As disturbing as Director Kim Ki-Duk's films can be, he's able to make transitions from violence to calm and reflective work(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...And Spring Again) as well.
While certainly less shocking then "THE ISLE", " SAMARITAN GIRL" still has plenty enough in its theme to upset plenty of people. Two teen girlfriends wanting to tour Europe decide to fund their journey by one prostituting herself and the other handling the business end. When the one prostituting herself dies tragically, her friend, out of guilt and heartache, decides to return the money by sleeping with former customers for free. Her father, a cop, is also on her tail, leading to extreme violence and even more tough decisions.
TARTAN VIDEO has preserved the film's 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 16:9 enhancement. Colors are solid and even vibrant at times. Some minor grain and artifacts appear but are unobtrusive.
TARTAN has presented options for DTS/DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 and 2.0 Korean tracks. While all mixes are suitable, offering some minor surround involvement, the DTS mix offers better bass and clarity. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.