Zombie For Sale

Zombie For Sale (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. No, this isn’t an ingenious new method of avoiding certain death - and rebirth - at the hands of the flesh eating undead by offloading them onto someone else for a profit, but a new Zom-com from Korea, so … Continue reading Zombie For Sale

Right Now, Wrong Then (Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da)

Right Now, Wrong Then (Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da) Korea (2015) Dir. Hong Sang-Soo If the gossip columns are to be believed there is a certain amount of “life imitating art” to be found in this recent entry from Korean auteur Hong Sang-Soo, which also poses the indeterminable “chicken and egg” question. Split into two parts, Right Now, Wrong … Continue reading Right Now, Wrong Then (Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da)

Broken (Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal)

Broken (Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal) Korea (2014) Dir. Lee Jeong-ho It’s fair to say that Korea has pretty much cornered the market in making violent and grisly revenge thrillers over the past decade or so, with such disturbing yet intensely engrossing fare as The Chaser, I Saw The Devil, Oldboy et al. Broken, based on the novel … Continue reading Broken (Bang-hwang-ha-neun kal-nal)

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

11:00 AM (Yeolhansi) Korea (2013) Dir. Kim Hyun-seok Sci-fi is not a genre Korean cinema has tackled on a grand scale. Of the few select films released under this banner the closest appear to be Doomsday Book, Sector 7 and maybe Save The Green Planet, possibly even The Host too although that is more a … Continue reading 11:00 AM (Yeolhansi)

The Plan Man (Peulraenmaen)

The Plan Man (Peulraenmaen) Korea (2014) Dir. Seong Si-Heup Korean comedy, as we have discussed quite often on this site, is a funny old thing - excuse the pun - in that it often has such great ideas then sprays them up the wall by succumbing to lazy conventions and descending into mawkish melodrama which … Continue reading The Plan Man (Peulraenmaen)

Guns & Talks (Killerdeului suda)

Guns & Talks (Killerdeului suda) Korea (2001) Dir. Jin Jang In Seoul there is a group of assassins for hire – leader Sang-yeon (Shin Hyun-joon), his younger brother bomb specialist Jung-woo (Shin Ha-kyun), ace sniper Jae-yeong (Jung Jae-Young), and computer hacker Ha-yeon (Won Bin) – who won’t do the job unless a contract has been … Continue reading Guns & Talks (Killerdeului suda)

Confession Of Murder (Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da)

Confession Of Murder (Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da) Korea (2012) Dir. Jeong Byeong-gil 2005 and police detective Choi Hyung-Goo (Jung Jae-Young) has a run in with a masked killer who disfigures him and tells Choi he’ll extract a special revenge on him. A short while later the fifteen year statute of limitations expires on a the case of … Continue reading Confession Of Murder (Nae-ga sal-in-beom-i-da)

Our Sunhi (U ri Sunhi)

Our Sunhi (U ri Sunhi)Korea (2013) Dir. Hong Sang-soo Film student Sunhi (Jung Yu-mi) wants to continue her studies in America and requires a letter of recommendation from her former film studies teacher, Professor Choi (Kim Sang-joong). Initially he hesitant but Sunhi’s persistence forces Choi to capitulate; however Sunhi only wants an honest appraisal. Sunhi … Continue reading Our Sunhi (U ri Sunhi)