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Film Review: Ek Villain (2014) by Mohit Suri

Ek Villain” is an Indian romantic action thriller film directed by Mohit Suri. It’s loosely based on the successful Korean movie “I Saw the Devil”, directed by Kim Jee-woon and both are based on the original story written by Park Hoon-jung. For “Ek Villain”, Tushar Hiranandani has adapted Park Hoon-jung’s the original story and by keeping some essential elements of the original screenplay, but at the same time by altering other key details, makes “Ek Villain” to deviate from the movie “I saw the Devil”.

Ek Villain”‘s story follows Guru (Sidharth Malhotra), a former gangster who in the past worked for Caeser (Remo Fernandes) but now leaves his past behind and starts a new life with his wife Aisha Verma (Shraddha Kapoor). Unfortunately, at the very beginning of his new life, while Aisha is calling Guru, an intruder in hood attacks her in their new home,
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Fantasia 2018 Movie Review – The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion, 2018.

Directed by Park Hoon-jung.

Starring Kim Da-mi, Cho Min-soo, Park Hee-soon, Choi Woo-shik.

Synopsis:

A high school student with amnesia tries to uncover what has happened to her. All leading her into deeper troubles ultimately revealing a darkness she could not have imagined.

Don’t let the blatant sequel bait-y title deceive you, this is a perfectly fine standalone film with no clear sequel in sight. This is not half a film, half a teaser, but a mesmerizing and thoroughly entertaining mix of over the top sci-fi, gory and well-choreographed fight scenes, and an inventive twist on the Korean revenge thriller with some superpowers thrown in for good measure.

Park Hoon-jung, the writer-director best known for writing Kim Jee-woon’s bloody reinvigoration of serial killer tropes in I Saw the Devil and directing the violent action film V.I.P, is back to subvert expectations
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Film Review: V.I.P. (2017) by Park Hoon-jung Screening at Fantasia

Evidently, there are many crime thrillers coming out of S. Korea, too many someone could even say. Occasionally though, there are some productions that still manage to stand out, and prove that the genre has still something to give. And who else to come up with such a film than Park Hoon-jung, whose credits include “I Saw the Devil” (scriptwriter) and “New World”, two films that are among the top entries in the category. “V.I.P.” continues in the same footsteps.

V.I.P.” is part of the Asian selection at Fantasia International Film Festival

Detective Chae I-do is one of those detectives whose tactics are not so different than the people he is supposed to be arresting. Violent, constantly smoking and with a no-punches-pulled mentality that has him even breaking the law to achieve his goal, he is a real pain-in-the-ass for the police department. Alas, when his predecessor is found dead,
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Film Review: The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (2018) by Park Hoon-jung, Screening at Fantasia

Park Hoon-jung gave us the screenplay for the modern-day classic “I Saw The Devil”, “The Unjust” and directed the brilliant “New World” and “The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale”. After last year’s controversial serial-killer thriller “V.I.P.”, he is back with his latest directorial offering “The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion”.

“The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion” is part of the Asian selection at Fantasia International Film Festival

The film confusingly begins right in the middle of a bloody massacre in a Facility. Professor Baek, who clearly is in charge of it all, is overseeing a mass killing of children inside the Facility while Mr. Choi, the suave, scary Handler for the establishment is on the tail of two children, a boy and a girl, who have managed to escape amidst all the violence. While Mr. Choi and his henchmen manage to capture the boy, the girl flees and ends up at the farm of Mr.
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Netflix acquires Kim Jee-woon’s live-action anime adaptation Illang: The Wolf Brigade

Variety is reporting that Netflix has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon’s (I Saw the Devil) new film Illang: The Wolf Brigade.

A live-action adaptation of the 1999 anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, the film is set in 2029 and ” follows the actions of a special forces squad set up to quell a terrorist sect which opposes the formation of a joint government between North and South Korea.”

Netflix has been actively expanding its roster of Korean programming, premiering its first Korean series Love Alarm earlier this year, as previously granted a two-season order to the medieval zombie series Kingdom. It also earned rave reviews for South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s most recent feature Okja.

Kim’s other credits include The Good, The Bad, The Weird and The Age of Shadows, the latter of which was selected as Korean’s foreign language Oscar contender.

The
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Netflix Picked Up That Awesome Korean Futuristic Action Thriller Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade

We've posted a couple trailers for the upcoming futuristic action thriller Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade over the past month. The Korean film comes from director Kim Jee-woon, who previously directed the films I Saw The DevilThe Good the Bad the Weird, and The Last Stand. A lot of fans love what they have seen from these trailers and are excited to watch the movie! Well, Netflix has picked up the rights to it, which will make it easy for everyone to watch! 

The news comes from Variety, and even though we've been calling the movie Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, they say that the title of the film will Illang: The Wolf Brigade.

The film is a live-action adaptation of 1999 Japanese-made animation Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, which is based on the Mamoru Oshii manga. The story is set in 2029 and follows the actions of a special forces squad set up
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Trailer and Big News For Jee-woon Kim's Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Jee-Woon Kim, the Korean director of I Saw the Devil, and The Good the Bad and the Weird has a new live-action of adaptation of of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

A couple months ago we premiered a couple posters for the film. Since then, the film has come out in South Korea and we have a teaser trailer And news that Netflix has picked up most of the worldwide rights.

Synopsis:

Set in the distant future where both North and South Koreas agree to establish a joint government, which has been in preparation for a duration of 7 years, the plot focuses on political uprisings on opposing sides which grow fierce when a special police unit is formed to stop the chaos.

Check out the International trailer below:
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Trailer for Korean Film “The Witch: Part 1. Subversion”

Park Hoon-jung is known for his fast-paced, male-centric screenplays and action-packed directorials. His latest film, “The Witch: Part 1. Subversion”, is the first time he has a central female protagonist.

Synopsis

10 years ago, Ja-yoon escaped from a government facility in the midst of an inexplicable incident by herself and lost all her memory. An old couple takes her in even though she doesn’t know her name or age. She grows up to be a bright high school student and enters a nationally televised audition program to win the top prize and help her struggling family out. As soon as she appears on TV strange people start appearing in her life. A man named ‘Nobleman’ constantly roams around her, in addition to ‘Dr. Baek’ and ‘Mr. Choi’ who have been searching for her since her disappearance. Ja-yoon’s life falls into turmoil as they turn her seemingly ordinary life upside down
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‘In-rang: The Wolf Brigade’ Trailer: Kim Jee-woon Adapts the Acclaimed Manga

‘In-rang: The Wolf Brigade’ Trailer: Kim Jee-woon Adapts the Acclaimed Manga
Maybe Hollywood has a problem adapting beloved anime and manga properties, but it looks like South Korea won’t. The latest movie from acclaimed director Jee-Woon Kim is a remake of a classic manga series that has already seen three successful Japanese adaptations. The title is probably best known […]

The post ‘In-rang: The Wolf Brigade’ Trailer: Kim Jee-woon Adapts the Acclaimed Manga appeared first on /Film.
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‘In-rang: The Wolf Brigade’ Trailer: ‘I Saw The Devil’ Filmmaker Returns With His Own Summer Blockbuster

Korean filmmaker Jee-Woon Kim, best known for “The Good the Bad the Weird,” “A Tale of Two Sisters,” and “I Saw the Devil,” brings us a “Mission: Impossible“-esque action movie set it in the future. The film, “In-rang: The Wolf Brigade,” is an adaptation of a popular Japanese series, and looks to have a different take on the popular source material.

Continue reading ‘In-rang: The Wolf Brigade’ Trailer: ‘I Saw The Devil’ Filmmaker Returns With His Own Summer Blockbuster at The Playlist.
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Awesome Full Trailer For The Futuristic Action Thriller Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade From Director Kim Jee-woon

An awesome full international trailer has been released for the upcoming futuristic action crime thriller Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. The Korean film comes from director Kim Jee-woon, who previously directed the films I Saw The DevilThe Good the Bad the Weird, and The Last Stand. Jee-woon has made some pretty hardcore and wild movies and this next film of his looks so good! The trailer is in Korean and I have no idea what anyone is saying but it still looks like it could be a badass film!

The film is a new adaptation of the popular Mamoru Oshii manga. The story is set in the near future, "the film takes place in a world where the governments of South and North Korea are on the cusp of reunification, following seven years of preparation. When demonstrations opposing the unification turn more violent, a special police force is formed to combat them.
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Awesome Full Trailer for Kim Jee-woon's Live-Action 'Jin-Roh' Movie

Finally! Warner Bros Korea has debuted the first full-length international trailer for In-rang, a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. This is the latest film made by talented filmmaker Kim Jee-woon adapting a very popular, very awesome anime into a live-action film. They've adapted the story to be set in Korea in the future, in a time where North and South Korea are about to merge. The South Korean police launch a special unit known as "The Wolf Brigade" to stop an anti-reunification terrorist group. The original anime is known as one of the best animes ever, up there with Akira, and this looks like an exciting live-action version that's very close to the original. The cast is lead by Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo, Jung Woo-sung, with Kim Mu-yeol, Choi Min-ho, Han Ye-ri, Shin Eun-soo, and Choi Jin-ho. ...
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Trailer for Upcoming Korean Film “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” aka “In-rang”

South Korean director Kim Jee-woon has finally completed the live-action/remake based on Mamoru Oshii’s manga series, “Kerberos Panzer Cop” which has already had two live-action adaptations (“The Red Spectacles” in 1987 and “StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops” in 1991), and one anime adaptation (Hiroyuki Okiura’s “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” in 1999).

His new film is called “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” aka “In-rang” and Warner Bros. has just released a new trailer for it.

Synopsis

In the year 2029 a special police unit has been created to maintain the order between South and North Korea while the two countries are about to create a unified government after 5 years of negotiations. Protests and demonstrations, pro and anti the new government, become fierce and the titular special force will have to confront the terrorist group known as The Sect, opposing the unification.

Starring Gang Dong-Won, Han Hyo-Joo, Kim Moo-Yul, and Han Ye-Ri, it’s due
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Cool Teaser Trailer For Futuristic Korean Action Film Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade From The Director of I Saw The Devil

I've got a cool little teaser trailer here worth checking out for an upcoming Korean futuristic action thriller Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. The movie comes from director Kim Jee-woon, who previously directed I Saw The DevilThe Good the Bad the Weird, and The Last Stand. It's been a couple of years since he's made a movie and this one certainly looks interesting! I love this guy's movies so I'm definitely excited about watching this!

The film is an adaptation of the popular Mamoru Oshii manga. This isn't the first time it was adapted, though. In 1999 there was a feature-length anime film.

The story is set in the near future, "the film takes place in a world where the governments of South and North Korea are on the cusp of reunification, following seven years of preparation. When demonstrations opposing the unification turn more violent, a special police force is formed to combat them.
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Cool Trailer For The Korean Supernatural Action Thriller Witch

I've got an awesome trailer for you to watch today for a cool looking supernatural action thriller from Korea called Witch. The story centers on a teenage girl who, "after premature memory loss and a violent upbringing, finds herself in a situation where she must fight against dark and unknown assailants."

The movie was directed by Park Hoon-jung who previously directed the film New World and also wrote the twisted script for I Saw the Devil. This next film of his looks great! There are some great films that come out of South Korea. I love what I'm seeing in this first trailer for Witch and it definitely perked my interest. 

The film stars Park Hee-soon, who previously worked with Hoon-jung on VIP, as well as Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-sik. There's no information on when we might see this film, but I'll be looking forward to watching it. 

Via:
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First Trailer for ‘Witch,’ from ‘New World’ Director Park Hoon-jung

From acclaimed Korean director Park Hoon-jung (New World director, I Saw the Devil writer), Witch is the newest addition to his line-up of action-thriller films. Witch tells the story of a girl who, after premature memory loss and a violent upbringing, finds herself in a situation where she must fight against dark and unknown assailants.

The first trailer boasts the necessary cadences of a successful thriller; we already know that Hoon-jung feels comfortable within this genre. Interestingly enough, however, the trailer also suggests that the film may incorporate supernatural elements into its narrative, as the title may suggest. The film stars Park Hee-soon, who has previously worked with Hoon-jung on VIP, as well as Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-sik.

While there are no current domestic distribution plans, it will arrive in June in South Korea. See the trailer and poster below.
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First Look at Jee-woon Kim's Live Action Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

Guys! Jee-Woon Kim, the Korean director of I Saw the Devil, and The Good the Bad and the Weird has a new live-action of adaptation of of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. I don't know if it's a remake of Hiroyuki Okiura's 1999 anime or more faithful to the manga but with Kim in the director's chair it should be pretty good.

A couple posters have emerged for the film which comes out July in South Korea. check them out below.

Synopsis:

Set in the distant future where both North and South Koreas agree to establish a joint government, which has been in preparation for a du
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Film Review: V.I.P. (2017) by Park Hoon-jung

Park Hoon-jung is better known for writing the screenplays for “I Saw the Devil” & “The Unjust”. Although his directional debut “The Showdown” in 2011 was overlooked, he bounced back with “New World” in 2013 and “The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale” in 2015. Both movies starred Chio Min-shik and were commercially successful. Now he returns with another crime thriller, which is also the third co-production of Warner Brothers and South Korea.

V.I.P.” is a complete crime thriller concerning a North Korean serial killer who defected to the South and consequently was hunted by not only a North Korean agent, the local police and the National Intelligence Service but also the CIA. This killer is also the son of a high-ranking general from the North, accordingly making him untouchable since he can do whatever he pleases. With the help of his goons, they rape, torture their victims, drug them, taking photos and video of their acts,
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Giveaway – Win New World on Dual Format

Eureka Entertainment’s Montage Pictures releases New World, a slick edge-of-your-seat thriller, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition this coming Monday, January 15th 2018, and we have three copies to give away. Read on for details of how to enter…

After receiving much acclaim for his screenplays for both Kim Jee-woon’s I Saw the Devil and Ryoo Seung-wan’s The Unjust, Park Hoon-jung made the transition to directing and with New World, established himself as one of South Korea’s finest directors.

When the chairman of South Korea’s largest crime syndicate is killed in mysterious circumstances, a complex and violent struggle for power takes place between the three most powerful figures in the Korean underworld. Meanwhile the police, led by section chief Kang (Choi Min-sik, Oldboy), have established operation “New World”, in an attempt to weaken the syndicate even further. However, Kang’s inside man, Ja-sung (played by
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St. Louis: Win Passes to an Advance Screening of ‘The Shape Of Water’

Guillermo del Toro is one of my favorite modern directors. He won me over when I saw The Devil’s Backbone at the St. Louis International Film Festival in the early 2000’s. Guillermo’s latest film, The Shape of Water, will be released on December 15th and we have some passes to giveaway to our readers to check it out early.

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes The Shape Of Water – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Screening is on Monday, December 11th at 7Pm.

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