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Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

D-War (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

14 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

KRW 12,181,588,006 (South Korea), 5 August 2007, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,041,239, 16 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,977,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,915,361
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(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The music associated with Muraki and his army makes extensive use of the "Dies irae" melody, a medieval chant traditionally used in ceremonies for the dead. Since the nineteenth century, it has been used in contexts evoking the macabre and supernatural. See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 mins) A character incorrectly refers to the US Bank building in downtown LA as the "Liberty" Tower, when in fact the Tower is actually known as the Library Tower. The LA Public Library is across the street and gave up the air rights for the Tower to be built (which helped to rebuild the Library after two devastating fires). This was possibly a deliberate error, as the building is occasionally incorrectly referred to as the Liberty Tower (most notably by President George W. Bush identifying it as a possible terrorist target). However, a local resident of Los Angeles would most likely not make this mistake. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Belafonte: I mean, this thing stared at me like my ex-wife.
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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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Comparisons to Boll and Sci-Fi Channel don't apply
19 September 2007 | by RevengeOfBobRossSee all my reviews

This movie was not good. Let's start off with that. But it wasn't a one or two star movie like people are giving it.

Pretty much, the plot is decent. It's something different. It's totally corny and implausible, but it's DRAGON WARS, it's not trying to win any Oscars. to people who say the visual effects are the worst they have seen, PUH-lease. The effects are about on par with Dragonheart and the Godzilla remake. Of course, this means the effects are ten years old, and films like T2 and Jurassic Park still look like they were made last year, but that's beside the point. The effects aren't THAT bad.

The acting is average. Nothing special. Better than Keanu Reeves or Clive Owen. See, what I'm trying to do here is show you that a movie like "Gryphon" or "Raptor Island" or "Alone in the Dark" are much much worse than this. Stop giving unfair comparisons. The last 20 minutes of the movie actually had some good action, and the final battle was great. Lighten up. Just have sit back and MST3K it if you want. But it's cheesy monster mashing fun.


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