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Woochi (2009)

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Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic.

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Dong-hoon Choi

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Dong-hoon Choi, Ho-min Ju (character created by: Woochi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dong-won Gang ... Jeon Woo-chi
Soo-jung Lim ... Seo In-kyeong
Yoon-Seok Kim ... Hwa-dam
Hae-jin Yoo ... Chorangyi
Young-chang Song ... Buddhist monk
Sang-ho Kim ... Priest
Woo-seon Seon Woo-seon Seon ... Female doctor / goblin
Jeong-hwan Kong Jeong-hwan Kong ... Helper / goblin
Nam-Hee Park Nam-Hee Park ... Noble Married Woman
Tae-won Kwon Tae-won Kwon ... King
Bang Kil-Seung Bang Kil-Seung ... Man Wearing Yellow Hanbok 1
Ji-min Kim Ji-min Kim ... Man Wearing Yellow Hanbok 3
Ki-Cheon Kim Ki-Cheon Kim ... Nobleman
Yeon-su Seo Yeon-su Seo ... Palace girl
Yeong-jin Sin Yeong-jin Sin ... Mastermind
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Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic.

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World beware. The wizard is coming.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

23 December 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

War of the Wizards See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Jeon Woo Chi (2012) See more »

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Unwieldy fantasy/comedy hybrid
10 August 2012 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

An action-packed Korean fantasy epic that charts the story of warring wizards transported to a modern city and the chaos they wreak therein, WOOCHI THE DEMON SLAYER sounds great when you see the story written out. Sadly, though, watching the actual movie is a different story altogether. WOOCHI THE DEMON SLAYER turns out to be a weakly-plotted comedy, full of irritating breakneck editing and general disregard for the usual conventions of cinema: it's overlong, rambling, trivial and most of all a bore.

The trailer sells this as a full-blown action movie but it turns out to be a comedy. Now, Asian comedies don't typically do well overseas, so I can see why the trailer was cut that way, but it's still a bit of a cheat. The humour isn't very funny and the script, including various evil wizards, travelling between dimensions, shape-shifting goblins and the like, is all over the place. The one thing the film does boast is some excellent special effects work in the form of above-average CGI, but the elaborate action scenes are spoilt slightly by the disjointed editing and general lack of cohesion. It's a shame, because if the comedy had been toned down and the drama upped, this could have been a very good film indeed; as it stands it's an overlong misfire.


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