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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
Jin-mo Ju ... Shaman
Su-jeong Lim ... Seo In-kyeong

Jung-ah Yum ... Actress
Hae-jin Yoo ... Chorangyi
Hyo-jin Kim ... Red Hair
Yun-shik Baek ... Woo-chi's mentor
Sang-ho Kim ... Priest
Young-chang Song ... Buddhist monk
Jin-ho Choi ... Tailor
Woo-seon Seon ... Female doctor / goblin
Mi-do Lee ... Court Lady 2
Tae-won Kwon ... King
Jeong-hwan Kong ... Helper / goblin
Yeong-jin Sin ... Mastermind
Do-bin Baek ... Japanese Sympathiser
Ki-Cheon Kim ... Nobleman
Nam-Hee Park ... Noble Married Woman
Jong-gu Yun ... Aristocrat
Hyeon-woo Son ... Warrior
Yeon-su Seo ... Palace girl
Lee Dae-Ro ... Polotician
Min-gyoo Park ... White jacket
Ji-hyeok Min ... Jeon Woo-chi's 10
Ji-min Kim ... Yellow Hanbok 3
Bang Kil-Seung ... Man Wearing Yellow Hanbok
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
Kang Chang-bae .... visual effects
Yuseop Ham .... visual effects
Changbae 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:
"Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard" - International (English title) (long title)
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South Korea:136 min
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Remade as "Jeon Woo Chi" (2012)See more »


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A Woochingly Good Time--seriously it was a Lotta fun, 6 October 2010
Author: Matthew Stechel ( from United States

Crowd Pleasing Film Would Make A Fortune Here In The States If Picked Up for Distribution-(and of course promoted)

I'm not kidding--the crowd i saw it with very much into it the entire time. (one dude was all like "that was the greatest movie i ever saw" i wouldn't say it was the greatest i ever saw--but it was a whooshing good time if you'll pardon the lame attempt at a pun.)

Film is about a wizard in the 1500's who's of course a bit of a sarcastic wise guy--he dozen't listen to his elders for shame!!! He gets tasked with battling and capturing these goblin demons that were set free from some ancient scroll--and ends up getting trapped in a picture (cause he can walk into pictures!) for 500 years--and ends up being released into modern day society where he pretty quickly acclimates.

Plot is very similar to Les Visitors (and its American remake Just Visiting) but with more f/x and slam bang but also the film plays it relatively straight (more going with the flow and accepting the situation and less "aren't our modernistic ways frightening and silly to you folks not from around here??? style jokes....although i really really enjoyed Les Visitors--that one was more about the men trying to comprehend what was happening and much less about the mission.)

Film will bring to mind plot elements from all kinds of other movies--at one point the hero's hand turns to stone to try and crush a bad guy--and that's right out Hellboy of course. (come to think of it the plot itself and the loosely defined bad guys are right out of the first hell-boy movie as well.) The army of mutants is pretty much out of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (giant mutated rabbit and wolf and guinea pig are some of the goblins woo-chi has to catch) There's even the whole falling in love with the descendant or re-incarnation of loved one from the past time in the new time. (that's a bit as old as Dracula at least.) Woochi even runs smack into a film set and dozen't quite comprehend what the heck is going on (which i know i've seen somewhere else before)

Sometimes it really just dozen't matter if its all been done before though because the film is just so much fun all around. Woochi can bounce around into pictures, into advertisements, into display windows, he also has a sidekick who is essentially a dog in human form. (film gets a lot of laughs out of this) He can become an ink blot drawing at will!

Woochi is a tremendous amount of fun---and I can't believe some studio--even a low budget indie one--dozen't pick this up for a limited run and DVD sale stateside. With just the tiniest bit of commercial promotion--this thing could be a monster hit on par with The Host. (not that that was a monster hit--but you know what i mean--that film got a national release, a good ad campaign, and as such made some coinage because of that....there's no reason why that can get a release and this can't especially since this is a real crowd pleaser...overdone FX effects and all!!) WOOCHI!!!!!!!!

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