Seoul / 서울 (Korean) 2002


Seoul

Seoul / 서울 —-> Japanese super detective Hayase has to go chasing after criminals that try to rob a security truck while he is on the way to Seoul airport! Since some of the robbers manage to escape Hayase is forced to extend his stay in order to help identify the escaped robbers which leads to his forced team-up with the Korean detective Yung Choi. Meanwhile, the bad guys show their terrorist faces and kidnap Japan’s Foreign Minister so as to disrupt the upcoming Asian Summit. Can the unusual team of Hayase and Yung Choi track down the gang of evil doers in the big city of Seoul in only 72 hours? The vocalist of the Japanese rock group “Tokio” Tomoya Nagase takes his role in this action-packed movie partnered by the Korean star Choi Min-Su. It is a relationship-building buddy movie about a rookie Japanese police and an elite Korean cop. The movie was shot on location in Seoul. Filming started on 20 July 2001 and was completed around 2 months later. The movie features spectacular car races through Seoul at top speed, big budget explosions of entire buildings and breathtaking shoot-outs! (Source: yesasia)

IMDB Link……..: http://imdb.com/title/tt0307440/
AsianDb Link…..: http://www.asiandb.com/browse/movie_detail.pfm?code=5269

Genre…………: Action / Thriller
DVD Distributor..: Universe Laser & Video Co. Limited (Hong Kong)
Year………….: March 22, 2002
Duration………: 109 minutes
Country……….: Japan / South Korea
Director………: Masahiko Nagasawa
Starring………: Choi Min-soo (최민수) / Kim Ji-yeon (김지연) / Tomoya Nagase

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The Assembly (China | Hong Kong) 2007

THE ASSEMBLY

= THE ASSEMBLY 2007 =

War feasts upon death. Its greedy appetite carries away many a life on the battlefield, and soldiers must be ready to die at any time. Yet all these sacrifices can be given meaning and reason with honor. A weathered witness of war’s insatiable appetite, Guzidi, Captain of the Ninth Company, will struggle his entire life to return honor to his forty six men and their self-sacrifice. The year 1948 witnessed the launching of the Huaihai Campaign during the Chinese Civil War. In one of Chinese history’s deadliest battles, thousands from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Nationalist Army (KMT) fell in the battle that took place between Xuzhou and Bengdu. It was amid this bloody fight that Captain Guzidi led the Ninth Company infantry unit on a sniper mission. His orders were to fight the KMT Army until the retreat assembly call was sounded. Yet, after many long hours of painstaking resistance, Gu watched powerless as the ammunition ran out and the scant ranks of the Ninth Company grew sparser still. The men were falling one by one. On the brink of death, Lieutenant Jiao Dapeng, Gu’s best partner, announced that he heard the call and asked Gu to retreat with the remaining soldiers. The dying man’s words spread doubt within the remainder of the company, but Gu insisted that the bugle had not sounded and that they were to continue fighting at all costs. Not until later did Gu realize that all the neighboring troops had already left the field, and that his entire company had maybe died in vain because of his stubborn obedience. Blinded by anger and guilt, Gu marched straight into the enemy’s trench. But his life was spared, and he had no choice but to shoulder the gargantuan weight of guilt and mystery that would burden the remainder of his life. A few days later, Gu woke up in a hospital. While among the KMT ranks, he had been wounded and captured by the PLA. He had lost his identity, and quickly learnt that without a survivor to vouch for them, the forty six men who had bravely sacrificed their lives under him had simply gone missing. Gu joined the infantry of the Liberation Army and painstakingly climbed up the lower rungs of the military ladder. Determined to prove the glorious death of his forty-six men, Gu embarks on a journey in search of those who hold the key to the mystery of the bugle call…

Produced by private-owned Huayi Brothers and it’s Hong Kong-based strategic partner Media Asia and directed by independent director Feng Xiaogang (i.e., he is not employed by any state-own studio), Assembly has been called the first Chinese-made modern war epic which does not serve any purpose for propaganda. It was premiered at the recently closed Pusan International Film Festival and got very positive reviews. Feng said he hopes it made a significant step away from the propaganda tone of other Chinese war movies. In his war movie, he shows the communist soldiers?fears in battle. The battle scenes are also more bloody and gory, which is heavily inspired by Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and Korean-made Taegeukgi. Set to be released in the mainland China December 20 this year, the movie has been sold to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The deals for Korean and Japanese rights are also likely to be sealed. It will be showcased at the American Film Market opening next week in LA.

IMDb Link……: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0881200
Orginale title : Ji jie hao (2007)
Officiale WebSite : http://assembly.hbpictures.com
Genre…………: Action / War / Drama
Year………….: 2007
Country……….: Hong Kong / China
Director………: Xiaogang Feng
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The Killer (Chinese) 1989

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In this bloody tale of loyalty and friendship, Chow Yun-Fat is Jeffrey, an assassin who wishes to leave the business so he can take care of Jennie, the beautiful lounge singer who he inadvertently blinded during a previous assignment. Danny Lee is the determined cop who will stop at nothing to bring him in, only he realizes that Jeffrey is no ordinary assassin, and wishes to help him in his quest. Only problem is that Jeffrey’s employers refuse to pay him for his last job, money which is needed to restore Jennie’s eyesight

Director:John Woo
Writer:John Woo (written by)
Genre:Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Cast: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kenneth Tsang, Fui-On Shing, Kwong Leung Wong,
Runtime:
111 min / Australia:96 min / Taiwan:141 min / USA:104 min (R-rated version)
Country:Hong Kong
Language:Cantonese / Japanese

Zoku/Sugata Sanshiro (1943/45) (Japanese)

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Sanshiro, a strong stubborn youth, comes to the city to apprentice at a jujitsu school. His first night, he sees Yano in action, a master of judo, a more spiritual art, and he begs to be Yano’s student. As the youth learns technique, he must also learn “satori,” the calm acceptance of Nature’s law. If he can balance strength and control, then judo may become the training regimen for the city’s police, Sanshiro can gain respect from an old teacher in a jujitsu school, and he can win the hand of Sayo, that teacher’s daughter, who is also sought by jujitsu’s finest master, the implacable Higaki, who vows to kill Sanshiro in a midnight fight on a windswept mountainside.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Writers:Akira Kurosawa (writer)
Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
Genre:Action / Adventure / Drama
Runtime:
80 min / Japan:97 min (original release)
Country:
JapanLanguage:Japanese

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In this government-suggested sequel, Sugata again grows as a judo master, and demonstrates his (and by extension, all Japanese) superiority to the foreign warrior

Director:Akira Kurosawa
Writers:
Akira Kurosawa (writer)
Tsuneo Tomita (novel)
Genre:Action / Adventure
Runtime:83 min
Country:Japan
Language:Japanese


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Hello Brother (Korean) 2004

Hello Brother

Also known as: Hello, Goodbye Little Brother (An-nyang, hyeong-a)
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Language: Korean

Subtitle: English (Soft-subbed)

Release Date: 2004

Genre: Drama

Synopsis:

A warm and touching drama about nine-year-old Han-yi, a brat who causes all sorts of problems wherever he goes. Han-yi believes that his parents, and brother are all under his control. Suddenly, when he learns that his older brother is ill, everything changes and he faces his most challenging experience ever. Han-yi’s brother, Han-byeol is diagnosed with cancer and has an operation. Some conflicts ensue between Han-yi and Han-byeol’s new friend, Wook-yi, whom he meets at the hospital. Wook-yi has been suffering from leukemia for a long time, but he is a favorite in the hospital because of his abundant humor and positive mind. Finally, Han-yi solves the complicated matter of his relationship with Wook-yi and starts behaving well to save his brother’s life.

Starring:

* Park Ji-bin as Han-yi
* Seo Dae-han as Han-byeol
* Choi Woo-hyuk as Wook-yi
* Bae Jong-ok as the mother
* Park Won-sang as the father

Sibaji/The Surrogate Woman (1998) (Korean)

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When noble family have no male heir to pass care about ancestors ghosts on, grandmother hires a “sibaji” – surrogate womb, to finally have man in next generation. The small piece of land will be even too much reward for young girl who has to give birth to nobleman’s son. The contract is made. Now sibaji has to be prepared and meet Master for having his baby. Women of the family are waiting for good news – if surrogate mother will be pregnant, praying for a boy and preparing family’s daughter-in-law fake pregnancy… But things are not quite under control; love wasn’t in the contract…

Year: 1986
Genre: Drama, Traditional
Director:Im Kwon-taek
Writer:Song Kil-han
Cast:Kang Soo-yeon,Lee Gu-sun,Yun Yang-ha,Han Eun-jin,Bang Hie
Country:South Korea
Language:Korean
Subtitles:English
Duration:100 mins
IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091953/