Directed & Written by Ki-hwan Oh
Cinematography by Kim Yong-Heung
Music by Jun-seok Kim
Cast: Jin-seo Yun, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham, So-eun Kim
2007/85 Mins/Color/Dolby Digital Surround Sound
2.35:1 anamorphic/Korean/South Korea/NTSC Region 1
Review from Lionsgate DVD
Beautiful Ga-in Kim (Jin-seo Yun) sees her aunt is attacked by someone at her wedding. Said aunt then gets killed by another aunt in the hospital, who when caught cannot explain what the hell she did. The family is cursed you see, and our heroine soon begins to see this as others soon attempt to kill her, including friends, family, and classmates. She tries to get to the bottom of this mystery, all while trying to stay alive.
First and foremost, this movie is, thank fucking God, not another long, haired, scary, ghost-bitch film. In fact, it is enthralling from the get go, as it draws you in. You want to find out, along with Ga-in Kim, what the hell is going on. The mystery unravels in a fascinating and captivating way. The script, based on a manga called "Two Will Come" by Kyungok Kang, by writer/ director Ki-hwan Oh has some real good twists and turns. There is an exciting climax, though, after this it gets to be a bit too much and loses some steam, at about the last ten minutes or so. Regardless, this is a damn fine horror film.
The acting is solid, in particular from Jin-seo Yun. She really has a great range of emotions and you ultimately care and feel for her. The movie is shot in a stylish and beautiful manner. Also, nice to look at is the attractive female cast. Plus, there is some shocking and graphic bits of violence that adds to the intensity of the movie. The editing is tight and gorgeous, as well. And, the score by Jun-seok Kim is marvelous. Combine all of these elements and it simply adds to the appealing, aesthetic look of the movie.
As part of this year’s “8 Films to Die For III”, Lionsgate brings us VOICES on DVD in this marvelous looking 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio. It features some rich, full blacks and beautiful, strong colors. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound is loud and exciting. The film is Korean and the subtitles, available in English and Spanish, are easy to read.
Sadly, this good movie suffers in the extra department; we get nothing on this movie at all, not even a trailer. All we get are “Miss Horrorfest Webisodes”, in which female horror fans sent out videos to the Horrorfest Website to compete for the title. It should come as no shock to anyone that most of this is pretty fucking lame. Yes, the girls are cute, but that does not stop this from horrible. Very few of the segments are decent, and in the end, this is quite the fucking chore to sit through.
We do, though, get trailers for: THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR III, PUNISHER WAR ZONE, THE TRANSPORTER 3, WEAPONS, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, and SAW V. The single disc comes in keep-case which has a very cool lenticular slip case. You can access the chapters from the nice looking menu. While, an inlet card with chapter listing is not included, we do get an add featuring the films of the two previous “8 Films to Die For”.
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Review by Giovanni Deldio. All Right Reserved. 2009. ©
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