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Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

D-War (original title)
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Once in 500 years, ancient mythical creatures come to Earth, wreaking havoc and destruction. This time they must be stopped.

Director:

Hyung-rae Shim

Writer:

Hyung-rae Shim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Behr ... Ethan Kendrick
Amanda Brooks ... Sarah
Robert Forster ... Jack
Craig Robinson ... Bruce
Aimee Garcia ... Brandy
Chris Mulkey ... Agent Frank Pinsky
John Ales ... Agent Judah Campbell
Elizabeth Peña ... Agent Linda Perez (as Elizabeth Pena)
Billy Gardell ... Zoo Guard
Holmes Osborne ... Hypnotherapist
NiCole Robinson ... Psychiatrist
Geoff Pierson ... Secretary of Defense (as Geoffrey Pierson)
Cody Arens Cody Arens ... Young Ethan
Kevin Breznahan ... Reporter
Jody Carlson ... Sarah's Mother (as Jody L. Carlson)
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Storyline

Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter, and he arrives at the conclusion that a girl, stricken with a mysterious illness, named Sarah is suppose to help him. The Imoogi makes its way to Los Angeles, wreaking havoc and destruction. With the entire city under arms, will Ethan and Sarah make it in time to save the people of Los Angeles? Written by Anonymous

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They've made our world their battleground See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and creature action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is the first Korean production in nearly three decades to receive wide theatrical release in the United States. See more »

Goofs

In reality, firearms, especially those loaded with armor-piercing ammunition, would have easily penetrated the armor of medieval warriors, like that of the 'Artox' army, yet small-arms fire and even .50 caliber machine guns could not harm these warriors. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Belafonte: All right. Fine. I didn't see a snake. For heaven's sake, there is no such thing as a giant snake. I must have lost my mind for a second.
Psychiatrist: Everybody makes mistakes. I'm glad you're seeing clearly.
[to the guard]
Psychiatrist: You may untie him.
Mr. Belafonte: I hate to say this, but the giant snake is in this hospital right now. Look out your window.
Psychiatrist: Tie him again. He has to be hospitalized.
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Alternate Versions

The final edit for both the US and Korean versions of the film run approximately 92 minutes, considerably shorter than the 110 minute cut first shown at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA on November 4, 2006, and again at the Berlin Film Market on February 8, 2007. According to D-WAR production company Younggu Art Entertainment, the film was tightened to improve pacing based on feedback from preview screenings. See more »

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Boilermaker
Written by Sarah Paul Ocampo, Aaron Huffman, Mark Dibeh and Bo Gilliland
Performed by Love Hotel
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Great special effects...but they're completely wasted on this storyline
17 September 2007 | by RobbzillaSee all my reviews

How this movie got made with a supposedly $70 million budget and without being completely retooled is beyond me. The storyline and dialogue are beyond amateurish. Characters say things no real person would ever say and almost never react to things that were said before. No one seems to be grounded in the real world. The acting of the leads is fine given that the writing is such a dud...but several actors in supporting roles really drag the production down. The hero's hair probably should've gotten its own credit, it was so oddly attention- grabbing...not to mention that it gave one of the better performances in the pic. Finally, for a movie about L.A. being besieged by giant reptiles, this film is shockingly boring. What a shame! If you do see this, your mind will be constantly racing, thinking up ways that you could have taken the SFX scenes and built a far better movie around them. Sadly, it wouldn't have taken much.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Wars: D-War See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,376,000, 16 September 2007

Gross USA:

$10,977,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,108,817
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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