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Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death

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Genres: Sci-Fi
Starring: Man Kim
Director: Ki-young Kim
Plot Sypnosis:

Mondo Macabro has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Kim Ki-young's film Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death a.k.a. The Girl With the Butterfly Tattoo (1978). The release will arrive on the market this summer.

Like a kind of crazy cinematic ghost train ride, WOMAN CHASING THE BUTTERFLY OF DEATH takes us on a journey deep into the darkness of one man's fears and fantasies. That man is Young-gul, a lonely and rather morbid student in late 1970's 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 man's body his skeleton comes back to taunt him. As if that weren't 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 want to eat his liver….

The director, Kim Ki-young, was one of Korea's 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.

*The numbered Red Case Limited Edition will feature an exclusive reversible cover featuring new art by Naomi Butterfield and Mathieu St-Pierre on either side, and a booklet featuring a brand new essay on the film by writer Kelley Dong.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1978
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 110
Specs: Region-Free Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Audio Formats: Korean
Subtitles/Captions: English
Special Features: • NEW interview with Korean cinema expert Darcy Paquet on the career of Kim Ki-young