Category Archives: Korean

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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Man on High Heels (2014) Review

Director: Jang Jin Writer: Jang Jin Producer: Jang Jin Cast: Cha Seung-Won, Oh Jeong-Se, Lee Som, Go Kyung-Pyo, Shin Sung-Hun, Jo Bok-Rae, Park Chang-Hee Running Time: 125 min. By Paul Bramhall In many ways the gangster genre is to the … Continue reading

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Master (2016) Review

Director: Jo Eui-seok Writer: Jo Eui-seok, Kim Hyun-duk Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Gang Dong-won, Kim Woo-bin, Uhm Ji-won, Oh Dal-su, Jin Kyung, Monsour Del Rosario, Jung Won-jung, Yoo Yeon-soo, Jo Hyun-chul, Paek Hae-soo Running Time: 143 min. By Paul Bramhall The Korean film industry rounded out 2016 with … Continue reading

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Memoir of a Murderer (2016) Review

Director: Won Shin-yun Cast: Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Nam-gil, Kim Seol-hyun, Oh Dal-su, Shin Ki-joon, Hwang Seok-jeong, Gil Hae-yeon, Kim Han-joon, Kim Dong-hee, Kim Jung-young Running Time: 128 min. By Paul Bramhall There’s been many variations on the serial killer trope in Korea, often framed within a variety of genres. From … Continue reading

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