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Korean-Chinese Co-Productions Boost Both Industries

Korean-Chinese Co-Productions Boost Both Industries
Relations between South Korea and Mainland China have long been uneasy, but showbiz has gradually eased the tension.

The two countries’ range of collaboration has evolved a lot from location and talent loans, such as Zhang Ziyi starring in 2001 Korean film “Musa the Warrior,” which was the earliest and most common way of co-production, to investment and special effects service.

Recent joint productions include CGI-heavy sports drama “Mr. Go,” a Korean film conceived with Chinese elements and involving Chinese investment, and Cj Entertainment-initiated Chinese hits “A Wedding Invitation” (pictured) and “20 Once Again” that are set in China, directed in Chinese either by Korean or Chinese directors and star Chinese talent.

Korean dramas and K-pop music are enjoying huge popularity in China and are affecting every part of its entertainment industry. Producers from both countries are keen to make the best use of the cultural wave. Almost all K-pop bands boast at least one Chinese member,
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New poster for Last Knights starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman

ComingSoon has exclusively unveiled the first poster for Last Knights, the new action-adventure film from Lionsgate.

Clive Owen (Closer, Blood Ties) stars as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master, played Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Dark Knight Trilogy) in “this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.”

Last Knights is directed by Kazuaki Kiriya (Casshern) and also stars Cliff Curtis (Training Day), Aksel Hennie (Hercules), Payman Maadi (Camp X-Ray), Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel), Shohreh Aghdashloo (24), and Sung Ki Ahn (The Warrior).
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Full Programme Announced For London Korean Film Festival

South Korea has given us a disproportionate amount of the greatest films of the last 15 years, and even before this sudden breakout, South Korea was has many hidden classics yet to be screened or made available on our shores. 2014 welcomes the 9th London Korean Film Festival with many incredible films both old and brand new. Guaranteed highlights are A Hard Day and A Girl At My Door, both of which screened at the London Film Festival, you can read our reviews for them by clicking the following links: A Hard Day, A Girl At My Door.

Also certain to raise some eyebrows is a look back at the career of Kim Ki Duk, before the UK premiere of his latest film One On One. His recent classics Pieta and Moebius (reviewed here) will also be screened.

The opening gala film will be Kundo: Age Of Rampant, while the closing gala
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Exclusive Clip from Flu Is Highly Contagious

We told you about the new Korean horror flick Flu back in January, and time has flown, kids! The flick is hitting DVD tomorrow, March 18th, and right now we have an infectious new and exclusive clip for you that's nothing to sneeze at! Check it out!

Sung-su Kim (Beat, Scream City) delivers the viscous viral outbreak thriller Flu, debuting on DVD March 18th from Cj Entertainment.

The all-star cast includes Hyuk Jang (The Client), Soo Ae (Sunny, A Family), Yoo Hae-jin (Musa-The Warrior, King and the Clown), and newcomer Min-ah Park.

Synopsis

A human trafficker is infected with an unknown virus and dies in a Bundang hospital, covered in red rashes and coughing up blood. Less than 24 hours after the death of the first patient, similar cases are reported all over Bundang. The medics despair over the super-virus that has no known cure, but they soon find
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Contagious New Trailer From Flu Infects

We told you about the new Korean horror flick Flu back in January and even showed off some artwork and stills. In case you're still not feeling better, this latest trailer should more than do the trick. Check it out!

From the Press Release

Sung-su Kim (Beat, Scream City) delivers the viscous viral outbreak thriller Flu, debuting on DVD March 18th from Cj Entertainment.

The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through the Seoul suburb of Bundang. Within hours after a patient dies in the hospital covered in an oozing red rash and regurgitating blood, the deadly virus sweeps the city and the body count rapidly rises. Medical professionals are in a panic over the mysteriously murderous infection, and soon the government orders the military to quarantine the entire area -- no one gets in, no one gets out. Desperation and violence grip the public as the infected and non-infected
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Lkff 2013: Flu Review

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It’s the perfect time of year for a scary movie about killer flu wiping out a population. Simply named Flu, this is a typical disaster movie, South Korean style, from The Warrior writer-director Sung-su Kim. However, it contains the drama within the boundaries of the district of Bundang, the suburb of Seoul – supposedly one of South Korea’s wealthiest and highest developed areas – so it has a unique identity as a piece of film-making from the region, even though it may follow the same plot-lines of larger epics. It also presents an interesting insight into social and political attitudes of the region.

After a container containing illegal immigrants is found with just one survivor in Bundang, the residents quickly start to become ill and infected with a strange and deadly, flu-like virus that spreads as an airborne disease. The city with half a million people is sealed off, its
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Us Trailer And Poster For Chinese Dangerous Liaisons Remake

Chinese/South Korean co-production based on the classic French novel ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos gets the official Us release trailer as well as teaser poster.

Director Jin-ho Hur’s adaptation of the 1782 French romance novel is not a remake of the 1988 Glenn Close-John Malkovich film, which is certainly the most popular adaptation.

The romance blockbuster which is pretty close to the book stars stunning Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,) as Du Fenyu – an update on virtuous Madame de Tourvel, with Jang Dong-gun (Tae Guk Gi, The Warrior’s Way) as Xie Yifan.

Also featuring Hong Kong actress Cecilia Chung, who plays the seductress, with Shawn Dou and Lisa Lu, the film, which takes place in 1930s Shanghai, is expected to open in limited release on November 9th, 2012.

Check out the trailer, poster and images from Chinese Dangerous Liaisons project shown during the main
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Watch: Official Us Trailer for Chinese 'Dangerous Liaisons' Remake

Another day, another remake (or a re-adaptation). "I said I truly love you." This one comes from China, a remake of the 1988 movie Dangerous Liaisons, which was an adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos's 1782 French romance novel of the same name (Les Liaisons dangereuses). Starring in this is the stunning Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Horsemen, The Grandmasters) as Madame de Tourvel, with Jang Dong-gun (Tae Guk Gi, The Warrior's Way) as Xie Yifan, also featuring Cecilia Chung, Shawn Dou and Lisa Lu. It actually looks surprisingly tense, and seductive, give this a watch. Watch the official Us release trailer for Jin-ho Hur's Dangerous Liaisons, in high def from Apple: 1930s Shanghai: the glamorous, tumultuous "Paris of the East" whose salons, streets and bedrooms frame this Chinese adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Aging socialite Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung) still
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Blu-ray/DVD Details & Us Trailers For A Better Tomorrow & Helldriver From Well Go USA!

Well Go USA have posted their brand new Us trailers for their November home video releases. First up is the Korean remake of John Woo's acclaimed A Better Tomorrow, available November 8th:"A remake that's on the money." - The Hollywood Reporter"A classic unto itself." - Film Critics UnitedBrothers. Enemies. Killers.A Better TOMORROWFrom Executive Producer John Woo Comes the Stylish Action Drama Starring Jin-mo Ju and Seung-heon Song, Debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack and DVD November 8Bonus Materials Include Deleted Scenes, a Photo Gallery and a 30-minute Interview with John WooPLANO, Texas. (September 20, 2011) - The accent is on action when Jin-mo Ju (A Frozen Flower, The Warrior) and Seung-heon Song (So Close, Ghost) star in the remake of John Woo's 1986 cult...
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Korean Horror Film 'Sector 7' Trailer and Information

Sector 7 (Mining Area 7) a Korean monster movie that looks very promising does not have a Us release date yet, but we do have a English subtitled trailer to share with you. Sector 7 is directed by Kim Ji-Hoon, written by Je-gyun Yun (Tidal Wave) and stars Ji-won Ha (Phone, Tidal Wave), Sung-kee Ahn (The Warrior) and Ji-ho Oh (Strangers 8). Check out the synopsis and English subtitled trailer below. Synopsis: “The film is about a group of workers on a deep sea oil prospecting platform called ‘Eclipse’, located south of Jeju Island>>
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DVD Review - Demon Empire (2006)

Demon Empire, 2006.

Directed by Dong-oh Jo & Dong-oh Cho.

Starring Woo-sung Jung, Jun-ho Heo, Tae-hee Kim, Kwang-il Kim, Jeong-hak Park, Sang-wook Park and Ha-jun Yu.

Synopsis:

A demon slayer finds himself in the place between our world and Heaven where, reunited with his lost love, he attempts to stop the leader of an unholy army from shattering the gates to the human realm.

First-time directors and co-writers Dong-oh Jo and Dong-oh Cho bring us the magical martial arts romance Demon Empire.

Under the rule of a corrupt royal family, the Royal Demon Slayers, called the ‘Chuyongdae’ carried out an unsuccessful rebellion to try to save the people. With most of their fighters wiped out, the desperate people began offering the living as a sacrifice to the demons. During this time of chaos, a mysterious young man rescues a woman bound to a post and kills the demons that came to claim her.
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Geoffrey Rush Explains Why it Took The Warrior’s Way 2 Years to Reach Theaters

Sngmoo Lee’s “The Warrior’s Way” is finally opening in limited release next month, but it took a while to get there. We started reporting on the film way back in 2008, back when Zhang Ziyi was still playing the female lead (before being replaced by Kate Bosworth), and it was still called “Laundry Warrior”. Two and a half years later, and the film has finally seen the light of day. Speaking to Movieline, “Way” co-star Geoffrey Rush explains why it took the film so long to finally surface. I think in post-production the financial crises hit, and the budget kind of went a bit wonky because of the amount of CGI that was needed. We shot it late-2007 into early-2008. I’m glad it’s seeing the light of day because I think Sngmoo Lee, the director-writer, has written a very elegiac kind of piece, even though it has
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It’s John Woo’s Swordswoman’s World, We Just Live in It

John Woo’s dreams of staging the greatest aerial battles ever filmed over China is apparently going to be put on hold. At least, if this article by 24Fps is correct, which has the “Red Cliff” auteur setting aside his model toy planes for some swordswoman action with Michelle Yeoh and South Korean actor Woo-sung Jung (”Musa: The Warrior”). And oh yeah, John Woo will also be getting all Will Smith on us and is casting his daughter Angeles Woo, who according to Woo’s longtime producing partner Terrence Chang, will easily embody the role, since she’s been studying martial arts for the role of a female assassin. According to 24Fps, Woo has announced that “The Swordswoman’s World” will be his next movie instead of the “Flying Tigers” movie he had announced earlier, where Woo promised the aforementioned “greatest aerial battles ever filmed over China”. And I
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The Good The Bad And The Weird: R3 DVD Review #2

Director: Ji-woon Kim. Review: Tim Irwin. This movie is as awesome as it sounds. That's a tall order indeed, especially since the movie the title references is often considered one of the greatest westerns ever. But now we have The Good, the Bad, the Weird, and it most certainly stands out on its own. One of the first scenes is an amazing and elaborately shot train robbery. Here we are introduced to our three main characters. We have Park Chang-Yi, the Bad, who's a terribly evil person. He's played by Byung-hun Lee, who was also in some other great Korean films like Jsa and Three...Extremes (only a third Korean, I guess). We're also introduced to the Good, a straight up cowboy bounty hunter, pretty much Clint Eastwood but looking slightly more Korean. The actor, Woo-sung Jung, was the star of Musa. Finally we get the Weird, a slightly crazy train robber and petty thief,
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The Good The Bad And The Weird: R3 DVD Review #2

Director: Ji-woon Kim. Review: Tim Irwin. This movie is as awesome as it sounds. That's a tall order indeed, especially since the movie the title references is often considered one of the greatest westerns ever. But now we have The Good, the Bad, the Weird, and it most certainly stands out on its own. One of the first scenes is an amazing and elaborately shot train robbery. Here we are introduced to our three main characters. We have Park Chang-Yi, the Bad, who's a terribly evil person. He's played by Byung-hun Lee, who was also in some other great Korean films like Jsa and Three...Extremes (only a third Korean, I guess). We're also introduced to the Good, a straight up cowboy bounty hunter, pretty much Clint Eastwood but looking slightly more Korean. The actor, Woo-sung Jung, was the star of Musa. Finally we get the Weird, a slightly crazy train robber and petty thief,
See full article at 24FramesPerSecond »

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