THE PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT has urged horror movie fans to rent the American version of hit film The Ring, warning them the Japanese original's DVD box spoils the ending.

The FIRESTARTER chart-topper rarely credits a Hollywood remake with superseding the lesser known original - but he concedes the 2002 big-budget take on the film, starring Naomi Watts, proves studio bosses sometimes make good decisions.

He says, "The Ring is great - the American version, not the Japanese original. I know everyone says the Japanese version was the best but for me, this is the only time the Americans haven't f***ed up a remake.

"The Japanese give away the ending on the DVD box - how stupid is that?"

25/08/2004 21:07