Reviews written by cuddley bear
Ashes of Time Redux (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)1 people found this review helpful
August 31, 2011 bit of rubbish
This film has nothing to do with Kum Yung's original novel about the wicked east and poison west characters. It is really weird and Leslie Cheung had tried his best to perform well. However, the story is a mess and very silly.
A Beautiful Life (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)August 31, 2011 ok
For movie, this is ok but Shu Qi is extremely annoying. She yelled and drunk all the time, very bad for a girl in foreign land. A little unrealistic at the end. Wong Chow Sung said the most touching sentence at 'Tung's' bedside in hospital. Apart from that, if you can tolerate Shu Qi...
Fuyudori (DVD) (Boxset 2) (Japan Version)August 31, 2011 very entertaining
The majority of the cast in this enjoyable drama shouted very loud. I don't think Dr. Joo's mother is the villain here. The two most wicked characters in my opinion are Do Hyun's mother and her sister. The pair got on your nerves. They are so selfish and had no concern whatsoever for Yong Eun. I felt a little sorry for Joo Kyung Woo, after all he did truly loved his wife but was forced to choose between her and his mother, but the best one is Yong Eun's best friend. With a friend like that, what else would one wants? A very well done drama.
Wait 'Til You're Older (Hong Kong Version)August 31, 2011 very enjoyable
A film of imagination and humor with a brilliant twist at the end. When young everyone wants to grow up quickly but once an adult, then you realize time is so limited and we can never ever go back. It is a very touching story with a very clever plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Cinderella's Sister (DVD) (End) (KBS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version)(1)Our Price: US$47.99August 31, 2011 struggling with it..
I got this because of its high rating but turned out to be extremely disappointing. The plot was going round in a big circle. Would it not had been the great father, the whole drama will not be worth watching at all. The main female, Moon G. Young, never looked at people, as if the scripts were printed on the ground. The make up artist tried to cover her bad eye with hair so most of the time you see her with one eye, or she is looking down. It is very frustrating and I struggled to the end, by then I was totally fed up and was so glad that it finished.
Hong Gil Dong (DVD) (End) (KBS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version)
Hong Gil Dong (DVD) (End) (KBS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version) DVD Region All(1)Our Price: US$34.99August 31, 2011 delightful
Despite of the low ratings, this is a very entertaining drama. You have to be prepared for all the silliness but the issues and morals are all very good indeed. The female lead did a few but really bad dramas that I vowed I did not want to see her again. However, after watching this drama, I take back all my words. She is the column of this very delightful drama. She made you laugh and smile for she is so funny, and beautiful too. Very enjoyable. Well done.
Lady President - Dae Mul (Complete Edition) (Vol.1) (DVD) (Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$36.25August 31, 2011 watchable
After his last two failure dramas, namely bad love and cinderella man, Kwon Sang Woo finally made this better drama, thanks to Ko Hyun Jung who is excellent in acting as South Korea's president. The supporting cast are all pleasant. There are a few interesting political issues, but absolutely not workable in real life of course. Best epistles when Do Ya's father died..his love for his son is so brilliantly illustrated. However, the ending was a little dull.
Kim Su Ro (DVD) (Part 2) (Uncut Complete Edition) (Japan Version)(1)Our Price: US$130.49August 31, 2011 very boring
This drama reminded me of the Emperor of the sea. The story is dead boring and the dubbing is absolutely terrible. It is a big mess. If you don't like the emperor of the sea, then you will definitely not like this because it is so similarly boring.
Bichunmu AKA: Dance In the Sky (Ep.1-33) (End) (Malaysian Version)(1)Our Price: US$83.99August 31, 2011 a bit dull
Quite dull from start to finish but quite soothing too as everybody speaks very gently. The main female lead has a certain charm. Story was a little rubbish but if you have nothing better to do, then watch it. C Jun is the most annoying character. The ending is not interesting at all and a bit unsatisfactory too.
Bride From Hanoi (Malaysia Version)August 31, 2011 quite fine drama
It is quite predictable but near the end it was fantastic how it all summed up. I just love it. The acting of the mother and the parents of the girl the elder brother likes were just unbeatable. Pay attention to their dialogue near the end. It is sooooooooooo human!
Spring Days (VCD) (Vol. 1-20) (End) (Hong Kong Version)(1)Our Price: US$18.99August 31, 2011 absolutely bored stiff
Terribly terribly boring drama. The younger borther and the female lead drove you nuts. Story line is very poor in itself, and actings are all terrible. This is how you spend your time sitting there boring mad watching this extremely uninteresting drama. Total thumbs down.
Hometown Legends (DVD) (End) (Multi-audio) (KBS TV Drama) (Taiwan Version)(1)Our Price: US$60.99August 31, 2011 good
Subtitles are small and difficult to read but nice to see all the baddies got what they deserved. Again 'love' is the theme on most stories, be it between husband and wife, mother and child, or just friends, all excellently executed as always with the Koreans. There are two stories on love touchingly leading to forgiveness. The ending of the story that showed a more humorous side on 'dead' is also very funny. All 8 tales are good.
Ip Man 2 (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)August 31, 2011 ok?
The first movie was so well done that I really looked forward to this second one. Unfortunately it seemed to have made for the Western market with lots and lots of fighting and not much of a touching story. A little disappointed but if you like watching people fighting, you might like it.
Ip Man (DVD) (Korea Version)August 31, 2011 touching! great film
This is one of the very best films in recent years. Love it despite of having reservations with Donny Yen who I did not particular like. However, he was as great as could be and I changed my view about him. The love Ip Man had for his country, his family and friends were all so well illustrated. Also a little insight into how cruel the Japanese were towards the Chinese during the occupation although in real, they were far worse. A must seen film.
City Hunter Special OST (SBS TV Drama)August 31, 2011 only watchable
I am referring to this TV drama. The first epistle is absolutely excellent, very promising but unfortunately it went downhill all the way from there. A lot of it is silly and not logical and the ending is utterly confusing. Must have deleted some scenes that made the drama very puzzling at the end. Both of the male leads, particularly the prosecutor is as rigid as a rock. The girls are not that much better.
49 Days OST (2CD+Photobook) (SBS TV Drama) (Premium Package)(2)Our Price: US$33.99List: US$44.99Save: US$11.00 (24%)August 31, 2011 watchable
I am referring to this TV drama. An interesting subject though the reaper didn't seem to have much to do. A sort of sad ending but that is life. If everyone has a chance to tidy up their affairs and say good buy to all those you love, and to know all the truth about 'who done it' etc. etc., it would be so nice. The question you ponder is : it is indeed difficult to find three people in your life who truly love you. It is depressing to think that this is almost impossible.
Emperor Of The Sea (Vol.51-75) (Taiwan Version)August 31, 2011 definitely not good at all
This is one of the worst Korean drama ever. I cannot understand why such a big production could be so poor. It is boring from beginning to finish but only just saved by the last two epistles that led to a not too disappointed ending.
71 - Into the Fire (DVD) (Thailand Version)1 people found this review helpful
August 31, 2011 touching
A very moving story about a group of voluntary students defending a middle school when the North Korean soldiers were trying to capture the whole of South Korea. These 71 inexperienced young men bravely carried out their duties and died for their country. Impressive performance by Kwon Sang Woo.
Death Bell 2 : Bloody Camp (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)(2)Our Price: US$19.99List: US$25.99Save: US$6.00 (23%)August 31, 2011 not as good as the first one
Similar circumstances as Death Bell 1 with a group of bright students having to solve questions. If they fail they would die, but far far less clever than the first movie with the same title. The ending was not as good either.
Over The Rainbow (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)August 31, 2011 bit predictable
Story about a man who lost his memories about his love. Friends helped him to remember and he eventually found who his love in life was. She didn't seem to know till then either. Boring at times but quite predictable right from the start.