'll reserve my observations, except to say that the Japanese are known for being a belligerent People with a long history of Fascism (that age of the Samurais), but the degree of horror in their version of The Ring 2 absolutely pales in comparison to the American version. Please watch and see for yourselves.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel