Blu-ray Review: THE MIMIC

THE MIMIC was written and directed by Huh Jung and stars Yum Jung-Ah, Park Hyuk-Kwon, Shin Rin-Ah, Heo Jin, Kil Hae-Yeon and Lee Yool.

Based on the mythological “Tiger of Mt. Jang,” where a legendary ghost that mimics humans, a woman takes in a lost girl she finds near the mysterious Mt. Jang and mystifying things begin to happen to her frightened family. A classic Korean ghost story gets a horrifying new spin in THE MIMIC, as the mother of a missing child takes in a lost girl she finds in the woods and soon begins to wonder if she is even human.

A family’s child goes missing and while they’re searching for her out in the woods they run across a mysterious young girl who is all by herself for some strange reason. They take her in but can’t get any information out of her as far as where she’s from and who her parents are but she slowly warms up to the mother. Strange things begin to happen around them that can’t be explained which leaves the timid little girl in a frightened state each time. It’s finally revealed where this mysterious young girl comes from and that there’s an angry supernatural spirit that’s not far behind and it’s starving for some new victims.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, as a big fan of asian horror, unfortunately The Mimic didn’t live up to its hype. The movie is more of a dramatic slow burn that kind of gets lost a few times along the way until the finale where things finally get super creepy. Don’t get me wrong because I did enjoy the movie but it just didn’t blow me away or anything like that. I’m always interested in urban legends and creepy pasta stories and this South Korean supernatural thriller puts a new spin on this legendary ghost that lures its victims in by mimicing humans. It’s also a tragedy because of this poor young girl who’s been stuck in this nightmare with the monster until this young woman meets her. There are some well executed special effects that help some with the scares. All in all, I’d say The Mimic is a good watch, it’s just not a great one. The Mimic will be available on Blu-ray on June 12th.

Distributor: Well Go USA

Run Time: 100 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

Blu-ray Audio: Korean DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English

Special Features: N/A

 

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