Teenage Hooker who Died and Became a Killing Machine in Daehakno
original Korean title: DAEHAKNO-YESEO MAECHOON-HADAKA
TOMAKSALHAE DANGHAN YEOGOSAENG AJIK DAEHAKNO-YE ISSDA [Teenage Hooker Who Died and Became a Killing Machine in Daehakno]
director: Nam Gee-Woong
starring: Lee So Yun · Kim Dae Tong · Bae Soo-Baek
teenage prostitute - chopped to pieces by her perverse teacher and his
wacky assistants - is brought back to life by a mysterious scientist.
After being reassembled, she is reanimated and transformed into a cyborg
angel-of-death with a taste for vengeance.
pop culture gorefest was gushingly reviewed by David Aaron Clark in Asian
Cult Cinema Magazine #39 when he wrote: "The schoolgirl's
resurrection is a moment of dime-store religious awe and transcendence
summoning up echoes of both Joan of Arc and Metropolis." Shot in
a multitude of grainy hues, the film seems to straddle the line between
art and trash. Scenes are exquisitely crafted, far beyond the extremely
low-budget nature of the film, immediately recalling legendary cyberpunk
entries like Shinya Tsukamoto's TESTSU and BULLET
MAN as well as Shozin Fukui's PINOCCHIO
A few years
later, director Nam Gee-Woon would release the excellent erotic thriller
PROFANE before turning his talents to composing and producing
fringe electronic music.
Korean film with English subtitles; widescreen (16:9), (62 min.) version
in DVD encoded for REGION ONE NTSC, playable on any
American DVD machine. Extras include selected trailers.
Violence/Adult Material/Nudity/Sexual Brutality:
Recommend for Mature Audiences