Directed by Lee Jong-Hyuk
Written by Lee Jong-Hyuk, Kim Hee-Jae, Oh Seung-Wook
Cinematography by Peter Gray
Cast: Yeom Jeong-A, Jee Jin-Hee & Cho Seung-Woo
1.85:1 anamorphic/Korean/South Korea/NTSC Region1
Review from the Tartan US DVD
A year after Shin Hyun (Cho Seung-Woo) turned himself in for brutal murders of pregnant women, a copycat killer is doing the same all over again. Detective Kim (Yeom Jeong-A who we've recently seen as the mother in A TALE OF TWO SISTERS) lost her partner a year ago at the hands of Shin Hyun. She is now joined by Kang (Jee Jin-Hee), a tough and not going by the book detective. Together they will try to find out what's happening... and they will need the help of Shin Hyun in order to stop these demented crimes.
Clearly inspired by THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and SE7EN, director Lee Jong-Hyuk delivered a good little thriller even though in some parts the movie drags a little for too long. The ending felt especially like they had to do something a-la SE7EN. Anyway, to enjoy it... simply don't expect anything new.
Tartan Video have released H on DVD, the movie is presented in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and it is anamorphic. The movie looks great but not perfect, most of it happens during the night thus some grain are visible but it wasn't distracting or anything. We get three audio tracks, DTS, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital. All of them sound good, are clear and crisp. There is also optional English and Spanish subtitles available. In the extra department we get an alternate opening scene which is completely different from what was used in the movie. In this one, we see Shin Hyun turning himself in and Kim's partner killing himself. It works out great as an introduction to the final film. In "Behind-the-scene" we seee the actors practicing gun firing, sword fighting (even though there's none in the movie!), doing stunts, the press conference and lots of behind-the-scenes footage. There's also a rather useless Photo Gallery which consist of stills from the film, and finally trailer for the movie along with other Tartan releases such as HEROIC DUO, KOMA, PHONE, DOPPELGANGER, A TALE OF TWO SISTER and OLD BOY. The movie is separated in 16 chapters, comes with a 4 pages booklet, in a keep case which itself is in a cardboard slipcover. A good movie to check out if you like stylish thrillers.
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Review by Kim Dubuisson. All Right Reserved. 2005. ©
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