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Writer:
Dong-Hoon Choi (written by)
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Release Date:
23 December 2009 (South Korea) See more »
Tagline:
World beware. The wizard is coming.
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
Quite entertaining but drags on slightly See more (13 total) »

Cast

 

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
Hyo-jin Kim ... Red Hair
Yun-shik Baek ... Woo-chi's mentor
Sang-ho Kim ... Priest
Mi-do Lee ... Court Lady 2
Young-chang Song ... Buddhist monk
Woo-seon Seon ... Female doctor / goblin
Jin-ho Choi ... Tailor
Do-bin Baek ... Japanese Sympathiser
Tae-won Kwon ... King
Yeong-jin Sin ... Mastermind
Jeong-hwan Kong ... Helper / goblin
Ki-Cheon Kim ... Nobleman
Park Ji-Yeon ... Staff Member at CF Studio
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
Choi Gyo-Sik ... Nobleman 3
Nam-Hee Park ... Noble Married Woman

Directed by
Dong-Hoon Choi 
 
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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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
South Korea:136 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Remade as "Jeon Woo Chi" (2012)See more »

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Quite entertaining but drags on slightly, 26 July 2010
Author: Quebec_Dragon from Canada

For once, I found the movie actually better than the underwhelming trailer. Woochi is an action fantasy comedy movie with one half taking place in the past and the other in modern South Korea. It's not traditional fantasy with traditional magic. The so-called goblins, only fantasy creatures in here, are actually beast-men able to take human appearance and you only really see two of them (maybe 3 depending on how you count). However, they're really well done and animated. The magic is of the taoist kind with "spells" written on little pieces of paper. Sounds lame but works wonderfully. I found it quite different than the usual and often a delight to behold. Wooji, the title character, is a very confident trickster mage who is a lot of fun and his introduction was a great moment. He's constantly surprising and I loved the character as well as his comic-relief sidekick. The 3 taoist monks were also quite enjoyable and got way more interesting as the movie went on. The ambiguous and stoic main villain had a lot of presence but the "goblins", although excellent martial artists, were bland in terms of personality.

The plot and motives, mostly exposed in the starting moments and in snippets afterwards, were quite forgettable and not really necessary for enjoyment. The special effects were very well done combining seamlessly CGI and real actors. It was even better sometimes than big-budget American movies. Not only that but there were several beautiful original sequences rarely or never seen before (at least by me). Some of those include going in and out of paintings, multiplication of bodies (think Naruto) and flying tramways. The action scenes were exciting and very cool but unfortunately the fights were often too closed-in and fast for my poor eyes. The comedic moments were funny and didn't turn the film into bad parody. I must admit becoming fidgety and my mind wandering more than half-way through as if the movie was too long or had lost part of my interest. I've seen movies that were as long or longer not thinking of when they would end as I did in Woochi. I had a good time watching this film and would recommend a rental to those who like somewhat exotic martial arts fantasies with comedic elements.

Rating : 7 out of 10.

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