Reviewed by: Donny Broussard
What's it about
Hyun-sooís friends start to die after having plastic surgery under her mother Yoon-heeís knife. The rest of the plot gets lost, but on the bright side the freaky dead girl from The Ring makes an appearance.
Is it good movie?
Cinderella is a story that everyone is familiar with. This film of the same name has nothing to do with glass slippers or a fair godmother. In fact it bears no resemblance to the famous tale at all. What it does have is an underdeveloped story and the same ghost girl scares seen in most Asia Extreme releases.
The thin story follows Yoon-hee (To Ji-Won) a plastic surgeon and her beautiful daughter Hyun-soo (Shin Se-kyeong) as their very creepy mother daughter relationship falls apart because of a family secret. The one thing that worked was this relationship. A very hot grown woman giving her very hot daughter a bath and dressing her was very creepy and yet arousing at the same time. So for me the film worked on that level although I was disappointed that we didnít even get one skin shot in the entire flick, and this is a flick with tons of hot girls in it.
A fairly large amount of Hyun-sooís friends have gotten plastic surgery from Yoon-hee and now are dying by their own hands after terrible visions of the dead girl from The Ring. These death scenes try really hard to be horrific but fall extremely short in that department.
Somewhere around the 45 minute mark the film starts to try to piece together some sort of story but never seems to be able to accomplish this goal. Instead of straight answers we get half ass snippets of plot that donít fit together. If your going to make a mind F**k movie then just throw plot out the window. Because trying to make that type of movie and then providing really lame reasons for the incoherent mess just doesnít work.
Now the cinematography is beautiful and pretty solid throughout the entire film. Also the acting is really good and all of the girls are really hot. So itís not a total waste of time it just isnít at all great.
Video / Audio
Video: The anamorphic widescreen was beautiful and boasted very crisp colors.
Audio: The Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound kicked much ass.
There was a nifty Making of mini-doc that was cool, and it showed that the filmmakers were trying to make good movie. It is worth your time if this movie is in your DVD player.
The original trailers are here for our enjoyment as well as other Tartan Asia Extreme release trailers.
If you enjoy ghostly girls with long black hair in their faces and not so good storylines this is the film for you. Otherwise I would recommend just watching something else.