My 11th Mother (Korean) 2007



Plot

A woman suddenly appears at Jae-su’s house. Nothing in her hands, nowhere to go, the woman’s empty eyes meet with round eyes of the eleven year-old boy. He regards the woman as another person who’ll leave and does not put any effort into getting to know her. Every chance he finds, the boy scolds the woman, saying she eats too much, sleeps like a pig and uses up all of the utilities. The two of them are neck and neck with complaints until she learns of the boy’s sad history and he discovers her diabetes. The boy has already had 10 stepmothers in the past. Out of the blue the boy’s father shows up and begins beating the boy. She tries to stop him and they find themselves on common ground. A warm relationship between the two begins to build up slowly, not aware of the eventual separation that is just around the corner.

Year: 2007
Directed: Kim Jin-Seong
Genre: Drama, Family
Runtime. 104 mins
Country: South Korea
Language:Korean
Subtitles: English
AsianDB: http://www.asiandb.com/browse/movie_detail.pfm?code=6491
Cast: Kim Hye-Su Kim Young, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Kim Ji-Young

Time Of Dog And Wolf – 개와 늑대의 시간 (Korean) 2007

Time Of Dog And Wolf

Title: Time Of Dog And Wolf/ 개와 늑대의 시간

Synopsis:
After his mother gets brutally killed by the Thai criminal syndicate, Cheongbang, Suhyeon (Lee Junki) gets adopted into NIS agent Jungho’s family. Together with Mingi (Jung Kyungho), Jungho’s son, Suhyeon becomes an NIS agent. Suhyeon had met Jiwu (Nam Sangmi) when they were younger and later has another fateful encounter with her. Together they make promises for the future. However, one day, Suhyeon leaves for an operation dealing with the Cheongbang, only to return in failure because of the resurfacing of terrible memories when he was in Thailand previously. The chief of NIS agents, Jeong, proposes to the distraught Suhyeon to infilitrate the Cheongbang. So, through Chief Jeong’s proposition, Suhyeon becomes an undercover NIS agent. Thoroughly hiding his past, Suhyeon infiltrates the Cheongbang with revenge on his mind. Under the pseudo-name of Kay, he passes through the backstreets of Bangkok…

English Softsubs Included
Genre: Action, Romance
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Network: MBC
Broadcast Period: 2007-Jul-18 2007 –
Air time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55 (9:55 Korean time)
Main Cast:
Lee Jun Ki as Cheongbang Suhyeon
Nam Sang Mi as Jiwu
Jung Kyung Ho as Mingi

Virgin Snow (Korean-Japanese) 2007

Virgin Snow (Korean-Japanese) 2007

Sypnosis :

The joint Korean-Japanese movie “Virgin Snow”,starring Korean actor Lee Joon-ki and Japanese actress Aoi Miyazaki, is a story about a high school student named Min (Lee), who goes to Japan to study and falls in love with a young girl named Naname (Miyazaki), whose melancholic personality captivates his heart. The movie also is entitled “First Love” in Japanese.

Theatre Date : 2007
DVD Date : 01/25/08
Release Date : 01/25/08
Genre : Drama
Runtime : 103mins
Archives : 15MB X 500
Video Bitrate : 809 kbps avg, SBC
Video Codec : XviD 1.1.3
Audio Bitrate : mp3 128kbps
Frame Rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 640 X 352
Language : Korean
Subtitles : Kor,Eng
IMDB Rating : 7.6/10 (13 votes)

CAST

Jun-gi Lee … Min Kim
Aoi Miyazaki … Nanae Sasaki
Ayaka Morita
Otoha
Shun Shioya

Holiday A.K.A.: Holli-dei (Korean) 2006

Holiday A.K.A.:  Holli-dei (Korean) 2006

Plot Synopsis from BeyondHollywood.com:

“Holiday ” is based upon an actual incident whose roots lie in the Korean government’s preparations for the 1988 Olympics, which saw them destroy countless neighbourhoods to make way for new developments in order to impress foreign visitors. In most cases, these neighbourhoods were squatter settlements whose inhabitants were forcibly cast onto the streets. This story is brought passionately to life by director Yang Yun-ho (“Fighter in the Wind”), who crafts it into a moving and violent tale of inequality.

The film’s plot follows Ji Kang Hyuk (Lee Song Jae, also in “Public Enemy”), whose best friend is gunned down during one of the clearances, and who is himself sent to prison. Here, he has the misfortune to fall under the care of Ahn Seok (played by Choi Min Soo, who starred in the director’s “Libera Me”), who just happens to be the man who killed his friend. After suffering under Ahn’s brutal regime, Ji and a motley gang of other inmates manage to escape, planning to draw attention to the oppressive and corrupt laws which have ruined so many lives.

Directed by: Yang Yun-ho

Cast: Choi Min-su, Hyun Dong, Jang Se-jin, An Jo, Lee Bong-gyu, Eol Lee, Lee Sung-jae

County………South Korea
Language…….Korean
Year………..2006
Genre……….Action/Drama
Runtime……..2hr2min
Resolution…..640×336
Video……….~1135Kbps XviD
Audio……….448Kbps AC3
Frame rate…..23Fps
Subtitles……English .srt

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

English Hardcoded

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
English Hardcoded