MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 67 this week

Doomsday Book (2012)
"In-lyu-myeol-mang-bo-go-seo" (original title)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 2,156 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 72 critic

The First Chapter of The Anthology Film- In A Brave New World, a mysterious virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. The Chapter 2, The Heavenly Creature, a ... See full summary »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 30 Jul 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Doomsday Book" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Doomsday Book (2012)

Doomsday Book (2012) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Doomsday Book.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Foul King (2000)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dae-Ho is an unproductive bank clerk who is late to work every morning and the object of his manager's frustrations. He was a fan of TV wrestling as a child, but can't get out of a headlock... See full summary »

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Sang-Myeon Park, Kang-ho Song, Ho-kyung Go
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: In-hwan Park, Mun-hee Na, Kang-ho Song
3 Extremes II (2002)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Memories: A woman wakes up on a street without memory. A husband cannot remember why his wife left him. The woman wanders the streets trying to contact the only phone number she has on her.... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Chan, Kim Jee-woon, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Leon Lai, Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Things go wrong for a high ranking mobster when he doesn't proceed by his boss's orders.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Jeong-min Hwang, Yu-mi Jeong, Ku Jin
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of two outlaws and a bounty hunter in 1940s Manchuria and their rivalry to possess a treasure map while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Byung-hun Lee, Woo-sung Jung
Romance | Thriller

Small-town girl Deokee is abandoned by university professor Hak-kyu after a lusty affair, and vengefully approaches him 8 years later when he starts suffering from blindness.

Director: Pil-Sung Yim
Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Esom, So-young Park
As One (2012)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"As One" is the cinematic retelling of the first ever post-war Unified Korea sports team, hastily formed to participate in the 41st World Table Tennis Championships in 1991. Following the ... See full summary »

Director: Hyeon-seong Moon
Stars: Ji-won Ha, Doona Bae, Ye-ri Han
One Perfect Day (Video 2013)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Nae-sang Ahn, Shin-Hye Park, Soo Jin Park
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Director Kim Jee-woon's next feature film based on the original feature animation; Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999).

Director: Kim Jee-woon
The X (2013)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Esom, Dong-won Kang, Min-a Shin
Crime | Drama

A story centered on a master heist planner who lives alongside other thieves, hustlers, dirty cops, and lowlifes.

Director: Kim Jee-woon
Coming Out (2001)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Kim Jee-woon
Stars: Hye-Ju Ku, Won-hie Lim, Ha-kyun Shin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Min-seo (Older)
...
Joon-ho, lee
...
Min-seo
Yun-hie Jo ...
Ji-Eun
Gyu-ri Kim ...
Bodhisattva Hye-Joo
...
Former NASA Researcher
...
Robot repairman Park Do-won
Jun-hee Ko ...
Kim Yoo-min
Seung-joon Lee ...
Min-Seo's father
Dong-seok Ma ...
High school zombie
Hae-il Park ...
In-Myung
...
Suk-woo
Sae-Byeok Song ...
Min-Seo's uncle
Young-chang Song ...
Co. President Kang
Se-ah Yun ...
Min-Seo's mother
Edit

Storyline

The First Chapter of The Anthology Film- In A Brave New World, a mysterious virus brings the city to ruins and zombies flood the streets of Seoul. The Chapter 2, The Heavenly Creature, a robot reaches enlightenment on its own while working at a temple. Its creators regard this phenomenon as a threat to mankind and decide to terminate the robot. The Last Chapter- Happy Birthday, a little girl logs into a strange website and puts in an order for a new pool ball for her billiards-obsessed father. Soon an unidentified meteor heads toward Earth and all human beings flee to underground bomb shelters. Written by M LINE

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

robot | birthday | anthology | shelter | women | See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2012 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Doomsday Book  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
All three segments are pretty weak
6 October 2013 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

An anthology of apocalyptic sci-fi. Kind of. The film as a whole is infuriatingly confusing in its conception and execution. The first segment, directed by Pil-Sung Yim (of the Korean Hansel & Gretel movie), is the part that can be definitively labeled horror. Tainted beef turns people into zombies. The film has some decent comic moments, but it never really goes anywhere. Plus, I'm absolutely sick of zombies. The third segment, also directed by Yim, concerns a gigantic pool ball from space on a collision course with Earth. Turns out a young girl accidentally ordered an alien attack on the planet. This segment is so absolutely bizarre, I have no idea what they were going for. It is, at least, a bit amusing even if baffling. Bae Doon-Na appears at the very end of this segment, in the last ten minutes of the movie, and director Bong Joon-Ho also appears. The middle segment, directed by Kim Jee-Woon, cannot be considered horror at all. It concerns a robot which has achieved enlightenment and is considered by his fellow monks to be the reincarnation of Buddha. His makers are incensed at the idea, though, and wish to destroy him. This starts off as the most interesting segment, but as it goes on it gets lost in endless dialogue. Kim is a great action filmmaker and has no ability to make abstract concepts interesting. It's the most boring segment of the film, unfortunately. The one thing I can say for the film as a whole is that it always looks fantastic. Even when it's dull, which is often, it's always pretty.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
doomsday book florapine
Robots and Religion. doomsday_freak
Girl with toy dog in second story chaosbaron
monks and cell phones dbosityalpha
Discuss Doomsday Book (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?