Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Wailing

Digital Release Date: Sept. 6, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 4, 2016
Price: DVD $14.96, Blu-ray $14.99
Studio: Well Go USA

Suspicion leads to hysteria when rural villagers link a series of brutal murders to the arrival of a mysterious stranger in the South Korean supernatural thriller The Wailing, directed over a six-year period by Na Hong-jin’s (The Yellow Sea).

the-wailing_optIn the film, a foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals – suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers – unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous.

Starring Kwak Do Won (The Man from Nowhere), Hwang Jung Min (New World), Kunimura Jun (Kill Bill: Vol: 1 & 2) and Chun Woo hee (The Beauty Inside), the movie is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 100% rating based upon 46 published reviews.

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