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The Ghost (2006/Tartan/DTS/Korea/Horror)


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Film: C+



Though the packaging suggests a terrifying Horror film, Kim Tae-Kyung’s The Ghost (2006) is actually a comedy of sorts spoofing all the formula of tired Asian Horror films while still trying to be one.  It is not great, but is intentionally and unintentionally amusing enough that fans might want to seek it out.


Ji-Won has lost her memory and though a few pieces of her past and some friends she had before keep trying to surface, it is in vein.  However, one memory is the playing of a Ouija-like board like game that seems to have actually resurrected an evil spirit of some sort.  The idea is so good that this could have been a breakthrough in Asian Horror, but it settles for the humor and that is sufficient.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image is somewhat soft unfortunately, as the cinematography by Moon Yong-Sik has inspired moments.  The audio is here in Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1, though the DTS is a little better, this sadly was not thought out as the multi-channel experience it could have been.  Extras include TV spots, behind the scenes featurette, the original theatrical trailer and on-camera cast interviews.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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