Rated 18 – Runtime 141 minutes
I’m a big fan of Asian films and always fancied ISTD but never got around to grabbing it until that is i spotted it on lovefilm streaming,let me just start by saying the level of violence in this films puts many of its genre to shame! and the roller coaster ride you take is heart pumping.The film centers around a psychopath who kills,tortures women and even children for there meat!!,yes what a complete nutjob and the police have tried to track him down and catch him for a long time without sucess.
We catch the story as Jang Kyung-chul (the psycho) murders a young women stuck in a broke down car but this woman is the fiancé Soo-hyun (a top secret agent) who tracks down and begins to hunt him,the film reminds me of a cross between Dirty Harry/HostelTexas Chainsaw Massacre and the main players in this film really do nail it and fill you with suspense and horror.Some parts are a bit Asian kung-fu cinema but that doesn’t sidetrack you from the genre of the film in hand and will have you flinching as bones break and flesh gets ripped.
Overall i can say that this is the best Horror/Drama ive seen for a long time and don’t be put off by the subtitles as i no alot of people don’t do subtitled foreign films haha.
Verdict – 9/10.