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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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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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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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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:

$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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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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WILHELM SCREAM: (at around 14 mins) When the dragon steps over the villager during the flashback sequence, and also later (at around 1h 6 mins) when a dragon throws a policeman into a car windshield. See more »

Goofs

The Military and Police would have most likely built roadblocks as part of the defense of Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Daniels: I keep trying to understand, but none of this is making any sense.
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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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The worst major film I've seen in a long time
27 September 2007 | by JKristine35See all my reviews

I went into this movie with high hopes. Normally, I'm not too picky about my movies and creature movies are *always* fun to watch, or so I thought. I'll list the good parts of this movie: -The creature effects. All of the creatures were well-done, their movements were realistic, and they fit into the other imagery well. To be honest, the creature effects were the ONLY reason I gave this movie a 2 rather than a 1. Now, the bad things: -The acting. Good Lord, I've seen bad acting, but this movie takes the cake. Not a single one of the characters is even *close* to believable. It's like the director sent out a casting call and picked all the worst try-outs from it. I tried very hard not to giggle too loud, cause I didn't wanna upset anyone else in the theatre, but the acting really was THAT BAD. -The storyline: The entire story is full of plot holes from beginning to finish. You can pick at least 5 plot holes out of any given 30 minutes of film. The plot holes, of course, are complimentary with the cheese. This is probably one of the most clichéd, not thought-out, and outright dumbest stories I've ever seen put on screen since I had the grave misfortune of sitting up one night and watching Parasite on the SciFi channel. -The dialogue: This is a world where everyone says the cheesiest and most clichéd thing they possibly can, at every chance they possibly can. In this world, it seems like every line has been spoken before in at least 30 other low-budget creature movies. It is the world of cheese and cliché. -The special effects. While the creature effects were downright awesome, the special effects fail miserably. Yes, they are better than those seen in other movies, but a lot of it is in the presentation. And this movie has no presentation whatsoever. It looks kinda like the special effects used on the Power Rangers TV show, to be honest. To sum up: Dragon Wars is worth neither your time nor your money. The concept is good, but it is trapped in the bad directing, acting, dialogue, and cheesiness of the film. Wait til the next big monster movie comes out. It's gotta be better than this, cause Dragon Wars is absolutely horrible.


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