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Silmido (VCD) (Korea Version)
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Kang Woo Suk, director of Two Cops and Public Enemy, brings us a compelling Cold War movie with a top cast, including Sul Kyung Gu (Oasis), Ahn Sung Ki (Chihwaseon and Musa), and Jung Jae Young (No Blood No Tears and Guns & Talks). The tale revolves around a group of 31 South Korean men sentenced to death penalty who are given a chance for freedom on the condition that they take part in a suicide retaliation commando. Later, this elite battalion is double crossed by their own government, which orders their deaths after the secret plan is called off. As a result, the soldiers trained to kill North Korea President Kim Il Sung changes their target and looks for South Korea President Park Chung Hee instead...

Devouring an immense budget of 10 billion won, Silmido attracted 1.55 million viewers to Korea's theaters in the first week of release. Moreover, it was honored the Special Jury Prize, Best Supporting Actor (Hur Jun Ho), and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Daejong Awards and Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, and Best Film at the Blue Dragon Awards.

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Product Title: Silmido (VCD) (Korea Version) 實尾島 实尾岛 シルミド (Silmido) 실미도
Artist Name(s): Ahn Sung Ki | Sol Kyung Gu | Hur Jun Ho | Lim Won Hee 安聖基 | 薛景求 | 許俊浩 | 林元熙 安圣基 | 薛景求 | 许俊浩 | 林元熙 アン・ソンギ | ソル・ギョング | ホ・ジュノ | イム・ウォニ 안 성기 | 설 경구 | 허 준호 | 임 원희
Director: Kang Woo Suk 康祐碩 康佑硕 佑硕 カン・ウソク 강우석
Release Date: 2004-09-03
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): VCD
Duration: 135 (mins)
Publisher: Cinema Service
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003829252

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* Screen Format : Standard
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* Director : 강우석

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Professional Review of "Silmido (VCD) (Korea Version)"

July 22, 2004

This professional review refers to Silmido Limited Edition
In thinking about this review it occurred to me that Silmido) is not a film I?m supposed to enjoy. This came as a surprise, since although it is limited in terms of satisfying story progression (or even closure) it did sustain my interest. The cause of this paradox lies, I think, in the film?s generic oscillations. Cinema Service founder and part owner Kang Woo-suk (Public Enemy) knows how to produce and market suspenseful action blockbusters, but he makes Silmido) wear that disguise thinly and uncomfortably. Really a tragedy about collateral damage during the deep freeze of North-South diplomatic relations, Kang has furnished Silmido) with some of the brutish and explosive mannerisms that we?ve come to recognise in recent examples of the brassier side of Korean cinema (or is sadism everywhere these days?). Thugs smash each other?s heads in. Soldiers brand trainees with searing hot pokers. Officers and politicians fire live ammo upon whomever they wish. Everyone barring Ahn Sung-kee?s (Nowhere to Hide) camp commander gets to enjoy a few kicks to the head and guts; for him the pleasure is figurative. The tough get tougher, the weak get their bones pulped. Oh, and one of the few women to appear in the film is raped. Welcome to Contemporary Korean Action Movies 1A.

This ?big film? veneer helped make Silmido) the all-time number one grosser at the Korean box office, albeit only for a few months (since it was surpassed by Taegukgi). A sort of conversion of The Dirty Dozen), Silmido)?s dramatic intensity similarly relies upon dominating sound effects and music tracks, character stereotyping (the silent hard man, the agitator, the tough officer with a golden heart), quick advances in the storytelling, and the abuse of an invented masculine code of conduct -- tied here to notions of loyalty. Featuring callous male politicians, obscene absent fathers, bad guys pretending to be good guys, a horde of sex-starved rogues, murderers and killing machines, this film is full of bastards. I found myself drawn more to Ahn and Heo Jun-ho?s (Volcano High)) military lifers than any of the largely disagreeable and underdeveloped hooligans serving under them. In particular, the nameless squad leader played by Sol Kyung-gu (Oasis, Jail Breakers)) is left rather democratically underexposed when you consider his importance to the structure of the plot and the handling of the ad campaign.

People have attached cultural and social significance to Silmido) as if it were an obvious necessity. But I can't help feeling that the story of this horrendous political misjudgement is better suited for accurate documentary rather than a momentary instance of popular culture. As the tourists flock to Silmi Island and the reigning politicos go through the motions of talking more openly about the past, Cinema Service must be wondering how next to promote in tune with and capitalise upon the remarkably pervasive domestic sentiments of cultural nationalism.

6 until recently repressed historical 'incidents' out of 10

by James Brown - heroic-cinema.com

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.2 out of 10 (14)

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September 24, 2006

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SUPERB Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
THIS IS REALLY ONE OF A KIND MOVIE. IT WAS SO ENTERTAINING, HEART BREAKING AND THE ACTION IS REALLY REMARKABLE.

SCENES THAT YOU WON'T FORGET. AHN SUNG KI WITH SOL GYUNG TOGETHER 3 OTHER FAMOUS ACTORS. THIS IS A MUST SEE MOVIE. LOVED IT.
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July 2, 2005

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Silmido, A Movie to Remember Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
NiceGuy, if you don't like a movie because of its lack of realism, why are you watching a movie? Why not sign up for the Marines, get recruited, then experience the war first-hand for a dose some actual realism? Have you been exposed enough to the South Korean military culture to state whether Silmido is real or unreal?

South Korean nation requires a three-year mandatory military duty for all of its mentally sound and physically capable men. As they and their families watch this film, they will relate to the brutality of the training as shown here on Silmido.

Unfortunately, such brutality is very real and such cruelty still continues to this date, driving numerous soldiers feeling victimized and dehumanized. As much as we hope this isn't true, it is and I hope this movie reiterates the cruelty of not just the "war" but everything that it stands for.

My condolence to the passed soldiers and their families struck by the recent tragedy in South Korea.
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Anonymous

January 6, 2005

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Did I miss something Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
Sorry to all of you that liked this movie, and maybe I'm just the minority in this, but this was a horrible movie. I thought it the training scenes were way too unbelievable and that beatings and harsh training that the guys went through was so outlandish that I just shook my head and wanted to turn it off. The story was good, and from what the other reviewers are saying, it's a true story, but once you see how ridiculous the training is, then you may see why I didn't like it. If any of you think that the training scenes are realistic, then I would like to see anyone get hit in the head and body numerous times with a club and still get up to run and swim for miles day after day. I think if they had made the training and action scenes a bit more realistic (harsh but not an insult to the intelligence) then I would have liked this movie a lot more.
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Anonymous

November 20, 2004

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1 people found this review helpful

Very Good Movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I watched this movie today with my fiance and I thought it was a great movie. The movie is a little rough, but it displays how the Korean army was really like in the 1960's and 1970's. A group of felons and murderers were given an opportunity to wipe there slate clean by serving in unit#684 and killing the North Korean leader. The main point of the movie is that these people were lied to. When sent to the camp Sil Mi Do, there identities were erased and were banished from society. The mission never got to happen due to change in Korean CIA, and those soldiers were to be killed. This movie will keep you in your seat and leave you with a sad face once it is over. It is based on a true story, and a great film. Korean movies are getting better each year.
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Anonymous

November 20, 2004

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2 people found this review helpful

Very Good Movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I watched this movie today with my fiance and I thought it was a great movie. The movie is a little rough, but it displays how the Korean army was really like in the 1960's and 1970's. A group of felons and murderers were given an opportunity to wipe there slate clean by serving in unit#684 and killing the North Korean leader. The main point of the movie is that these people were lied to. When sent to the camp Sil Mi Do, there identities were erased and were banished from society. The mission never got to happen due to change in Korean CIA, and those soldiers were to be killed. This movie will keep you in your seat and leave you with a sad face once it is over. It is based on a true story, and a great film. Korean movies are getting better each year.
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