In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Waxwork Records is releasing The Ring Original Motion Picture Music by Hans Zimmer, marking the first time that The Ring will be available on vinyl! Gore Verbinski's 2002 supernatural horror film is a remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu, based on Koji Suzuki’s 1991 eponymous novel.
Released on October 18, 2002, to reviews praising its atmosphere, visuals, and Watt’s performance, The Ring is one of the highest-grossing horror remakes and paved the way for English-language remakes of other Asian horror films such as The Grudge and Dark Water.
Composed by Hans Zimmer, the score is a dark symphonic orchestration that shifts from ghostly and melancholic to frightening and terror-stricken. Constructed from a base of a piano, violins, synthesizer, and two cellos, Zimmer’s score brings the listener into the haunting space that is The Ring with dreadfully anxious strings, mournful keys, and rolling percussion. Zimmer creates a shadowy ambiance that pulls the listener into the gripping ghost story.
Waxwork Records presents the full score to The Ring composed by Hans Zimmer for the very first time on vinyl as a deluxe double LP for the film’s 20th Anniversary. Featuring 180 gram “Samara & The Well” Green & Black Marbled Vinyl and “Cursed VHS Tape” Black with White Splatter Colored Vinyl, heavyweight gatefold jackets with matte satin coating, new art and design by Matt Needle, exclusive liner notes by director Gore Verbinski, a 12”x12” printed insert, and enthusiastic album packaging approvals from director Verbinski and composer Hans Zimmer. Get your pre-order in right here, and take a look at the glorious variations, details, and artwork below.
The Ring 20th Anniversary Original Motion Picture Score Features:
The Complete Score By Hans Zimmer
Available For The First Time On Vinyl
180 Gram “Samara & The Well” Green & Black Marbled Vinyl (A/B Disc)
180 Gram “Cursed VHS Tape” Black with White Splatter Vinyl (C/D Disc)
Heavyweight Gatefold Jackets with Matte Satin Coating
Exclusive Liner Notes by Director Gore Verbinski
12”x12” Printed Insert
Approvals From Director Verbinski and Composer Hans Zimmer