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  1. The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) The Poet and The Boy (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Jung Ga Ram (Actor) | Yang Ik Joon (Actor) | Jeon Hye Jin (Actor) | Kim Sung Kyun
    Genuine love without lust
    September 19, 2018 Picked By Violet See all this editor's picks
    It's hard to believe that The Poet and The Boy, which won Best Screenplay at the Busan Film Critics Awards and the Women in Film Korea Awards, is only the feature debut of director Kim Yang Hee. In the film, married poet Mr. Hyeon (Yang Ik Joon) finds inspiration and infatuation in attractive young man Se Yoon (Jung Ga Ram) who works at a donut shop near his home. There are many questions about whether Mr. Hyeon and Se Yoon are truly in love or not. Rather than giving an exact answer, Kim Yang Hee shows the parallel between the backgrounds of the two and their surrounding characters. Mr. Hyeon is out of ideas and teased by other poets for writing vague and lame poems. With his wife (Jeon... [read more]
  2. The Outlaws (2017) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) The Outlaws (2017) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) Yoon Kye Sang (Actor) | Ma Dong Seok (Actor) | Jo Jae Yoon (Actor) | Choi Gwi Hwa (Actor)
    Ma Dong Seok vs Gangsters
    August 2, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Helmed by first-time writer-director Kang Yoon Sung, The Outlaws is based on a real-life gang war and police mop-up operation that occurred in Seoul's de facto Chinatown district of Garibong in 2007. The real-world origin of the story adds to the grit and appeal of this no-nonsense crime action thriller. In a role that is basically tailor-made for him, Ma Dong Seok plays tough-as-nails, straight-talking violent-crimes detective Ma Seok Do, who really does not appreciate the sudden nuisance of a turf war breaking out in his district. Cut from the old-school fabric of street-smart policing, Detective Ma maintains familiar relations with locals and mob bosses, and doesn't hesitate to break... [read more]
  3. Glass Garden (DVD) (Korea Version) Glass Garden (DVD) (Korea Version) Moon Geun Young (Actor) | Kim Tae Hoon (Actor) | Seo Tae Hwa (Actor) | Park Ji Soo (Actor)
    Humanity and nature
    June 28, 2018 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Human photosynthesis has recently been a hot topic in science. Rather than discussing the feasibility of this undeveloped technology, Glass Garden director Shin Su Won finds inspiration from the innovative research to look into humanity's deterioration in an unjust society. The magical realism romance casts new light on the relationship between humans and the environment. In the movie, Jae Yeon (Moon Geun Young, The Throne) puts theory into practice by experimenting with photosynthetic blood cells in hopes that people can one day generate oxygen and energy like plants. Since her research is an unprofitable long-term project, the budding scientist loses funding to rival Soo Hee (Park Ji Soo,... [read more]
  4. Midnight Runners (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Midnight Runners (2017) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Park Seo Joon (Actor) | Kang Ha Neul (Actor) | Sung Dong Il (Actor) | Park Ha Sun (Actor)
    Buddy action done right
    May 30, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Written and helmed by relatively new director Kim Ju Hwan, Midnight Runners takes the police academy procedural and buddy action comedy genres out for a good run around the block with young pavement-hitting stars. New-generation actors Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul form the bumbling tag team of police academy recruits Ki Joon and Hee Yeol. The two squabble immaturely at the start of training, and then soon become best friends. While out one night, they witness a young woman get abducted on the street. They report the crime to the local police station and their academy instructor, but the case gets shelved due to insufficient evidence and manpower. Unable to ignore their conscience and... [read more]
  5. While You Were Sleeping (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-16) (End) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (SBS TV Drama) (Singapore Version) While You Were Sleeping (2017) (DVD) (Ep. 1-16) (End) (Multi-audio) (English Subtitled) (SBS TV Drama) (Singapore Version) Lee Jong Suk (Actor) | Bae Suzy (Actor) | Jung Hae In (Actor) | Lee Sang Yeob (Actor)
    Park Hye Ryun and Lee Jong Suk's dream collaboration
    May 28, 2018 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Screenwriter Park Hye Ryun has developed a rather specific niche in the past five years: TV dramas starring Lee Jong Suk that meld the suspense, fantasy, romance and legal genres. Her first collaboration with Lee Jong Suk, 2013's I Hear Your Voice, was about a young man who can read minds and the cynical prosecutor he vows to protect. Their second collaboration, 2014's Pinocchio, was about rookie reporters seeking justice for a past tragedy and cover-up. Their third collaboration, 2017's While You Were Sleeping, involves a prosecutor and a reporter who are connected by a special ability: prophetic dreams. Suzy plays reporter Nam Hong Joo who has been plagued since a young age by dreams that... [read more]
  6. The Mayor (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) The Mayor (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Ra Mi Ran (Actor) | Lee Soo Kyung (Actor) | Park In Jae (Director) | Moon So Ri (Actor)
    Politics As Usual
    November 27, 2017 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Many actors are good at chewing scenery, but few can chew food with as much subtext as Choi Min Sik. The legendary actor famously gnawed on a live octopus in Old Boy. In The Mayor, he leaves the audience with a final close-up image of him staring straight at the camera while chewing slowly and purposefully on a lettuce wrap. Before that, he spends two hours biting vociferously into the role of Seoul mayor Byun Jong Goo in Park In Jae's meaty thriller about the rancid world of political elections. Having cultivated a calculated voter-friendly maverick image in his two terms, Byun Jong Goo seeks an unprecedented third team, but his ambitions are threatened by competition from a female... [read more]
  7. Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (Blu-ray) (Full Slip Outcase + Elite Case + Note + OST CD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (Blu-ray) (Full Slip Outcase + Elite Case + Note + OST CD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Kang Dong Won (Actor) | Kwon Hae Hyo (Actor) | Soo Shin | Um Tae Goo (Actor)
    Castaway of time
    August 28, 2017 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Director Um Tae Hwa made his feature debut in 2013 with the oddly compelling and kinetic low-budget indie INGtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls about keyboard warriors escalating internet spats to real-world fighting. For his sophomore feature, he goes in a different direction with the flawed but interesting fantasy drama Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned starring Kang Dong Won. The mysterious story begins with a group of four kids, including Su Rin (Shin Eun Soo) and Sung Min, sneaking off to the forest, entering a strange cave, and discovering a goblin's egg that can stop time. Su Rin, who is in the cave when the boys crack the egg outside, emerges to find that her friends have... [read more]
  8. The Bacchus Lady (DVD) (Korea Version) The Bacchus Lady (DVD) (Korea Version) E J Yong (Director) | Yoon Yeo Jeong (Actor) | Jeon Moo Song (Actor) | Yoon Kye Sang (Actor)
    The Twilight Years
    August 21, 2017 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Bacchus is a popular South Korean energy drink brand that's similar to Red Bull. The term "Bacchus lady," however, carries far more loaded meaning, referring to aged prostitutes who sell the energy drinks along with sexual services. This phenomenon of elderly women who turn to prostitution in order to get by in their latter years, and the lonely clients who seek their company, serves as the subject of E J Yong's remarkable drama The Bacchus Lady. Respect for elders is known to be an important part of Korean culture, and there is still a widespread social expectation that adult children are to provide for their parents in old age. However, in an aging, changing Korea, just social... [read more]
  9. Luck-Key (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Luck-Key (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Yu Hae Jin (Actor) | Lee Joon (Actor) | Lee Dong Hwi | Lim Ji Yeon (Actor)
    The key to success
    June 28, 2017 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    When I watched Uchida Kenji's Key of Life, I didn't realize that it was a comedy. The film is largely humorless in spite of the amusing idea of a suicidal man and a rich killer swapping lives after a hilarious soap accident. Director Lee Gae Byok makes a vast improvement on the story for a real comedy and redefines the meaning of success in his light-hearted and encouraging remake Luck-Key. Appearing as a frightening killer who calmly takes off his bloody raincoat and gloves after killing a man, Yu Hae Jin (Veteran) creates a terror-stricken atmosphere at the beginning of the comedy. The story's uneasiness turns bright when the infamous assassin Hyung Wook goes to a public bath where he... [read more]
  10. Run-off (DVD) (Korea Version) Run-off (DVD) (Korea Version) Oh Dal Soo (Actor) | Oh Yeon Seo (Actor) | Kim Seul Gi (Actor) | Kim Jong Hyeon (Director)
    An inspiring sports drama about sisterly love
    April 24, 2017 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    In 2003, South Korea's first women's national ice hockey team suffered their most humiliating defeat at the Aomori Asian Winter Games. Fourteen years later, they proudly gained their biggest win at the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games with a silver medal. Kim Jong Hyun's Run-Off looks back on the battle between the North and South Korean hockey teams back in 2003, a hot topic in Korean sports history. South Korea's then ace player Hwangbo Young, one of the most influential ice hockey players in Asia, also drew much media attention due to her background as a North Korean defector. Run-Off captures the South Korean women's ice hockey team's most significant moments, from their establishment to... [read more]
  11. The World of Us (DVD) (Korea Version) The World of Us (DVD) (Korea Version) Yoon Ga Eun (Director) | Choi Soo In (Actor) | Seol Hye In (Actor)
    The complex world of children
    March 9, 2017 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    The World of Us is not the first Korean film to deal with the topic of school bullying. Writer-director Yoon Ga Eun's remarkable debut feature, however, may be the first to bring the audience so naturally and unassumingly close to its young protagonists. The film begins with the everyday activity of picking teams for dodgeball in gym class. The camera rests tenderly on 10-year-old Sun's (Choi Soo In) face as her expression gradually changes from hesitant anticipation to resigned disappointment. Names are called one by one until she is, once again, the last person left. This quietly impactful opening scene – and a similar scene later in the film that echoes it – is simply designed, and yet... [read more]
  12. Seoul Station (DVD) (Korea Version) Seoul Station (DVD) (Korea Version) Yeon Sang Ho (Director) | Shim Eun Kyung | Lee Joon | Ryu Seung Ryong
    People are scarier than zombies
    December 8, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    With Train to Busan, arthouse animation darling Yeon Sang Ho proved resoundingly that not only is he perfectly capable of directing mainstream and live-action cinema, he's almost too good at hitting all the required action and emotional notes for commercial success. Meanwhile, Seoul Station, the animated companion piece to Train to Busan, still bears all the bleak, incisive markers that make it seem so unlikely that Yeon could be a ten-million-admissions blockbuster director. Made before Train to Busan but released after, Seoul Station depicts the beginning of the zombie virus outbreak. While Train is bright, glossy and attractive even as it's hurling full speed into gory zombie apocalypse,... [read more]
  13. Angry Mom (2015) (DVD) (Ep. 1-16) (End) (Chinese & English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (Singapore Version) Angry Mom (2015) (DVD) (Ep. 1-16) (End) (Chinese & English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (Singapore Version) Kim Hee Sun (Actor) | Kim Yoo Jung (Actor) | Ji Hyun Woo (Actor) | Lizzy (After School)
    Angry Mom knows best
    November 11, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Don't be thrown off by the cute title logo and the side-tickling sight of Kim Hee Sun striking a sassy pose in a schoolgirl uniform and running pants. Angry Mom may look like a riotous comedy but it goes to some very dark places. MBC's 2015 series does provide many laughs and mishaps through its narrative gimmick of a concerned mother going back to high school undercover to protect her bullied daughter. Though suspension of disbelief is needed to believe that Kim Hee Sun could pass for a teenager, the nineties drama queen is never less than awesome as the titular angry mom Kang Ja, who channels her former teen delinquent self into staring down authorities, putting bullies in their place and... [read more]
  14. Veteran (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) Veteran (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) Yoo Ah In (Actor) | Hwang Jung Min (Actor) | Yu Hae Jin (Actor) | Oh Dal Soo (Actor)
    Wild crime action ride
    September 27, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Ryoo Seung Wan's films over the past decade haven't really done much for me. Though I don't dislike any of them, they fall short of being wholly satisfying movie experiences. Corruption thriller The Unjust has too much pointing and sneering, crime actioner The Berlin File has too much angsting, and Dachimawa Lee and The City of Violence don't nail their genre forms as well as intended. Then Veteran came along and gleefully kicked pretension and restraint to the side for a wild crime action ride. Surefire leading man Hwang Jung Min gets introduced as the classic rule-breaking, justice-enforcing, loose-cannon veteran cop in an extended opening that sees his character of Detective Seo... [read more]
  15. Veteran (Blu-ray) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Package) (Korea Version) Veteran (Blu-ray) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Package) (Korea Version) Hwang Jung Min (Actor) | Yoo Ah In (Actor) | Jung Woong In (Actor) | Oh Dal Soo (Actor)
    Wild crime action ride
    August 30, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Ryoo Seung Wan's films over the past decade haven't really done much for me. Though I don't dislike any of them, they fall short of being wholly satisfying movie experiences. Corruption thriller The Unjust has too much pointing and sneering, crime actioner The Berlin File has too much angsting, and Dachimawa Lee and The City of Violence don't nail their genre forms as well as intended. Then Veteran came along and gleefully kicked pretension and restraint to the side for a wild crime action ride. Surefire leading man Hwang Jung Min gets introduced as the classic rule-breaking, justice-enforcing, loose-cannon veteran cop in an extended opening that sees his character of Detective Seo... [read more]
  16. Love and.. (DVD) (Korea Version) Love and.. (DVD) (Korea Version) Park Hae Il (Actor) | Moon So Ri (Actor) | Ahn Sung Ki (Actor) | Han Ye Ri (Actor)
    Love and... Film
    August 17, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    After the eminently watchable Gyeongju, one may surmise that Zhang Lu is moving in a more commercially friendly, or at least more audience-friendly, direction. Instead, the arthouse filmmaker doubled down and followed with his most experimental work yet. Love and… was first developed as a short feature for the 8th Seoul Senior Film Festival. Zhang expanded it into an omnibus by adding three more chapters, each progressively stranger. The original first chapter begins as a black-and-white film in which an elderly patient takes chase after a nurse he likes while brandishing a knife. The befuddling scenario with Ahn Sung Ki and Moon So Ri pulls back into color to reveal a film set. An... [read more]
  17. The Throne (Blu-ray) (Scenario Book + Postcard) (Korea Version) The Throne (Blu-ray) (Scenario Book + Postcard) (Korea Version) Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Yoo Ah In (Actor) | Moon Geun Young (Actor) | Kim Hae Suk (Actor)
    Like father, unlike son
    July 19, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Kings killing kin aren't rare occurrences in any country's royal history, and in Joseon Korean history, perhaps the most notorious of such stories is that of Prince Sado. According to official records, the son of King Yeongjo and heir apparent to the throne went mad and committed random acts of violence in the palace. Unable to execute his son by conventional methods due to court laws, King Yeongjo ordered Sado to be locked in a rice chest and starved to death. The tragic and sensational circumstances of Sado's death spurred many rumors and speculations that persist to the present day, with one common speculation being that Sado was the victim of a factional conspiracy. Director Lee Joon Ik... [read more]
  18. Collective Invention (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) Collective Invention (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) Lee Kwang Soo (Actor) | Park Bo Young (Actor) | Lee Cheon Hee (Actor) | Lee Byeong Jun (Actor)
    Oh, the humanity
    June 30, 2016 Picked By Sanwei See all this editor's picks
    Whenever something unfortunate happens to Lee Kwang Soo yet again on the variety program Running Man, the tinkling notes of Saint Agnes and The Burning Train inevitably play in the background to drive in the pathetic hilarity of the situation. I half expected to hear this anthem of misfortune to show up in Collective Invention because he endures many levels of tragicomic abuse in director Kwon Oh Kwang's absurdist satirical comedy. For one thing, the lanky actor, playing a young man who mutates into a giant fish after a medical experiment gone wrong, spends the entire film in a full-body fish suit, ensuring that his face is barely ever seen. Scaly, shuffling and soft-voiced hero Park Gu's... [read more]
  19. Alice In Earnestland (DVD) (Korea Version) Alice In Earnestland (DVD) (Korea Version) Lee Jung Hyun (Actor) | Seo Young Hwa (Actor) | Lee Joon Hyuk | Ahn Gooc Jin (Director)
    Fruitless struggle in an ever-changing society
    June 1, 2016 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    Making allusions to the famous fantasy story Alice in Wonderland, Ahn Gooc Jin addresses different social issues in his bloody yet realistic and humorous directorial debut Alice in Earnestland through the unfortunate story of a young woman who wishes to have a simple and happy family life. While the fictional character Alice accidentally enters an imaginative world, the movie's main character Soo Nam played by Lee Jung Hyun is trapped in a cruel reality that turns her murderous and vengeful. Narrating the story in flashback, Alice in Earnestland successfully arouses the audience's curiosity about Soo Nam's motive for taking a community psychiatrist (Seo Young Hwa) hostage, and looks back on... [read more]
  20. The Silenced (DVD) (Korea Version) The Silenced (DVD) (Korea Version) Park So Dam (Actor) | Park Bo Young (Actor) | Lee Hae Yeong (Director) | Uhm Ji Won (Actor)
    A heroine breaks the silence behind dark history
    May 18, 2016 Picked By Pisces See all this editor's picks
    The Japanese occupation (1910-1945) was a dark period for Koreans who were subjected to cruel repression and abuse. Lee Hae Young (Like a Virgin, Foxy Festival) gives voice to young victims of the time to make a stand against the Japanese invaders in his third feature The Silenced. Rather than creating a simple suspense mystery, Lee added supernatural elements to dramatize the story. Park Bo Young stars as an ill young woman who takes an important role in representing young victims' opposition to the Japanese occupation, while Uhm Ji Won, who was honored with Best Supporting Actress at the Chunsa Film Art Awards, plays the wicked headmistress and Park So Dam, who won Best New Actress at the... [read more]
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