Memories: A woman wakes up on a street without memory. A husband cannot remember why his wife left him. The woman wanders the streets trying to contact the only phone number she has on her. The husband see’s her ghost in his apartment and discovers her mutilated body in a large bag in his home (Korea). The Wheel: Extravagant cursed puppets cause fires, deaths, physical pain and a little girl to be possessed (Thailand). Going Home: A father goes in search of his missing son and is abducted by a strange man. The strangers wife has died of cancer three years prior but he keeps her in his apartment under the impression she will ‘wake up’ (Hong Kong). —IMDb
Chan was born in Hong Kong to Chinese parents. He spent his teens in and studied in Thailand, He then moved to the United States, where he attended film school at UCLA. He returned to Hong Kong in 1983 and started working in the film industry. He served as a second assistant director and producer to Basil Lee on Heroes Are Not Fat, which was set in Thailand. He also was a location manager on three Jackie Chan films, Wheels on Meals, The Protector and Armour of God.
His directorial debut, Alan and Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye, was crowned best film at the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild in 1991. It also won best actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Eric Tsang, who would become a frequent collaborator with Chan.
Chan was a co-founder of United Filmmakers Organization (UFO) in the early 1990s, which produced a number of box-office and critical hits in Hong Kong, including his own: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Father. Other critical and commercial successes followed, including… read more
Kim Jee-woon, born July 6, 1964, entered Seoul Institute of the Arts, but left school and worked in the theatre scene. He began his career as a stage actor, then stage director, and finally has become one of the most popular and acclaimed figures among modern Korean directors/screenwriters. His second screenplay, The Quiet Family (1998), won him the Best Screenplay prize in a local contest, and Kim went on to make his directorial debut with this screenplay. The film was invited to many film festivals. Kim’s films, from The Quiet Family (1998) to last year’s A Bittersweet Life, have been hailed by critics and audiences alike for his unique style and storytelling. His second feature, The Foul King (2000), drew more than 2 million spectators, while his astounding horror film of true visual elegance, A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), reached 3.5 million viewers nation-wide. It went on to be remade by Dreamworks in the US. —AsianMediaWiki
Nonzee Nimibutr (Thai นนทรีย์ นิมิบุตร, born in 1962 in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand) is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. Best known for his ghost thriller, Nang Nak, he is generally credited as the leader among a “New Wave” of Thai filmmakers that also includes Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Nonzee graduated with a bachelor of arts in visual communication design from the Faculty of Decorative Arts at Silpakorn University in 1987. Classmates included Wisit Sasanatieng and production designer Ek Iemchuen. He started his career as a director of television commercials and music videos.
He made his feature-film debut with 1997’s Dang Bireley’s and Young Gangsters, with a screenplay by Wisit Sasanatieng. The story was set in 1956 in Bangkok and follows the adventures of a gang of young criminals, with the action showing the influence of John Woo films. It was named best picture at… read more
You may pass Ji-woon Kim's MEMORIES that is average with a too predictable screenplay, just forget Nonzee Nimibutr's THE WHEEL with its exotic, complicated and uninteresting marionette story but stay for Peter Chan's GOING HOME. His necrophilic love story is fascinating and smart with two first-rate actors : Leon Lai and Eugenia Yuan. Recommended.
Going Home, which directed by peter chan was most interesting part of this collection of horror, that, and 'Memories', the strange short story of married life (or death) by the famous ji woon kim. Must say, three extremes 2, if not for the forgettable 'The Wheel' by Nonzee Nimibutr, is just as great as the first series.