The only problem is figuring out what to watch. I mean, you kind of want to know which of the three is the psychotronic, over-sexed horror movie about a giant wooden doll murdering a housewife with a meat cleaver.
What you really want to know is which movie has the scene where the blind saxophone player goes full Daredevil and learns to catch arrows with his bare hands. Instead, The People of Ko-Bang Neighborhood 82 is a sprawling, big-hearted movie based on a book by Lee Dong-Cheol, who picked Bae, then an inexperienced year-old, to adapt his novel because he liked his passion. Full of tear-choked revelations and sob-filled confessions, People of Ko-Bang is percent melodrama, but Bae insists on keeping his film grounded, swinging among Altman-esque observations of the wider shantytown community, then zooming in on the three-sided love triangle at its center.
Take the Train to Hell Speaking of abuse, brutalize your brain with Devil! Eighteen years earlier, the Japanese murdered his father and shot Dong-Hyuk in the eyeballs.
In the middle of one murder he meets Yeji Ahn Bo-yeong , a girl from his hometown whose family was wiped out in the same rising sun-sponsored bloodbath. Afterward, she survived on raw rats while learning to control snakes with her mind and to spit needles with deadly accuracy. The movie operates at peak hysteria at all times, alternating between Yeji and Dong-Hyuck weeping and blaming themselves for their woes, tearing out their hair and falling to their knees, before staging elaborate murders of evil Japanese who sit around their protected fortresses in fuzzy sweaters, cackling and eating bananas.
Never less than thrillingly tacky, Devil! Some gangsters witness his knack for fancy fist-work, and he quickly rises through the ranks, settling scores with rival gangs in one-on-one duels with knives and fists.
Full of constant whining appeals to Korean nationalism, it comes to electrifying life whenever a fight breaks out, which is about every 15 minutes. Director Im refuses to glamorize Kim Du-Han. But he fights like a dream. Thin as a whippet, he practically defies gravity, bouncing on the balls of his feet and smacking faces with the soles of his dress shoes. Fast and brutal, rather than elegant ballets, the beatdowns culminate in a final fight that is Tae Kwon Do heaven. Dripping with gothic atmosphere, it tells the clammy story of young Dr.
This begins a cat-and-mouse game involving murder, resurrection, and terrible staircase maintenance, played out via several silent set pieces of elaborately staged accidents, disappearing corpses, and gloomy nighttime photography. Seon-Hee is comfortably married to Professor Kang, a butterfly collector. As her friend points out: Her sexual obsession with the teenager causes the movie to bust a gasket and dissolve into a dizzying series of nightmares and hallucinations scored to an electronic soundtrack that sounds like outtakes from a Goblin recording session.
Add in the wooden doll of a shaman that Mi-Ok clings to—which seems to grow and shrink in size, depending on the occasion—and the stage is set for psychotic freak-outs galore. And boy howdy do we get them. My Girl …Stop the presses!
Formed off the back of their first big blockbuster hit, the feel-good romance My Girl 03 , GTH Hub dabbled in the occasional horror movie, like Shutter 04, another huge hit , but mostly it was Mickey Mouse Club fare that made good: Producing both TV and movies, the company was staggeringly successful until this November when it announced that, as of December 31, they are out of business. Therefore, we unanimously agree that if our works continue without finding a conclusion, it will cause damages to all sides involved.
Despite his first movie not getting very good reviews at all, this flick has been pleasing everyone. Out of all the draconian management agencies in Japan, Yoshimoto Kogyo towers over the rest. They signed a deal with CAA and Netflix recently, and they are also now linked to the Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza.
Apparently, 10 of their comedians were told to claim free massages at an orthopedic clinic on their health insurance, and then their claims were used to manufacture other fraudulent claims. Comedian Shiatsu Yaro was named as the recruiter of other Yoshimoto Kogyo—repped comics who received small payments in exchange for generating claims. Arrest warrants have been issued for all of the comedians , who claim they knew nothing about this scheme.