Friday, May 30, 2008

Pang Bros.' Re-cycle coming to Blu-ray

Not even a handful of Thai titles have gone to Blu-ray DVD, and so far they have been limited to the action-fantasy-horror genres. There have been two so far -- The Tiger Blade and Vengeance -- not great films, but fun enough to be guilty pleasures.

The forthcoming Blu-ray release of Re-cycle by the Pang Bros. definitely falls in the fantasy-horror genre, but comes up short of being a guilty pleasure for me. It does manage to work up some decent scares, and has some really cool visuals.

The 2006 film was the closer in the Un Certain Regard program at the Cannes Film Festival that year. It marked the on-film reunion of the Pangs with Angelica Lee from The Eye. She portrays a writer who experiences strange phenomena when she starts on her new book. Eventually, she's transported to a strange world -- the dimension of things that have been thrown away -- lost toys, second-hand books, discarded lives and grey-skinned zombies.

The film was shot in Thailand with the Pangs' usual Thai crew, and co-stars Thai pop singer Jay Jetrin Wattanasin as a boyfriend of Angelica's character. reports that Image Home Entertainment will release Re-cycle on both Blu-ray and regular DVD on September 23.

(Via Bloody Disgusting)

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