Hideo Nakata

Nakata Hideo

  • Name: Nakata Hideo
  • Native name: 中田秀夫
  • Also Known as: Hideo Nakata, なかた ひでお
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 19, 1961
  • Age: 62
Nakata was born in Okayama, Japan. He is most familiar to Western audiences for his work on Japanese horror films such as Ring (1998), Ring 2 (1999), and Dark Water (2002). Several of these were remade in America as The Ring (2002), Dark Water (2005), and The Ring Two.

Nakata was scheduled to make his English-language debut with True Believers but later pulled out. He was later offered by DreamWorks to direct the movie The Ring Two (2005), which he accepted, making his English-language debut with a sequel to a remake of his own film.

Nakata made his initial breakthrough into film with Ghost Actress (1996). Although failing to attain any large-scale success, the film was responsible for leading to his directing of Ring.

Other Nakata films include Sleeping Bride (2000); Curse, Death and Spirit; and Chaos (2000). He directed the psychological thriller The Incite Mill which premiered on 16 October 2010 in Japan. He has now completed a Japanese ghost story, Kaidan. Nakata is currently working on Hearn, which is about the life of Lafcadio Hearn who wrote Kwaidan.

He is represented by United Talent Agency. His film Chatroom was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2024 Stolen Identity: Final Hacking Game
Movie
0.0
2023 Himitsu wo Motta Shonentachi
Drama
6.8
2023 The Forbidden Play
Movie
6.8
2023 The Days
Drama
8.1
2022 It's in the Woods
Movie
6.5
2022 Shoutai
Drama
7.9
2022 Usogui: Kurama Ranko-hen / Kaji Takaomi-hen
Drama
7.9
2022 Usogui
Movie
7.6
2020 Kyoufu Shinbun
Drama
7.4
2020 Stigmatized Property
Movie
6.9
2020 Remote de Korosareru
Special
7.3
2020 Stolen Identity 2
Movie
7.5
2019 Sadako
Movie
6.5
2019 Satsujinki wo Kauonna
Movie
6.3
2018 Stolen Identity
Movie
7.4
2018 Life in Overtime
Movie
6.7
2017 Yaneura no Koibito
Drama
6.7
2017 White Lily
Movie
6.3
2016 Mamagoto
Drama
7.5
2015 Eien
Special
0.0
2015 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 25th Anniversary Special - Movie Director Edition
Special
7.2
2015 Gekijourei
Movie
6.8
2015 Gekijorei kara no Shotaijo
Drama
7.5
2014 Monsterz
Movie
6.9
2014 Shinigami-kun
Drama
7.6
2013 The Complex
Movie
6.7
2013 The Complex ~ Prologue
Drama
7.0
2010 The Incite Mill
Movie
7.3
2008 L: Change the World
Movie
7.6
2007 Kaidan
Movie
6.6
2002 Last Scene
Movie
7.6
2002 Dark Water
Movie
7.3
2001 Sadistic and Masochistic
Movie
4.0
2000 Chaos
Movie
7.1
2000 Sleeping Bride
Movie
7.3
1999 Ring 2
Movie
7.0
1998 Ring
Movie
7.5
1997 Assassination Town Gokudo Investigation Line
Movie
0.0
1996 Don't Look Up
Movie
6.9
1992 Curse, Death & Spirit
Movie
6.8
1985 TV Obake Tere Monja
Drama
8.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2001 Gore From Outer Space
Japanese Movie, 2001,
[Weird Asian man] (Bit part)
[Weird Asian man]
Bit part
6.0
2001 Sadistic and Masochistic
Japanese Movie, 2001,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
4.0
1997 Tokyo Biyori
Japanese Movie, 1997,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.7
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2015 Nichiyobi no Hatsumimi Gaku
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
Articles
The Japanese Horror Movies of 2019
Editorials - Dec 25, 2019

Japanese horror saw 13 releases in 2019. With manga getting adapted and a large franchise returning once more, 2019 has been varied across sub-genres, promising something for everyone. Not sure what to watch? Here are some opinions from avid J-horror fans

Cursed Cassettes, Countdowns, and Corpses: A SFW Guide to the Ring Series
Editorials - Oct 31, 2019

Ebisuno92's retrospective article about the Ring franchise.

Nakata Hideo

Hideo Nakata
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  • First Name: Hideo
  • Family Name: Nakata
  • Native name: 中田秀夫
  • Also Known as: Hideo Nakata, なかた ひでお
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 19, 1961
  • Age: 62

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