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Original Name  幽異戀人
Starring Park Yeh-Jin, Lee Young-Jin, Kim Min-Sun
Director Kim Tae-Yong, Min Kyu-Dong
Screen Format Full Screen
Video Format NTSC
Audio Dolby Digital
Language Korean
Subtitles English, Chinese
Year 1999
Running Time 99 Minutes
Genre Horror
Version  Hong Kong
  Category IIB
Not suitable for young persons and children.
PAX-Code PAX0000115600
Catalog No.  DVD-437
Item Code  4890391104373

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Another great film from Korea. A nice blend of Romance, Drama and Horror. Heart-warming and creepy at the same time.
--- Min-Ah discovers the secret diary of a lesbian couple in her all-girls school. Min-Ah takes the diary and begins learning about Hyo-Shin and Shi-Eun's secret romance. Soon Min-Ah begins noticing that the two's relationship has gone sour and there is a lot of tension between them. After one of them commits suicide by jumping off the roof, strange things begin to happen. --- MEMENTO MORI is another one of those genre blends that may leave some people a little disappointed if they have high expectations of a film which should blend each genre perfectly. This movie is more of an inside look into the closed off society of Korean all-girls schools, and this aspect is where MEMENTO MORI shines brightest. For those not in the know, MEMENTO MORI is the second sequel in the WHISPERING CORRIDORS trilogy. All 3 movies in the trilogy deal with the inside world of all-girls schools and are also marketed as horror movies despite the horror aspect being merely a small overtone in the films. MEMENTO MORI has been a very controversial film from Korea because it deals with aspects that are considered taboo in their culture, which is what really happens in single sex schools and lesbianism. The story is really first class stuff and the acting by all the leads is excellent, they portray all their characters perfectly and with such ease that it’s really impressive considering their ages. All the key aspects are there, the spoilt bitch who can’t take what she dishes out, the girls with crushes on their teacher, the girl who belongs to the bullying group but just wants everybody to be friends and of course the doomed lovers. The actors all portray this totally believable dynamic when playing their intricate personas and characteristics when interacting with the other characters. The romance between the two lesbians is really sort of sweet. They just don’t want to be bothered and are sick of being bullied because they are different. Min-Ah is the glue that binds the entire story together and she does it so well. She is the one who discovers their secret and is perfectly fine with it; in some cases she gives the two girls a little push in the right direction. Like I said before, the WHISPERING CORRIDORS series isn’t know best for its horror elements and more so for its drama and story telling techniques, so of course MEMENTO MORI’s horror never serves a higher purpose but to push the story into the realm of supernatural, which is fine because the story is great. The thing is though, MEMENTO MORI is marketed as a horror movie and its horror just isn’t that great. It achieves some decent scares at some points but if it were put side-by-side with another horror film it just wouldn’t quite stack up, so I’m going to have to take one star away. Had this film been billed as a Drama I would have given it a perfect score. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED -Adam Kitano

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gloriagirl on 20, May. 2005 00:07 (HKT)
This movie has a lot of meanning.
Hey you horror lovers:
I like this movie, it\'s not a real gore ugly looking ghost, trying to kill you...It\'s more like the feeling inside a person. and what happens when you can\'t say whats in it.
It does have a ghost, but is more like the ghost in the Eye.
I like the written story, and these young actors was wonderfull, they put there energy, feeling, in this movie.
They explain it in the bonus feathers..and I do like it when we can read it, this way you can pick up on some details you would have missed, but in this movie, you do get it...
The Ghost plays havoc, on the girls in that school..angry because no one gave her a chance...
the moral of this movie is: except people who they are..
yep, I like it and enjoy, and do recomend this movie..
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