Posts Tagged ‘Park Chan-Wook’

What’s Korean Cinema? 30 – The Handmaiden

For the 30th episode of What’s Korean Cinema, we return to reviewing something from the cannon of one of the key figures out of the early millenium new wave Korean cinema: Park Chan-wook. But he has proven to be of value to the scene even today and we’ll be looking at is his 2016 erotic thriller The Handmaiden.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Park Chan-wook biography & discussion/The Handmaiden production background.
27m 08s – The Handmaiden review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 12 – The Hand Of Destiny & JSA (Joint Security Area)

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Black and white, north or south, romance or political ideology, spies, Zippo lighters, world’s best photograph, Korean cinema of 1954 and the new millenium. This episode continues the theme of something older Korean and something newer ish. So Kenny B,  Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid and Stewart Sutherland are gathered to enjoy the benefits of free, legal Korean movies on You Tube for half a show as we take a look at the 1954 romance-spy-melodrama The Hand Of Destiny (directed by Han Hyeong-Mo) and a classic and hit from right at the top of the new millenium, Park Chan-wook’s JSA (Joint Security Area).

Special thanks to Henrik Andersson for remastering the original recording.

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Running Times:
00m 00s – Intro/Han Hyeong-Mo bio/discussion
25m 34s – The Hand Of Destiny review
42m 35s – Park Chan-Wook bio/discussion
58m 50s – DMZ discussion
65m 40s – JSA review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 10 – Park Chan-Wook’s Vengeance Trilogy

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Two podcasts on Korean Cinema in one week!? Is it Christmas? NO! Is it Stoo’s birthday? YES IT IS! So the treat to the Podcast on Fire Network is this three hour special with Stoo, the Easy A – Andy Walker and Trevor Farley from Mass Moviecide UK. where we tackle the Vengeance Trilogy of films by Park Chan-Wook (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Old Boy and Lady Vengeance) in chronological order and we spoil the FUDGE – out of these films.  Sit back and enjoy, enjoy the thick Scottish banter. Now, Stoo’s off to forget about calories and eat cake!

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Podcast On Fire 142: Taken 2, Paranormal Activity 4 & Woochi

With a dose of Caucasian and Asian,  Stoo and Andy return to discuss hollywood blockbusters Taken 2 and Paranormal Activity 4. Also at hand, a trailer round up on Park Chan-wook’s Hollywood debut Stoker and The Thieves as well as a hearty discussion on South Korea’s Woochi: The Demon Slayer.

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Podcast On Fire 112: Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!

Ken and Tom head this week’s edition with discussion about the latest Podcast On Fire Network updates, last movies watched summarized best as Park Chan-wook vs. Kim Ji-wun and Tom’s pick and movie review of the week is the Japanese drama-comedy Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers! The master and creator of the network also makes his presence felt.

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Thirst (2009)

Veteran actor  Song Kang-Ho plays the role of Sang-hyun, a catholic priest who helps anyone in need. He takes part in a trip to South Africa, donating his body to science. Contracting a deadly virus, Sang-hyun receives a blood transfusion which infuses him with a great energy and a uncontrollable lust for blood.

Upon his return to Korea he’s reunited with childhood friends Tae-Ju and Kang-Woo, who are now grown up and became a “married” couple. The couple live with Kangs mother, the hostess of the weekly mahjong games. Each night Tae-Ju spends the night running through the quiet streets, running from her troubles in life and her shame of a marriage.

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Amazing Competition – Meet Park Chan-Wook

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Palisades|Tartan are running an amazing competition which gives two lucky people a trip to London attending the UK Premier of Thirst. You also have lunch with Park Chan-Wook as well!! Here’s the details from P|T;

Sign up for our exclusive Park Chan-wook contest! A winner and two runner-ups will be randomly selected from those who enter and the grand prize winner will win a trip for two to London to attend the October 5th UK premiere of Park Chan-wook’s THIRST, and meet the director for lunch! The grand prize also includes roundtrip transportation to London from the major airport or train station closest to the winner, as well as hotel accommodation for your stay in London.

The contest runs through 11:59 PM GMT September 27th and the winners will be chosen at random and notified on or before September 30th.

Also if you are one of the lucky bandits who wins, we will throw you a t-shirt and some stickers too!

Click here for entry details

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