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WaSanGo (2001)

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Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyuk Jang ...
Kim, Kyeong-su
Min-a Shin ...
Yu, Chae-i
Su-ro Kim ...
Jang, Ryang
Sang-woo Kwon ...
Song Hak-Rim
Hyo-jin Kong ...
So, Yo-seon
Sang-hun Jeong ...
Golbangi
Hyeong-jong Kim ...
Shim, Ma
Shi-ah Chae ...
Yo-mi
Jun-ho Heo ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Kim Kyeong-su (MTV English Dub) (voice) (as André 3000)
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Shimma (voice)
Hie-bong Byeon ...
Vice Principal Jang Hak-Sa
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Song Hak-lim (MTV English Dub) (voice)
Su-Jeong Eom
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So Yo-seon (MTV English Dub) (voice)
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Storyline

This year is the 108th anniversary of the Korean high School "WaSanGo" (Volcano High). Principal hides himself with "Secret Manuscript" which every WaSanGo student wants to take from principal... Kyang-Soo Kim (Jang Hyuk) fell asleep in physics lessons when teacher writes X and turn to Kyang-Soo. Teacher threw chalk to Kyang-Soo but Kyang-Soo stop the chalk and push the chalk to trap teacher at blackboard, and was being expelled from his 8th high school. Kyang-Soo farewell with his friends and reach WaSanGo, his 9th high school. Kyang-Soo was shocked by the brilliant martial skills of the WSG students. Kyang-Soo first met "Dark Oxen" Jang-Rhang. Kyang-Soo also met the prettiest girl "Yoo Chae-I", "Icy Jade", in WaSanGo. Kyang-Soo get inside the school corridor and met "Tea Expert" Hak-Rim(Sang-Woo Kwone). Hak-Rim finish tea bottle and handed to vice-principal (principal is absent) to let principal to taste his made tea leaves. Lunch time, a WSG student was eating "Fujian ToFu". ... Written by Despoina

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 December 2001 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$56,837 (Japan) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

$182,401 (Japan) (20 December 2002)
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The Korean, Japanese and US versions have different soundtracks. First two have rock music, the US edition done by MTV has hip hop artists. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.10 (2004) See more »

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Gangsta Nation
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Watch the Korean Version, because MTV butchered the English dub.
31 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thank MTV for including the Korean version of this film in it's North American release.

It's a masterpiece of stylized kung-fu action. Breakneck pacing, hyper-realism, and pulse- pounding music abound. I can't exaggerate how entertaining this movie is. The Korean version that is.

I don't have anything bad to say about it. At all. It is a little hard to follow what's going on at the beginning, and I'm sure I could find holes in the story, but it's just so damn entertaining that I didn't care.

Now, the MTV version...

How is it possible to cut out twenty-five minutes of the film and make it seem LONGER than the original?

It plays like a bad TV movie. All original music has been replaced by assorted rap that seems out of place. The story and characters have been dumbed down to the point of unrecognizability. All characters are voiced by rappers, many of whom had never acted before (yes, not only is it badly dubbed, the Asian people are talking gansta). Much of the humor has been left on the cutting room floor.

It tries so hard to be hip and cool that everything that made it hip and cool is lost. Oh, and along the way they broke every rule of good storytelling.

But as I said, at least they included the original on the DVD.

Korean 10/10 MTV 3/10


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