Insane (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3
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YesAsia Editorial Description
Television producer Nam Soo (Lee Sang Yoon) receives the diary of mental patient Soo Ah (Kang Ye Won), who is the sole survivor of a mysterious fire at a psychiatric hospital. The diary records Soo Ah's horrible experiences in the hospital where she was illegally imprisoned for years. Suspicious about the case, Nam Soo starts investigating and visits Soo Ah, who is now a suspect in the murder of her step-father. However, the truth is far beyond his imagination.
This edition comes with special features including commentary, making-of, deleted scenes, character video and trailers. First Press comes with four postcards, only available while supplies last.
|Product Title:||Insane (DVD) (Korea Version) Insane (DVD) (韓國版) Insane (DVD) (韩国版) 私に会いに来て (DVD) (韓国版) 날, 보러와요 (DVD) (한국판)|
|Also known as:||來見我 来见我|
|Artist Name(s):||Kang Ye Won (Actor) | Lee Sang Yoon (Actor) | Choi Jin Ho (Actor) 姜藝媛 (Actor) | 李相允 (Actor) | 崔鎮鎬 (Actor) 姜艺媛 (Actor) | 李相允 (Actor) | 崔镇镐 (Actor) カン・イェウォン (Actor) | イ・サンユン (Actor) | Choi Jin Ho (Actor) 강예원 (Actor) | 이상윤 (Actor) | 최진호 (Actor)|
|Director:||Lee Cheol Ha 李澈河 李澈河 イ・チョラ 이철하|
|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?|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1053526595|
*Screen Format:2.35:1 아나몰픽 와이드스크린
*Sound Mix:한국어 돌비디지털 5.1
- 강예원 & 이상윤! 스크린과 브라운관의 흥행 대세의 첫 스릴러 도전!
- 지금껏 보지 못한 신선한 만남이 만들어낸 강렬한 시너지!
- 충격실화!!! 합법적 납치와 감금의 공포, 당신도 예외일 수 없다!
- Commentary by 이철하 감독, 강예원, 이상윤
정신병동 감금 106일째
난 미치지 않았어요…
대낮 도심 한복판,
강수아(강예원)는 이유도 모른 채 정신병원에 강제이송, 감금된다.
강제 약물 투여와 무자비한 폭력 속에 시달리던 수아는
이 곳에서의 끔직한 일들을 세세하게 기록하기 시작한다.
합법적 감금. 그 이면의 충격적 사실
누가, 왜, 그녀를 가두었는가?
그로부터 일년 뒤,
시사프로 ‘추적24시’ 나남수(이상윤)PD에게 수첩이 배달된다.
나PD는 믿기 힘든 사건들이 기록된 이 수첩의 진실을 밝히고자
강수아를 찾아갔지만, 그녀는 현재 살인사건 용의자로 수감되어 있다.
취재를 거듭할수록 드러나는 충격적 사실들!!!
과연 무엇이 진실이고 무엇이 거짓일까?
- 초회한정 엽서 4종
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Professional Review of "Insane (DVD) (Korea Version)"
Director Lee Cheol-ha follows Love Me Not and Hello?! Orchestra with something a little different in Insane, a thriller set largely in a grim psychiatric hospital, following Lee Sang-yoon (Santa Barbara) as a television producer trying to get to the bottom of the case of a mysterious young woman played by Kang Ye-won (Love Clinic). Packing in dark secrets, conspiracies and plenty of dastardly goings-on, the film proved surprisingly popular in Korea, opening at the top of the domestic box office.
The film opens with television producer Nam-soo (Lee Sang Yoon) being handed a last chance in the form of a tacky real life haunted house show after his career takes a nosedive. Although initially angry at the assignment, his interest is piqued when he's handed the diary of Soo-ah (Kang Ye-won), the sole surviving patient of an unexplained fire at a psychiatric hospital, who claims to have been kidnapped and falsely imprisoned in the institute. As Nam-soo looks into her case, he's shocked to find that she is now the prime suspect in the murder of her police chief stepfather, and the further he digs, the more complicated things become.
At its heart, Insane is a fairly old-fashioned William Castle or Gaslight style schlocker, Lee Cheol-ha also working in plenty of nods to Hitchcock, Polanski and others in a bid to generate suspense. The plot itself is similarly hoary, and though there's plenty going on, it's never particularly believable, and for all its red herrings and twists and turns is essentially pretty predictable, a nonsensical final revelation notwithstanding. The central questions as to why Soo-ah has been locked up in the asylum and whether or not she is mad, innocent or both are never particularly challenging Lee falling back on genre staples such as temporary amnesia and ambiguous flashbacks to try and keep the viewer as confused as its unfortunate protagonist – Lee makes the most of the awful scenario of Soo-ah having to try and convince the hostile hospital staff that she's not mad.
Still, though manipulative, the film is a lot of fun, making decent use of its tricks and traps, and Lee manages to weave things together into an entertaining and engaging whole. There is a fair amount of suspense and danger along the way, and the device of shifting between Nam-soo and Soo-ah's perspectives works well enough, even if neither character is believably written or well-developed. The film also benefits from a few dashes of social commentary, showing a cynical disdain for authority figures as well as touching on the issue of how the mentally ill are treated and discriminated against in Korea. Without wishing to give much away, the film also works in organ harvesting and some extremely dubious medical ethics, with Choi Jin-ho (Gangnam Blues) on great, scenery-chewing form as a villainous doctor.
The film is also well-made, Lee showing a solid grasp of what makes films like this tick, and the film is fast-moving and wisely kept to a brisk and efficient running time of an hour and a half, leaving little room for needless filler material. Visually it also impresses, the hospital having a suitably eerie and modern-gothic look, and this makes for a welcome air of menace and adds to the overall tension and sense of creepy perversion. Lee sprinkles a few bloody scenes throughout, and the film does get quite nasty in places, enough so to keep genre fans happy and to underscore the danger in poor Soo-ah's increasingly desperate situation.
Although it's nothing really special, and is unlikely to be troubling any end of year best lists, Insane is nevertheless an enjoyable piece of genre cinema. There's no depth or substance here, though Lee Cheol-ha largely manages to make up for this with enthusiastic direction and some well-timed shocks, even if it;s hard to shake a lingering suspicion that the whole thing makes little sense.
by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com