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15 January 2018


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17 January 2014

There's No Room At Home In UK Trailer For Boomerang Family (Go Ryeong Haw Ga Jok)

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There comes a time when the siblings really need to leave home and make their own homes in Song Hae-Sung's madcap Boomerang Family when the 'kids' are 35, 40 and 44 you question if you are a parental failure?!

After it's UK premiere at Last November's London Korean Film Festival Uk's best Asian Film Distributor Third Window Films are bringing the film to DVD, Next month.

A peaceful household is disturbed by the return of a mother’s (Youn Yuh-Jung) three grown children one after the other. The first is eldest is unemployed freeloader Han-mo (Yoon Je-Moon), second is failed film director In-mo (Park Hae-Il ), and last is double divorcée Mi-yun (Kong Hyo-Jin). Having come back home after leaving the nest years before, they try their best to accommodate each other but constantly bicker and fight nonetheless. Thrown into the mix is Mi-yun’s teenaged daughter from one of her failed marriages, Mi-kyung. How will they ever manage to co-exist under one roof and hold on to a shred of dignity?

DVD Special Features

  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Interviews with the Cast & Crew,
  • Making Of,
  • Q&A at London Korean Film Festival,
  • Theatrical Trailer

Pre-Order/Buy: Boomerang Family [DVD]

Boomerang Family will be released on 24th February on DVD, the film stars Park Hae-Il(The Host),Yoon Jae-Moon (Mother),Kong Hyo-Jin (Volcano High) and Youn Yuh-Jung (The Housemaid).

20 September 2013

TIFF 2013 Review - Cold Eyes (Gam si ja deul)

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Release Date:
13th, 14th, 15th September 2013 (TIFF)
Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim
Hyo-ju Han, Woo-sung Jung, Jun-Ho Lee

One of the most accomplished and stand-out features at Toronto International Film festival this year is the slick, fierce, and ingenious Korean thriller

A bank robbery and the induction of a fresh faced operative to a shadowy police surveillance team, I’m a sucker for a concise, fast-paced opening and Cold Eyes has a great one in the vein of Heat and The Dark Knight... Actually Cold Eyes emulates a hundred films like these in its consistently thrilling flow of events, its use of characters who are at the top of their game, and its beautifully shot sprawling urban space. The film flits from point to point pulling at the quickly unravelling thread of a ensemble of bank robbers until things explode with dangerous enthusiasm. This is a crime film with a difference though, it’s all told from the point of view of an elite surveillance squad whose sole purpose is to track and remain covert. Considering the film’s head villain is just as desperate to remain behind the scenes, this makes for tense viewing.

One of the most striking features of the film is the Holmes/Moriarty relationship that plays out between Sol Kyung-gu’s seasoned Chief Detective Wang and Jung Woo-sung’s James, the shadowy leader of the criminal gang. Whilst Wang’s powers of deduction set him in a race against time to halt the next theft, James’ meticulous planning and dangerously efficient lack of empathy keep him a step ahead of the police. Its’ a pleasure to watch two fantastic actors settle so well into two wonderfully written parts. Woo-sung makes an absorbing and unstoppable force of nature in his turn as a genuinely fantastic villain; cold, calculating, and highly dangerous- as he proves on many occasions. On the other hand, Kyung-gu displays perfect comic timing, a fierce and fascinating intellect, and a fatherly kind of support for his group of young surveillance experts, ensuring that the good guys don’t become an irritating distraction from those blessed scenes where we see the inner workings of James’ plans.

Not an out –and- out action film, Cold Eyes favours use of action only when it is required, directors Jo Ui-seok and Kim Byung-seo are as apt at relaying fight sequences as they are with the often complex workings of criminal gangs and police squads. A lesson could be learnt here in regards to action in thrillers: less is more. A Bourne-type brutality surprises and shocks in its pace and edge, ensuring violence doesn’t become filler.

With an impeccable control over pace and action, Cold Eyes is a highly impressive thriller from its explosive start to epic finale. Here is gipping viewing that’s entirely worth your time.


Scott Clark

20 January 2013

Trailer And Poster For Korean Thriller The New World Starring Choi Min-sik

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There is many legends in film but there's very few in world cinema who get called 'legends' by western cinephiles one of those is South Korean actor Choi Min-sik. His performances in Oldboy along with I Saw The Devil are nothing but astonishing, and now he has a new film called The New World and just before it's release next month in his native Korea we have a new full trailer.

The New World tells the story of of an undercover cop who finds himself cornered deep in the heart of the biggest criminal organisation becoming involved in the fight for that groups leadership. This is no small movie The New World cast has some of the biggest names in Korean cinema with Hwang Jeong-min (The Unjust, Private Eye) and Lee Jeong-jae (The Thieves, The Housemaid) to name a few.

Synopsis:A detective infiltrates into one of the biggest gang organizations in the country and gets involved in a fight for the heir to the gang after the boss dies and in between the second in charge who trusts him with his life and the high police officials who think of him only as bait.

The New World will be released in South Korea 21st February.