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Bill Pissott
08-22-2003, 12:23 AM
Interesting review of this film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa over at MIDNIGHT EYE:

http://www.midnighteye.com/reviews/seance.shtml


They are calling it "a ghost story that will chill you to the bone." Has anyone seen this and is it available on DVD, VCD or DVD-R? Thanks.

Lee O
08-22-2003, 01:43 AM
There is a NTSC region 0 bootleg available for under $10 on ebay. It's identical to the Japanese disc, except for the regional coding. It has goodA/V quality and excellent removeable subs. I have it, and i thought it was boring as hell and ultra slow moving. But, I've never really been a fan of Kurosawa.

Bill Pissott
08-22-2003, 08:07 AM
That's not a bad deal, I just wish I trusted E-Bay more. No word on a DVD release I guess?

Bill Pissott
08-22-2003, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Jubei
You can find it here: http://yumyumanime.com


Thank you very much! Have you used these folks before? Reliable?

Bill Pissott
08-22-2003, 09:23 AM
Thank you again. I appreciate it.

Bill Pissott
08-22-2003, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by Jubei
You can find it here: http://yumyumanime.com


Hey, thanks again! I ordered the disc today and look forward to receiving it.

Bill Pissott
09-07-2003, 09:31 AM
Got a chance to watch SEANCE last night and I have to agree somewhat with Lee. The film was very slow moving and was, in spots, also very boring. I do have an appreciation for leisurely paced Asian ghost stories but this one seemed to be stuck in the mud quite often to the point where I was saying to myself, "come on lets get on with it already". I mean, I understand Kurosawa attempting to take his time to establish the characters and it does work because we really get to like the young couple and we fully realize they are good people who make one bad move and pay for it, but the pace still seemed exceedingly slow even in that regard. I will say thet there were a few genuinely chilling and haunting moments but not enough to pull the entire film out of the doldrums. I guess I'd recommend it to only the most hardened Asian horror film fans but I'm not very comfortable doing even that.