Dragon Wars (D-War) (korean) 2007

Dragon Wars (D-War) Korean

Based on the Korean legend, unknown creatures will return and devastate the planet. Reporter Ethan Kendrick is called in to investigate the matter, and he arrives at the conclusion that a girl, stricken with a mysterious illness, named Sarah is suppose to help him. The Imoogi makes its way to Los Angeles, wreaking havoc and destruction. With the entire city under arms, will Ethan and Sarah make it in time to save the people of Los Angeles?

As a young boy, Ethan Kendrick (Cody Arens) encounters antiques dealer Jack (Robert Forster), who has a glowing dragon scale in a Korean chest in his shop. Jack tells Ethan that he is the reincarnated spirit of Haram, an ancient warrior apprentice from 500 years ago. This warrior saved his love Narin from Buraki, a large Imoogi serpent. Jack gives Ethan a powerful pendant and tells him to find the reincarnated version of Narin; for when she turns 20, the pair will be be forced to fight Buraki again. Flashforward 20 years later and the adult Ethan (Jason Behr) is a television news reporter who coincidentally meets Sarah Daniels (Amanda Brooks), the reincarnation of his love. Together, the duo must fight Buraki the serpent Imoogi, which has returned in modern day Los Angeles….

Genre: Fantasy/Drama
Runtime: 1:30:04
Country: Korea
Language: English/Korean
Subtitles: English/French/Spanish
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372873/


Happy Killing (Femme Fatale) (Korean) (2007) 죽어도 해피엔딩

Happy Killing (Femme Fatale) (Korean) (2007) 죽어도 해피엔딩

A gorgeous movie star invites four men to a party to choose her lover. However, they start being killed and the situation gets out of control. This comic thriller is a remake of French movie “Serial Lover”.

“Happy Killing” aka Femme Fatale is a remake of the 1998 French comedy “Serial Lover.” I haven’t seen the original, so I can’t not say how faithful “Happy Killing” stays to “Serial Lover.” What I can say about “Happy Killing” is that the movie is stupid, gross, corny, and fun, while rolled all together in a feel good Christmas Holiday setting. The movie stars Ji-won Ye last seen in the hilarious and sorely under-appreciated “Old Miss Diary.” A lot of the fun found in “Happy Killing” revolves around watching Ji-Won Ye run around in a tight form fitting dress and trying to maintain her wits, while a serious of lethal accidents occur on Christmas Eve.

“Happy Killing” is a twisted comedy that you will enjoy if you can stomach a few utterly gross bathroom scenes and a couple of plot developments that defies logic. When its all said and done, I did find the movie to be moderately entertaining and able to dish out some laugh out loud moments. If you want a no-brainer slapstick comedy with appealing visuals than you should try to seek out “Happy Killing.” Just keep your finger close to the remote during those gross bathroom scenes!

Also Known As: Femme Fatale, Happy Ending, 죽어도 해피엔딩
Year: 2007
Directed: Kang Kyung-Hun
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 mins
Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Kor/Eng
Casts: Ji-won Ye – Ji-won,Won-hie Lim – Manager Im,Hie-bong Jo,No-shik Park,Kyeong-ho Jeong,Hyeong-seong Jang – Detective, Hyeon Woo,Eun-ji Jo – Ji-won’s sister,Doo-hong Jung


Tokyo Story (Japan) (1953)

Synopsis: An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality as they realize just how far their sons and daughters have drifted away from them, absorbed by their own business. Filmed in black and white, this is a simple, quiet story that will remind you of how important family is. Tokyo Monogatari is a heart-breaking tale filled with irony that bitterly rings true for the viewer in our ordinary lives as sons and daughters, or mothers and fathers.

Cast: Chishu Ryu (Father); Chieko Higashiyama (Mother); So Yamamura (Koichi); Haruko Sugimura (Shige Kaneko); Setsuko Hara (Noriko); Kyoko Kagawa (Kyoko); Shiro Osaka (Keizo); Eijiro Tono (Sanpei Numata); Kuniko Miyake (Fumiko); Nobuo Nakamura (Kurazo Kaneko); Teruko Nagaoka (Yone Hattori); Zen Murase (Minoru); Mitsuhiro Mori (Isamu); Hisao Toake (Osamu Hattori); Toyoko Takahashi (Shukichi Hirayama’s neighbor); Mutsuko Sakura (Patron of the Oden restaurant); Toru Abe (Railroad employee); Sachiko Mitani (Noriko’s neighbor).

Directed: Yasujiro Ozu
Genre: Drama, Award Winning, Classic
Runtime: 136 min
Also Known As: Tôkyô monogatari
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
IMDB: http://imdb.com/title/tt0046438/


낭랑18세/Sweet 18 (2004) (Korean)

The concept of an arranged marriage is often difficult to accept, especially amongst less traditional adolescents today. Sweet 18 (Nang Rang 18 Seh) covers this very premise and the story begins when Kwon Hyuk-joon’s grandfather, the head of the traditional Kwon family agrees to an arranged marriage between his grandson (Lee Dong Gun) and Yoon Jung-sook (Han Ji Hye) when Yoon Jung-sook is born. 18 years later, the two families lose contact because soon after the contract is signed, Jung-sook’s family encounters financial issues and is forced to run away.

Meanwhile, Jung-sook has grown up to be a rebellious and strong-willed girl who just wants to live her life as she sees fit. With little aspirations, she is the direct foil of her achievement-bound counterpart, Hyuk-joon. When the two meet each other, they clash horribly; Jung-sook thinks her fiancee is nothing but boring, and Hyuk-joon believes Jung-sook to be nothing but an immature child. The rest of the series follows their life living together as a couple, and the obstacles they are faced with. When Hyuk-joon’s first love reappears and wants to claim Hyuk-joon for herself (despite the fact that he’s married), who will Hyuk-joon choose? His first love Ga-young, or immature spunky Jung-sook?

Source: KBS

AKA – Sweet 18 / Little Bride / 18 Year Old Bride
Broadcasted – 2004-01-19 to 2004-03-09
Genre – Romance, Comedy
Directed – Kim Myung Wook
Writers – Kim Eun Hee, Yun Eun Gyeong
Country – South Korea
Audio – Korean
Quality -High
Subtitles – English [.srt]
Episode Run Time – 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Total Episodes – 16
Status – Completed [16/16]
Links – wiki.d-addicts.com

Han Ji Hye as Yoon Jung-Sook
Lee Dong Gun as Kwon Hyuk-Joon
Lee Da Hae as Moon Ga-Young (Hyuk Joon’s ex-girlfriend)
Lee Joon as Jee Chul-Reum
Yoo Hye Jung as Kwon Sun-Ah (Hyuk Joon’s elder sister)
Lee Soon Jae as Hyuk-Joon’s grandfather
Kim Hae Sook as Jung-Sook’s mother
Jung Kyung Ho as Jung-Sook’s blind date


AvistaZ International Showcase Winner: Ghosts (UK) (2006)

Morecambe Bay, February 5th 2004, 23 lives, 23 lost souls…

When a young Chinese girl, Ai Qin, pays $25,000 to be smuggled into the UK so she can support her son and family in China, she becomes another one of 3 million migrant workers that have become the bedrock of the nation’s economy. Forced to live with eleven other Chinese people in a two bedroom house, they work in factories preparing food for British supermarkets.

Risking their lives for pennies, these unprotected workers end up cockling in Morcombe Bay at night to earn more money. And on February 5th, 2004 twenty-three of them drowned. Their families in China are still paying off their debts.

With an extraordinary debut performance from Ai Qin Lin in a film whose principal characters are played by formerly illegal Chinese immigrants, Ghosts offers a unique insight into the shadowy secret existences in the world that surrounds us and enriches our economy.

Cast: Ai Qin Lin, Zhan Yu , Zhe Wei , Man Qin Wei , Yong Aing Zhai, Devi Zhu, Shaun Gallagher
Directed: Nick Broomfield
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Runtime: 96 minutes
Also Known As: Gui lao, 鬼佬
Country: UK
Language: Mandarin/English
Subtitles: English
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0872202/

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Legend Of Sudsakorn (2006) (Thai)

Sudsakorn is a curious young man, raised in the ancient traditions of magic by his mystical grandfather. He never knew his farther. His mother, a beautiful mermaid is pained by his sadness , so sends him on a quest to find his father. Armed with his grandfather’s magical weaponry Sudsakorn sets off into the mysterious world of yore on his trusty steed, Ma Nin Mangkorn , a half dragon , half horse . What starts as a simple quest soon turns into an amazing adventure. Sudsakorn encounters a heinous and deadly creature, and must use his magical powers to defeat the foul beast, and continue his journey. The display of power doesn’t go unnoticed and Sudsakorn is persuaded to fight monsters and demons by the king of an ancient city. With his new found mission to protect the innocent . but can Sudsakorn ‘s power last , or will the forces of evil defeat him before he finds his father? Sudsakorn must fight to stay alive before be too falls victim the treachery of the ancient world.

Cast: Charlie Trairat // Sorachai Sang-aakaat \ Woravit Kaewphet // Suchao Pongwilai
Genre – Action // Adventure \ Fantasy
Run Time – 115 min
Country – Thailand
Audio – Thai
Subtitles – English [.srt]
IMDB Links – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0926151/