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Arahan jangpung daejakjeon (2004)

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As a dorky cop falls in with five Tao masters who admire his c'hi, an ancient foe comes looking for them all.

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Sang-hwan (as Seung-beom Ryu)
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Wi-jin
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Ja-woon
Doo-hong Jung ...
Heuk-woon
Ju-sang Yun ...
Mu-woon
Ji-yeong Kim ...
Banyagain
Yeong-In Kim ...
Monk Bong Su-nim
Chan-gi Baek ...
Sul-woon
Yun-bae Park ...
Police Sgt. Choi
Jae-man Kim ...
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Won Lee ...
Sun-dong
Dae-yeon Lee ...
Yoon Jeon-soo
Dong Joo Kim ...
Sang-hwan's Mom
Kyeong-ae Kim ...
Mature Lady Fruit Seller
Soon-chul Yoo ...
Heuk-woon (Elderly Man)
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When a thieving cyclist steals a purse from a pedestrian, clumsy, naive yet honest rookie policeman Sang-hwan gives chase, but it's the skilled specialist in martial arts, Wi-jin, who captures the criminal while severely injuring Sang-hwan. She brings Sang-hwan to her home, where five Masters of Tao heal him and find that he has a powerful c'hi (spiritual energy of the universe). He could be a powerful warrior. As Sang-hwan begins training to ascend to the level of a Maruchi (male Tao Master), the evil, ancient and ambitious Heuk-woon, accidentally released from his imprisonment, awakens. The powerful Heuk-woon attacks the masters, searching for a key that they protect, which would permit him to become an Arahan and dominate the world. When the masters are defeated, Sang-hwan and Wi-jin are the only and last hope of mankind. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / edited by statmanjeff

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Urban martial arts versus an ancient evil.

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30 April 2004 (South Korea)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Banyagain: All confrontations begin and end with the eyes, like in The Art of War. It's the best way to win a confrontation without fighting. It's winning mastery with the eyes.
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Written (song and lyrics) by Lee Seung-bok
Performed by Kim Hyeong-gyu, Lee Seung-bok, Lee Ho-joon (f. Rec-Roc)
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An Outstanding Fantasy-Action Comedy Film
23 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In a similar style and tone of Wilson Yip's "Lung Fu Moon" (Dragon Tiger Gate, 2006), we find ourselves immersed in one of the most sensational fantasy-action martial arts films that truly becomes a symbol of both artistic vision and amazing confrontational sequences. Each piece of this film is brilliantly played as we eagerly watch the development of Sang Hwan's character. The music that accompanied many of the fight sequences created such a tense and exciting backdrop - every scene was as stunning as the next. In addition to the incredible martial arts display, this film presents a strong sense of comedy that is interspersed at just the right moments. The fact that the movie was a very urban, down-town city setting added to the overall enjoyment - especially considering the strange mix of fantasy-action and the realism of metropolitan city streets.

I highly recommend this film to those wishing for a fun, thrilling, fantasy-action martial arts journey. It was so amazing!


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