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    Mondo Macabro releasing Kim Ki-young's WOMAN CHASING A KILLER BUTTERFLY on Blu

    ANNOUNCEMENT #3 - WOMAN CHASED BY A KILLER BUTTERFLY

    A.K.A. THE GIRL WITH THE BUTTERFLY TATTOO or simply THE KILLER BUTTERFLY (probably the title we’ll use).

    Over the years we’ve released some pretty strange movies here at Mondo Macabro. But this might very well be the strangest yet. Directed by Kim Ki-young, director of the original version of THE HOUSEMAID, often called “the best Korean film of all time”, BUTTERFLY is a horror-tinged psychotropic melodrama freak-out about nothing less than death itself and the will to keep living. After a young man survives being poisoned by a girl at a picnic he falls into a deep, suicidal depression. But standing in the way of his desire to kill himself is a Nietzschean bookseller who refuses to die even though he’s killed several times, an ancient mummy who is revived in the form of a beautiful woman who happens to be a cannibal, and an insane anthropologist who wants to keep his daughter alive by getting her laid. And also, of course, butterflies. KILLER BUTTERFLY is the most eccentric work in the filmography of the very eccentric Kim Ki-young, made at time of crisis in the Korean film industry when he was running out of hit movies but not bizarre ideas.

    MM is incredibly excited to bring this amazing film to the US for the first time ever in a world-premiere Blu-ray release sporting a new 2K restoration from the original negative and loaded with tons of exclusive extras. Hopefully we’ll have this one available before the end of the year, though early next is possible as well. Expect a ‘red case’ LE followed by a standard version a couple months later.

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    That really sounds like something I need to see!

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    But this might very well be the strangest yet.
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    I'm all over this one too. Awesome news! Btw, Jared A.any update on your Taiwanese exploitation flick that you mentioned before? Possible hints?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 47lab View Post
    I'm all over this one too. Awesome news! Btw, Jared A.any update on your Taiwanese exploitation flick that you mentioned before? Possible hints?
    No news yet. Still trying to get it though. It's just taking forever to get anywhere with the rights holder. The good news is the official Taiwanese film archive is restoring the film from the OCN. So cross your fingers we can work out a deal.

    We also recently got an agreement on another Asian film, but that's news for a future update!

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    Sounds promising that you'll be able to work out a deal and get it done. Will definitely keep my fingers crossed for that one. Keep the Asian films a comin'.

    Really looking forward to this Kim Ki-young release. The only chance for me to see it with English subs was on KOFA's YT channel and I definitely thought KOFA might release it somewhere down the line but to have MM snag the rights is a major coup.
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    Fantastic news, love these obscure Korean horrors you guys keep digging up. Looking forward to it! You guys have really upped the amount of releases you are doing recently and it's lovely to see.

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    Will be picking this one up. What other Asian films have MM released so far besides Suddenly in the Dark?

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    Will be picking this one up. What other Asian films have MM released so far besides Suddenly in the Dark?
    http://www.filmaf.com/search.html?pu...+macabro%2F%2F

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    Just mentioned this title to a Korean co-worker of mine who has seen it and recommended it. Any updates on the release date for this?
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