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Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death
Director: Kim Ki-young
Cast: Kim Ja-ok, Nam Kung Won, Kim Man, Am Park, Hyang Lee
Studio: Mondo Macabro Genre: Horror
Pre-Order Date: 2019-09-10 Release Date: 2019-10-08
Production Year: 1978 SRP: $29.95
Catalog #: MDO197 UPC: 843276019792
Format: Blu-ray Number of Discs: 1
Language: English Subtitles: English
Picture Format: Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1 Audio Format: PCM Mono
Plot Summary:

Like a kind of crazy cinematic ghost train ride, Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death take us on a journey deep into the darkness of one manís fears and fantasies. That man is Young-gul, a lonely and rather morbid student in late 1970ís South Korea. Narrowly surviving a murder-suicide attempt by a woman wearing a butterfly pendant, he next finds himself besieged by a seemingly insane bookseller who claims he can never die. Even after Young-gul burns the manís body his skeleton comes back to taunt him. As if that werenít enough, the poor student then finds himself the victim of a beautiful thousand year old woman (she looks about 25) who says she is hungry and wants to eat his liverÖ.

The director, Kim Ki-young, was one of Koreaís most successful film makers. His 1960 production The Housemaid is now a recognized classic of world cinema. With this film he goes far beyond the bounds of the real and takes us into a world where anything seems possible, a world where a kind of dream logic rules. Almost impossible to summarize, the film is nevertheless insanely enjoyable. A real one of a kind production that opens our eyes to the limitless possibilities of cinema.

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Special Features:

- 4k transfer from film negative Digitally restored
- Interview with actress Lee Hwa-si
- Interview with producer Jeong Jin-woo
- Interview with cinematographer Koo Jong-mo
- Interview with Darcy Paquet
- Audio commentary by Kenneth Brorsson and Paul Quinn of the What's Korean Cinema? Podcast
- Mondo Macabro previews

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