Category Archives: Korean

Shiri | aka Swiri (1999) Review

Director: Kang Je-Gyu Producer: Kang Je-Kyu Cast: Han Seok-Kyu, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-Shik, Kim Yun-Jin, Yun Ju-Sang, Park Yong-Woo Running Time: 125 min. By Numskull Normally, I hate it when people talk about movies “sending messages.” The blocs of suburban … Continue reading

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Soo | aka Art of Revenge (2007) Review

Director: Yoichi Sai Producer: Shin Beom-su, Hwang In-tae Cast: Ji Jin-Hee, Kang Seong-Yeon, Oh Man-Seok, Lee Gi-Young, Jo Gyeong-Hwan, Mun Seong-Geun Running Time: 122 min. By HKFanatic Soo is not a movie I ever hear listed in the same breath … Continue reading

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) Review

Director: Kim Ki-duk Writer: Kim Ki-duk Producer: Lee Seung-Jae Cast: Oh Yeong-Su, Kim Jong-Ho, Seo Jae-Gyeong, Kim Yeong-Min, Ha Yeo-Jin, Kim Ki-duk Running Time: 106 min. By Slaxor “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…And Spring” tells the story of a monk from … Continue reading

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Strike of Thunderkick Tiger (1982) Review

AKA: My Name is Twin Legs Director: Park Woo Sang Writer: Raymond To Producer: Thomas Tang Cast: Charles Han, Casanova Wong, Bak Min Wong, Han Jee Ha, Peggy Min, Lisa Lee, Billy Yuen, Alfred Ma, Chan Taiyun, Dragon Lee, Phillip … Continue reading

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Suddenly in the Dark (1981) Review

AKA: Suddenly in Dark Night Director: Go Yeong-nam Producer: Suh Byung-gi Cast: Kim Young-ae, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Gi-seon Running Time: 100 min. By Paul Bramhall While just like Shiri put Korean action movies on the map in 1999, a year prior the high school … Continue reading

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Suspect, The (2013) Review

Director: Won Shin-Yeon Writer: Lim Sang-Yoon Producer: Shin Chang-hwan Cast: Gong Yoo, Park Hee-Soon, You Da-In, Cho Seong-Ha, Jo Jae-Yun, Kim Sung-Kyun, Park Ji-Il, Won Jin Running Time: 137 min. By HKFanatic When The Bourne Supremacy first hit theaters back … Continue reading

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Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) Review

AKA: Kind Ms. Geum-Ja; Keum-Ja, Lady Vengeance; The Kind-hearted Miss Kum-ja Director: Park Chan-wook (Park Chan-uk) Writer: Park Chan-wook (Park Chan-uk), Jeong Seo-Gyeong Cast: Lee Young-Ae, Choi Min-Sik, Kim Si-Hu Running Time: 112 min. By Mighty Peking Man Watching a … Continue reading

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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) Review

AKA: Myboksu Director: Park Chan-wook Writer: Park Chan-wook, Im Jin-Gyu, Lee Mu-Young Producer: Im Jin-Gyu Cast: Song Gang-Ho, Shin Ha-Gyun, Bae Doo-Na Running Time: 175 min. By Owlman While watching SFMV, I couldn’t help recalling my own bitter memories of … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Sisters, A (2003) Review

Director: Kim Ji Woon (Kim Ji Wun) Writer: Kim Ji Woon (Kim Ji Wun) Producer: Oh Gi-Min, Oh Jeong-Wan Cast: Im Su-Jeong, Mun Geun-Yeong, Yeom Jeong-A, Kim Gap-Su, Park Mi-Hyeon, Wu Gi-Hong, Lee Seung-Bi Running Time: 115 min. By JJ … Continue reading

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Target, The (2014) Review

Director: Yoon Hong-seung Writer: Jeon Cheol-Hong, Jo Seong-Geol Cast: Ryu Seung-Ryong, Yu Jun-Sang, Lee Jin-Wook, Kim Seong-Ryeong, Jo Yeo-Jeong, Jo Eun-Ji, Kim Dae-Myung, Jang Jun-Nyung, Yeom Ji-Young, Lee Hyun-Wook Running Time: 98 min. By oneleaf Life is good for medical … Continue reading

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Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014) Review

Director: Choi Dong-hun Writer: Choi Dong-hun, Lee Byeong-Hun Cast: Seung-Hyun Choi, Shin Se-Kyung, Kim Yun-Seok, Yu Hae-Jin, Lee Ha-Nui, Kwak Do-Won, Lee Kyoung-Young, Kim In-Kwon, Oh Jung-Se, Park Hyo-Joo, Ko Su-Hee Running Time: 147 min. By Paul Bramhall Director and … Continue reading

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Tell Me Something (1999) Review

Director: Chang Yoon-hyun Producer: Koo Bon-han, hang Youn-hyn Cast: Han Seok-Kyu, Shim Eun-Ha, Chang Hang-sun Running Time: 116 min. By Numskull Tell ME something… why ruin a perfectly good suspense thriller with one of the most repetitive, redundant, unnecessary, and … Continue reading

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Thieves, The (2012) Review

Director: Choi Dong-hun Writer: Choi Dong-hun, Lee Gi-cheol Producer: Ahn Soo-hyun Cast: Yun-seok Kim, Lee Jung-jae, Kim Hye-soo, Jun Ji-Hyun (Gianna Jun), Simon Yam, Angelica Lee, Derek Tsang Running Time: 136 min. By HKFanatic The easy marketing spin for “The … Continue reading

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Thirst (2009) Review

Director: Park Chan-wook Writer: Park Chan-wook, Seo-Gyeong Jeong Producer: Park Chan-wook Cast: Shin Ha-kyun, Kim Hae-suk, Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Park In-hwan By JJ Hatfield When I first heard of this film, it was presented as a vampire movie. The … Continue reading

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Tiger of Northland (1976) Review

Director: Peng Chang-Kuei  Writer: Peng Chang-Kuei  Cast: Park Jong-kuk, Maria Yi Yi, Anthony Lau Wing, Lydia Shum Tin Ha, Ko Keung, Yeung Wai, Wu Jiaxiang, Bruce Lai, Tony Leung Siu-Hung, Sammo Hung Kam Bo Running Time: 98 min. By Paul Bramhall After … Continue reading

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Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale, The (2015) Review

AKA: The Tiger Director: Park Hoon-Jung Writer: Park Hoon-Jung Producer: Park Min-Jung, Han Jae-Duk Cast: Choi Min-Sik, Jeong Man-Sik, Kim Sang-Ho, Sung Yoo-Bin, Ren Osugi, Jung Suk-Won, Ra Mi-Ran, Yoo Jae-Myung, Kim Hong-Fa, Woo Jung-Kook, Park In-Soo, Lee Eun-Woo Running … Continue reading

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Traffickers (2012) Review

AKA: Traffikers Director: Kim Hong-Sun Writer: Kim Hong-Sun, Kim Sang-Myun Producer: Won Hyun-Jae Cast: Im Chang-Jung, Daniel Choi, Jo Yoon-Hee, Oh Dal-Su, Jo Dal-Hwan, Jung Ji-Yoon, Lee Young-Hoon and Choi Il-Hwa Running Time: 111 min. By Kyle Warner They say … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (2016) Review

Director: Yeon Sang-Ho Writer: Park Joo-suk Producer: Lee Dongha Cast: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-Seok, Jung Yu-Mi, Choi Woo-Sik, Ahn So-Hee, Kim Soo-Ahn, Kim Eui-Sung Running Time: 118 min. By Paul Bramhall Korea’s film industry is one which is rarely associated … Continue reading

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Tunnel (2016) Review

Director: Kim Seong-Hun Writer: So Jae-Won, Kim Seong-Hun Cast: Ha Jung-Woo, Bae Doo-Na, Oh Dal-Su, Shin Jung-Keun, Nam Ji-Hyun, Cho Hyun-Chul, Kim Hae-Sook, Yoo Seung-Mok, Park Hyuk-Kwon, Park Jin-Woo Running Time: 126 min. By Paul Bramhall Not to be confused … Continue reading

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Typhoon (2005) Review

Director: Gwak Gyeong-Taek Writer: Gwak Gyeong-Taek Producer: Park Seong-Geun, Yang Jung-Gyeong Cast: Jang Dong-Gun, Lee Jeong-Jae, Lee Mi-Yeon, David McInnis, Wook Heo, David No, Chatthapong Pantanaunkul Running Time: 124 min. By HKFanatic From the opening of Typhoon, it’s clear that … Continue reading

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