Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.50 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Epitaph (2009)

Jeon Mu-song , David L. McInnis , Jung Brothers , Jeong Beom-Sik  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

List Price: $19.99
Price: $12.58 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $7.41 (37%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, July 30? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $14.52  
  1-Disc Version $12.58  

Frequently Bought Together

Epitaph + Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus Live in '64
Price for both: $29.62

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Jeon Mu-song, David L. McInnis, Kim Tae-woo, Lee Dong-gu, Kim Bo-gyeong
  • Directors: Jung Brothers, Jeong Beom-Sik, Jeong Sik
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: TLA Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001OCVPNY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,052 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Review

SEATTLE WEEKLY PICK -
Chilling! The Jung brothers show they're already masters of ominous dread." --Seattle Weekly

This is most likely the smartest and most beautiful Asian horror film I've seen. --AsianMovieWeb.com

One of the best of any genre! Masterfully constructed and directed, it is one of the rare cases which sees directors willing to push the envelope and attempt to really unnerve viewers by aiming for the mind, heart and stomach at the same time. --BeyondHollywood.com

This is most likely the smartest and most beautiful Asian horror film I've seen. --AsianMovieWeb.com

One of the best of any genre! Masterfully constructed and directed, it is one of the rare cases which sees directors willing to push the envelope and attempt to really unnerve viewers by aiming for the mind, heart and stomach at the same time. --BeyondHollywood.com

Product Description

A chill is in their air as unrequited, obsessive love is swept up in a sea of blood in this South Korean box office sensation that takes Asian horror in a new direction.

Both visually lyrical and horrific, Epitaph is a bloodstained foray into the depths of obsessive love and unbearable grief. Set in a small Korean hospital, the once peaceful place is now a labyrinth of haunted corridors and the stage for frightful events: a medical student is inexplicably drawn to a beautiful dead girl; a troubled child is tortured by bloody visions of her dead parents; and a married couple find themselves investigating a series of gory murders. Certain to give you goosebumps and have you peering over your shoulder with every ghastly twist, this Korean chiller will keep you guessing till the end.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended January 5, 2010
Format:DVD
Mingus fans should not hesitate to pick this up. It nicely captures the premier performance of this colossal work, live at Lincoln Center in 1989. A CD was released soon after the event, but apparently the DVD just came out in 2009. The audio quality of the DVD is very good, and the camera work is outstanding. The DVD makes it easier to follow the structure of this complex music, and you more fully experience the energy and passion of the musicians.

The nearly two hour composition consists of 18 movements or sections. Several of these are re-orchestrated, expanded versions of well-known Mingus songs. Others were conceived directly for a large 30 piece ensemble. The history of EPITAPH is not well-known, but it appears that Mingus worked on it intermittently for most of his career. Most of the score was intact, although Gunther Schuller--who ably conducts the orchestra--apparently had to piece together a few loose ends. Schuller's original, informative liner notes from the CD are included.

Overall, this is quintessential Mingus, with the remarkable gutsy sound, driving energy, and powerful punctuations you'd hope for and expect. Key soloists include Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis (trumpets), Bobby Watson, John Handy, George Adams (saxophones), Sir Roland Hanna and John Hicks (pianos). But, heck, all 30 of these talented players solo at various times. One 11 minute section includes nearly 100 little solos, providing "an ever changing kaleidoscope of instrumental color" (Schuller). Throughout most of the piece, everyone appears to be playing to a tight score (with limited improvisation), and the writing is ingenious, with ideas and sounds rarely heard in jazz.
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Yeh, yeh...I know what you are thinking. Asian horror has become redundant with long-haired vengeful ghosts that seek a break from their torment. While I would agree, the "Yurei" or long-haired pale-faced ghost is actually a significant part of Asian lore; much like vampires, werewolves and zombies and we, as Americans never get tired of those elements...so why should Asians? The Jung Brothers' horror drama "EPITAPH" (a.k.a. "The Last Breath") is a film that tries something different and puts this horror film in the middle of a period drama that takes place during Japan's occupation of Korea. The film is an episodic tale of three different short stories similar to "Three Extremes" but different since they are all linked together.

February, 1942. Jung-Nam Park (Ku Jin) is a young Med student who is engaged to be married to a woman he had never met. He is also assigned to watch over the cadavers in the morgue that during this time, he falls in love with a frozen dead woman. A new patient also gets admitted who was the lone survivor of a fatal car accident. This young girl named Asoka (Joo-Yeon Ko) also becomes haunted by ghosts every night. Meanwhile, a young married couple, doctors In-Young (Bo-Kyeong Kim) and Dong-Won Kim (Tae-Soo Kim, Hypnotized) arrives from Japan and suddenly a rash of murders begin to happen...just what is this sinister hospital?

The Jung brothers focus on a central theme; "Ghosts" and they attempt to challenge the thin lines between fragmented storytelling, arty style and a ostentatious narrative because of the way the stories are linked together by a common place, beautiful cinematography and bloody scenes embedded in its equation.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Supernatural Film from South Korea December 30, 2008
Format:DVD
I saw this movie awhile ago so details are fuzzy but I can say it is almost on par with A Tale of Two Sisters. It may be a bit confusing at times but it has the kind of storyline that draws the viewer in and makes one want to watch again to understand the ending better. It is an excellent example of the newer Asian horror; the kind that messes with your mind but still has a touch of the supernatural instead of the "long haired ghost" stereotype. Here is the description of the film:

" 'Gidam' is a horror movie about a mysterious incident that took place at the Gyeongseong Ahnsaeng Hospital in 1942.

The film has attracted a large number of moviegoers with its fresh story line, scenes that appeal to the aesthetic sense and the underlying sadness behind the prevailing horror."

It's worth it, trust me.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1.0 out of 5 stars won't play June 9, 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Damn thing won't play on any hardware I have in any room of the house or a car or a station wagon or a suburban, anything. It is a useless waste of time and money.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes a beautiful little film but confusing. November 16, 2013
Format:DVD
Yes a beautiful little film but confusing. I confess I was unable to separate the plots or keep track of the characters or keep track of the sequences through time. Very good production, excellent cinematography, and suitably creepy acting Obscure, confusing, and muddled. However, worth seeing.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my two favorite concert videos October 10, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The enthusiasm and love for Mingus' music shines through this performance along with the excellence of the musicianship itself. I'm hardly a Mingus connoisseur, but this video is well worth it as an introduction to his music or a monument to his life and musical achievement.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars A labor of love October 7, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This concert was a labor of love by all concerned, for some, love for Charles Mingus, for others, for the music, and it shows. Right down to the guitar soloist unable to dry the sweat stinging his eyes but playing wonderfully.

A terrific performance of incredible music.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ok.
Very good!!! Album came sealed! Everything is perfect! I am your buyer! Was a good choice! Happy Easter! yours Radu
Published 15 months ago by Radu Ioan Lupascu
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, but confusing.
Gidam (Epitaph) (Beom-Sik Jeong, 2007)

I will admit right out that part of my problem with Epitaph may, in fact, be my problem, rather than the movie's; as I often do... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Robert Beveridge
4.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting yet Beautiful South Korean Film, with some flaws.......
Epitaph tells three stories set in a Korean hospital in the 1940s. A medical student that falls in love with a corpse; a young girl is the only survivor of a tragic car crash and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jonathan
4.0 out of 5 stars My favorite film
This is my favorite movie of all time, but the subtitles on the main menu do not work. The only way to get subtitles on this DVD is via my TV's remote control.
Published on September 12, 2010 by serichou
4.0 out of 5 stars Scared the crap out of me!!!
I am a huge fan of Asian Horror films with some of my favorites from South Korea being: "A Tale Of Two Sisters", "Phone", "Arang", "The Red Shoes", "Red Eye", "Apartment",... Read more
Published on February 17, 2010 by Asian Mack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Piece Of History
While some of the composition seemed uneven at times, seeing all those great musicians with one of Jazz's greatest composer is worth the price.
Published on January 7, 2010 by G. Gorton
5.0 out of 5 stars Epitaph
I enjoy Asian horror much more than American. They are better story tellers, and the horror is a bit more extreme. I really liked this convoluted film.
Published on May 1, 2009 by April Franzini
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category