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What’s Korean Cinema? 55 – Wishing Stairs

The Monkey’s Paw and ballet collide in the third Ghost School Horror entry. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/literary background
22m 40s – Notes on the director, box office
37m 13s – Wishing Stairs review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 54 – Memento Mori

The Whispering Corridors-series had wind in its sails commercially but rather than do a year later in the same all-girls school follow-up, the makers decided to create a thread for the series based on similar setting and supernatural elements but not story. So for 1999’s Memento Mori, spooky and heart-breaking stuff is back but also something controversial. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/LGBT content and controversy
37m 08s – Box office, awards, notes on the directors
52m 33s – Memento Mori review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 53 – Whispering Corridors

New wave Korean cinema of the late 90s and onwards logged iconic imagery, settings and atmosphere. Whether through blockbuster action, exploration of vengeance, relationships between North and South Korea at the DMZ but in one of the film industries OG years, at the start of a re-birth we find spooky stuff set in a school for girls. The first in a long running, unconnected series, in this episode we take a look at 1998’s Whispering Corridors. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/girl school horror series breakdown/state of Korean cinema in 1998
22m 14s – Box office, awards, notes on the director
38m 00s – Whispering Corridors review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 52 – The Ring Virus

Korean cinema throws their hat into the J-horror ring… by making a Ring of their own. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/background on the novel, Japanese film adaptations, reception of The Ring Virus and director
48m 44s – The Ring Virus review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 51 – Innocent Thing

The director of Volcano High goes back to school but throws out the fighty fighty stuff in favour of the psychological, teachers shouldn’t get romantically involved with students, erotic thriller stuff in Innocent Thing from 2014. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Innocent Thing production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s absence from directing
25m 58s – Innocent Thing review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 50 – Volcano High

Korean cinema could probably do a violence in school exposé with the best of them but here priorities were a little bit different. Putting actors and stuntmen on wires to depict their martial arts powers as conflicts between teachers and students is brewing, in this episode we take a look at 2001’s Volcano High. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Volcano High production notes, reception, director Kim Tae-kyun’s career
37m 23s – Volcano High review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 49 – Haeundae (Tidal Wave)

Welcome to Haeundae. It’s going to be a wet vacation. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Haeundae reception, discussion of director and cast.
43m 49s – Haeundae review.

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