Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sick Nurses Region 1 DVD release on April 22

Sick Nurses, last year's exploitive slasher ghost film, released in the wake of the censorship of Syndromes and a Century, will be released on Region 1 DVD on April 22 by Magnet, the "extreme" subsidiary label of Magnolia Pictures.

Directed by Piraphan Laoyont and Thodsapol Siriwiwat and produced by Sahamongkol Film International, the film was notable for its unsavory portrayal of medical professionals, working in a hospital, dressed like hookers, having sex (including some twin sister girl-on-girl action) and killing their co-workers.

This would have been all fine and well, if just a few months before Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Syndromes and a Century hadn't been censored by the very same board that approved Sick Nurses. With Syndromes, censors found something wrong with gentle scenes of some doctors having a friendly drink of some whiskey in the hospital basement, and of a doctor taking some time out of his busy day to meet his girlfriend and passionately kiss her. No, can't have any of that! Please, give us hot sex with lesbian twin sister lovers!

Predictably, gorehounds worldwide are hotly anticipating the release of this DVD. Says a poster on the Mandiapple forum:

Despite the fact that it has a long haired ghost for revenge, the film is said to be one of the most entertaining, original, and violent films out of Thailand, also featuring some ironic humor and many beautiful nurses! Also, the film is bathed in colors ala Suspiria.

Sick Nurses is available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

The censored theatrical version of Syndromes and a Century, meanwhile, is slated for release in Thailand on April 10 at Paragon Cineplex. Deknang has more on that, and I'll have more on it in a few days.

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1 comment:

  1. Haha I wouldn't consider myself a gorehound but, after seeing Sick Nurses, I stand by those statements I posted on mandiapple. Its a great little film!

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