We’ve got some movie release news for you today, as we have the news that The Wailing is making its way to DVD in January.
The South Korean box office smash, The Wailing, is a riveting police investigation which turns into a sensationally terrifying thriller as a likeable cop is drawn into a nightmarish hunt for a source of pure evil disturbing his quiet, rural village.
Out of his depth, local police officer Jong-goo investigates a spate of killings, as well as an outbreak of madness seemingly connected to the recent arrival of a mysterious Japanese man who resides in the outskirts of the village. What’s more, he is horrified to discover his young daughter may have fallen under the stranger’s curse.
Jong-goo calls on a charismatic shaman to free his daughter from the stranger’s dangerous influence, but the shaman’s intense exorcism ritual threatens to worsen the situation… and Jong-goo, with his world collapsing around him, realises he must confront the ultimate evil.
The Wailing broke box office records on its release in South Korea, garnered rave reviews after showing at Cannes 2016, and played at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival, the movie is an epic, assured horror film of The Exorcist-like proportions that will terrify, amuse and astound in equal measure.
Made with a complete devotion to perfection, encompassing three years of screenplay writing and revision, six months of shooting, and a year of post-production work. In particular, the production team’s devotion to on-location shooting was extraordinary.
Of the film’s total 121 shooting days, 97 were spent on location in various cities and towns around Korea including Hamyang, Cheolwon, Gokseong, Gurye, Suncheon, Jangseong, Haenam, Hwasun, Gochang, and Jinan. The extensive scouting took into account everything from the shape of houses to the form and curvature of trees. In particular, Jong-gu’s house, which serves as the main stage of the film, was found at the end of an exhaustive search of traditional Korean homes across the country in order to find the exact layout and gate appropriate for the story
The Wailing Trailer
This is certainly a movie to add to your collection, with a great cast including Do Won Kwak (The Man From Nowhere), Jung-min Hwang (A Bittersweet Life), Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill, Godzilla Resurgence) and Woo-hee Chun (Mother) this is certainly on our list of movies to buy on the 30th January 2017.