Today Tartan Home Video announced two new upcoming Asia Extreme titles for DVD release this August. Inside you’ll find details and cover art for the highly anticipated Japanese horror film Carved (aka The Slit-Mouthed Woman), which is a chiller about a hideously deformed woman who is accused of a gruesome killing spree is based on a well-known folk legend, and Bad Blood, where a small group learns that a village is overshadowed by superstition, religion and mysterious folklore. Read on for the skinny.
No matter the time or culture…Always beware the woman who asks, “Do you think I’m pretty?” On August 14th, Tartan Video’s Asia Extreme label will bring the killer hit Carved (aka The Slit-Mouthed Woman) to DVD shelf space across the country.
Thirty years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose beautiful face had been grotesquely disfigured by a jealous husband. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and surgical mask, the spirit would approach young victims and, while removing her mask, ask “Am I pretty?” The victim’s response would almost always lead to their violent death. Now, one by one, children are disappearing again. As teachers and officials desperately begin to investigate, a panic begins to build as the woman’s spirit returns for some unfinished business and the town’s dark secrets are exposed.
Directed by Koji Shiraishi (Dark Tales of Japan, Dead Girl Walking) Carved (aka The Slit-Mouthed Woman) opened theatrically in Japan in March 2007. This film will have a simultaneous US and Japanese DVD Release Date
Japanese, with English and Spanish subtitles, Carved (aka The Slit-Mouthed Woman) is presented in anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS Surround Sound 5.1. Special DVD features TBD.
In the vein of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village and Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others, Tartan Video will release it’s own tale of eerie myth and consequence on August 28th with BAD BLOOD, a chilling tale of country life gone horrifically awry.
A prominent and respected family inherits a beautiful home in the country, nestled deep inside a tiny village. Despite protests from his wife and children who have grown accustomed to the finer things in life and believe the house should be sold for profit, the father decides to uproot everyone and move to the new house. Almost immediately the small group learns that the village is overshadowed by superstition, religion and mysterious folklore. Soon strange events begin occurring and family is forced to consider an alarming rumor running rampant throughout the village: by inheriting the house, they have also inherited a dark and menacing curse.
Originally titled Coisa Ruim, Bad Blood is directed by Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra and opened the 2006 edition of the Fantasporto Festival in Portugal.
Portuguese with English and Spanish subtitles, Bad Blood is presented in anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS Surround Sound 5.1. Special DVD features are yet to be determined but will include the original theatrical trailer and trailers of Tartan Video’s upcoming releases.