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I first saw this movie ondemand, and shortly after watching it the first time I went to a friend's house and made them enjoy it with me a second, even a third time. This movie is adsolutely amazing, like most of the Pang Brothers' movies. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Upon purchasing abnormal beauty from ebay, I decided to find this one also. WHY NOT!? it reall is an amazing movie. :) I bought this movie becuase I love this movie!! Some of the effects are kind of cheesy, but it doesn't lose any love points from me either way.
This movie shows how the Pang Bros change their direction to other fields of horror. The scenes, characters and spetial effects are very nice. The subreal stages, territories, dead men related with the ancient China are present in all movie. You can see the forgotten ancesters or children unborn screaming for affect and love. The pain and horror of the afterlife are painted with reality. Do you feel alone in one moment? or Did you forget to put flowers in your's parents tombs? That questions are the main theme in the movie. Do you think in death? Will see
Having watched several films also by the Pang Brothers, I was not at all disappointed in this one.
As far as Asian horror films go, this one (in my opinion) was extremely unique. Compare it to Alice in Wonderland, but with a horrible twist. The main character, a fiction writer, must make her way through a ghost world that is home to all abandoned (or "recycled") things, which are somewhat brought about by her own imagination.
ACTING: 5/5 Of course it would be, with Angelica Lee. I'll always love her movies.
STORYLINE: 5/5 Both suspenseful and touching. Like many Asian horror films, this film not only scares you, but gives you feels too. The ending confused me at first, but if you think about it long enough you should understand. The film did seem a bit long to me, but every bit was interesting so it didn't bother me in the least.
SCARE FACTOR: 4/5 It's not really meant to be "in your face horror", but there are definitely some jump scares and frightening images, but nothing distasteful or very gory. It was all very creative and unique.
SCENERY: 5/5 The ghost world was beautifully created. When it was meant to be scary, it was scary; when it was meant to be pretty, it was pretty. Each scene had a perfect background that set the mood just right.
In general I enjoyed this movie tremendously, and I recommend it to anyone looking for something suspenseful, unique, and with a little twist.
I am a fan of a lot of the oriental horror that I have seen, and this movies is not a bad one. It has its moments and some decent horror effects. It is not as enjoyable as some,but is one that a fan of this type of movie will enjoy. Check it out.
First of all the movie is not as fascinating visually as some reviews online might lead you to believe. It isn't bad but it certainly doesn't live up to comparisons with Pan's Labyrinth or The Fall, not even close. Don't get me wrong there are a few cool effects in there and unfortunately that is the extent of what the movie has to offer. If you are a pro-life advocate you will absolutely love this movie. In fact the movie is basically one big anti-abortion public service announcement. If you or anyone you know has ever had to make the hard choice then this movie is NOT for you. It is very insensitive on the subject and takes a vile approach to getting it's message across. I'm not against anyone's beliefs but attacking the emotions of people is not the way to accomplish getting your point across.
All of that aside, entertainment value of the movie is average. I am a fan of "The Eye" which was also made by the same brothers but this doesn't live up to that movie in any way.
Anyway, to each his own. Fair warning though, anyone who says that this movie isn't trying to jackknife it's message down your throat is either on the same side of the fence with the same agenda or completely clueless to what was being portrayed on screen.