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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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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

(at around 37 mins) A psychiatric facility would not put someone in a straight jacket for delusions or hallucinations. It's called "unreasonable restraint and seclusion". If the patient were a threat to his or her self or others, the person would be restrained. 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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Soundtracks

Boilermaker
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If you are under 13 or above 13 and intoxicated...
18 August 2007 | by aachikongSee all my reviews

If you are under 13 or above 13 and pretty intoxicated, you'll enjoy D-war. If you are a seriously dedicated fan of all kinds of brainless action films, you'll enjoy D-war. Otherwise, don't bother! I saw the movie today with my nephews and 3 of their friends. They really loved it and that made me feel good. After the movie was over, all the kids(my nephews and their friends)could not stop thanking me for taking them to the theater.

The CG is good. Acting and directing are horrible. Storyline is extremely simple. But, since the half of the audience was kids, they were screaming, shouting and cheering every time the dragons appeared on the screen. This made the viewing experience far more exciting than it should have been.

It's a good movie to take your kids to, but except for the final battle sequence, D-War is disappointing. I give this film 7 out of 10 mainly because the kids loved it so much.


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