Posted on: October 1st, 2007
Tartan to release Apartment 1303-
Online since: February 20th, 2006
Article written by: Nightmare Child
(Poster art for the movie APARTMENT 1303)
On October 23rd Tartan Video will be releasing the Japanese horror movie
APARTMENT 1303 on DVD under their Asia Extreme banner. From Ken Oishi,
the author of THE GRUDGE, comes a new dimension of terror, APARTMENT
1303. Directed by Ataru Oikawa who made a name for himself directing
manga-based films. APARTMENT 1303 is released under the Asia Extreme label
and will frighten DVD shelf space nationwide this month. After moving into her
first apartment, Sayaka invites her friends to come over and celebrate. During
the party, she begins acting strangely, before suddenly running to the
balcony and jumping to her death. At the funeral, stunned and horrified, her
friends and family refuse to believe Sayaka committed suicide. Upon
investigation, her sister Mariko begins investigating and learns that Sayaka
wasn’t the first to plummet to her death in Apartment 1303.
The room has a shocking history and Mariko is about to come face-to-face
with an evil more powerful and terrifying than she could ever have imagined.
In addition to writing novels that ultimately became terrifying films like Tartan
Video’s APARTMENT 1303 and the wildly terrifying THE GRUDGE, starring Sarah
Michelle Gellar, Japanese horror author Ken Oishi also adapted the Oldboy
manga, creating a popular novel, which influenced Park Chanwook, who later
directed the 2004 Cannes Grand Jury Prize Winner OLDBOY. Japanese, with
English and Spanish subtitles, APARTMENT 1303 is presented in anamorphic
widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and DTS Surround Sound 5.1.
You can pre-order APARTMENT 1303 over at Amazon.com.