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“...first impressions are very important for photos.” [Hong Jung-ki]
on 13 October 2016
In this 2004 fantasy revenge horror a man fell in love with a woman and made a doll in her image but his love was so strong it gave the doll a soul so when the woman was found murdered and the doll-maker was killed by vigilantes, the doll remained by his grave for 60 years before she was discovered. As five individuals come together to have dolls made of them, the doll' soul seeks revenge.
The premise for this is superb, but sadly, somehow it didn’t quite grab me. All the elements were there: a good location, decent plot, creepy music, beautiful women and hunky guys, it actually generated a few jumpy moments being quite intense throughout. I think a lot had to do with the long winded translation where everyone insisted on calling everyone by name as they talked to them –like it was a sales convention, I found I was name reading more than plot reading.
The single disc loads to play, chapters, set up [stereo 2.0 default/5.1, subtitles on/off] and extras [making of, deleted scenes, 2 interviews, theatrical trailer and 5 other releases]. Rated 18, this has swearing but it’s not translated into the subtitles. There is no sex or nudity,it but does have intense scenes, gruesome moments and some very scary mannequins. Well worth a try but not quite top marks.