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Woochi -- Jeon Woo-chi;an undisciplined;womanizing wizard unjustly accused of the death of his master;is trapped inside an ancient scroll until he is set free in 2009 to help fight against evil goblins that have taken over present-day Korea.


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Release Date:
23 December 2009 (South Korea) See more »
World beware. The wizard is coming.
Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic. | Add synopsis »
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Yun-seok Kim ... Hwa-dam

Dong-won Kang ... Jeon Woo-chi

Jung-ah Yum ... Actress

Su-jeong Lim ... Seo In-kyeong

Hae-jin Yoo ... Chorangyi

Young-chang Song ... Buddhist monk
Hyo-jin Kim ... Red Hair
Jin-ho Choi ... Tailor
Woo-seon Seon ... Female doctor / goblin

Sang-ho Kim ... Priest

Yun-shik Baek ... Woo-chi's mentor
Mi-do Lee ... Court Lady 2
Do-bin Baek ... Japanese Sympathiser
Nam-Hee Park ... Noble Married Woman
Yeon-su Seo ... Palace girl
Min-gyoo Park ... White jacket
Jeong-hwan Kong ... Helper / goblin
Tae-won Kwon ... King
Ji-min Kim ... Yellow Hanbok 3
Ki-Cheon Kim ... Nobleman
Jong-gu Yun ... Aristocrat
Hyeon-woo Son ... Warrior
Lee Dae-Ro ... Polotician
Ji-hyeok Min ... Jeon Woo-chi's 10
Bang Kil-Seung ... Man Wearing Yellow Hanbok
Yeong-jin Sin ... Mastermind
Jeon Sang-Jin ... Bar Owner
Park Ji-Yeon ... Staff Member at CF Studio
Choi Gyo-Sik ... Nobleman 3

Directed by
Dong-hoon Choi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dong-hoon Choi  written by

Produced by
Katharine Kim .... executive producer
Eugene Lee .... producer
Tae-hun Lee .... executive producer
Original Music by
Yeong-gyu Jang 
Cinematography by
Yeong-hwan Choi 
Film Editing by
Min-kyeong Shin 
Production Design by
Hwa-sung Cho 
Sound Department
Ho-won Lee .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Yuseop Ham .... visual effects
Chang-bae Kang .... visual effects
Dong-hoon Lee .... visual effects producer
Jihyun Nam .... head of effects
Jeong Hun Seong .... digital effects artist
Doo-hong Jung .... action director
David No .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sung Kwang Kim .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
Music Department
Byung-hoon Lee .... music department

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Also Known As:
"Woochi: The Demon Slayer" - Canada (English title) (DVD title), UK (video title)
"Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard" - International (English title) (long title)
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South Korea:136 min
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Movie Connections:
Remade as "Jeon Woo Chi" (2012)See more »


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28 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Original and fun : better than expected., 1 January 2010
Author: Leoliox from Republic of Korea

+ A good mix between classic Wu-Xiapian movies and time-travel humor. It never fails to deliver laughs or to impress with witty action. Scrolls, seals, ideograms and magic tricks dispensed by the terrific cast are used to serve both the action and the comic relief. No flashy CGI it's cool and discrete. (The audience burst in laughs when they did the old school 'white smoke' metamorphosis trick.)

- The film lacks a good editing though (a recurrent handicap in Korean movies). Despite the great acting of the cast, it tends to slow down when trying to develop the very secondary female characters. This is probably due to the presence of many Korean movie stars who always insist to get a lot of screen time for their characters even if that doesn't serve the storyline.

I'll give it a 8 because of all the good laughs and this very refreshing and magical atmosphere the movie provides. While Korea's grown famous for pushing to export crappy CGI movies out of sheer patriotism but this isn't one of them. Woochi actually delivers.

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