Archive for korean action

You Gotta See This: I Saw the Devil

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , , on 10/07/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Choi Min-sik

Not rated although the language, gore and violence is present throughout, Running Time- 141 minutes, 2010, Horror/Drama/Thriller

Compare to: Se7en (1995), Oldboy (2003), Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Seeing as how this week already has a few posts that are unlike what I’ve been doing on the site lately, I figured I’d throw one more in that’s Horror related, more or less. In fact, given the subject matter and the way it’s handled, the scenes and actions in Devil could be considered that much worse.

It’s not rubber monsters and masked men to fear in this, it’s just a single man and his obsession with preying on women all on their lonesome: a fear that almost as horrific for the loved ones as it is the actual victim. Continue reading

You Gotta See This: The Man from Nowhere

Posted in You've Gotta See This with tags , , , , on 05/27/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Bin Won, Thanayong Wongtrakul, Sae-ron Kim

Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity, 2010, Action/Drama

Compare to: Leon the Professional (1994), Man on Fire (2004)

I’ve mentioned before about trying to spread out the Korean/subtitled movies on here for the sake of the more casual moviegoer. A lot of people tell me how much they just hate subtitles but if you cancel them out altogether, you’re missing a lot of good stuff.

Such is the case for The Man from Nowhere; a movie that needs to be viewed by any fan of action, but especially a viewer who feels like they’ve seen it all. Since the last Korean film overview was a couple months ago, you’re about due, I’d say. Continue reading