Friday, 25 March 2011
GREAT NIGHT IN: DREAM HOME (R2 DVD) ****
Film: Dream Home ****
Release date: 28th March 2011
Running time: 96 mins
Director: Pang Ho-cheung
Starring: Josie Ho, Michelle Ye, Eason Chan, Lawrence Chou, Norman Chu
Country: Hong Kong
It doesn't take much to upset Cheng (Josie Ho) - a huge residential project blocks her view of the harbour and she's pissed, not helped by her inability to save up enough cash for her family to move in to the new complex. So what does she do? Well, first she works hard, taking on two jobs, but no matter how hard she toils, she still cannot earn enough to keep up with the ever-increasing values of Honk Kong's real estate.
Suddenly, it dawns on her - in order to get what she wants she must take matters into her own hands, which basically means going on a murder spree that should see the value of the building drop dramatically.
Well, I've seen horror movies with worse motives, and Dream Home is saved by some fantastic scenes of mutilation and carnage - especially those of the look-away variety. Littered with flashbacks that interrupt the mayhem but eventually do what's required and create a sense of empathy (sort of), if you want some seriously entertaining bloodshed, look no further because this is insane.