Tokyo Shock Brings Kim Dong-Bin’s Red Eye to the States

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Please do not confuse this enjoyable 2005 horror flick with the dreadful Wes Craven thriller of the same name. They are different in so many ways. For instance, director Kim Dong-Bin’s “Red Eye” is an entertaining and frequently spooky ghost story, while Craven’s offering is an entirely dull and truly uninspired affair. They may share monikers, but they couldn’t be more different. Drastically different. Really freaking different. Anyway, the folks over at Tokyo Shock are bringing this underrated little gem to DVD later this summer. If you’re still into buying DVDs, maybe you should pick up a copy.

Anyway, here’s a synopsis:

It’s Mi-sun’s first day as a rail attendant. Her assignment is an overnight trip through Korea, and she is understandably nervous. But it’s not the motley group of passengers that has her feeling uneasy, it’s the train itself. Some of the cars on the train were involved in a devastating crash 16 years earlier, in which 100 people died. Now, the train is rumoured to be haunted!

“Red Eye”, which stars Jang Shin-Young, Song Il-Gook, Kwak Ji-Min, and Lee Eol, hits DVD on July 10th, 2012. If you’d like a trailer, one has been included in the space below. And remember: The film is about ghosts on a train, not boring people on a plane. Train, plane. Not boring, boring. Understand? Wonderful! I knew you looked like a smart one.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Arthur

    Saw the South Korean film “Red Eye” some years ago; not bad at all. Don’t expect “A Tale of Two Sisters”, “Phone”, “The Cat” aka “Two Eyes That See Death”, “Apartment”, “Bunshinsaba”, “Into The Mirror”, “Wishing Stairs” or “The Red Shoes”. More on the line of “Ryung”, “Cello”, “Yoga”, “The Wig”, “Face” or “Nightmare”.