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  1. Pandora (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Pandora (Blu-ray) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Jung Jin Young (Actor) | Kim Nam Gil (Actor) | Kim Young Ae (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyun (Actor)
    Korean writer director Park Jung-woo follows up his 2012 virus thriller Deranged with another disaster-themed blockbuster in Pandora, convincingly depicting the devastating impact of a nuclear accident on everyday people. Inviting parallels with the 2011 nuclear and earthquake Fukushima disaster in Japan, the film is a markedly anti-authoritarian piece, Park offering a scathing portrayal of government incompetence and corruption. Kim Nam-gil (The Shameless) headlines as Jae-hyuk, a man who works in the local nuclear plant despite his father and brother having both died from radiation poisoning, much to the dismay of his mother (Kim Young-ae, Cart) and long-suffering girlfriend Yeon-joo (Kim... [read more]
  2. A Day (DVD) (Korea Version) A Day (DVD) (Korea Version) Byun Yo Han (Actor) | Kim Myung Min (Actor) | Shin Hye Sun (Actor) | Yoo Jae Myung (Actor)
    The Groundhog Day-style premise of having a protagonist stuck in a time-loop and reliving the same period over and over again until they figure out why they're trapped has proved a universally popular one, with the same gambit being used by directors from countries around the world, in different genres and with different budget levels. A Day is the latest from Korea, marking the debut of writer-director Jo Sun-ho, and starring Kim Myung-min (V.I.P.) as the unfortunate man in question, trying desperately to figure out how to save his young daughter from getting hit by a taxi. A fast-paced and tricky thriller, the film has gone down well at international festivals, premiering at the 2017... [read more]
  3. The Tooth and the Nail (DVD) (Korea Version) The Tooth and the Nail (DVD) (Korea Version) Ko Su (Actor) | Kim Joo Hyuk (Actor) | Moon Sung Keun (Actor) | Park Sung Woong (Actor)
    Based on a 1955 novel by American author Bill S. Ballinger, The Tooth and the Nail is a complex murder mystery, here re-envisioned for 1940s Korea following the Japanese colonial period. The film has an equally complex production history, with original director Jung Sik (Epitaph) having left part-way through, being replaced by Kim Whee (The Chosen: Forbidden Cave), who rewrote as well as reshot sections of the narrative. Sadly, the film marks the final performance from actor Kim Joo-hyuk (Confidential Assignment) before his death in October 2017, who headlines along with Ko Su (Lucid Dream). Set in 1948, the film is framed by a courtroom trial revolving around an apparent murder case, which... [read more]
  4. The Merciless (DVD) (Korea Version) The Merciless (DVD) (Korea Version) Im Si Wan (Actor) | Sol Kyung Gu (Actor) | Hur Jun Ho (Actor) | Kim Sung Oh (Actor)
    The Korean gangster craze continues with The Merciless, the third film from writer-director Byun Sung-hyun (Whatcha Wearin'?), his first outing in five years. A slick, big-budget production, the film has an all-star cast headlined by actors Im Si-wan (The Attorney) and Sol Kyung-gu (My Dictator), both of whom picked up a number of awards and nominations for their hardboiled performances. The film was a hit with critics in general, winning prizes at the Daejong Film Awards, the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and the Grand Bell Awards, and had a prestigious world premiere out of competition in the Midnight Screenings section at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. The film's complex plot... [read more]
  5. RV: Resurrected Victims (DVD) (Korea Version) RV: Resurrected Victims (DVD) (Korea Version) Kim Rae Won (Actor) | Kim Hae Suk (Actor) | Lee Ji Won (Actor) | Jeon Hye Jin (Actor)
    RV: Resurrected Victims is the latest offering from Korean writer director Kwak Kyung-taek, probably still best known for the much-loved classic Friend back in 2001, and its belated follow-up Friend: The Great Legacy in 2013. Based on the 2012 novel It is Over by Park Ha-ik, the film is a mystery drama set against a backdrop of murder victims coming back to life and pursuing justice, with Kim Hae-suk (New Trial) and Kim Rae-won (The Prison) reuniting some eleven years after their mother-son pairing in Kang Seok-beom’s Sunflower, the twist here being that he stands accused of being her killer. After opening with an old woman called Myung-sook (Kim Hae-suk) being murdered by a helmet-wearing... [read more]
  6. Bluebeard (2DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Bluebeard (2DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Jo Jin Woong (Actor) | Kim Dae Myung (Actor) | Shin Goo (Actor) | Song Young Chang (Actor)
    Lee Soo-yeon isn't exactly the most prolific of filmmakers, the Korean writer director's last feature having been her debut way back in 2003, the popular Gianna Jun-starring ghost story The Uninvited. Lee finally returns fourteen years later with Bluebeard, a psychological thriller headlined by actor Jo Jin-woong (The Handmaiden) as a troubled doctor who becomes involved in a serial murder case when dismembered bodies and severed body parts start turning up, driving the poor man dangerously close to the edge. Having set a new box office record for a domestic March release, the film screened at a number of festivals around the world, including the Udine Far East Film Festival, the Brussels... [read more]
  7. The Mimic (2DVD) (Korea Version) The Mimic (2DVD) (Korea Version) Yeom Jung Ah (Actor) | Lee Joon Hyuk | Park Hyuk Kwon (Actor) | Huh Jung (Director)
    Korean writer director Huh Jung returns for the first time since his popular 2013 mystery thriller debut Hide and Seek with The Mimic, a brooding horror revolving around the myth of the Jangsanbum, an evil tiger spirit with the power to imitate human voices. Although things have been quiet on the Korean horror front for a while now, the film won critical acclaim as well as performing well at the local box office, becoming the first genre release to have broken the one million viewers landmark for over four years. The film opens with Yum Jung-ah (The Spies) and Park Hyuk-kwon (A Taxi Driver) as Hee-yeon and Mi-ho, a married couple who move to a house near the foot of Mount Jang in Busan,... [read more]
  8. Master (Blu-ray) (2-Disc) (Scanavo Case Full Slip Limited Edition) (Photobook + Photo Card Set) (B Type) (Korea Version) Master (Blu-ray) (2-Disc) (Scanavo Case Full Slip Limited Edition) (Photobook + Photo Card Set) (B Type) (Korea Version) Kim Woo Bin (Actor) | Lee Byung Hun (Actor) | Kang Dong Won (Actor) | Uhm Ji Won (Actor)
    Anti-corruption films depicting a marked distrust of the wealthy and a suspicion of the societal status quo have been proving more and more popular in Korea of late, perhaps unsurprisingly given some of the political scandals which have rocked the country. Director Cho Ui-seok is the latest to take a stab at such themes with his latest offering Master, following up on his accomplished 2013 surveillance Hong Kong thriller remake Cold Eyes. Revolving around an investigation of the fraudulent activities of a high-profile investment company, the film boasts an impressive cast of top stars, including Lee Byung‑hun (Inside Men) in the lead villain role, Kang Dong-won (A Violent Prosecutor), Kim... [read more]
  9. Minority Opinion (DVD) (Korea Version) Minority Opinion (DVD) (Korea Version) Yoon Kye Sang (Actor) | Lee Kyung Young (Actor) | Kim Ok Bin (Actor) | Yu Hae Jin (Actor)
    Also known as The Unfair and based upon the novel by Son Ah-ram, Minority Opinion is a Korean legal drama inspired by a real-life incident involving a forced urban eviction that resulted in several deaths. Directed by Kim Sung-je, making his debut after having served as producer on the likes of Blood Rain, No Blood No Tears and others, the film was a controversial affair due to its harsh and close to the bone view of the government, and perhaps as a result didn't make it to cinemas until nearly two years after it wrapped shooting in 2013, only making it to Korean DVD in 2017, despite it having won a list of prestigious awards on its original release. The film opens in January 20th 2009,... [read more]
  10. Ordinary Person (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Ordinary Person (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Son Hyun Ju (Actor) | Jang Hyuk (Actor) | Ra Mi Ran (Actor) | Kim Bong Han (Director)
    Tales of corruption and moral choices continue to be popular in Korean cinema, more often than not taking a dim view of the activities of the country's authorities and higher-ups. This is very much the case with Ordinary Person, the sophomore effort from writer director Kim Bong-han, focusing on a serial killer case back in the pre-democracy times of the 1980s and following on from his 2013 debut The Hero. The film is headed up by a strong cast of acclaimed actors, with Son Hyun-joo (Hide and Seek), Jang Hyuk (Empire of Lust), Kim Sang-ho (Fabricated City) in the lead roles, and with support from Jo Dal-hwan (A Quiet Dream) and Jeong Man-sik (Asura: The City of Madness). The film takes... [read more]
  11. Asura (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Asura (2016) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Hwang Jung Min (Actor) | Jung Woo Sung (Actor) | Ju Ji Hoon | Jung Man Shik (Actor)
    Korean director Kim Sung-soo has had a very varied career, from romantic comedies like Please Teach me English and the demon hunting fantasy The Restless through to his recent blockbuster disaster movie The Flu. His latest offering Asura: The City of Madness sees him trying his hand at hardboiled gangster action, reuniting him with regular star Jung Woo-sung, who previously worked with him on Beat, City of the Rising Sun and Musa the Warrior. Its name drawn from Indian mythology, the film is a violent, brutal affair, which premiered at Toronto before going on to win acclaim at a number of other international festivals, picking up a series of awards at home and abroad. Jung Woo-sung plays... [read more]
  12. The Prison (Blu-ray) (Hard Boiled Normal Edition) (Korea Version) The Prison (Blu-ray) (Hard Boiled Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Jung Woong In (Actor) | Han Suk Kyu (Actor) | Kang Shin Il (Actor) | Lee Kyung Young (Actor)
    Acclaimed Korean screenwriter Na Hyun, known for his work on the likes of May 18, Forever the Moment and other films, makes his directorial debut with The Prison. As its title suggests, the film is set largely in a jail, with Kim Rae-won (Gangnam Blues) as a cop who ends up behind bars, where he encounters a particularly powerful inmate played by Han Suk-kyu (The Royal Tailor). The film enjoyed a lot of buzz during its production, having apparently been pre-sold to over 60 territories around the world, before going on to screen at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and the Far East Film Festival in Udine. The film opens with Kim Rae-won as Song Yoo-gun, a cop known for his... [read more]
  13. Seoul Station (DVD) (Korea Version) Seoul Station (DVD) (Korea Version) Yeon Sang Ho (Director) | Shim Eun Kyung | Lee Joon | Ryu Seung Ryong
    Having made a name for himself as the leading voice in Korean adult animation with his blistering 2011 debut The King of Pigs and his 2013 follow-up The Fake, the award-winning Yeon Sang-ho returns with Seoul Station. This time around, Yeon marries the kind of biting social criticism that characterises his works with horror genre thrills, following a zombie outbreak in Seoul that starts with the homeless and marginalised living on the streets and under the city's station. After opening with the death of a homeless man from a mysterious bloody bite wound, the film focuses on Hye Sun (Shim Eun-kyung, Hansel and Gretel), a young runaway prostitute living with her useless boyfriend Ki Woong... [read more]
  14. A Quiet Dream (DVD) (Korea Version) A Quiet Dream (DVD) (Korea Version) Zhang Lu (Director, Producer) | Han Ye Ri (Actor) | Yoon Jong Bin (Actor) | Yang Ik Joon (Actor)
    Chinese Korean writer director Zhang Lu returns with his 13th film, A Quiet Dream, following up on his experimental 2015 offering Love and…. The film is a more straightforward affair, following a collection of eccentric characters in a downtrodden area of Seoul as they meander through their daily lives, played by actress Han Ye-ri (The Hunt), plus a trio of actor directors in Yang Ik-joon (Breathless), Yoon Jong-bin (Kundo: Age of the Rampant) and Park Jung-bum (Alive), something which gives it an amusingly self-referential feel. Having premiered at Busan in 2016, the film has gone on to play a number of international festivals, cementing Zhang's reputation as one of Korea's most... [read more]
  15. The Age of Shadows (2DVD) (Korea Version) The Age of Shadows (2DVD) (Korea Version) Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Kim Jee Woon (Director) | Gong Yoo (Actor) | Han Ji Min (Actor)
    Are there any directors more versatile than Kim Jee-woon? Looking at his CV, it would appear that there certainly can't be many, the Korean helmer having switched between action, comedy, horror, science fiction and quiet drama with assurance and ease, earning himself a slew of awards and a reputation as one of the country's most talented filmmakers in the process. Kim follows up his 2013 Hollywood outing The Last Stand with The Age of Shadows, which surely ranks as one of the biggest Korean films of recent years even if only due to the sheer amount of star power in front of the camera, including Song Kang-ho (The Throne), Gong Yoo (Train to Busan), Han Ji-min (The Fatal Encounter) and... [read more]
  16. Derailed (DVD) (Korea Version) Derailed (DVD) (Korea Version) Choi Min Ho (SHINee) (Actor) | Ma Dong Seok (Actor) | Lee Yoo Jin (Actor) | Kim Jae Young
    Korean writer director Lee Seong-tae makes his feature debut with the dark noir drama Derailed, following up on an acclaimed series of short films, including The Ten-Minute Break, which played several festivals back in 2007. Despite being an indie production, the film has a big-name cast, headlined by Ma Dong-seok, currently riding high after his popular turn in the blockbuster Train to Busan, and Min Ho of SHINee fame, taking on his first substantial big screen role after making an appearance in the melodrama Canola. After premiering at the 21st Busan International Film Festival the film has been making waves on the circuit, playing at a number of other events around the world. Min Ho... [read more]
  17. 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)
    Lee Gae-byok, last seen directing the 2005 romantic comedy The Beast and the Beauty, returns with Luck-Key, a Korean remake of Kenji Uchida's 2012 Japanese comedy Key of Life. Revolving around the ever-popular theme of swapping lives, the film stars funny man Yu Hae-jin (Veteran) and Lee Joon (The Piper) in the lead roles, and was a major hit at the domestic box office. The film opens with Lee Joon as Jae-sung, a failed actor who decides that suicide is the only answer to his many problems. After his attempt at killing himself fails, he goes to a nearby public bath, where his path crosses with that of hired killer Hyung-wook (Yu Hae-jin), who slips on a bar of soap and knocks himself... [read more]
  18. One Way Trip (2015) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) One Way Trip (2015) (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Hong Kong Version) Ji Soo (Actor) | Su Ho (EXO) (Actor) | Ryu Jun Yeol (Actor) | Kim Hee Chan (Actor)
    Korean writer director Choi Jeong-yeol, who won the Blue Dragon Award for Best Short Film back in 2008 for his The Unbearable Heaviness of Nagging, makes his feature debut with One Way Trip (also known as Glory Day), a dark drama following the unravelling of the lives of a group of four young men after they make the mistake of trying to help an apparent damsel in distress. The film has an impressive cast in Su Ho from EXO, Ryu Jun-yeol (Socialphobia), Ji Soo (Angry Mom) and Kim Hee-chan (I Miss You), and premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival in 2015 before going on to win the Jury Award for Best Feature Film at the 2016 Hanoi International Film Festival. After starting... [read more]
  19. The Last Princess (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) The Last Princess (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) Son Ye Jin (Actor) | Hur Jin Ho (Director) | Kim So Hyun (Actor) | Yoon Je Moon (Actor)
    The tragic story of Princess Deokhye, the final princess of the Korean Joseon Dynasty comes to the big screen in The Last Princess. Adapted from the popular 2009 novel of the same name by Kwon Bi-young, the film was directed by Hur Jin-ho, reuniting him with actress Son Ye-jin, who starred in his hit 2005 melodrama April Snow. Following the sad life of Deokhye as she tries desperately to return to her homeland after being forced to stay in captivity in Japan, the film was a major award winner in Korea and boasts a strong supporting cast including Baek Yoon-shik (Inside Men), Yoon Je-moon (The Great Actor) and Park Hae-il (My Dictator). The film opens in 1925 during the Japanese occupation... [read more]
  20. The Hunt (DVD) (Korea Version) The Hunt (DVD) (Korea Version) Ahn Sung Ki (Actor) | Jo Jin Woong (Actor) | Park Byung Eun (Actor) | Lee Hae Young
    Korean director Lee Woo-chul returns with The Hunt, following a considerable hiatus of eleven years since his 2005 horror debut Cello. His latest offering is another genre film, though of a different kind, a thriller following the violent clash between an old hunter and a gang of ruthless gold seekers deep in the mountains, with legendary actor Ahn Sung-ki (Revivre) in the lead. Produced by Kim Han-min, who also worked on the likes of The Admiral: Roaring Currents, the film has a supporting cast of familiar faces, including Jo Jin-woong (Assassination) and Kwon Yool (another The Admiral alumnus) and Han Ye-ri (Haemoo). The film opens with an old woman discovering what appears to be gold... [read more]
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