Tartans Recent Acquisitions

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I recently got my hands on the Oldboy three disc special edition and to say I was blown away is a massive understatement. Whenever I hear that Tartan has picked up an Asian film I feel relieved because they always do a bang up job. They also don't just buy up the rights and then shelve the movies.

Below is a list of the films they have acquired for their Tartan Asia Extreme line:

ARANG (Korea) - A pair of detectives attempt to solve a serial murder case that seems to be connected to a haunted website and an incident that happened to a young girl years earlier. Released in Korea in 2006, the film is based on Korean folklore. Scheduled for 2007 DVD release. The deal was negotiated by Jane Giles of Tartan Films and Justin Choi of Lotte Cinema.

CINDERELLA (Korea) – When a plastic surgeon begins performing cosmetic surgery on high school students, it’s a dream come true for her patients. But beauty has a price, and when her patients begin committing suicide, a dark secret is revealed. Scheduled for 2007 DVD release. The deal was negotiated by Jane Giles of Tartan Films and Judy Ahn of Showbox.

THE GHOST (Korea) - A teenage girl suffering from amnesia discovers that she is somehow connected to a group of people who are being killed off one by one by a vengeful ghost. Scheduled for 2007 DVD release. The deal was negotiated by Jane Giles of Tartan Films and Judy Ahn of Showbox.
DORM (Thailand) – A young boy is forced to attend boarding school where his classmates bully him and his teachers scold him. The only saving grace he finds is in a friendship with a mysterious young boy. Scheduled for 2007 DVD release. The deal was negotiated by Jane Giles of Tartan Films and Ruedee Pholthaweechi of GMM Tai Hub.

SHUTTER (Thailand) - A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after fleeing the scene of a tragic accident. Scheduled for early 2007 DVD release. The deal was negotiated by Jane Giles of Tartan Films and Ruedee Pholthaweechi of GMM Tai Hub.

TO SIR WITH LOVE (Korea) – Now in their 20’s, six former classmates reunite in honor of their former elementary school teacher. The grudges that each student bears against the teacher come to light when they realize a killer is among them. Scheduled for early 2007 DVD release. The deal was negotiated by Jane Giles of Tartan Films and Michelle Son of Showeast.

As we have reported before they plan on taking Taxidermia on a small theatrical run before releasing it on DVD. They will also be releasing SL8N8 with their Tartan Extreme line. I'm really glad to hear that someone has finally picked up Shutter. Hopefully we'll be getting some release dates and some DVD art soon. Keep it here for more on that. 

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