Killer Toon (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3
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Directed by Kim Yong Kyun (The Sword with No Name), the dark and visceral horror thriller Killer Toon revolves around a webtoon artist whose comic foretells murder. The film parallels the comic drawings with live-action to depict chilling murder scenes that are both horrifying and visually stunning. Lee Si Young (How to Use Guys with Secret Tips) stars as the artist with a dark secret while Uhm Ki Joon (Man of Vendetta) is the detective investigating the serial murders.
Webtoon artist Ji Yoon's (Lee Si Young) career is finally taking off with the success of her new horror webcomic about ghostly grudges and gruesome deaths. But then her macabre stories start coming true in reality, the artwork mirroring the crime scenes to the dot. Ambitious detective Lee Ki Cheol (Uhm Ki Joon) takes the case and starts investigating Ji Yoon and the terrifying secret behind her comics that foreshadow death.
This edition includes commentary, making-of, deleted and alternate scenes and trailers.
|Product Title:||Killer Toon (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Killer Toon (DVD) (首批限量版) (韓國版) Killer Toon (DVD) (首批限量版) (韩国版) ザ・ウェブトーン：予告殺人 （DVD）（初回限定版）（韓国版） 더 웹툰 : 예고살인 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)|
|Also known as:||殺人漫畫 杀人漫画|
|Artist Name(s):||Uhm Ki Joon (Actor) | Lee Si Young (Actor) | Hyun Woo (Actor) | Kim So Hyun (Actor) | Kwon Hae Hyo (Actor) 嚴基俊 (Actor) | 李 詩英 (Actor) | Hyun Woo (Actor) | 金素賢 (Actor) | 權海孝 (Actor) 严基俊 (Actor) | 李 诗英 (Actor) | Hyun Woo (Actor) | 金素贤 (Actor) | 权海孝 (Actor) オム・ギジュン (Actor) | イ・シヨン (Actor) | ヒョヌ (Actor) | キム・ソヒョン (Actor) | クォン・ヘヒョ (Actor) 엄기준 (Actor) | 이시영 (Actor) | 현우 (Actor) | 김소현 (Actor) | 권해효 (Actor)|
|Director:||Kim Yong Kyun 金 容均 金 容均 キム・ヨンギュン Kim Yong Kyun|
|Country of Origin:||South Korea|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||Stone Music Entertainment (CJ E&M)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1034063747|
*Screen Format: 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen
*Sound Mix: Dolby Digital 5.1
-Commentary by 김용균 감독, 이시영, 엄기준, 현우, 문가영, 권해효
-<더 웹툰: 예고살인> 제작과정
-Deleted & Alternated Scenes (김용균 감독 음성해설)
-웹툰 제작기 영상
-대한민국 최초, 웹툰을 소재로 한 감각적 공포의 탄생!
-2013 호러퀸 ‘이시영' 그리고 '엄기준'의 섬뜩한 만남!
-<분홍신> 김용균 감독, 그가 돌아왔다!
-대한민국 공포 스릴러의 거장, 자신감 넘치는 컴백
그녀의 웹툰대로 살인이 벌어진다!
잔인하게 살해된 시체가 발견된 의문의 사건 현장. 아무런 침입의 흔적이 없어 모두 자살이라 결론을 내리지만 담당 형사 ‘기철’은 본능적으로 타살임을 감지한다. 사건을 조사하던 중 포털 사이트 웹툰 파트 편집장이었던 피해자가 죽기 전 담당 작가인 지윤의 웹툰을 보고 있었음을 알게 된 그는 피해자가 죽음에 이른 방식이 웹툰 속 내용과 동일하다는 믿을 수 없는 사실을 확인하고 단서를 찾기 위해 지윤을 찾아간다.
한편 창작에 대한 스트레스로 끔찍한 환영에 시달리던 지윤은 자신의 웹툰은 모두 지어낸 이야기며 사건과 아무런 관련이 없다고 혐의를 부인한다. 그러나 곧 그녀의 웹툰과 똑같이 살해된 두 번째 피해자가 나타나고 지윤은 강력한 용의선상에 오른다. 충격에 휩싸인 그녀는 결국 자신의 웹툰에 대한 충격적인 고백을 시작하는데…
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Professional Review of "Killer Toon (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"
With webcomics being all the rage in Korea, it was only a matter of time before someone had the bright idea of using them for a horror film gimmick - and so, here we have Killer Toon which follows a young, attractive artist whose work starts foretelling gruesome murders. The film was directed by Kim Yong Kyun, known for his visual flair, who most recently helmed The Sword with no Name and who worked in the genre before on the generally well-regarded The Red Shoes. Despite some fairly average reviews, Killer Toon opened to big business at the domestic box office during the traditional Korean summer horror season, being the first shocker to break the one million ticket barrier since Death Bell back in 2008.
Taking a break from romantic comedies like her recent (and highly enjoyable) How to Use Guys with Secret Tips is actress Lee Si Young, playing webcomic artist Ji Yoon, who's made a highly successful career out of drawing tales of murder and ghostly revenge. After people start to turn up dead in strange circumstances that match those in her latest artwork, it starts to look as if her stories have the power to predict, and possibly cause, death. Despite the cases being ruled bizarre suicides, detective Lee Ki Cheol (Uhm Ki Joon, Man of Vendetta) starts to investigate, and slowly draws closer to the sinister secret behind Ji Yoon's comics and success.
Killer Toon has a fun and promising premise, and certainly starts off strongly, with a great opening sequence in which Ji Yoon's editor meets a strange and creepy demise. The film is definitely at its best during its horror sequences, Kim Yong Kyun showing the same fine mix of ominous atmospherics and effective jump scares as he did in The Red Shoes, working in some enjoyably macabre and slickly handled set pieces. On this score, the film also benefits from some reasonably gory moments, and though it's never particularly nasty and pulls many of its punches, it definitely has more of a visceral kick than most other recent K-horrors. As expected, Kim brings his considerable visual talents to the table, and the film really looks great, with some excellent use of light and shadows, a vaguely gothic use of colour, and some suitably foreboding locations. Kim makes the most of the webcomic premise, with some frequent and fun use of ghoulish comic art, and this helps to make the film stand out and to give it an eerie feel throughout.
The film isn't quite so successful when it comes to the plot, and after its intriguing first act falls back on the usual themes of revenge and guilt, with the same old grudges and dark secrets taking centre stage. While the characters and their backstories are interesting enough, and while Lee Si Young is appealing and perfectly acceptable in the lead role, there's nothing new here, and nothing that really justifies the bloated middle section in which the film dives into cliched melodrama. Still, though a bit disappointing, this is very much the way of things with modern commercial Korean horror, and the film does get back into the swing of things for the final act, building towards a spirited and pleasingly offbeat conclusion.
Despite its familiarity, Killer Toon is a well-executed and entertaining slice of Korean horror, and one of the better examples of its type of late. Kim Yong Kyun is a talented helmer, and boosts the film considerably with some impressive visuals, enough so to make up for some of its weakness in other areas.
by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com
Customer Review of "Killer Toon (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"
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October 15, 2013
Ghostly Imprints and Deadly Desires (A)
‘Killer Toon’ certainly cuts to the chase by the strong opener. Late at night in an office complex, Ji-yoon (Si-young) a popular online horror webtoon artist, emails her editor Mi-sook (Bo-yeong Kim) the manuscript to ‘The Black Veil’ - Ji-yoon’s latest comic art horror piece. But an unusual odd synchronicity to reality imposes. Alone in the large empty office, the editor grabs a coffee and standing beside her computer stares at a sudden inexplicable weirdness. On her computer screen Mi-sook sees herself standing with her coffee in hand as part of Ji-yoon’s comic art. The editor shocked, flustered and intrigued then discovers the comic strip manuscript revealing a traumatic situation from Mi-sook’s childhood, all part of the artist’s new story. That awful past - all those other people’s taunts at her mother’s disfigurement, at Mi-sook’s graduation - part of ‘The Black Veil’?. Mi-sook angrily calls Ji-yoon and screams down the phone; how could Ji-yoon have known the secret about Mi-sook’s mother’s suicide, and recreate it in a horror work? The audacity of fame! But Mi-sook gets no answer, only Ji-yoon’s comic images continuing to duplicate Mi-sook’s motions, her shocks, her phone call - even her now running from her computer and out of the now scary office complex. But lights suddenly switch off, security shutters seal exits. The taunting evil images on Mi-sook’s screen seem to know her thoughts, as each of Mi-sook’s quick reactions and movements are being electronically drawn and inked at the very moment. But hearing the sudden groaning anger in the large office, Mi-sook nervously moves to a shuttered window and grabs a paper knife. But as the editor stands frozen, oh so quickly something moves towards her scream. Like a mocking force the comic art synchronizes the horror – an artist’s comic strip of a slashing blade slicing into the woman in many a horrific pose, as Mi-sook falls dead to the ground, mutilated with a blood soaked knife in her hands.
Detective Ki-cheol (Ki-joon Uhm) and his partner Yeong-soo (Hyun-woo Kim) take on the case in solving Mi-sook’s unusual death. Spotting the oddness of seeing Mi-sook’s corpse in the office exactly like Ji-yoon’s artwork image on the editor’s computer screen – Ki-cheol suspects weird foul play. Suicide, more like a murder? Following procedures the detectives arrange to interview Ji-yoon, to ask how she could have produced artwork as an exact replica to a real suicide (or murder) scene?
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October 15, 2013
Ghostly Imprints and Deadly Desires (B)
Artist Ji-yoon as strange problems, mainly ghost visions of a little girl who was killed in a car accident by a Hog farm or an embalmer dead in a mortuary. But the ghostly nightmares benifit Ji-yoon’s horror webtoons, her very own ‘Alice Syndrome’ that triggers her furtive imaginative mind and comic art. Even by Ji-yoon’s bouts of alternate reality, she’s bemused at the suggestion she could have killed her personal editor. But when Ki-cheol observes unusual unsolved deaths across the city, similar to Mi-sooks, Ji-yoon becomes a major suspect. But a dark force behind Ji-yoon’s strange horror comics belies origins far beyond her mere painful artistry.
Amidst watching ‘Killer Toon’ I’ve had a mini binge on past and present ghost horror DVDs lately I hadn’t seen before now (even crazy ones like Sam Lee in 'The Stewardess' and the US remake of' 'The Ring'). No doubt, although maybe not a perfectly top drawer K-horror, ‘Killer Toon’ is an intriguing and imaginative play on the ghostly Asia schema; especially by the clever usage of the webtoon art that's interplayed well into the strange goings on here. Well if a vengeful mind can imprint its energy onto magnetic tape, why not the quantum aspects of ghostly digital art data? The sinister and ghostly plot line is also quite multi-dimensional; the plot paralleling, synchronising and past echoing the macabre situations of Ji-yoon’s scary fantasy-reality world (or the Alice Effect as her psychiatrist ominously reiterates to her ‘sickness’) and her ambitious past. Ji-yoon’s gothic type artworks have a menacing root cause (like that video tape), and her strange jolting nightmares and visions of mainly other peoples impending deaths is a bit ‘Ringu’ and a bit ‘The Dead Zone’. The horror art and cinematic can be exceptional at times as they blend from one to the other. Especially the final ‘shot’ scene of an almost perfect transposition from cinematic to a motion freeze noir comic art (and then the end titles and music..nice). Although a traditional type K-horror, ‘Killer Toon’ isn’t a bad film. The rapport between the cops is very good and Si-young does well in a horror film. It can be very horrific, too, at times. The webtoon concept will either amaze or meh (ha!) and the plot treks a similar root from the bloody annoyed likes of un-well girl Sadako. Although ‘Killer Toon’ suggests more about the mistakes people make by over ambition, greed and helpless fear. Worth seeing.