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Competition: Win South Korean horror ‘The Wailing’ on DVD

To celebrate the DVD release of The Wailing, available on DVD from 30th January, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment!

South Korean box office smash, The Wailing, is a riveting police investigation which turns into a sensationally terrifying thriller as a likeable cop is drawn into a nightmarish hunt for a source of pure evil disturbing his quiet, rural village.

Out of his depth, local police officer Jong-goo investigates a spate of killings, as well as an outbreak of madness seemingly connected to the recent arrival of a mysterious Japanese man who resides in the outskirts of the village. What’s more, he is horrified to discover his young daughter may have fallen under the stranger’s curse.

Jong-goo calls on a charismatic shaman to free his daughter from the stranger’s dangerous influence, but the shaman’s intense exorcism ritual threatens to worsen the situation…
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South Korean Smash Hit, The Wailing, Comes to Blu-ray™ and Digital

Award Winning, Supernatural Thriller, The Wailing Coming To U.S.

Following up on the universally-acclaimed smash-hits The Yellow Sea and The Chaser comes South Korean maestro director Hong-jin Na’s latest feature, the supernatural thriller The Wailing. After six years in the making and record-breaking audiences in South Korea, Well Go USA Entertainment is finally bringing The Wailing to the west with a penned release date of 6th September for digital services, and 4th October for Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Starring Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol: 1 & 2), Woo-hee Chun (Mother, The Beauty Inside), Do Won Kwak (The Man from Nowhere, The Attorney) and Jung-min Hwang (The Himalayas, New World), The Wailing was a record-breaking success at the South Korean box-office, with large numbers of people committing to multiple viewings as they attempted to piece together the complex mystery at the heart of the film.

Racking up a ‘Fresh’ 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes,
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Watch the new trailer for Cannes favourite ‘The Wailing’

A new trailer for the upcoming horror-comedy-drama The Wailing has just been released online. We caught the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where it went do really rather well.

The Wailing revolves around a series of illnesses that have broken out in a remote village in Gokseong county in the south of South Korea. These strange illnesses, which see their victims contract a vicious skin condition, coupled with some really rather strange, violent behaviour, have only arrived after a stranger has entered town. It is now up to local police detective Jong-goo (Do Won Kwak) to investigate the outbreak, and after speaking with a mysterious young woman named Moo-myung, discovers that the illnesses may have more than a coincidental connection to the newcomer. As the investigation continues, Jong-goo’s only daughter suddenly contracts the disease, and he brings in local shaman Il-gwan (Jeong-min Hwang) to exorcise the
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Cannes 2016: The Wailing review

The Wailing review: A truly unnerving, frightening slow-burning horror from South Korea.

The Wailing review from the Cannes Film Festival, 2016.

The Wailing review

Fresh from a solid bow in its domestic territory, the south Korean, 20th Century Fox backed The Wailing (Gokseong) makes it to Cannes where it plays out-of-competition.

The film, which can only be described as a supernatural, comedic crime film, revolves around a series of illnesses that have broken out in a remote village in Gokseong county in the south of South Korea. These strange illnesses, which see their victims contract a vicious skin condition, coupled with some really rather strange, violent behaviour, have only arrived after a stranger has entered town. It is now up to local police detective Jong-goo (Do Won Kwak) to investigate the outbreak, and after speaking with a mysterious young woman named Moo-myung, discovers that the illnesses may have more than a coincidental connection to the newcomer.
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