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Save the Green Planet
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (5)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (11)

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Shining in the 40th Grand Bell Awards in Korea, the sci-fi comedy "Save the Green Planet" came away with three awards for Best New Director (Jang Jun-hwan), Best Supporting Actor (Baek Yoon-shik), and Best Audio Effects. It has also won attention in the global platform by being invited to the competition section of the 25th Moscow International Film Festival in Russia.

Can anyone love our planet Earth as much as Byung-gu? Starring actor Shin Ha-kyun ("Guns & Talk", "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance"), "Save the Green Planet" brings you to a world of a modern hero in his black plastic costume and "mighty" helmet. Byung-gu (Shin Ha-kyun) is so dedicated to the mission of saving the Earth that he kidnaps a company president Kang (Baek Yoon-shik), believing that he is an alien secretly laying the groundwork for an invasion of the planet Earth. Torturing Kang with various hilarious gadgets, Byung-gu now becomes the target of the police because of an illegal imprisonment! Will he be punished for loving the Earth too much?

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Product Title: Save the Green Planet 救救地球 又名:拯救綠色星球 (韓國版) 救救地球 又名:拯救绿色星球 (韩国版) 地球を守れ!(Save the Green Planet)(韓国版) 지구를 지켜라! ( 일반판 )
Artist Name(s): Shin Ha Kyun | Jang Joon Hwan 申河均 | 張駿桓 申河均 | 张骏桓 シン・ハギュン | チャン・ジュヌァン 신 하균 | 장준환
Director: Jang Joon Hwan 張駿桓 张骏桓 チャン・ジュヌァン 장준환
Release Date: 2003-08-22
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: III
Duration: 118 (mins)
Publisher: CJ Entertainment
Other Information: 2 discs
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1002844926

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안티히어로 <병구>, 슈퍼맨도 배트맨도 우습다!
병구는 외계인으로 인해 지구가 곧 위험에 처 할 거라고 믿는다. 이번 개기월식까지 안드로메다 왕자를 만나지 못하면 지구에는 아무도 살아 남지 못할 엄청난 재앙이 몰려올 것이다. 병구는 외계인이라고 200% 믿어 의심치 않는 유제화학의 사장 강만식을 납치한다. 이제 외계인의 지구 파괴 음모를 밝히려는 병구의 일생일대 최대의 프로젝트가 시작된다.

개기월식까지는 네 시간. 월식이 끝나면 지구도 끝이다. 과연 병구는 우주에서 가장 아름다운 별, 지구를 지킬 수 있을까?

Special Features
* Making of
* Interview with the Aliens : Cast & Crew
* art of the Green Planet
* Music from the Green Planet
* Preview
* Deleted Scene
* Behind Story
* X-file
* Real circus
* Ending credit
* Easter Egg

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Professional Review of "Save the Green Planet"

August 27, 2003

Before I wrote this review, my conclusion about the first season of Korean cinema in 2003 would be something like this: Similar to last year, romance, comedy and action are still the dominating genres in Korean cinema in 2003. Most of the films I have seen so far more or less fall under those categories and lack surprise. But I guess this statement should be adjusted after I have seen Save the Green Planet...

The story of this movie is compelling. Byung-goo (Shin Ha-kyun) is a firm believer of extra-terrestrials. He believes that aliens are going to invade our planet, and Kang Man-shik (Baek Yoon-shik) is an alien disguised as the CEO of a chemical corporation. He kidnaps Kang and forces him to contact the aliens to stop the invasion... At first glance, with the crazy story line and the promotional posters featuring a smiling Shin Ha-kyun, many people would expect it to be a nonsensical comedy, but the truth is just the opposite. This is a very dark movie that is filled with despair. Byung-goo is definitely a tragic character. His insanity is not supposed to be derived from any humorous factor, but is strongly related to his sorrowful background. The depiction of this character is much deeper and poignant than I expected. Although Byung-goo does a lot of crazy and sadistic things to Kang Man-shik,the audience will probably not find him annoying, but rather sympathize with him. Shin Ha-kyun's portrayal of Byung-goo is top notch, and it is without doubt his best performance since Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance.

New director Jang Jun-hwan has successfully exhibited his talent in storytelling, composition and editing in this film. The story is exceptionally rich and contains elements of sci-fi, action, love, family, detective thriller and suspense. Each of these elements is calculated precisely which greatly enhances the dramatic quality of the movie. Apart from the slightly prolonged torture scene in the middle, the whole film is quite entertaining and keeps the audience fully engaged even though it is two hours long. The editing is also provocative. For instance, the fast paced opening credit is visually stunning. Again, following Over the Rainbow (2002), old Hollywood movie song Over the Rainbow is being used in a Korean film as the theme. It is a pity to hear that this movie did not do very well at the box office in Korea. Perhaps it is because the mood is too cold and the ending is too pessimistic that it didn't attract too many audiences. Nevertheless, compared with many mediocre productions that became box officer winners like My Tutor Friend, Save the Green Planet is certainly superior in terms of creativity and fun factor. It is highly recommended to fans of cult films!

Cool guy(s) - Shin Ha-kyun Cinespot.com

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Customer Review of "Save the Green Planet"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (5)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (11)

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January 2, 2006

This customer review refers to Save the Green Planet (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
1 people found this review helpful

1 OF A KIND !!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This film was a flop at cinemas due to it being catogorizated solely as a comedy, ooops!!, anyone expecting to see a comedy will be very surprised indeed. The story revolves around an earth loving guy who kidnaps a top businessman who he believes is a prince of an alien race from andromaeda and the world as we know it will come to an end unless he stops it, sounds like a comedy doesn't it? Well, while it is very funny in places it is also very violent, in fact most of the film contains inventive ways of torture that are quite graphic, plus there are elements of a detective drama, and to top it off it slowly but surely becomes extremely sad and difficult to watch if you are not ready for anything other than a comedy. Being a huge fan of extreme violence, drama and comedy in asian cinema, i loved it, the acting is very moving and the special effects are brilliant. It grabs hold of you by the face, throws you around the room and drops you behind the couch leaving you in a trance-like-state not quite knowing what's hit you, just that you've seen something brilliant and totally unique. I strongly recommend this film for anyone except the faint hearted!!.
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April 29, 2005

1 people found this review helpful

Great ! Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
I thought it was comedy film before I watch this.but it wasn't comedy.How can I say..It was sad..I couldn't hold tears while watching.As Japanese I understood why Japanese people love korean film.Korean film is much much better than Hollywod or Japanese film...
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Anonymous

December 10, 2004

This customer review refers to Save the Green Planet L.E
pretty bad Customer Review Rated Bad 2 - 2 out of 10
i didn't like this movie at all.. i tend to like most of korean movies but this one sucked.. Very cheezy and the graphics at the end was poorly done..
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Anonymous

March 16, 2004

1 people found this review helpful

Absurdly genious! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Watching the movie at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2004 I enjoyed the director for starters who expleined in short the funtioning of a blue piece of cloth and a small bottle of cough-medicine. The movie started with a strange guy with an even stranger helmet on. The beginning of the movie was the only plce where my mind was able to keep up with things. From there it got faster and started twisting with action, emotions, laughter, enterntainment from the best kind, surprises and freaky shots. The movie didn't only gave me the rollercoaster feeling but better a comfortable pinball-machine feeling. How can one explain about a movie this intense?? See it to believe it!!
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Anonymous

February 21, 2004

1 people found this review helpful

great!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i agree with all the reviewers who said what an amazing film this is. excellent acting all around and amazingly produced ... much better than any film out of hollywood these days. i'm not korean but i still feel proud that such a film could come out of any asian country.
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