Tattooist, The - 2007
MediaCorp Raintree Pictures/Eyeworks Touchdown/Daydream Productions - 87 min.
DVD UPC # 043396254572; 5051429101491; 8714025513071
Blu-ray # 8714025515181(NL)
Cast: Jason Behr, Mia Blake, David Fane, Robbie Magasiva, Caroline Cheong, Nathaniel Lees, Michael Hurst, John Bach, Timothy Balme.
Screenplay: Matthew Grainger, Jonathan King; Cinematography: Leon Narbey; Original Music: Peter Scholes; Editing: Paul Maxwell; Special Effects: Dan Perry; Makeup Designer: Deb Watson; Visual Effects Supervisor: Peter McCully; Producer: Julie Christie, Paul Davis, James Dean, Robin Scholes, Daniel Yun; Director: Peter Burger.
American tattoo artist Jake wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse into the world of traditional Samoan tattoo and unwittingly unleashes a powerful angry spirit. In his journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love and recover his own soul. Will undoubtedly appeal to tattoo advocates, especially those who adhere to any mystic aspects of the art. It is a bit messier (bloody) than I felt necessary and why the hip-hop? Excellent production values with appropriate original music. Mostly filmed in the Auckland district of Otara. Worth a view, if you go for mid-violent, fantasy-horror.
Censor Rating: R13 - Review rating: B-
Official MP4 Trailer