Film Review: I Saw the Devil (2010) by Kim Jee-woon

“I Saw the Devil” is one of the best samples (if not the best) of revenge-themed, violent, action thrillers that ever came out of S. Korea, in a category with an abundance of entries. Kyung-chu, a ...

Competition: Win a digital download of ‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’

To celebrate the 15th November digital release of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, we have a digital copy of the film – redeemable via iTunes. The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil is a multi-layered ...

An Introduction into Asian Cinema for Westerners Through Movie Bingo

Asian cinema has always had a degree of popularity in Western culture, but all too often they were done a huge disservice by being remade instead of shown in their original state. That trend is ...

Kim Jee-woon to make a 4-Part TV Series “Klaus 47” as his Next Project

Kim Jee-woon is known to be one of the most successful directors coming from South Korea. Best known for genre masterpieces like “A Bittersweet Life” and “I Saw the Devil”, among others, his last ...

Fantasia 2019: ‘Door Lock’ Review

Stars: Kong Hyo-jin, Kim Sung-oh, Kim Ye-won | Written by Park Jeong-hee, Lee Kwon | Directed by Lee Kwon Back in 2012 I was blown away by Jaume Balagueró’s Sleep Tight, which screened as part of ...

‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’ Review: Dir. Lee Won Tae (2019) [Fantasia 2019]

Image provided by Fantasia Festival South Korea churns out intense and dark thrillers like nobody’s business. Not only that, but the level of quality over the past 20 years has been quite remarkable. ...

Film Review: The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019) by Lee Won-tae Screening at Fantasia 2019

The city of Seoul has been terrorized by a series of seemingly unrelated murders where the victims have been stabbed numerous times and were then left for dead. Among the many cops investigating is ...

Short Film Review: Memories (2002) by Kim Jee-woon

I remember when I was working on the subtitle for Three (2002) – a compilation of 3 short, equally-timed horror short films, I was quite surprised at the lack of dialogues of the “Memories” segment. ...

Park Hoon-jung’s “The Witch” is coming to Digital HD in UK Courtesy of Signature Entertainment

Signature Entertainment have announced that they will be bringing Korean director Park Hoon-jung’s action thriller “The Witch” on Digital HD in the UK on 22nd April, 2019. Synopsis Jason Bourne ...

Glasgow Frightfest 2019: ‘The Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion’ Review

Stars: Kim Da-mi, Cho Min-soo, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hee-soon, Kim Byung-ok, Choi Jung-woo, Go Min-si, Oh Min-hee, Da-eun | Written and Directed by Park Hoon-jung The first thing to say about The Witch ...

Arrow Video Frightfest Reveal The Films That Will Be Terrorising Frightfest Glasgow

Image Courtesy of Clout Communications In addition to August Bank Holiday and Halloween events, Frightfest also carves a chunk of time out of Glasgow Film Festival and hosts the annual Frighfest ...

New ‘Kingdom’ Trailer: Kim Seong-Hun’s Korean Medieval Zombie Netflix Series Looks Awesome

Let’s recap: South Korean cinema is terrific because these forward-thinking filmmakers— directors like Park Chan-Wook (“The Handmaiden”), Kim Ki-Duk (“Pietà”), Lee Chang-dong (“Burning”), Bong Joon Ho ...

The 10 Best Asian Horror/Splatter/Thriller Movies of 2018

The truth is, that despite common belief, horror is not dominant at all as a genre in Asia; in fact the only time it ever was, was during the J-horror explosion. However, a number of very interesting ...

Q&A: Author Michael J. Seidlinger on Exploring a Twisted Love Story in the “Fangoria Presents” Novel My Pet Serial Killer

Claire's pet is a human, but his murderous impulses are animalistic in Michael J. Seidlinger's new novel, My Pet Serial Killer. The second book in Cinestate's "Fangoria Presents" series, My Pet Serial ...

Film Review: Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) by Kim Jee-woon

Let me start on some personal notes. The original “Wolf Brigade” by Mamoru Oshii and Hiroyuki Okiura is one of my favorite anime of all time, one of the very few that can match “Ghost in the Shell” in ...

The psycho killer in 'Ratchasan' is based on a real person: Director Ramkumar to Tnm

Interview Starring Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul, 'Ratchasan' will be released on October 5. Anjana ShekarFacebook/RamkumarDirector Ramkumar’s Ratchasan trailer, that released a few days ago, sent ...

Film Review: Ek Villain (2014) by Mohit Suri

“Ek Villain” is an Indian romantic action thriller film directed by Mohit Suri. It’s loosely based on the successful Korean movie “I Saw the Devil”, directed by Kim Jee-woon and both are based on the ...

Fantasia 2018 Movie Review – The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, 2018. Directed by Park Hoon-jung. Starring Kim Da-mi, Cho Min-soo, Park Hee-soon, Choi Woo-shik. Synopsis: A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover ...

Film Review: V.I.P. (2017) by Park Hoon-jung Screening at Fantasia

Evidently, there are many crime thrillers coming out of S. Korea, too many someone could even say. Occasionally though, there are some productions that still manage to stand out, and prove that the ...

Film Review: The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (2018) by Park Hoon-jung, Screening at Fantasia

Park Hoon-jung gave us the screenplay for the modern-day classic “I Saw The Devil”, “The Unjust” and directed the brilliant “New World” and “The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale”. After last year’s ...

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