I think it depends what you are looking for in a film, and both directors have By Any Means Necessary shirt. Verbinski kind of goes for broke with trying to make the biggest splash possible. The Ring has more of just about everything than Ringu, and it doesn’t shock me that there is an even longer cut out there somewhere. The Ring is therefore arguably “scarier” than Ringu, so if you are looking for straight horror the original is certainly disappointing.
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Nakata has By Any Means Necessary shirt. His movies, especially his horror films, are quiet. Somber. Slow. Even boring, to an extent. The horror creeps in slowly and forms an undercurrent through the whole movie rather than being “scary.” He portrays pretty mundane people mostly living their lives with the horror rather than directly confronting it, and it works for me because that’s how I feel a lot of people would react. They would disbelieve it, then rationalize it, then accept it. Until, of course, they are forced to confront it.