Since it celebrated its world premiere on July 10 last year, “ The Medium ” has been a welcome guest at renowned festivals around the world – from Sitges to London. A good year later, the documentary-tinged shaman horror from Thailand, which was well received by the trade press, finally found its way to Germany.
«The Medium» will be released on July 28, 2022 completely uncut with FSK 18 rating for home cinema. In addition to the standard editions on DVD and Blu-ray, distributor Koch Media is also giving the film a collector’s edition in a media book (including DVD and Blu-ray). However, the releases differ only in the presentation and the price, but of course they all contain the film in the same, completely uncut version:
» «The Medium» Mediabook at Amazon *
» «The Medium» DVD & Blu-ray at Amazon *
Fans of Far Eastern suspense cinema should definitely have this genre stunner on their list. Because the cast, especially behind the camera, is quite impressive: The screenplay comes from Na Hong-jin , known for Korean thriller highlights such as “ The Chaser ” and “ The Wailing ” , the staging was taken over by horror master Banjong Pisanthanakun ( «Shutter», «The ABC’s Of Death»).
That’s what «The Medium» is about
Nim ( Sawanee Utoomma ) is a practicing shaman in Isan. To help the woman fulfill her spiritual destiny, a documentary crew travels to Thailand’s northeastern province, where the crew soon meets Nim’s niece, Mink ( Narilya Gulmongkolpech ). However, since she’s been behaving rather strangely since her father’s death, things have become pretty clear for the community: Mink is possessed by a nature deity — and is on the verge of becoming a shaman herself. While the film crew hopes to be able to prove inheritance of shamanism, Mink is getting more and more out of control. Is there perhaps a completely different, dark power behind all this?
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