Category Archives: Korean

Bichunmoo | aka Flying Warriors (2000) Review

AKA: Bichunmoo – Dance with Sword Director: Kim Young-jun Writer: Kim Young-jun, Jung Yonk-ki, Kim Hye-rin Producer: Jung Tae-won, Yoo Jung-ho Cast: Shin Hyun-joon, Kim Hee-sun (a.k.a. Kim Hee-seon), Jeong Jin-young, Jang Dong-jik Running Time: 118 min. By Alexander Bichunmoo … Continue reading

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Big Match (2014) Review

Director: Choi Ho Producer: Park Sang-Hyun Cast: Lee Jeong-Jae, Shin Ha-Gyun, Lee Sung-Min, BoA, Kim Yui-Seong, Bae Sung-Woo, Son Ho-Jun, Kim Yun-Sung, Choi Woo-Sik, Park Doo-Sik Running Time: 112 min. By Paul Bramhall Director Choi Ho is certainly not someone … Continue reading

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Birdcage Inn (1998) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Lee Kwang-Min, Yoo Hee-Suk Cast: Lee Ji-Eun, Lee Hye-Eun, Ahn Jae-Mo, Jeong Hyeong-Gi, Son Min-Seok, Jang Dong-Jik, Lee In-Ok, Jang Hang-Seon, Bang Eun-Jin, Seo Won Running Time: 103 min. By Mighty Peking Man From the lurid-mind … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Life, A (2005) Review

Director: Kim Ji-woon Writer: Kim Ji-woon Producer: Lee Yu-Jin Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Kim Young-Cheol, Shin Mina, Hwang Jeong-Min, Kim Roi-Ha, Oh Dal-Su, Vadim, Eric, Kim Hae-Gon, Lee Mu-Young, Lee Gi-Young, Jin Gu Running Time: 120 min. By Iuxion A Bittersweet … Continue reading

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Bleak Night (2010) Review

Director: Yun Seong-Hyeon Writer: Yoon Sung-hyun Producer: Yoon Sung-hyun Cast: Lee Je-Hun, Seo Jun-Young, Park Jeong-Min, Jo Seong-Ha, Bae Jae-ki, Lee Cho-hee Running Time: 117 min. By HKFanatic Over the last decade, Korean cinema has made great strides into the … Continue reading

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Blood of Dragon Peril (1979) Review

AKA: A Man with Seven Faces Director: Kim Seon-gyeong Writer: Yoon Sam-yook Producer: Kim In-dong Cast: Chang Il-do, Choi Min-kyu, Kwon Il-soo Running Time: 94 min. By Paul Bramhall I confess to having a soft-spot for kung fu movies that have … Continue reading

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Bounty Hunters (2016) Review

Director: Shin Tae-Ra Producer: Raymond Wong Cast: Lee Min-ho, Wallace Chung, Tiffany Tang, Jeremy Xu, Karena Ng, Fan Siu-Wong, Yang Mi Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall In 2016 China continued its mission to create a watchable Hollywood style action … Continue reading

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Bow, The | aka Arrow (2005) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Kim Ki-Duk Cast: Jeon Seong-Hwan, Han Yeo-Reum, Seo Ji-Seok By Equinox21 I thought it would be really difficult for me to be disappointed with a Kim Ki-Duk movie, but after seeing The Bow, … Continue reading

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Chaser, The (2008) Review

AKA: Chugyeogja Director: Na Hong-jin Writer: Na Hong-jin Cast: Kim Yun-Seok, Ha Jung-Woo, Seo Yeong-Hee, Park Hyo-Joo, Jung In-Gi, Jo Duk-Je, Kim You-Jung, Ko Bon-Woong, Kim Young-Sun Running Time: 123 min. By HKFanatic It took me a second viewing to … Continue reading

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Chawz | aka Chaw (2009) Review

Director: Shin Jeong-Won Writer: Shin Jeong-Won, Kim Yong-Cheol Cast: Uhm Tae-Woong, Jeong Yu-Mi, Jang Hang-Seon, Yun Je-Mun, Park Hyuk-Kwon, Kim Gi-Cheon, Lee Sang-Hee, Jeong Yun-Min, Mun Jong-Hun, Mun Jong-Pil Running Time: 121 min. By HKFanatic Now for something totally different. … Continue reading

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Coin Locker Girl | aka Chinatown (2014) Review

Director: Han Jun-Hee Writer: Han Jun-Hee Cast: Kim Hye-Soo, Kim Go-Eun, Um Tae-Goo, Park Bo-Gum, Ko Gyung-Pyo, Lee Soo-Kyung, Cho Hyun-Chul, Jo Bok-Rae, Lee Dae-Yeon, Jung Suk-Yong, Baek Soo-Jang Running Time: 110 min. By Paul Bramhall As anyone who’s seen … Continue reading

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Commitment (2013) Review

Director: Park Hong-Soo Writer: Kim Soo-young Cast: Seung-Hyun Choi, Han Ye-Ri, Kim You-Jung, Yoon Je-Moon, Cho Seong-Ha, Park Sung-Woong, Lee Ju-Sil, Jung Ho-Bin, Kim Sun-Kyung, Park Ji-Il Running Time: 113 min. By oneleaf Seung-Hyun Choi, more popularly known as T.O.P, … Continue reading

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Confession of Murder (2012) Review

Director: Jeong Byeong-gil Writer: Jeong Byeong-gil Producer: Jang Won-seok, Yoo Jeong-hoon Cast: Jung Jae-young, Park Si-hoo, Jeong Hae-gyoon, Kim Young-ae, Choi Won-young, Jo Eun-ji, Min Ji-ah, Jang Gwang, Lee Jae-goo, Kim Min-sang, Ryoo Je-seung Running Time: 119 min. By Paul … Continue reading

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Crying Fist (2005) Review

Director: Ryoo Seung-wan Writer: Ryoo Seung-wan Producer: Park Jae-Hyeong, Im Seung-Yong Cast: Choi Min-Sik, Ryu Seung-Beom, Im Won-Hee, Cheon Ho-Jin, Seo Hye-Rin, Byeon Hee-Bong, Na Mun-Hee, Gi Ju-Bong, Kim Su-Hyeon, Lee Jun-Gu, Oh Dal-Su, Ahn Gil-Gang Running Time: 134 min. … Continue reading

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Daisy (2006) Review

Director: Andrew Lau Writer: Felix Chong Producer: Hoon-tak Jung Cast: Jeong Woo-Sung, Jun Ji-Hyun (Gianna Jun), Lee Sung-jae, Cheon Ho-Jin, Simon Yam Tat Wah, David Chiang Da Wei, Yu Sun-Cheol, Dion Lam Running Time: 110 min. By Paul Bramhall On … Continue reading

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Deadly Kick, The | aka Dragon King (1976) Review

AKA: The Rival Director: Go Yeong-nam, Lo Lieh Cast: Lo Lieh, Bobby Kim, Pearl Lin Yin Zhu, Han Mi-ja, Im Eun-ju, Kim Ki-ju, Jin Bong-jin, Gam Kei Chu, Bruce Cheung Mong, Chan Feng Chen, Chiu Chun, Han Myeong-hwan Running Time: … Continue reading

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Divine Move, The (2014) Review

Director: Jo Beom-Goo Writer: Yu Seong-Hyeop Producer: Seo Gang-Ho Cast: Jeong Woo-Sung, Lee Bum-Soo, Ahn Seong-Gi, Kim In-Kwon, Lee Si-Young, Ahn Gil-Gang, Lee Do-Kyung, Choi Jin-Hyuk, Jeong Hae-Gyun, Ahn Seo-Hyun, Kim Myung-Su, Hwang Chun-Ha Running Time: 118 min. By Paul … Continue reading

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Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (2016) Review

Director: Lee Joon-Ik Writer: Shin Youn-Shick Cast: Kang Ha-Neul, Park Jung-Min, Kim In-Woo, Choi Hong-Il, Choi Hee-Seo, Shin Yoon-Joo, Min Jin-Woong Running Time: 110 min. By Martin Sandison The Glasgow, Scotland leg of the 16th London Korean Film Festival appealed … Continue reading

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Doomsday Book (2012) Review

Director: Kim Ji-woon, Yim Pil-sung Writer: Kim Ji-woon, Yim Pil-sung Producer: Choi Hyeon-muk, Kim Myeong-eun Cast: Ryu Seung-beom, Kim Kang-woo, Song Sae-byok, Song Young-Chang, Kim Gyu-Ri, Go Jun-Hee, Jin Ji-Hee, Park Hae-Il Running Time: 115 min. By HKFanatic “Doomsday Book” … Continue reading

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Dragon, the Young Master (1981) Review

AKA: Eighteen Martial Arts Director: Kim Si-hyun Writer: Kim Kyeong-il Cast: Dragon Lee (Mun Kyong-sok), Yuen Qiu, Choi Min-kyu, Baek Hwang-ki, Kim Ki-ju, Kim Ki-ju Running Time: 83 min. Paul Bramhall Back when I was first getting into the kung fu genre many years ago, upon witnessing … Continue reading

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