So far, the line-up for Blu-ray titles this year has been fairly underwhelming. Things do seem to be changing, though, with the format being bolstered by the support of independent studios specialising in niche fare. Today, Tartan announced their plans for Spring 2008 with a total of six releases in both the US and UK, beginning with Ji-woon Kim’s A Tale of Two Sisters and Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park on April 14th, followed by Park Chan-Wook’s I’m a Cyborg and [Sympathy for] Lady Vengeance on May 26th, and finally Nick Cave’s The Proposition and Moon-saeng Kim’s Sky Blue (known in its native South Korea as Wonderful Days) on June 23rd.
You can certainly sign me up for A Tale of Two Sisters, which I already own on DVD, and Lady Vengeance, which I’m now glad I held off picking up. I might also be tempted by a copy of Sky Blue, particularly if it’s a review sample: the film itself is, to be honest, about as limp as a dead kipper, but the prospect of seeing the admittedly impressive live action miniature photography is rather promising.
Oh, and New Line is releasing the Guillermo Del Toro-produced The Orphanage (El Orfanato in its native Spanish) on April 22nd, day and date with the standard definition DVD release. This is another title that has caught my eye and is clawing its way towards my wallet.
Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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Van Sant and Chan-Wook, now we're talkin'. A TALE OF TWO SISTERS is one of the better Asian horror films post-RINGU as well, outside of K. Kurosawa's works.
WONDERFUL DAYS... uh... well, it looked nice.
Posted by: Erik, March 6, 2008 10:10 AM