Category Archives: Korean

Guns & Talks (2001) Review

AKA: Guns and Talks Director: Jang Jin Producer: Kang Woo-Suk Cast: Shin Hyun-Joon, Shin Ha-Gyun, Won Bin, Jung Jai-Yung, Jeong Jin-Young, Yun Ju-Sang Running Time: 123 min By Equinox21 This film is a classic! Though, it took watching it twice … Continue reading

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Handmaiden, The (2016) Review

Director: Park Chan-wook Novel By: Sarah Waters Writer: Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung Cast: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Tae-ri, Lee Yong-Nyeo, Yoo Min-Chae, Rina Takagi Running Time: 144 min. By Kyle Warner After making his English language debut … Continue reading

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Hard Day, A (2014) Review

Director: Kim Seong-Hun Writer: Kim Seong-Hun Producer: Cha Ji-hyeon, Jang Won-seok Cast: Lee Seon-Gyun, Jo Jin-Woong, Shin Jeong-Geun, Jeong Man-Sik, Kim Gang-Hyun, Shin Dong-Mi,Jang In-Seop Running Time: 111 min. By oneleaf Nothing is going right for ill-tempered, single parent Detective … Continue reading

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Helpless (2011) Review

Director: Byun Young-Joo Writer: Byun Young-Joo, Miyuki Miyabe Cast: Lee Seon-Gyun, Kim Min-Hee, Jo Seong-Ha, Kim Byul, Choi Deok-Mun, Lee Hee-Jun, Kim Min-Jae, Kim Tae-In, Choi Il-Hwa, Bae Min-Hee, Park Sang-Woo Running Time: 117 min. By HKFanatic “Helpless” is the … Continue reading

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Hitman in the Hand of Buddha (1981) Review

Director: Hwang Jang Lee Producer: Hwang Jang Lee Cast: Hwang Jang Lee, Fan Mei Sheng, Eddie Ko, Tino Wong Cheung, Meng Hoi, Corey Yuen, To Siu Ming, Yeung Wai Running Time: 90 min. By Perkele Wong Jing and his brother … Continue reading

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Hole, The | aka Trap (1997) Review

Director: Kim Sung-hong Writer: Yeo Hye-yeong Cast: Yoon So-jeong, Park Yong-woo, Choi Ji-woo, Mun Su-jin, Lee Seung-woo, Jeon Hong-ryeol, Koo Hey-ryoung, Youn Sung-hun, Tae Yu-rim, Kim Gye-pae, Seo Eun-sun Running Time: 100 min. By Paul Bramhall Director Kim Sung-hong may not be a name … Continue reading

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Host, The (2006) Review

Director: Bong Joon-Ho Writer: Baek Chul-hyun, Bong Joon-ho Producer: Choi Yong-bae Cast: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, Ko Ah-Sung Running Time: 120 min. By Ningen A subordinate Korean guy who probably works for Harvey Weinstein at his … Continue reading

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I Saw the Devil (2010) Review

Director: Kim Ji-woon Writer: Park Hoon-jung Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Choi Min-Sik, Jeon Guk-Hwan, Cheon Ho-Jin, Oh San-Ha, Kim Yun-Seo, Choi Mu-Seong, Kim In-Seo, Jo Deok-Je, Han Cheol-Woo, Jo Myung-Yeon, Kim Gap-Su, Lee Jun-Hyuk Running Time: 114 min. By JJ Hatfield … Continue reading

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Il Mare (2000) Review

AKA: Il Mare: A Love Story Director: Lee Hyeon-Seung Writer: Lee Hyeon-Seung Producer: Cha Seung-Jae Cast: Lee Jeong-Jae, Jun Ji-Hyun (Chon Ji-Yeon, Jeon Ji-Hyeon, Joon Ji-Hyun, Gianna Jun) Running Time: 90 min. By Owlman Have you ever wondered what you … Continue reading

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Insane (2015) Review

Director: Lee Chul-Ha Writer: Valentine Producer: Jung Kyung-Il Cast: Gang Ye-Won, Lee Sang-Yoon, Choi Jin-Ho, Ji Dae-Han, Chun Min-Hee, Lee Hak-Joo, Choi Yoon-So, Jo Jae-Yun, Kim Jong-Soo, Jang Tae-Seong, Yu Geon Running Time: 91 min. By Paul Bramhall Mainstream Korean … Continue reading

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Inside Men: The Original (2015) Review

Director: Woo Min-Ho Writer: Yoon Tae-Ho, Woo Min-Ho Cast: Lee Byung-Hun, Cho Seung-Woo, Baek Yoon-Sik, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim Hong-Fa, Jo Jae-Yun, Bae Sung-Woo, Kim Dae-Myung, Jo Woo-Jin, Yoo Jae-Myung Running Time: 180 min. By Paul Bramhall Based on a web-comic … Continue reading

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Invincible Obsessed Fighter (1982) Review

AKA: Mu-rim Beggar Warriors Director: Kim Jung-yong Writer: Youn Suk-Hoon Producer: Godfrey Ho, Tomas Tang Cast: Elton Chong, Mike Wong Lung, Leung Ting, Chan Lau Lei, Fei Wan, Chu Gei Yuen, Gam Yung Yuen, Cheung Chit Running Time: 85 min. … Continue reading

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Isle, The (2000) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Lee Eun Cast: Seo Jeong, Kim Yu-seok, Park Seong-hee, Cho Jae-hyeon, Chang Hang-seon Running Time: 100 min. By Alexander The only thing that saved this exploitive and pretentious piece of trash from a … Continue reading

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JSA: Joint Security Area (2000) Review

AKA: JSA Director: Park Chan-wook (Park Chan-uk) Cast: Lee Byeong-heon, Song Kang-ho, Lee Young-ae, Kim Tae-woo, Sin Ha-gyun, Choi Sang-woo, Kim Myeong-su Running Time: 100 min. By Equinox21 J.S.A. has been my favorite Korean movie, my second favorite Asian movie … Continue reading

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Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) Review

Director: Yun Jong-Bin Writer: Jeon Cheol-Hong, Yun Jong-Bin Cast: Ha Jung-Woo, Kang Dong-Won, Lee Kyung-Young, Lee Sung-Min, Jo Jin-Woong, Ma Dong-Seok, Yun Ji-Hye, Ju Jin-Mo, Song Young-Chang, Jeong Man-Sik, Kim Byung-Ok, Kim Jong-Gu, Kim Seong-Gyun Running Time: 137 min. By … Continue reading

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L.A. Streetfighters | aka Ninja Turf (1985) Review

Director: Park Woo-sang (aka Richard W. Park) Producer: Jun Chong, Phillip Rhee Writer: Ji-woon Hong, Jaime Mendoza-Nava Cast: Jun Chong, Phillip Rhee, James Lew, Rosanna King, Bill Wallace, Ken Nagayama, Frank Marmolejo, Dorin Mukama, Mark Hicks, Loren Avedon, Arlene Montano, … Continue reading

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La Belle (2000) Review

AKA: Mi In; Love Remembered By The Body Director: Yeo Kyun-Dong Writer: Lee Sang-woo, Yeo Kyun-Dong Producer: Yoo In-taek Cast: Lee Ji-hyun, Oh Ji-ho, Cho Kyeong-hwan, Cho Kyeong-uk Running Time: 91 min. By Alexander Get two models. Any two will … Continue reading

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Lament | aka Elegy of the Earth (1997) Review

AKA: Jisangmanga Director: Kim Hee-Cheol Cast: Shin Hyun-Joon, Lee Byung-Hun, Jeong Seon-Kyung Running Time: 87 min. BY JJ Hatfield When we first meet Lee Kwang Su (Shin Hyun Jun) he is in very bad shape. His entire life he has … Continue reading

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Magnificent Wonderman from Shaolin (1979) Review

AKA: Golden Gate Director: Kim Seon-gyeong Producer: Joseph Lai, Tomas Tang Cast: Casanova Wong, Eagle Han Ying, Gam Ching Lan, Elton Chong, Hyeon Kil-Su, Martin Chui Man-Fooi, Austin Wai Running Time: 91 min. By Paul Bramhall Magnificent Wonderman from Shaolin … Continue reading

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Man from Nowhere, The (2010) Review

AKA: Ajeossi Director: Lee Jeong-beom Writer: Lee Jeong-beom Producer: Lee Tae-heon Cast: Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron, Kim Tae-hoon, Kim Hee-won, Kim Sung-oh, Thanayong Wongtrakul, Kim Hyo-seo Running Time: 119 min. By HKFanatic “The Man From Nowhere” is probably the best … Continue reading

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