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Lee Eun-ju
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Lee Yu-jin
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Kim In-suk
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Han Jae-hun
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Yoo-jin Im
Jeong-hwa Kang
Seong-eun Tak
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Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts a curse on the four girls tormenting them through a Ouija Board. On her second day at school, one of the spellbound bursts into flames and dies just as she sits down where Yu-jin used the board. The next day, another victim burns to death, and now the school is enclosed by horror. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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30 July 2004 (South Korea)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$187,845 (Japan) (22 April 2005)
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Lee Yu-jin: I saw that thing around you.
Lee Eun-ju: What was it?
Lee Yu-jin: ...A ghost.
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Ya li v pole da ne travushka byla? (Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass?), Op.47-7
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Lyrics by Ivan Zakharievich Surikov
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Dark horror revenge story, well directed, acted and entertaining, but nothing special
25 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bunshinsaba is not a name that will roll off of your tongues. Comes in the wake of other far eastern horror movies, and generally follows similar traits to them. Story surrounds the horrific "suicides" of girls at a school in a Korean village, whilst bringing back memories of dark chapters in the communities past.

As is the norm for Korean movies, probably the best in the world at the moment, the film is set in beautiful scenery whilst the direction and acting is surprisingly great also taking in the age of a number of the actors. Really puts to shame the teen horror films from the US.

On the other hand, the film's main weaknesses are two fold. The story meanders and doesn't seem coherent, whilst the film also takes too much from others in the genre, e.g. the teenage girl with long hair who is the outsider (e.g. Ringu, Phone), broken families, ghosts, revenge etc... At points it appeared to go for frights above all else, trying to outdo it peers, but really its the storyline that is usually the most important point of the Far Eastern horror films. Regardless, original it really isn't, but its still not bad. I enjoyed it, but I still wouldn't push anyone to go watch it. A good viewing but no classic.


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