Ghost Bride

Ghost Bride - 2013

ILA Films, Mandala Pictures Ltd. - 82 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 8717903485743(DE) ; 769529911937(US)
Blu-ray UPC/EAN # 8717903485750(DE)

Principal Cast: Yoson An, Rebekah Palmer, Fiona Feng, Ian Mune, Geeling Ng, Catheryn Wu, Charles Chan.
Crew: Writers: David Blyth; Director of Photography: Marc Mateo; Editor: Samantha Sperlich; Original Music: Jed Town;
Art Direction: Bruce Alexander; Costume Designer: Debalina Rose; Makeup Supervisor: Celeste Strewe; Producer: Craig Parkes; Director: David Blyth.

Jason Chen - a young chinese immigrant to New Zealand, keeps his love for Kiwi girl Skye secret from his disapproving mother Alice. Things quickly unravel as his mother introduces him to Madam Yin, a matchmaker who has a very special bride in mind for Jason - the mysterious and silent May Ling. When Chen proposes to Skye, tensions arise from his parents and the woman they wanted him to wed. The traditional Chinese culture clash is nothing compared to the conflict of two worlds: the living and the dead. The photography and music is above average, but subtitles would have helped overcome the below average spoken audio; it's not as if it overflows with dialogue. This is definitely the best lit ghost story I have seen and is David's best feature to date. I can recommend this, if this genre is your 'Cup-of-tea'.

Censor Rating: R18 - Review Rating: C+

Ghost Bride
Official MP4 Trailer


Starting 25 April 2014, PAL R0 dvd copies can be purchased from various European sites - This is a basic package with the only extras being trailers. It is presented 1.78:1 format with spoken English and Deutsch DD 5.1 soundtrack options. There are no subtitles or extras.

Also on 25 April 2014, an All Regions 1080p Blu-ray version became available in the original 1.78 format. It has spoken English and German DTS-HD 5.1 soundtracks. There are no subtitles. The only extras are the original trailer, but only with a spoken German soundtrack, plus 9 unrelated other trailers. The prices seem to be about 14eur.

An NTSC R1 DVD is available from North American resellers starting 04 November 2014, selling for about $20us.

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Sarah McMullan's RadioNZ Review - 25 October 2013 (NOTE: The Ghost Bride segment is from 5:17 to 8:33)

Tom Clark Review at Voritice Mortale

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Matthias Holm's Review at Die Nacht der Lebendden Texte (German)

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Oliver Armknecht's Review at Film Rezensionen (German)

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