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|A Tale of Two Sisters - Tartan Asia Extreme|
Actor: Im Soo-Jung
Director: Kim Jee-Woon
The most beautiful if not the scariest horror movie in ages - tv guide's movie guide
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Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 10/12/2012...
A Tale of Two Sisters is the story of two young sisters who return to their father's house after a stay in a hospital. The father is stand-offish and their stepmother offers them nothing but fake kindness. Before long, mysterious supernatural goings-on strain the families lives even more. What is the cause of the bizarre hauntings in the house and will a deep, dark secret shared by the sisters save them...or damn them forever.
While well-made, this movie relies on a lot of the tricks used in Ringu to try to make you jump. While this is always fun in a horror movie, this movie plays out more like an Italian giallo than a Japanese horror film. The build-up and atmosphere get thrown off by jumps that come out of nowhere and don't really move the story along. There are twists and turns here worthy of the Italian masters, but the schizophrenic story-telling hampers what could have been a truly great film. If you're a fan of J- and K-Horror, you will probably at least get some enjoyment out of it.
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Mark J. Davis | San Francisco | 01/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""A Tale of Two Sisters" meets 2 criteria of great cinema. First, this is the kind of film you think about long after you have watched it -- days, weeks, MONTHS after you have watched it. And second, this is a film that demands -- commands -- repeated viewings, and it just keeps getting better each time. Haunting and stunning images shot brilliantly, a plot that thickens richly, and layers of meaning and possible meanings that unravel (then reravel, then unravel again) like a great chess match. KIM Jee-Woon, I believe, is to the early 21st century what Hitchcock was to the 50's and 60's. Western filmmakers have a new standard to meet. In addition, as the other Tartan Asia Extreme releases, the dvd is digitally mastered masterfully -- sound and color to bring out the best in HD home theaters."