Category Archives: Korean

Pirates, The (2014) Review

Director: Lee Seok-Hun Writer: Cheon Seong-Il, Choi Yi-Young Cast: Kim Nam-Gil, Son Ye-Jin, Yu Hae-Jin, Lee Kyung-Young, Oh Dal-Su, Kim Tae-Woo, Park Cheol-Min, Shin Jeong-Geun, Kim Won-Hae, Jo Dal-Hwan, Jo Hee-Bong, Jeong Seong-Hwa, Sully, Lee Yi-Kyung Running Time: 130 min. … Continue reading

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Priests, The (2015) Review

AKA: Black Priests Director: Jang Jae-Hyon Writer: Jang Jae-Hyon Cast: Kim Yun-Seok, Gang Dong-Won, Park So-Dam, Kim Eui-Sung, Son Jong-Hak, Nam Il-Woo, Lee Ho-Jae, Kim Byung-Ok, Jo Soo-Hyang, Park Woong, Min Jin-Woong Running Time: 108 min. By Paul Bramhall Out … Continue reading

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Prison, The (2017) Review

Director: Nah Hyeon Writer: Nah Hyeon Cast: Kim Rae-won, Han Seok-kyu, Han Suk-Kyu, Kim Rae-Won, Jung Woong-In, Kim Sung-Kyun, Shin Sung-Rok Running Time: 125 min.  By Paul Bramhall In years to come, when people look back on the 2015 – 2016 era of … Continue reading

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Public Enemy (2002) Review

Director: Kang Woo-Suk Producer: Kang Wu-Seok Cast: Seol Kyung-Gu, Lee Sung-Jae, Kang Shin-Il, Kim Jeong-Hak, Do Yong-Gu, Ahn Nae-Sang Running Time: 138 min. By Equinox21 In this suspense movie a serial killer is pursued by a bitter, burnt-out, cynical detective. … Continue reading

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Quick (2011) Review

Director: Jo Beom-goo Writer: Park Su-jin Producer: Lee Sang-yong, Yun Je-gyun Cast: Lee Min-ki, Kang Ye-won, Kim In-kwon, Ko Chang-seok, Ju Jin-mo Running Time: 115 min. By HKFanatic 2011’s “Quick” has frequently been billed as a Korean take on “The … Continue reading

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Quick Man (2002) Review

Director: Lee Hyeok-su Writer: Yun Jin-a Producer: Seo Gil-seong Cast: Jeon Hye-yun, Yun Se-ung, Song Geum-sig, Ricky Jun, Park Jeong-gwon, Lee Moo-jung, Kim Youn-soo, Lee Jae-yeong, Min Seong-joo, Kang You-il, Lee Suk-koo Running Time: 89 min. By Paul Bramhall The … Continue reading

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Quiet Family, The (2002) Review

AKA: The Quiet Family: A Ruthless Comedy Director: Kim Ji Woon (Kim Ji Wun) Producer: Lee Eun Cast: Park In-Hwan, Na Moon-Hee, Choi Min-sik, Song Kang-ho, Go Ho-Kyung, Choi Cheol-ho Running Time: 105 mins. By Equinox21 Welcome to The Misty … Continue reading

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R2B: Return to Base (2012) Review

AKA: Back Eagle Director: Kim Dong-Won Writer: Ahn Sang-Hun, Kim Dong-Won Producer: Jang Tae-Gon, Kim Dong-Won Cast: Rain, Yu Jun-Sang, Shin Se-Kyung, Kim Sung-Soo, Lee Ha-Na, Lee Jong-Seok, Jeong Kyung-Ho, Baek Bong-Gi Running Time: 113 min. By HKFanatic Western audiences … Continue reading

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Real Fiction (2000) Review

Director: Kim Ki-Duk Writer: Kim Ki-Duk Producer: Harry Lee, Seung-Soo Shin Cast: Jin-mo Ju, Jin-ah Kim, Min-seok Son, Je-rak Lee, Ki-yeon Kim, Sun-mi Myeong Running Time: 83 min. By Mighty Peking Man I’m currently on a “Ki-du Kim” natural high. … Continue reading

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Restless, The (2006) Review

Director: Jo Dong-Oh Writer: Jo Dong-Oh Cast: Jung Woo-Sung, Kim Tae-Hee, Heo Jun-Ho, So E-Hyun, Park Sang-Wook, Kim Kwang-Il, Yu Ha-Jun Running Time: 105 min. By JJ Hatfield In 984 AD, the Kingdom of the United Shilla fell into chaos … Continue reading

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Sad Movie (2005) Review

Director: Kwon Jong-Gwan (Kwon Jong-Kwan) Cast: Jeong Woo-Sung (Jung Woo-Sung), Im Su-Jeong (Im Su-Jung), Cha Tae-Hyeon (Cha Tae-Hyun), Yeom Jung-A, Yeo Jin-Gu, Shin Min-A, Son Tae-Young, Lee Ki-Woo Running Time: 108 min. By Mighty Peking Man Kwon Jong-Gwan’s Sad Movie … Continue reading

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Samaria | aka Samaritan Girl (2003) Review

Director: Kim Ki-duk Writer: Kim Ki-duk Producer: Kim Ki-duk, Jeong-min Bae, Jeong-min Baek Cast: Gwak Ji-Min, Seo Min-Jeong, Lee Eol Running Time: 95 min. By Equinox21 Kim Ki-duk’s newest movie, Samaria, takes on the problem of child prostitution in a … Continue reading

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Save the Green Planet (2003) Review

Director: Jang Joon-Hwan Writer: Jang Joon-Hwan Cast: Shin Ha-Kyun, Baek Yoon-Sik, Hwang Jung-Min, Lee Jae-Yong, Lee Joo-Hyun Running Time: 117 min. By Alexander Leave it to South Korean filmmakers to provide us yet another wholly original, oft shocking, slickly produced, … Continue reading

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Say Yes (2001) Review

Director: Kim Sung-hong Writer: Yeo Hye-yeong Producer: Hwang Gi-Seong Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Chu Sang-Mi, Kim Ju-Hyeok, Gi Ju-Bong, Lee Chang-Yeong, Lee Wu-Jin, Choi Hong-Il Running Time: 105 min. By Paul Bramhall Think of Asian horror during the late 90’s and … Continue reading

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Sea Fog | aka Haemoo (2014) Review

Director: Shim Sung-Bo Writer: Shim Sung-Bo, Bong Joon-Ho Cast: Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Lee Hee-Joon, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho, Yoo Seung-Mok Running Time: 111 min. By Kyle Warner I think Memories of Murder deserves to be in the conversation of the finest films … Continue reading

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Sector 7 (2011) Review

Director: Kim Ji-Hun Writer: Kim Hwi, Yun Je-Gyun, Kim Ji-Hun Cast: Ha Ji-Won, Ahn Seong-Gi, Oh Ji-Ho, Lee Han-Wi, Park Cheol-Min, Song Sae-Byuk, Cha Ye-Ryeon, Park Jeong-Hak, Park Young-Soo Running Time: 112 min. By HKFanatic “Sector 7” is the latest … Continue reading

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Seoul (2002) Review

Director: Masahiko Nagasawa Writer: Yasuo Hasegawa Producer: Cha Seung-Jae, Lee Jeong-Hak Cast: Tomoya Nagase, Choi Min-Soo, Hoon Jang, Sung Choi, Jin-myung Go, Shim-young Hahm, Hun-suk Jung, Ki-won Kang, Dong-wook Kim, Ji-youn Kim, Chan-young Lee, Do-hyung Lee, Kyung-hwan Park, Young-jin Park … Continue reading

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Shadowless Sword (2005) Review

AKA: The Legend of the Shadowless Sword Director: Kim Young-Jun Writer: Kim Tae-Gwan, Shin Jun-Hee Cast: Yun So-Yi, Lee Seo-Jin, Shin Hyun-Joon, Lee Gi-Yong, Jeong Ho-Bin, Park Seong-Woong Running Time: 98 min. By Paul Bramhall The words ‘Korean’ and ‘wuxia’ … Continue reading

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Shameless, The (2014) Review

Director: Oh Seung-uk Writer: Oh Seung-uk Producer: Han Jae-duk Cast: Jeon Do-Yeon, Kim Nam-Gil, Park Sung-Woong, Kwak Do-Won, Kim Min-Jae, Park Ji-Hwan, Ha Ji-Eun Running Time: 118 min. By Paul Bramhall Director Oh Seung-wook may not be a name that’s … Continue reading

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Shaolin: The Blood Mission (1984) Review

AKA: The Fourth Largest Shaolin Temple Director: Park Woo-sang Writer: Hong Chi-Yun Producer: Tomas Tang Cast: Hwang Jang Lee, Ho Kei Cheong, Suen Kwok Ming, Poon Cheung, Luo Hua-Sheng, Olivia Hung Running Time: 85 min. By Paul Bramhall The name of … Continue reading

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