Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action.
A revolver-wielding stranger crosses paths with two warring clans who are both on the hunt for a hidden treasure in a remote western town. Knowing his services are valuable to either side, he offers himself to the clan who will offer up the largest share of the wealth.
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.
Jonathan Ke Quan
A guksu western. Three Korean gunslingers are in Manchuria circa World War II: Do-wan, an upright bounty hunter, Chang-yi, a thin-skinned and ruthless killer, and Tae-goo, a train robber with nine lives. Tae-goo finds a map he's convinced leads to buried treasure; Chang-yi wants it as well for less clear reasons. Do-wan tracks the map knowing it will bring him to Chang-yi, Tae-goo, and reward money. Occupying Japanese forces and their Manchurian collaborators also want the map, as does the Ghost Market Gang who hangs out at a thieves' bazaar. These enemies cross paths frequently and dead bodies pile up. Will anyone find the map's destination and survive to tell the tale? Written by
Great plot, beautifully shot and a fresh new take on a classic story
This is one of my all time favourite films. I was walking around the London underground and saw the posters for this film and new it was going to be good. I have always said that Korea produces some of the greatest films to come out of the east and this film just goes to prove me right.
The new setting for the classic story is perfect and I loved all the characters. The three stars all put in great performances the Good has the perfect look for a Korean Cowboy but the show is definitely stolen by Kang Ho Song. The cinematography in this film is just astounding. The action is slick and pleasing to the eye and contrasts perfectly with the humour and tone of the film. The sets are delightful and the pacing and story telling is packaged so well that I think this film will be appreciated by fans of Spaghetti westerns and Asian cinema alike.
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