Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hansel and Gretel-Comes to BLU-RAY!

Hello good people,
Just a heads up for a fantastic Blu-Ray release of the incredible Korean movie Hansel & Gretel.
I have had this on DVD for a while now but will definitely be buying this! If you have yet to see it all i can say is go get it! It truly is one of the best Asian films in years and the visuals are beyond anything that the modern Hollywood would be able to come up with and as well as having stunning visuals which will look I'm sure will look amazing on Blu-Ray it also has a fantastic story, great visuals and a fantastic story i hear you ask? Yes indeed, you don't see that much these days!
It was released on Blu-Ray on the 11th June by Terracotta Distribution , So whether you are a fan of Asian films or not i would strongly recommend this film and this release, I've stuck all the details/stills and the trailer below,
Jonny T.

"probably the most effective Asian horror film since Shutter"  - SFX

A sinister house deep in the forest is full of happy children... But what lies beneath the surface?
A dark and gripping modern age fairy tale for adults, spinning the original Grimm fairytale on its head. Following a car crash on a country road, Eun-soo (Chun Jeong-myeong) is led to safety by a girl in a red cloak (Shim Eun-kyoung), to her house, deep in the forest. Accepting her family's hospitality for the night, he gradually learns that he is trapped in the woods with this strange picture perfect family and of the sinister story behind the seemingly innocent smiles of the children ……….

YIM Phil-sung: Born in 1972, he started making a few short films from 1997. Among them, BABY was invited to Venice Film Festival and Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival in 1999. He debuted with his feature Antartic Journals (2005) where explorers in the Antarctic face mysterious deaths.

Eun-soo: CHUN Jeong-myoung (Hindsight, 2011)
Boy: EUN Won-jae (Our Happy Time 2006, Natural City 2003, Marrying the Mafia 2002)
Girl: SHIM Eun-kyoung (Happy Killers 2010, Quiz King 2010, Sunny 2011, Romantic Heaven 2011, Masquerade 2012)
Younger Girl   JIN Ji-hee

Director           YIM Phil-sung
Executive Producer     Miky LEE
Producer          CHOI Jae-won, SEO Woo-sik
Screenplay       KIM Min-sook, YIM Phil-sung
Cinematographer         KIM Jee-yong
Lighting Director        SHIN Sang-yeul
Production Designer   RYU Seong-hee
Original Music            Byeongwoo LEE

Sitges Film Festival 2008 (Best Film Nomination)
Gérardmer Film Festival 2009 (Grand Prize Nomination)
Fantasporto 2009 (International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award)
Fantasporto 2009 (Orient Express Section Grand Prize)

  • 53 minutes Making of Featurette
  • Interview with Cast
  • Interview with VFX director
  • Production Design Featurette
  • Interview with Sound composer
  • Korean directors recommend Hansel & Gretel
  • Trailer Reel

Dark Fantasy  2007
Country: Korea
Language Korean with English subtitles
Running Time 116 min.
Rating:  15
Screen ratio 16:9 anamorphic
Sound  Dolby SRD

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