oh, i havent seen the departed, but ill check it out. i just wish we'd gotten a japanese remake instead, idk,im kinda picky about details
i gotta say tho, a lot of remakes these days r ass. if someone tried to remake the shinning id probably fight them.
in the book version of the ring sadako (or samara) actually had small pox when she made her tape. theres a lot of details that had to be cut from some of the films (not that i blame them, sadako's backstory was even sadder)