Reviews Tagged with 2003

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (2003)

Every family has its dark secrets.
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A Tale of Two Sisters - Fairytales have never been this Grimm

A Tale of Two Sisters (or Janghwa, Hongryeon which translates as Rose Flower, Red Lotus) is a South Korean chiller which, although typical of a lot of supernatural Korean horror, is a superbly crafted story with an almost fairytale-like undertone and a disturbing and unexpected twist . Directed by Ji-Woon Kim (who's only other notable horror that I... Click to read more "A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon)"

Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu) (2003)

More craziness from Takashi Miike.
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Gozu (Gokudo kyofu dai-gekijo: Gozu) - More Craziness from Takashi Miike

Never known to conform (well maybe One Missed Call was conforming), the crazy brain of Takashi Miike delivers another 1.48333 hours of Yakuza profoundness with Gozu (Gokudo kyofu dai-gekijo: Gozu, which translates as Grand Theatre of Perversion and Fear: Cow's Head). The movie starts off as a peculiar gangster flick with a plethora of eccentric cha... Click to read more "Gozu (Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu)"

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

Life and death are meaningless... And pain is God.
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House of 1000 Corpses - Life and Death are Meaningless...And Pain Is God

Rob Zombie's first major assault on horror viewers senses is 2003's House of 1000 corpses, and what a violent assault it is. Strangely this movie was dropped by MGM and Universal until finally getting a limited theatrical release by Lionsgate... and we're so glad it did. This movie is a truly twisted and violent look at crazy family of inbred mania... Click to read more "House of 1000 Corpses"

Oldboy (Oldeuboi) (2003)

15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance.
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Oldboy - 15 years of imprisonment, five days of vengeance

Second in Park Chan-wook's Vengeance Trilogy is the intense and emotional excursion through the imprisonment of Oh Dae-su (Min-sik Choi) in Oldboy. The movie depicts an intricately complex vengeance plot that carefully reveals it's intricacies as the movie progresses, circumspectly explaining the reasons for Oh Dae-su's seemingly harsh treatment at... Click to read more "Oldboy (Oldeuboi)"

Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension) (2003)

Hearts will bleed.
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Haute Tension - High Tension - Switchblade Romance - Hearts will bleed

Confession time. This film is, and has been for a while, a favourite of mine. With that in mind, I've tried to write this as if I was seeing it for the first time when it comes to the plot i.e. no spoilers or repeat viewing perception. Let's see how this works out...Haute Tension (or High Tension, or, ridiculously, Switchblade Romance - yuk) was in... Click to read more "Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension)"