korean-cinema

Train to Busan on sale for 0.99 cents on Google Play

March 18, 2017

You can pickup Train to Busan for 0.99 cents on the Google Play store. This is 94% off. This is one of the best horror films of 2016. It is not just a zombie movie, it deals with relationships between the characters and has a healthy dose of Korean drama as well.

Official Synopsis
TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes.

Edit: It is on Netflix now as well.
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Lies / 거짓말 (1999)

I highly recommend this film, for a long time now it’s been one of my many favourites.. The film from start to finish is a fun, engaging, interesting (especially for those of us who have an interest in sadomasochism and exploring/pushing our own limits mentally and sexually with a person who shares the same views, desires, cravings and all-consuming 1-1 intimacy) and exciting ride, but I especially love the ending. A very well written and satisfying film from South Korea. 

‘’Y and J embark on a sexual odyssey beyond the realms of obsession and sadomasochism. No common love affair, theirs tests the limits of both body and mind. Intense desires drive them into a relationship that revolves around pain, pleasure and unavoidable lies..’’

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So, last week I went to the Udine Far East Film Festival as press and I had a chance to see the international premiere for Minho’s Derailed! It was awesome, Minho was so good in the film I was so proud :D As part of the press pack we were given a bunch of high-res stills from the film, and I thought I would share the Minho love ❤️

5 Must-See New Korean Films

1. “The Shameless” 2015

Director: Seung-uk Oh

The police are staking out Park Joon-gil for the murder of Hwang Choong-nam, and jaded detective Jung Jae-gon is being pressured to close the case, particularly by his former superior Moon Ki-beom, who lost his badge for corruption. Joon-gil was once the mob enforcer for Jay Investment, but had fallen out of favor when he embezzled and stole the heart of Kim Hye-kyung, the girlfriend of the company’s vice president Park Jong-ho. Jay Investment representative Min Young-ki approaches Jae-gon and offers him US$5,000 to ensure that Joon-gil is maimed during the arrest as payback. Jae-gon reluctantly agrees, but a botched arrest sends Joon-gil on the run, and Jae-gon decides the best way to find him again is by sticking with Hye-kyung, hoping she will lead him to the fugitive. Hye-kyung now works as a bar hostess to pay off her substantial debt to Jong-ho, and Jae-gon threatens his way into an undercover job as a floor manager at the nightclub she works at. Introducing himself as Joon-gil’s former cellmate Lee Young-joon, Jae-gon begins to spend time with the suspicious Hye-kyung and gradually wins her trust. But when Joon-gil returns asking Hye-kyung for money for a potential deal, Jae-gon’s newfound feelings of love and jealousy rise to the surface.


2. "Veteran” 2015

 Director: Seung-wan Ryoo

Jo Tae-Oh is a young man who was grown spoiled in a wealthy family. He keeps on committing pretty much every crime that one can think of. He tries to buy his way out of everything which almost always works but Detevtive Seo Do-Cheol won’t let that happen this time.


3. "The Beauty Inside” 2015

Director: Jong-Yeol Baek (Baik) 

Woo-jin wakes up in a different body everyday, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he’s a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He’s the same person on the inside, but on the outside he’s always someone new. Looking at a different face in the mirror every morning is hard for him to get used to. The only constant in his life is the girl he loves, Yi-soo, who knows his secret and loves him anyway. Each time he transforms, Woo-jin must figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.


4. “Confession” 2014

Director: Do-yun Lee

Hyun-tae, In-chul and Min-soo have been best friends since childhood. Hyun-tae is a paramedic with a daughter in kindergarten, In-chul is a con man who works at an insurance company, and Min-soo is a small business owner. Hyun-tae’s mother, who owns an illegal gambling arcade, asks In-chul to stage a robbery/arson of her arcade to get an insurance settlement. But when it results in her accidental death, the friends have a falling out and their relationships with each other are forever changed.


5. “The Office” 2015

Director: Won-Chan Hong

Kim Byong-gook works as section chief in big bureau-building. He is believed to be a family man, but his colleagues don’t like him much. One day, Byong-gook slaughters his whole family and then disappears. Detective Jong-hoon is investigating the case and also asking Kim’s colleagues about possible clues, but it seems they can’t help him. Except Lee Mi-rye. The policeman recognizes that the young girl seems to know more about his suspect, but is hiding something from him. So Detective Jong-hoon is watching the CCTV-Tapes and see Byong-gook entering the building - but doesn’t come out again. Jong-hoon believes Kim must hide in the building, which makes the workers afraid about to work - and they are absolutely right!


Storylines via: IMDB.com