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THE VICTIM (aka SPIRIT OF THE VICTIM)
DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 108 minutes, featurette, tv spots, original theatrical trailer, previews
VIDEO: 1.66:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO: Thai 5.1, 2.0 Dolby Surround, 5.1 DTS
Subtitles: English, Spanish
STUDIO: Tartan Asia Extreme/ R.S. Film
RELEASE DATE: 9-18-2007

TH VICTIM is the best Thai horror film I have ever seen. It's atmosphere and story delivers plenty of scares and even a twist that changes everything in the middle of the film. The teeritory of horror is being redefined in Thailand. THE VICTIM is steeped in Thai culture, but one wonders when an American studio will try to remake it. It seems ripe for one.

THE VICTIM follows Ting, an aspiring actress, who is hired by the police to play the victim in crime scene reenactments. She is attracted to the tragic murder of Beauty Queen Meen and tries to untangle the mystery behind who murdered Meen. Then with a twist straight of a David Lynch film, THE VICTIM takes an unexpected right turn that changes the focus. THE VICTIM was shot at real crime scenes with the crimes in the film inspired by real crimes. This aspect brings an eerie atmosphere to the movie. The scenes with the bloody bathtub and the hallway full of spirits are part the high points of scares along with a mystery behind the strange occurences in the film lend to the scare factor. Also seeing the ghosts that Ting prays for forgiveness to is unsettling. THE VICTIM offers plenty of unexpected things.

SPECIAL FEATURES: THE VICTIM SPECIAL EDITION is a making of TV special that hypes the film by saying it was filmed at real crime scenes and the ghosts caught on film. Three TV spots and the original theatrical trailer round out the extras in addition to previews for SHUTTER (The Original), DORM, and THE GHOST.

FINAL ANALYSIS: THE VICTIM is one of the best Asian horror has to offer. Check it out on DVD now.

this DVD review is (c)10-21-2007 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com  

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