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Blu-ray Release: The Last Temptation of Christ

19 December 2011 10:14 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: March 13, 2012

Price: Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Willem Dafoe stars in The Last Temptation of Christ.

Though it initially engendered enormous controversy when it was released in 1988, drama film The Last Temptation of Christ, by Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island), is now viewed by many as a remarkable, profoundly personal work of faith.

An adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, the movie stars Willem Dafoe (Platoon), Barbara Hershey (Black Swan), Harvey Keitel (The Last Godfather), Harry Dean Stanton (Alice) and David Bowie (The Hunger).

Featuring striking cinematography by the Michael Ballhaus (Broadcast News) and a memorable score by Peter Gabriel (Live in London), The Last Temptation of Christ was first released on DVD by Criterion back in 2000 (and it’s still available).

Criterion’s Blu-ray edition includes the following special features (all ported over from the DVD):

audio commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese, »

- Laurence

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The Last Godfather

5 September 2011 12:44 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The Last Godfather is a vanity piece for Korean comedian Hyung-rae Shim who writes, directs and stars. Hyung-rae is not well known in the West, and if he keeps making films like this, he’ll remain unknown, which would be the best thing he could to for the West. This film is an attempt by Shim to introduce American audiences to his Young-Gu character. Shim made a series of Young-Gu comedies in Korea during the 1990s, which were apparently very popular over there. Never having seen any of them, I can only guess that they were better than The Last Godfather.

The film takes place in 1950s New York, when aging mafia Godfather Don Carini (Keitel) shocks his clan by announcing that he wants to retire and turn the family business over to his secret son Young-Gu, who he sired while in hiding from a rival mob in Asia decades earlier. »

- Rob Young

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Jon Polito talks The Last Godfather

9 August 2011 8:55 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

You may not know the name Jon Polito but you know his face. It is one of the most recognizable in the business, and that voice! Pure trademark gruff. From being a kind of muse for the Coens (he appears in The Man Who Wasn.t There, The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink) to creating a memorable Seinfeld character to playing rough on TV.s Homicide, Polito.s done it all in more than one hundred films and TV shows. He.s a tough but tender mob boss in The Last Godfather, a slapstick spoof on gangster films from Korean comedian and filmmaker Hyung Rae Shim, who wrote, directed and stars. Polito chomps on big cigars, and growls with that unmistakable »

- Anne Brodie

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Jocelin Donahue talks Hyung Rae Shim's The Last Godfather

9 August 2011 8:26 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Award winning actress and frequent horror ingénue Jocelin Donahue found herself wrestling with a Korean superstar in her latest film outing. Taking a turn to the comic side, she plays a Mafia boss. daughter in The Last Godfather - the first Us film for Korean comedian and filmmaker Hyung Rae Shim. A master of the physical comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Jerry Lewis, Hyung gave Donahue the chance to play to her light side and learn stunt work. It was a terrific opportunity and change of pace for her to play an authentic, open hearted woman who, despite her family.s criminal background, brings joy to those around her. Especially to Hyung Rae Shim. »

- Anne Brodie

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Interview: Jon Polito of The Last Godfather

8 August 2011 3:28 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Familiar-faced, raspy-voiced actor Jon Polito took a break from his busy schedule — one that has built a resume of nearly 200 film and television credits over the past three decades — to speak with Disc Dish about his involvement with the comedy mafia film The Last Godfather (DVD $27.98, Lionsgate, released on Aug. 9, 2011).

From South Korean comedy superstar Hyung Rae Shim (the film’s writer, director and star), The Last Godfather is a zany Mob movie wherein Shim is the goofy grown-up love child of an aging New York Mob boss (Harvey Keitel, Taxi Driver) and has been chosen by his dad to head up the family business. Not surprisingly, this decision does not go down well with the outgoing Don’s associates or his many rivals, led by Polito’s hysterically huffy and frustrated Don Bonfante.

Disc Dish: One of your mentors is the New York theater director and puppeteer Theodora Skipitares, »

- Laurence

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Exclusive: The Last Godfather DVD Clip

29 July 2011 1:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming home video release The Last Godfather, which will hit DVD on August 9. Click on the video below for a scene where Hyung-rae Shim tries unorthodox methods to fend off an attacker alongside co-star Jason Mewes.

Click to watch Exclusive: I'll Save You!

Mob boss Don Carini (Harvey Keitel) is retiring from the Mafia business - but when he gathers the family to announce his heir, the Don surprises everyone by anointing his goofy grownup love child, Younggu (Hyung-rae Shim), as the next godfather. With everyone gunning for the job - and his father pressuring him to succeed - will Younggu overcome his enemies and rise to become the head of the fami-lee before he winds up snoring with the fishes?

The Last Godfather was released April 1st, 2011 and stars Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, Blake Clark, Jon Polito, Michael Rispoli, Jocelin Donahue, Logan Shea, »

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New Release: The Last Godfather DVD

17 May 2011 3:19 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Lionsgate will release the action-filled comedy The Last Godfather from Korean comedy superstar Hyung Rae Shim (Dragon Wars: D-War) on DVD on Aug. 9.

Aided by Harvey Keitel (r.), Korean superstar Hyung Rae Shim guns for the U.S. market in The Last Godfather.

Hyung Rae Shim serves as writer, director and star of this 2010 Mafia-spoof film, which kicks off with  Mob boss Don Carini (Harvey Keitel, Taxi Driver) getting ready to retire from the business of organized crime. Gathering the family together to announce his heir, the Don surprises everyone by anointing his goofy grownup love child, Younggu (Shim), as the next godfather. Needless to say, this doesn’t go down too well with ‘La Famiglia,’ who’d rather see Younggu sleeping with the fishes. And madcap shenanigans ensue.

Also starring Jason Mewes (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) and Michael Rispoli (Kick-Ass), The Last Godfather looks like it’s »

- Laurence

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Arthouse Audit: 'Jane Eyre,' 'Win Win' Solid Again... >

4 April 2011 4:18 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Jane Eyre and Win Win each underwent significant expansion over the weekend, yielding solid results though their long-term prospects remained murky. Meanwhile, a large slate of new releases was for the most part unsuccessful. Jane Eyre doubled its theater count to 180 and grew 25 percent to $1.22 million. Its per-theater average of $6,751 was its lowest so far, though the average was still high enough to warrant further expansion. In fact, the Michael Fassbender-Mia Wasikowska period drama will look to improve on its $3.5 million total when it adds at least another 40 theaters this weekend. Win Win leaped from 23 locations to 149, which resulted in a 145 percent increase to $1.14 million. Similar to Jane Eyre, the theater average took a drastic hit in the process, decreasing from $20,192 to $7,643. While further expansion plans aren't currently available, the movie is tracking almost identically to Fox Searchlight stable mate 127 Hours, a movie that made its way in »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Movie Trailer: The Last Godfather (Harvey Keitel, Hyung Rae Shim, Michael Rispoli)

16 March 2011 7:33 PM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

 

The Last Godfather may not win any fans right away from the trailer. There’s a lot of slapstick comedy going on in this period piece spoof. However, movies with great trailers have turned out to be bombs so we’ll just have to see where the cards fall with this one.

The Last Godfather is Directed by Hyung Rae Shim and stars Harvey Keitel, Hyung Rae Shim, Michael Rispoli, Jason Mewes, Jocelin Donahue and Jon Polito.

About The Last Godfather

In 1951, Don Carini (Harvey Keitel), the mafia’s most powerful godfather, gathers his followers to announce the heir to the family. Each expects to be crowned the next Don, but they hear a shocking story from Don Carini. During his travels in Asia, he fell in love with an Asian woman who bore him a son. His now adult son Young-gu (Shim Hyung-rae) is anointed the next boss. Bonfante »

- Terry Boyden

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'The Last Godfather' trailer: Is Young-goo Korean for Fredo?

15 March 2011 9:41 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

We realize you can’t tell if a movie will be bad from its trailer, just like you can’t judge a book by its cover. So maybe The Last Godfather is destined to be remembered — at least in the way that Johnny Dangerously is remembered. The slapstick film, which was released in South Korea last December and will open in select U.S. cities on (fittingly) April 1, stars Oscar-nominated actor Harvey Keitel as a mafia don who is retiring and wants to pass the torch to his illegitimate and inept son, Young-goo. Young-goo is played by the movie’s director Hyung-rae Shim, »

- Chris Nashawaty

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Trailer: Harvey Keitel's The Last Godfather Comedy

8 March 2011 3:56 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for "The Last Godfather" slapstick comedy, which stars Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, Blake Clark, Jocelin Donahue, and South Korean comedian Shim Hyung Rae. Check it out below. Plot: In 1950s New York, a Mafia boss (Keitel) foolishly tries to train his lovable but dim-witted Korean lovechild (Shim) to be his successor. The film is described as "the Korean version of Mr. Bean." Shim not only stars in the movie, but he also directed it. His previous helming effort was "Dragon Wars," which performed well in Korea and in the Us. "The Last Godfather" is now set to get a limited release on April 1st. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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Trailer for The Last Godfather

8 March 2011 1:02 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here is a new trailer for The Last Godfather directed by and starring South Korean comedian Shim Hyung Rae. The film stars Harvey Keitel as "a mob boss who decides to retire and pass on the torch to his illegitimate son Younggu (Shim), a bumbling idiot he fathered while hiding out in Korea. Keitel’s character asks his men to prepare Younggu for the new role, and slapsticky hijinks ensue." Blake ClarkJason Mewes and Jocelin Donahue also star. 

For those of you not familar with Younggu, myself included, he is a lovable simpleton character that Shim became famous for in South Korea during the ’80s. Shim describes Younggu as “the Korean version of Mr. Bean,” and would like to see Younggu become an international icon like his British counterpart. The Last Godfather is his attempt at making that happen. The film opened to negative reviews in Korea late last year, »

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‘The Last Godfather’ Trailer – Harvey Keitel Fathers “the Korean Mr. Bean”

8 March 2011 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Roadside Attractions has released a new trailer for The Last Godfather, directed by and starring South Korean comedian Shim Hyung Rae. The film features Harvey Keitel as a mob boss who decides to retire and pass on the torch to his illegitimate son Younggu (Shim), a bumbling idiot he fathered while hiding out in Korea. Keitel's character asks his men to prepare Younggu for the new role, and slapsticky hijinks ensue. Blake Clark, Jason Mewes and Jocelin Donahue also star. Watch the trailer after the jump. A little background: Younggu is a lovable simpleton character that Shim became famous for in South Korea during the '80s, when he was in his 20s. Shim describes [2] Younggu as "the Korean version of Mr. Bean," and would like to see Younggu become an international icon like his British counterpart. The Last Godfather is his attempt at making that happen. The film opened »

- Angie Han

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Korean comedy The Last Godfather headed to the Us

28 January 2011 8:44 AM, PST | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

KoreaTimes reported today that the new slapstick comedy The Last Godfather will be opening in 12 cities across the United States and Canada on April 1, care of Roadside Attractions, before hitting European and Asian theaters. The movie was directed, produced and written by former comedian Shim Hyung-rae (also known as Ray Shim), a name you might remember as the writer, director and producer of Dragon Wars, which was released widely in the Us a few years ago. Shim also stars in the film as the idiot son of a mafia boss played by Harvey Keitel, who is being trained as successor to his father. Jason Mewes (as in Jay in Jay & Silent Bob) also stars, as do Michael Rispoli, Blake Clark and Jocelin Donahue (from The House Of The Devil). According to the article, the film is a parody of Francis Ford Coppola's gangster franchise. »

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The Last Godfather to be distributed by Roadside Attractions

26 January 2011 5:39 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Roadside Attractions will distribute Harvey Keitel starrer The Last Godfather in North America, while Lionsgate will handle the home entertainment front. Shim Hyung-rae directed the comedy which opens April 1st in 12 cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. The Last Godfather has made $17.6 million from 2.6 million venues in Korea since since its release on December 29, 2010. Godfather is written by Shim with revisions by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, Blake Clark, Jon Polito, Michael Rispoli and Jocelin Donahue »

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The Last Godfather to be distributed by Roadside Attractions

26 January 2011 5:39 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Roadside Attractions will distribute Harvey Keitel starrer The Last Godfather in North America, while Lionsgate will handle the home entertainment front. Shim Hyung-rae directed the comedy which opens April 1st in 12 cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. The Last Godfather has made $17.6 million from 2.6 million venues in Korea since since its release on December 29, 2010. Godfather is written by Shim with revisions by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, Blake Clark, Jon Polito, Michael Rispoli and Jocelin Donahue »

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The Last Godfather to be distributed by Roadside Attractions

26 January 2011 5:39 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Roadside Attractions will distribute Harvey Keitel starrer The Last Godfather in North America, while Lionsgate will handle the home entertainment front. Shim Hyung-rae directed the comedy which opens April 1st in 12 cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. The Last Godfather has made $17.6 million from 2.6 million venues in Korea since since its release on December 29, 2010. Godfather is written by Shim with revisions by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, Blake Clark, Jon Polito, Michael Rispoli and Jocelin Donahue »

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The Last Godfather to be distributed by Roadside Attractions

26 January 2011 5:39 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Roadside Attractions will distribute Harvey Keitel starrer The Last Godfather in North America, while Lionsgate will handle the home entertainment front. Shim Hyung-rae directed the comedy which opens April 1st in 12 cities, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. The Last Godfather has made $17.6 million from 2.6 million venues in Korea since since its release on December 29, 2010. Godfather is written by Shim with revisions by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Jason Mewes, Blake Clark, Jon Polito, Michael Rispoli and Jocelin Donahue »

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