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First Impressive Trailer for DOOMSDAY BOOK

Just like announced in the last week’s entry, here’s the first trailer for the three-party omnibus Doomsday Book from directors Kim Ji-Woon and Yim Pil Sung

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Synopsis:

[…] three unique stories of human self-destruction in the modern high-tech era. In a hope to restore the humane compassion in the insusceptible modern age, the film displays an alternative form of genuine humanity. And thus you are stepping into the world of future, where a series of unexpected stories awaits you. All these stories originate from the earth. From the very earth you live on.
Creation of Heaven (“Chunsangui Pijomul”): A robot, which works at a temple, finds enlightenment. A robot repair man named Park Do-Won and a Bodhisattva Hye-Joo then try to protect the robot from the robot company.
Wonderful New World (“Mutjin Sinsegye”): A pure young man turns into a zombie.
Happy Birthday: A smart man, who graduated from KAIST, begins to live with a robot.

[via AsianMediaWiki]

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A First Look at Kim Ji-Woon and Yim Pil Sung’s DOOMSDAY BOOK

Several years after the first mentioning, the first poster and several very interesting stills have been releases for the three-part omnibus from South Korean directors Kim Ji-Woon (A Bittersweet Life, The Good The Bad The Weird, I Saw The Devil) and Yim Pil Sung (Antarctic Journal) Doomsday Book. The film is supposed to be released in March, so a first trailer should be just around the corner…

[…] three unique stories of human self-destruction in the modern high-tech era. In a hope to restore the humane compassion in the insusceptible modern age, the film displays an alternative form of genuine humanity. And thus you are stepping into the world of future, where a series of unexpected stories awaits you. All these stories originate from the earth. From the very earth you live on.

[via Film Smash]

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First Poster for Korean Drama UNBOWED

Simple, but very fitting poster for Chung Ji-young’s South Korean drama Unbowed. Based on true events, the film will tell the story of a former math professor who attacked a senior high court judge in Seoul with his crossbow back in January 2007.

[via 24fps / Filmsmash]

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Teaser Trailer for South Korean Thriller Hindsight (Blue Salt)

First Teaser Trailer for South Korean Thriller Hindsight (Blue Salt) by a Il Mare director Lee Hyun-Seung.

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Synopsis:

Retired mob boss Du-heon enrolls in a cooking class with the hopes of making a fresh start as a restaurant owner. In the class he meets a quirky girl, Se-bin, and finds himself drawn to her mysterious charms. Despite his determination to wipe the slate clean, Du-heon is summoned back into the criminal fold by his old colleagues to stop his successor expanding the mob business into prostitution and drug-dealing.

But there’s more to the girl from the cooking class than meets the eye: Se-bin is a contract killer hired by the new boss. She keeps a close eye on Du-heon and watches for an opportunity to take him out. However, she comes into conflict with herself as she grows attached to him.

[via Film Smash & Official Site]

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A Bittersweet Life: Korean Limited Edition Blu-ray Disc

After several delays from distributor Contents Zone, Asian retailer YesAsia finally listed the South Korean Blu-ray Disc release of A Bittersweet Life.
Kim Ji-Woon’s thriller starring Lee Byung-Hun will hit the shelves on August 30th in two editions with different packages but both including the Director’s cut and English subtitles. The standard edition comes with a simple slipcover while the limited Coffee Book edition keeps the disc in a thick hardcover book. Both editions will also be packaded with four stills from the film.

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Spike Lee Confirmed to Helm OldBoy Remake

Rumors about a Hollywood remake of Chan-wook Park’s OldBoy or rather the original manga by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi have been around the net for several years now. After Stephen Spielberg and Will Smith left the project about two years ago and other candidates like Danny Boyle and Matthew Vaughn didn’t get their chance, Mandate Pictures (finally?) got some confirmed news for us. Rope of Silicone reports that the studio announced that Spike Lee will helm the remake/reinterpretation after a screenplay by Mark Protosevich (The Cell, I am Legend, Thor) with yet unnamed actors.
[via Rope of Silicone]

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I Saw The Devil: International and Theatrical Cut on Blu-ray Disc

Good news for those who can’t or just don’t want to decide if they prefer the international or theatrical cut (check out wildgrounds’ comparison) of Kim Ji-Woon’s bloody thriller I Saw The Devil (악마를 보았다 ). The South Korean distributor Blue Kino announced to release a Blu-ray Disc set that will include both versions and English subtitles on July 27th.
Judging from the product image I stole from YesAsia, the set consists of two standard amarays packed inside a (limited) slipcase. Too bad they didn’t use the nice fold-out package from the already released DVD set

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