Ab-Normal Beauty

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  1. shift

    shift Hot as shit!

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    Anyone seen this?

    Overview: Jiney is a photography student. One day on her way to school, a woman is knocked down by a car and died horribly. Jiney witnesses the accident and takes a photo of the scene. She experienced the excitement and satisfaction she never had and obsessed with photographing death. At the same time, Jiney receives a video tape which shows a girl was beaten to death. Before Jiney finds out what to do with her abnormal behavior and who sent her the weird tape, Anson, the one who sent Jiney the tape, kidnaps her. Will John kill Jiney or will Jiney become another John in some other days?
     
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    Yup, seen it, own it. I've discussed it in other threads. It's another Pang Brothers (The Eye, Recycle, Forest of Death) movie.

    It's almost two movies in one, and upon second viewing (which I did sober, unlike the first viewing....), the transition is not as smooth. The first half is about a girl coming to terms with her past, then for some reason it turns into the "torture porn" genre ala Hostel/Saw. Since I dig that genre more than most, I was ok with it.

    I guess it could have been worse. Neither plot line had enough substance to warrant a 90 minute feature, so it's almost like 2 45 minute movies. Better that than trying to pad either story out to feature-length.
     
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    Sounds like one story, but that is good 2 know. Thanks for your input.
     
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    I thought this was an excellent movie, although the ending did seem to switch like paff said... either way it's definitely worth watching.
     

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