A big shout out to all who entered our latest competition to win one of three copies of Tartan Asia Extreme's latest Korean release, The Isle. Unfortunately there can only be three winners, and they are:
Congratulations to you three. We will be in touch shortly to find out your addresses (and to get your 18 year old confirmationa) and the DVDs will be in the post to you as soon as we can. If you didn't win this time, keep trying our competition page as we will be launching a new competition (to win DVDs of the Michael Keaton movie White Noise) very soon.
Footnote: Jo - sorry, but your email address isn't working. If you read this, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org within the week, otherwise we'll draw another winner.
Released on DVD on May 23rd, The Isle directed by Ki-duk Kim, is set in a remote fishing isle where Hee-Jin (Suh Jung), the groundskeeper, sells bait to the fishermen by day, and her body by night.
When Hyun-shik (Kim Yoo-Suk) an ex-cop who murdered his girlfriend arrives, Hee-Jin watches, fascinated by his loss of the will to live. One day he tries to commit suicide, but Hee-Jin intervenes, and she attempts to cure his physical and emotional pain through sex.
This being an Asian extreme film, however, it's not long before their physical relationship becomes obsessive, intense and all-consuming, with some particualrly gruesome scenes involving fish hooks that apparently casued several people to faint when it was shown in Korean cinemas.
26th Apr 04 Itís not all bad of course. This is Tarantino, after all, and there are plenty of highlights. Action scenes are handled very well, (the fight between Black Mamba and Darryl Hannah in particular, is a poke in the eye to any who doubt that),