Trivia: There are many references to heat and water in this movie. For example: 1. It is almost always raining. 2. Samara drowns in a well. 3. The horse jumps off a ship and dies. 4. The tree image that the two characters find was burned onto the wall. 5.The color of the tree's leaves is orange in the sunlight, resembling fire. 6. The sound of a hissing teakettle can be heard on the tape (the joining of heat and water). There are many more.
Trivia: Long before the movie premiered, the killer video was used as a commercial. The commercial did not mention any movie for nearly a month.
Trivia: Notice the freaky music when "the tape" is being displayed on the movie and you first see the ring on the screen. Then listen as Anna pushes the cover onto the well towards the end of the movie. The sound you hear on the tape is the sound of the cover being pushed over the well.
Trivia: In the original version there were scenes featuring a child killer (played by Chris Cooper). Early in the movie the killer is begging Rachel to write a story saying he is rehabilitated and deserves to be freed, and she refuses. At the end of the movie Rachel is seen sending the copy of the tape she made to him.
Trivia: On its first week of release in the US and Canada, select cinemas put actual copies of "the" cursed tape on seats for unsuspecting viewers as freebies. The cursed video is now available as an Easter egg feature on the DVD.
Trivia: In "The Ring", after the big well scene, we hear Rachel and Noah coming to the conclusion that the reason why one dies seven days after viewing the video is because that's the longest someone (Samara) could survive in the well. The makers of the original, "Ringu", never mention any of this. Apparently, it's a Western necessity to explain away as many of the vague or open-ended points of the film as possible.
Trivia: A lot of people don't see this because they brush it off really quick. In the beginning of the film, they show the Dreamworks logo and there is a flash in the moon that looks like bad tracking, like on a tape. If you look closely at the moon there is a line connecting it all together, making it look like The Ring.
Trivia: The film's title "The Ring" refers to the recurring ring/circle imagery seen throughout the film, as hinted by the tagline "Before you die, you see the ring." Somewhat oddly, this idea was completely original to this American remake. In both the original Japanese film and in the original novel series that inspired it, the title "Ring" is actually a reference to the neverending nature of the curse... it just keeps going on and on in circles. The filmmakers of this remake decided to make the ring literal in addition to being metaphorical.