Nightmare (2000 film)

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Nightmare
Nightmare film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Revised Romanization Gawi
McCune–Reischauer Kawi
Directed by Ahn Byeong-ki
Produced by Goh Hyeong-wook
Stanley Kim
Lee Min-ho
Written by Ahn Byeong-ki
Starring Kim Gyu-ri
Choi Jung-yoon
Ha Ji-won
Yoo Ji-tae
Music by Lee Tae-beom
Cinematography Lee Seok-hyeon
Edited by Park Soon-deok
Distributed by Tube Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • 29 July 2000 (2000-07-29)
Running time 97 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Nightmare (Hangul: 가위; hanja: 凶咒; RR: Gawi; lit. "Scissors", also known as Horror Game Movie) is a South Korean horror film, released in 2000. It stars Kim Gyu-ri, Ha Ji-won and Choi Jung-yoon, and was directed and written by Ahn Byeong-ki, who also later directed Phone (2002), Bunshinsaba (2004) and APT (2006) The film was the 6th best selling film of 2000 with 322,000 admissions in Seoul after 5 weeks of screening.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Hye-jin's homecoming should have been a joyous occasion. She was especially happy to see her childhood friend again, the shy Eun-ju. However, when a secret is revealed, harsh words are exchanged. These words deeply affect Eun-ju and, in the next scene, we see her plummeting from a 30-story building. In a flashback provided by Sun-ae, we learn that the ghost of Eun-ju is hunting down all of Hye-jin's friends and killing them. Is this possible or is a more worldly force at work? What is this mysterious tape that everyone is asking about?

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DVD problems[edit]

Tartan Video's Region 1 release of the film has a vertically stretched image, (the 1.85:1 film is presented in 1.74:1) which causes noticeable distortion of angles, as well as making everything appear thinner than it should.

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