This review is for the RINGS extra disc that comes with the newly released edition of THE RING. If you're reading this, you've probably already seen and liked the movie, or at least heard enough about it.
The primary attraction of this disc is a short film entitled "Rings," which shows us how the deadly video is spread amongst a group of teenagers, and acts as a lead-in sequence to the second film. It's well-made, although fans of the original film who thought the remake spelled things out too much will probably feel the same about this.
The rest of the features are mostly ones that should have been included on the original, disappointingly bare-bones release: trailers for the movie and the sequel currently in theaters, pure form videos of the "cursed" imagery from these two films and the Japanese original, brief interview clips with Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman, Gore Verbinski and the producer, and a very short exploration of the nature of urban legends.
If you loved the film and haven't bought it yet at all, it's worth spending a little extra to get this release. If you have bought the original DVD, I'd advise simply renting this one. Though the short film is good, neither it nor the other materials are really essential.
The five stars are for the film and this package on its own merits. I offer no stars for Dreamworks' attempt to get us to buy the same product twice.