Nov 25

The Hypnotized (2004) a.K.a Eolguleobtneun Minyeo (얼굴없는 미녀 )

the-hypnotized-2004_coverJin-su (Kim Hye-soo) is a woman on the verge of insanity who makes appointments with professional therapist Sok-won (Kim Tae-woo). Sinking into a profound state of hypnosis, a tapestry of Jin-su’s past and present life as well as occurrences from her surreal imaginations are gradually unveiled. Involuntarily getting absorbed in his patient’s world, Sok won’s life also becomes a nightmare…

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Nov 14

Widow Apartment (2007) a.K.a Mibôjin apâto: Kyonyû no uzuku yoru

widow_apartment_2007_coverMisaki’s husband Ken’ichi dies in a car accident soon after their marriage. As the first anniversary of his death nears, Misaki is still in mourning for Ken’ichi. Ken’ichi had managed the Sunrise Villa apartments, which his parents have managed after his death. A psychic claims to have received word from Ken’ichi’s spirit that he wants the apartments to be kept running responsibly. Misaki, believing the psychic, takes charge of the apartments, working as the landlady, performing repairs, and responding to the demands of the tenants… However weird they are

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Nov 07

Runin: Banished (2004) a.K.a Runin (るにん)

runin-banished-2004-coverIn 1838, on the penal colony of Hachijo Island, the ex-courtesan Toyogiku, convicted of arson in the capital, holds court over a motley assembly of criminals and corrupt officials. There are neither cells nor guards, and the only rule is that everyone is on their own to survive. Toyogiku herself exploits the only currency available for her use: her own sexuality, in give-and-take bargaining reducing life to the absolute essentials – essentials fueled with simmering, unreleased passions. Hatred, desire, love, life and death, the joy and sorrow of being alive: human drama unfolds in the harshest of atmospheres on this solitary island in a distant sea. This marks the 2nd Directorial effort of Eiji Okuda, who won several awards internationally (A total of 8 awards including the 17th Paris Film Festival, Thessaloniki, AFI Film Festival 2002) for his first film ‘Shoujyo – an adolescent’, a small-town love story set among locals in modern-day Japan. Conversely, ‘RUNIN’ marks a 180 degree …

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Nov 04

Invitation Only (2009) a.K.a Jue ming pai dui

invitation-only-2009-coverWhen Wade Chen, who is the driver of President Yang of the Weida Group, accidentally sees his boss shagging a top-model in the backseat of his car, Yang surprisingly invites him to go to a high-society party. Wade thanks and tells that he has neither money nor clothes to go to the event, but Yang tells the he would sponsor everything to Wade that could tell that is his cousin. In the invitation, the guest is requested to fulfill with the offbeat dream. In the party promoted by Mr. Warren in a warehouse, Wade gets closer to Miss Liang and two other rookies. Each one of them sees the dream coming true but sooner the quartet discovers that they are the lead attraction of the party that is promoted to torture losers in a deadly fight of classes.

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Nov 02

My Horny Girl Friend (2003) aka Big bo yau waak

my-horny-girlfriend-2002_coverGrace is drowned herself but saved by a handsome life saver, Gordon. She falls for Gordon and decides to take the life-saving tutorial. However, Gordon falls in love with Pamlia. Grace is aided by Eddie and Dawn, but they unable too separate Gordon and Pamila. In fact, Eddie has romantic feelings for Grace but he has spent one nite stand with Dawn…The relationship gets complicated, how can it all get sorted out?

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Oct 18

Samsara (2001)

samsara_2001_coverA spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman’s struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise ending…

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Oct 18

Kapop (2003)

kapop_2003_coverThis Thai flick is pretty funky in its’ production values and acting level – plays kind of like a high-school made video. The ‘plot’ involves the ‘ghost’ of a girl who was saved from a rape by a witch/ghost who then inhabits her body and wreaks vengeance on a series of unsuspecting guys by murdering them during sex (chomping off their privates!). A group of students makes a field-trip to the village where this mysterious carnage is occurring and gets sucked into the ‘horror’ and sex!

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