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The Divine Weapon (2008)

Shin-gi-jeon (original title)
An historical, epic tale of Korea's creation of Singijeon, a variation of the Chinese fire arrow.

Director:

Yoo-jin Kim

Writers:

Man-Hee Lee (screenplay) (as Man-hui Lee), Hyeon-jeong Shin (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Seol-joo
Eun-jeong Han Eun-jeong Han ... Hong-ri
Joon-ho Huh ... Chang-kang (as Jun-ho Heo)
Sung-Ki Ahn ... King Sejong (as Sung-kee Ahn)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geon-sik Bae Geon-sik Bae ... Researcher
Seong-sik Han Seong-sik Han ... Hong-man's butler
Gyo-jin In ... In-ha (as Yi Sung Do)
Seong-mo Jeong ... Sa Ma-soon
Do-gyung Lee Do-gyung Lee ... Hong-man
Seung-geun Lee Seung-geun Lee ... Bong-gu
Hyeon-kyeong Ryu Hyeon-kyeong Ryu ... Bang-wook
Kim Myeong Su Kim Myeong Su ... Gya Oh-ryung (as Myoeng-su Kim)
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Storyline

During the reign of King Sejong in the 15th century, the Joseon Dynasty was the embodiment of the perfect state. To the Ming China, the aspiring imperial power, Joseon presented an obstacle to territorial expansion. To protect themselves from war, King Sejong develops a secret weapon to defend their territory and take back their land and supremacy. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

korean history | 15th century | See All (2) »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Divine Weapon is entertaining from the beginning to the end
25 April 2009 | by emphedoklesSee all my reviews

Shin ge jeon includes all that i am looking for at a historical epic Asian movie.

Greate costumes, evil generals, a lot of sword fight, a hero and a few interesting historical details. Also of course great landscape pictures and battle scenes with fire and explosions :).

It is for sure not the best Asian movie ever. And there is no compare with high end martial arts movies like Tiger and Dragon or Hero.

All fighting scenes are made more realistic then in the most other movies from that genre. If you like to see warriors flying all the time and a hero who can kill 100 men with a stick in less then a minute, then this is the wrong movie for you.

If you like historical Asian movies in the stile of "a small country is trying to defend it self against an empire" then you surly will enjoy it.

The movie includes a bit to much different characters. At the end of the movie i lost it completely who were all that guys which are died with great heroism :).

Also the love story, which seems to be essential in such movies, was not as disturbing as normal.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 September 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A mennyek fegyvere See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,991,573
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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