DVD Rating: **1/2

Reviewed by: Caro Ness

Read Caro Ness's film review of Phone

The subtitles seem fine, although it would be interesting to be able to follow in Korean. The phone ring is given a suitably dominant tone and it does become eerily menacing.

It appears from reading the list of extras that you really get your money's worth. Unfortunately, that is not so. There are a couple of deleted scenes and then the rest almost constitutes the same material repeated in different ways. The interviews with the stars and the director are all either rather nauseatingly self-congratulatory (the director), or unnervingly fawning (the actors trying to get a part in the director's next film). In fact, the small girl, Jeo-wei Eun, is one of the few who gives real insight into what it is to be an actor.

The Making Of Phone follows the film very closely. The scene specific commentary provides a little interest, but not much, and the epilogue is just postproduction blues, or good humour, whichever applies. The TV spot is skilfully put together to make a good-looking horror movie, although the trailer is less suspenseful.

Reviewed on: 20 May 2005
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Supernatural thriller about a journalist who becomes terrifed of her telephone.
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Product Code: TVD3510

Region: 2

Ratio: Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Extras: Interviews; Making Of Phone; deleted scenes; scene specific commentary; epilogue; TV spot; trailer; Asia Extreme trailer reel

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