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Butcher, The (2009)


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One out of Five

Movie

NR
Length: 75 minutes

Video

Widescreen 1.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)

Audio

KOREAN: Dolby Digital 2.0

Captions

English

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Plot

Four Koreans, three ladies and a guy, find themselves hostages to a couple of madmen and their sidekick, a giant man with a pig's head. They are about to become the stars in the madmen's next torture/snuff movie. Each of them have a camera attached to their heads so their torture can be filmed from their perspective.

Pros

You have to give the film credit for not pretending to be anything more than advertised, a torture film. And they keep it to a manageable 75 minutes; just a little longer than your favorite 1-hour TV program.

Cons

There really is no plot, other than what is listed above, and no character development. Everything is shot with hand/head held cameras that are always shaking. And, last but not least, it is always dark; how they can sell torture/snuff films when nothing can be seen has yet to be understood by me.

Extras

  • Alternate Ending
  • Behind the Scene Photos
  • Storyboard Sketches
  • Theatrical Trailer

Recommendation

I'm not really sure who to recommend this film to. If you're the type of person that like seeing people suffer unnecessarily in the dark in Korean (English subtitles) with the main protagonist carries a chainsaw and wears a pig mask, then go for it. If not, just watch something else. This movie is so popular that I can't find it listed at IMDb; as the old saying goes, there's a first time for everything.

Director

Jin Won Kim

Actors

Yoo Dungheun
Ha Yooyie
Kim Seongil
Lee Moonyeong
Seo Myeongheon
Kim Taeksoo

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