I bought and watched this yesterday, my latest foray into the wonderful world of twisted Asian cinema. Not a ghost story, or any other increasingly cliched recycled plotline we've come to expect from the East, but rather a "thriller". I was quite looking forward to it. Sadly, this one fell flat on its face. I'm having a hard time figuring out anything good to say about it. Of course, it's really low-budget, but that's not really an issue (oh alright, the lack of interesting locations did get a bit wearing after 80 minutes or so). And really, the performances didn't look too bad. Everything else was poor. The lighting in the film varied considerably. Sometimes overly bright, sometimes too dark. No-one can shout and scream in such a way that you're ears bleed, than the Japanese. Listening to the psycho here made me want to kill myself, let alone waiting for him to come get me. Some scenes are incredibly grainy, some pristine. Worse though is the by-the-numbers approach to the story, and the DVD itself, which stank. Suckered in by a gorgeous cover and slipcase, the transfer itself showed none of this beauty. I have never seen a DVD with such a bad case of the jaggies. It's non-anamorphic, and has a very strange aspect ratio. Worse though, the subtitles (which are written in pseudo english) are actually out of the frame, mostly in a black space below the film. So, when I tuned my system to have the picture fill the screen, I only saw the tops of the letters of the subtitles. Horrible transfer then, one of the worst I have seen from asia. Not that it would, in any way, have helped this movie. The movie stank. It's so predictable, you know what's coming five minutes in advance. There's a minor twist half way through the film that you'll have guessed long before it arrives, and you'll be preying for the end (which has no surprises). Couple of extras, all subtitled for once, including on-the-set footage and some interviews. Trust me, you won't care. A failed stalker film then, with a made-for-TV look and feel, no suspense, no interesting imagery, and saddled not so much by the low-budget, but more by a total lack of imagination. Pah!