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Tartan announce the "Ghost School Trilogy"

Tartan Video have announced the "Ghost School Trilogy" for release on UK DVD over the Winter season. Three films set in an all-girls’ high school but it’s more than students that stalk the classrooms. Each tale is haunted by supernatural happenings and curses. In a country where pupils will attend school from dawn ‘til nightfall, there’s not surprise it breeds disturbing levels of competitiveness or jealousies. These elements appear in this trio of schoolroom dramas there’s an added twist of horror. Released individually they have become known as the ‘Ghost School Trilogy’ and remain amongst Korea’s most successful box-office smashes to date.

Tartan Video releases one title per month over the Winter, reminding you that your school days can be the most frightening days of your life.

Whispering Corridors - 14th November 2005
A past pupil returns to school as a teacher. Befriending two very different students, she triggers a series of increasingly disturbing events. A teacher is found dead, and more deaths follow. Events of the past are now taken possession of the present. Director Park Ki-Hyung has created a unforgettable horror story as well as managing to criticise Korea’s education system, making it the country’s third most-successful horror film.

Read Anthony Nield's review of this Tartan DVD.

Memento Mori - 5th December 2005
When Min-Ah discovers secret shared diary written by two students at the all-girls’ school, she finds it a compelling read. She becomes obsessed with the page-turning accounts of a secret romance between the two girls, but when one of the students is found dead, a new terror seeps through the school. Was it suicide or something more sinister? And what is the true meaning of the words written in the diary, ‘memento mori’ (remember the dead’). Atmospherically directed by Kim Tae-Yong and Min Kyu-Dong, its lesbian overtones created controversial ripples in Korea.

Read Anthony Nield's review of this Tartan DVD.

Wishing Stairs - 23rd January 2006
There’s a legend which claims that if you count aloud 28 steps to the school dormitory, a 29th stair appears and a spirit will grant you a wish. That can bring good fortune if you are honourable. In a school full of rivalry and jealousy, those moods are often vicious. Jin-sung hopes to win a vital scholarship to ballet school, but when a rival wins, it’s time to seek out the spirit. But be careful what you wish for. Directed by first-timer Yoon Jae-Yeon, it’s Korea’s fifth highest-grossing horror film.

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • Korean DD2.0, DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles
  • First Position (6:26mins)
  • Fitting In (5:38mins)
  • Sketching Stairs (3:20mins)
  • Unique Music (8:36mins)
  • Asia Exteme Trailer Reel

All titles are presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround. Retail is £19.99 each.

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