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OK, I'm not one usually who endorses films, but this one is an exception. Be prepared however, it's not the usual Hollywood fare.

From Hong Kong (yes Hong Kong) comes a film from the Pang brothers called "The Eye". Last week while looking for something good at my local video store, I overheard a young man requesting a foreign film called "The Eye". He got the only copy and I promised myself that I would see it soon. The premise sounded interesting, and I finally obtained a copy tonight.

First let me warn you that this is a Foreign film and that you will have to do some reading. The dialogue is in Cantonese, but English subtitles are availible.

I will give no spoilers here, but I will tell you that the plot is very imaginative, and that nearly all of it was inspired by real events. There are no fantastical CGI special effects (that I know of) and the directors rely on mostly "old school" effects and cinematography to scare the pants off you. The Pang brothers manage to pull off a truly scary movie here with an ending that will blow your socks off after you think the movie had ended. Maybe I have said too much....whoops

If you are an adventurous film buff, I say "see it". There is a reason I'm up at 1:00am in the morning, and this movie is the reason. It really messed with my head, and it's worth a look.

Matt

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I watched THE EYE and liked it, but I love DOUBLE VISION (a film from Taiwan) which is better than THE EYE.   The problem I have with THE EYE is the first half is too slow before the story finally decides to kick into gear.

Be Seeing You,

David Blackwell

P.S.   I have reviews of DOUBLE VISION and THE EYE at my ENTERLINE MEDIA site.

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