Hansel & Gretel (2007) (Dub Sub)
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And there's no shortage of either beauty or horror in "Hansel and Gretel" -- it's a dark fairy tale that starts off as lovely as an antique wind-up toy, but soon the prettiness flakes away to show the horrors underneath. The actors all do excellent jobs (particularly the three kids), but the real star here is Yim Pil-Sung's lushly atmospheric direction.
After a car accident, Eun-soo (Cheon Jeong Myeong) finds himself wandering through a lush green forest, until he comes across a colorful little cottage that is every child's dream -- countless toys, and no food but candy and cake. The family inside seems similarly perfect, but they're strangely reluctant to let Eun-soo go -- and soon the parents vanish, leaving Eun-soo to watch the three eerie kids.
Oh yes, and whenever poor Eun-soo tries to walk back to civilization, the the forest itself swamps him with snow and darkness.
Stuck with the kids (and a pair of increasingly creepy yuppies who are also stranded), Eun-soo begins to realize that this house isn't just creepy because of the "children's fantasy" theme. There's something dark and weepy in the attic, a girl wanders through the house and yard, and the children start to demonstrate darker facets -- and mysterious powers that are keeping him trapped.
Porcelain doll-women, people swallowed by trees, magical picture books, an endless forest littered with toys, and a house where children's wishes come true.Read more ›
It could be in the mind of a child on the brink of sleep, that is so frightening tender, so scratching against winter window, poor and threadbare, that contrasts with the film's richness of candy and cakes and eternal Christmas trees and presents under them, heavy snow forever more, an exquisitely created dream of a house of jolly elf coated nightmares and furnishings and frenetic parents who try to recapture something they hope is in you, at the same time you realize they're hiding something so unspeakably terrifying and that is when you begin to know you are the bulwark of this hideous thing and you must please.
As you feel this artificial glowing inside yourself turned into a hollow thing that leaves you stranded and alone, just as you think young forever, then close to the child almost the moment of clarity, and you fall asleep and wake to the fever of Christmas morning.
The earlier front cover of the DVD case has a picture of the children on the couch, looking so solemn and forlorn. The words above them read: Don't go. We'll be good. And they try and they are really the needed, finally the sacrifice comes in the sadness you feel when you realize for the first time you are indeed grown up but inside you is for always the corpse of the child who was once you.
In the frightening fairytale woods all around this home of happy children, supervised by adults of a certain nervous condition.Read more ›
When Eun-soo Lee (Jeong-myeong Cheon) has a car accident (which is why talking on the cell phone while driving is outlawed in California), he regains consciousness within a forest with a 12-year old girl named Yeong-Hee (Eun-kyeong Shim) who leads them to their house in the middle of the woods. Once there, he meets the parents, Yeong-Hee's older brother Man-Bok (Won-jae Eun) and cute younger sister (played by Ji-hui Jin), he is invited to stay the night. Come morning, Eun-soo is served sweets for breakfast which was quite odd. Eun-soo also finds that he is unable to find his way out of the forest by himself and decides to impose upon the kindly family once again to stay one more day. The following day, he finds the children crying and that the parents have left on an urgent matter and asks Eun-soo to watch over the kids. Eun-soo soon realizes that these are not your normal children and that there have been other guests in their home, and none of them ever found a way out of the forest.
The film has very high production values and has superb visuals. "Hansel and Gretel" is quite unique when we think about all the overused elements in Korean horror.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An awesome rendition of the Hansel and Gretel story that brings in so many more elements. Truly spooky and horrifying.Published 26 days ago by Chris Greenhut
Narcissistic personality disorder at its best! It shows how those with npd really can deatroy their picked victims when at the same time display a innocent demeanor. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very artistically surreal, colorful, extremely well made, stylistic, unusual Korean dramatization of a Grimm fairly tale. Read morePublished 16 months ago by hongkongfilmfan
I like this korean movie this is so nice .. It's ghost movie and idea is very nicePublished 20 months ago by Htet Myet Htut
These kids are so good they're terrifyingly good! Their acting is superb and it has a great storyline with a twist. The ending made me cry because their acting was so hearfelt. Read morePublished on March 29, 2014 by Sarah
This korean film is simply amazing! Love everything about it except the fact that the description says english dubbed and that is a lie. Read morePublished on March 17, 2014 by Thomas Joseph Pellegrini
Part ghost story, part fantasy tale, "Hansel and Gretel" is an interesting story that reels you in from the beginning and doesn't let go until you finally figure out what... Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by John A. Sanchez
excellent film, beautifully photographed. Designed for adults, not children. And it's not Japanese, it's Korean. Not 1.33:1 aspect ratio either.Published on March 31, 2013 by Paul Burt
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