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The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (VCD) (Hong Kong Version) VCD

Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Choi Min Sik (Actor) | Kim Jee Woon (Director)
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The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
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Directed by Kim Jee Woon, The Quiet Family is a dead funny black comedy starring two of Korean Cinema's greatest actors, Song Kang Ho and Choi Min Sik. With their father fired, a family repairs an old mountain cottage and makes it an inn. Every guest they receive ends up dead, leading them to cover up one death after another. As they have more and more bodies to bury, their response becomes increasingly bold and apathetic. The deaths and secret burials become part of the family's daily routine, and a technique they enjoy refining.
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Product Title: The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (VCD) (Hong Kong Version) 死不張揚離奇失魂事件 (香港版) 死不张扬离奇失魂事件 (香港版) クワイエット・ファミリー(The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy)香港版 The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Choi Min Sik (Actor) 宋 康昊 (Actor) | 崔岷植 (Actor) 宋 康昊 (Actor) | 崔岷植 (Actor) ソン・ガンホ (Actor) | チェ・ミンシク (Actor) 송 강호 (Actor) | 최 민식 (Actor)
Director: Kim Jee Woon 金 知雲 Kim Jee Woon キム・ジウン 김지운
Release Date: 2002-04-23
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Place of Origin: South Korea
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): VCD
Publisher: Modern Audio
Other Information: 2VCDs
Package Weight: 140 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1001831758

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主演:宋康昊╱崔民植
導演:金知雲

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  姜家老頭被公司炒魷,把畢生積蓄在荒山野嶺投資開了一家旅館。但旅館開了兩個星期,卻拍烏蠅多過食飯。終於,第一個客人來投宿,全家當他上賓招待,孰料第二天早上卻發現他離奇死亡。老爸怕旅館會被立刻釘牌,決定偷偷把屍體埋葬起來。第二個客人是對年青男女,但卻原來是來殉情的。眾人又再夾手夾腳把屍體埋起來。講都唔信,旅館自此即客似「魂」來;這連串命案到底是巧合,還是撞邪?最糟糕的還在後頭……

  With their father fired, a family repairs an old mountain cottage and makes it an inn. Every guest they receive ends up dead and lead them into covering up serial murder. As they have more bodies to bury, their response becomes more bold and apathetic. The murders and the secret burials become the family’s daily routine and a technique they enjoy refining.
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Professional Review of "The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)"

April 3, 2006

This professional review refers to The Quiet Family
Squeamish about corpses? Want to do something about it? Well, watch The Quiet Family and you’ll see enough to cure you for life. Either that or you’ll lock yourself in your bedroom and refuse to come out.

The genre is black comedy, and it is really quite black. If you can’t laugh at mother, father, uncle, and son trundling a pair of suicide-pact lovers into the woods in wheelbarrows, then I suggest you steer clear. If you’re revolted at the thought of having to re-bury several corpses of assorted vintages because the roadworks will go through their graves, then give this film a miss. And if you’d grimace, not laugh, at the sight of one of the corpses struggling free of his plastic wrapping and lurching about, only to get a good crack about the head with a shovel, then you probably shouldn’t watch.

And that would be a pity, because you’d miss one of the best films to come out of Asia. Ever. The first film by writer/director Kim Ji Woon, it’s absolutely meticulous in terms of timing, pace, and characters: everything that makes a comedy work is fine-tuned in every detail. It’s an incredibly strong first film, but considering Kim went on to make The Foul King, A Tale Of Two Sisters, and A Bittersweet Life, we shouldn’t be surprised.

From the opening credits the film grabs your attention: a point-of-view meander through the newly-purchased lodge, to the mellow strains of a hip hop version of a Tijuana Brass classic. The music throughout supports the action (or inaction) without drowning it, in a manner which should bring tears to the eyes of anyone who, like me, has been forced to sit through too many films drenched in violins. I love the whole soundtrack, from the Stray Cats rockabilly to the pert Schubert piano to the Partridge Family “I think I love you” over the end credits. You might find yourself singing along.

What can I say about the cast? Given that it includes two of the best actors in Korea, in Choi Min Sik (Old Boy, Sympathy For Lady Vengeance) and Song Kang Ho (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Memories of Murder, J.S.A.), you’d think that would be enough. But it ain’t. The rest of the cast is fully capable of wresting the spotlight from the two heavyweights: my favorite is the actress playing the mother, Na Mun Hee (seen recently as the ailing gran in Crying Fist).

I’ve left it until now to mention that this film was remade by Miike, as Happiness Of The Katakuris, and I’ve done this deliberately. In my never-humble opinion, this film is much better in a lot of ways, including cast, soundtrack, and consistency, to say nothing of the fact that I don’t much like musicals. But if you saw Miike’s film and liked it, you may well like this one: there are few similarities beyond the basic plot, so it will feel like a whole different film.

9 torrential rains threatening exposure out of 10

by Alison Jobling - heroic-cinema.com

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Customer Review of "The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (4)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.9 out of 10 (12)

Rhoda
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April 26, 2008

This customer review refers to The Quiet Family - A Ruthless Comedy (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Loved it Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This is the first time i have seen a movie that i condider a thriller and a comedy at the same time. This is because of the unexpected tragedy that happen that murders were followed by another and how they died made you laugh at the same time.

Good movie, light thriller and comedy.
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October 30, 2005

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too funny Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
everyone said the beginning was good but the middle was boring, but i didnt think so. i was entertained throughout the whole time. this movie had me cracking me up. i think probably you have to sorta understand korean ways of life and stuff to think this is funny and get the jokes. i only bought it because of choi min sik and song kang ho...they were both really really good in Shiri. totallyyyyy different characters, but great! Min Sik was also very awesome in OldBoy.
not too gory or anything, but disturbingly funny!
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Anonymous

April 16, 2004

GREAT FUNNIE HORROR MOVIE! Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
I really didn't expect to get me in some of the scenes, but it was FUNNIE! and scary... not TOO scary, but a very good movie to watch JUST FOR FUN! Watch it! :P
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Anonymous

March 31, 2004

Not a remake Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
To the person who wrote the previous review: Quiet Family is not the remake, Happiness of the Katakuris is the remake of Quiet Family. Check IMBD, Quiet Family was done in 1998 and Happiness was done done in 2001.
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Anonymous

March 21, 2004

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abysmal Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
i thought this movie was worth watching, it was funny at the beginning but it turned from boring to very horrible towards the end. there's no point in watching this film unless there's nothing else to watch.
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