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