The Eye

May 9, 2002 0 By Fans
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Danny Pang at event of The EyeDanny Pang at event of The Eye

Plot

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts…

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.8/10 (15,414 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director:
Oxide Pang Chun

Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou

Storyline
A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner …

Writers: Jo Jo Yuet-chun Hui, Danny Pang

Cast:

Angelica Lee

Wong Kar Mun

(as Lee Sin-Je)


Lawrence Chou

Dr. Wah


Jinda Duangtoy

Old Lady in the Hospital


Yut Lai So

Yingying


Candy Lo

Yee (Mun's Sister)


Edmund Chen

Dr. Lo


Yin Ping Ko

Mun's grandmother


Florence Wu

Nurse


Wisarup Annuar

Dark Figure


Yuet Siu Wong

Ghost in the Hospital


Wing-Wai Chin

Hospital Caretaker


Tao Leung

Ghost on the Highway


Mylio Lau

Wah's Secretary

(as Miyuki Lau)


Ousinthorn Chotphan

Mun as a Little Girl


Dampongongtrakul Sawadee

Yee as a Little Girl

Taglines:
What if the reflection you see is not yours



Details

Official Website:
Palm Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 9 May 2002

Filming Locations: Hong Kong, China



Box Office Details

Budget: SGD 4,500,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: €301,664
(Spain)
(23 March 2003)
(71 Screens)

Gross: $2,952,059
(South Korea)
(19 September 2002)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Argentina:
(Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Canada:
(DVD)
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Sweden:
(DVD)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

When Dr Wah and Mun are on the train together, a ghostly woman's face appears in the train window behind them as they travel through a tunnel.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Mun and Dr. Lo get to Bangkok, they each have a black bag. At the hospital, only Dr. Lo has one. Later, at Ling's house, Mun has her bag back.



User Review

One of the year's best horror movies, though the subtitles will sadly put many people off

Rating: 8/10

Even the website of this movie gave me the creeps. And it turned out to be
one of the scariest movies I've seen in a while.

We follow the touching story of a young Hong Kong girl, blind from her
earliest years, who undergoes a cornea transplant. After softening us up
with lots of nice sentiment, the horror kicks her new found sight brings its
own macabre rewards. Snappy editing and a well-timed score heighten the
horrors that pack nanchuka punches to the guts. About a third of the
audience was cowering behind their hands for the last half. In an age when
American horror flicks are starting to look weary from over-use of CGI
special effects or are toned down by self-censorship to reach a wider
audience, The Eye comes in as a deftly woven real cardiac-stimulation
shocker.

Sadly, the fact that it is subtitled limits the potential audience as many
people simply refuse to go and see foreign language films until they have
been genuinely moved or terrified by one. If you like horror movies and want
to experiment, this is a good chance, and one of the best in the genre since
the little shown Audition earlier this year.