EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS DARK SECRETS...
Director Kim Jee-woon (A Bittersweet Life, I Saw The Devil) made his international reputation with this richly conceived, stylishly shot, and genuinely scary chiller, one of the key films of the Korean New Wave.
Released from a mental institution, Su-mi returns home with her father and her younger sister, Su-yeon, only to face her cold stepmother’s strange behaviour, and the disturbing apparitions that are haunting their house. What dark secret connects them all to the family's past?
Haunting and heartbreaking in equal measure, A Tale of Two Sisters’ devastating mix of style, scares and emotive storytelling blurred the boundaries between genres as few other horror films had done before and had a profound influence on a new generation of filmmakers.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
Original DTS-HD MA 5.1 and DTS 2.0 audio
Optional English subtitles
Brand-new Audio commentary by Korean Cinema historian Pierce Conran & critic James Marsh
Audio commentary by writer/director Kim Jee-woon, lighting cameraman Oh Seung-chul and cinematographer Lee Mo-gae
Audio commentary by writer/director Kim Jee-woon and cast members Im Soo-jung and Moon Geun-young
Always on the Move: The Dynamic Camera and Spaces of Master Stylist Kim Jee-woon, a brand-new visual essay by Korean Cinema historian Pierce Conran
Spirits of the Peninsula: Folklore in Korean Cinema, a brand-new visual essay by cultural historian Shawn Morrisey
Imaginary Beasts: Memory, Trauma & the Uncanny in A Tale of Two Sisters, a brand-new visual essay by genre historian and critic Kat Ellinger
Behind the Scenes, an archival featurette shot during filming
Outtakes, archival footage from set
Production Design, archival featurette about the intricate look of the sets
Music Score, archival featurette
CGI, an archival featurette
Creating the Poster, an archival featurette about the iconic original poster
Cast Interviews, archival interviews with Kim Kab-su (Father), Yeom Jung-a (Stepmother), Im Soo-jung (Su-mi), and Moon Geun-young (Su-yeon)
Deleted scenes with director’s commentary
Director’s analysis, an archival featurette in which Kim Jee-woon discusses the complexity and ambiguities contained within the film and why they were important to him
Director’s thoughts on horror, an archival featurette in which Kim Jee-woon discusses his feelings about the horror genre
Psychiatrist's Perspective, an archival featurette exploring the psychological reality behind the story of the film
Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by critics Stacie Ponder and Anya Stanley, plus a new translation of the original Korean folktale that inspired the film.