I wasn't that blown away by Shiri at first (I think I was intially surprised by how 'Hollywood' it was), but I've grown to like it more and more over repeat viewings. The romantic stuff is a bit corny, but aside from that it's a great action movie.
I've got Symphony For Mr Vengeance and Die Bad on the way to me which I can't wait to see, have read good things about both.
― Mil, Saturday, 31 May 2003 00:16 (sixteen years ago) link
― PVC (peeveecee), Saturday, 31 May 2003 01:17 (sixteen years ago) link
― PVC (peeveecee), Saturday, 31 May 2003 01:18 (sixteen years ago) link
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 2 June 2003 09:08 (sixteen years ago) link
just saw Tale of Two Sisters and thought it was fantastic. manages to pull above the standard slow burn morose style that a lot of Asian horror is doing (though it too has long haired spooky girls). great macabre set design and multifaceted story/performances. next up, Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs.
i also liked Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance quite a bit as unrelentingly bleaks as it is. anybody see the My Wife is a Gangster films?
― scissors (Honda), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 12:03 (sixteen years ago) link
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 9 December 2003 15:04 (sixteen years ago) link
― amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 2 February 2004 22:32 (sixteen years ago) link
Turning Gate is not only one of the best of the new Korean cinema, it is one of the greatest films I've seen in about ten years.
Come to think of it, ALL of Hong Sang-Soo's films are fantastic.
― BabyBuddha (BabyBuddha), Monday, 2 February 2004 23:04 (sixteen years ago) link
i was surprised honestly because i tend to think of asian cinemas, korea's especially, as notably chaste (even the japanese cinema if you except the subgenres of sadeian violence and sex, and of course porn) in what they can portray, but aside from the pubic hair thing, which is trivial as you note, these were some of the most forceful and almost discomfortingly realistic sex scenes i'd ever seen
― amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 3 February 2004 11:13 (sixteen years ago) link
Woman on the Beach out on DVD today.
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Parasite = o
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