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What’s Korean Cinema? 44 – The Quiet Family

Kim Jee-woon bursts onto Korean cinema screens and leaves a funny trail of dead people behind him. We watch Song Kang-ho, Choi Min-sik and company trying to run a lodge and dispose of bodies effectively in the black comedy The Quiet Family from 1998. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Cellulouid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Kim Jee-woon’s career and discussion.
43m 37s – The Quiet Family review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 37 – Shiri

The characters try and prevent South Korea from going boom but 1999’s Shiri went boom commercially and perhaps without the spark it set off commercially, Korean cinema would look a lot different today. The new Korean cinema wave starts here. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Shiri production background.
33m 00s – Notes on director Kang Je-gyu,
37m 05s – Han Suk-kyu biography/discussion.
62m 25s – Shiri review.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 26 – Memories Of Murder

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Based on the true story of Korean’s first serial killer, Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn look back on Bong Joon-ho’s critically acclaimed and audience juggernaut Memories Of Murder.

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00m 00s – Intro/Production-background
12m 30s – Bong Joon-ho biography & discussion
37m 50s – Memories Of Murder review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 20 – Secret Sunshine

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From a director who makes the most out of his sporadic filmmaking, we find Lee Chang-dong directing a lead performance with enough acting for 3 movies. So is his 140 minute drama Secret Sunshine from 2007, about grief, belief and emotional trauma worth the investment. Or do we need to watch vidoes of puppies to cleanse? Find out with Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid‘s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Lee Chang-dong bio & discission
28m 52s – Song Kang-ho and Yeon Do-jeon discussion
36m 10s – Secret Sunshine review

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What’s Korean Cinema? 6: The Good, The Bad And The Weird & The Last Stand

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Stoo and Andy team up with Mass Moviecide UK’s Trevor to discuss 2008’s The Good, The Bad And The Weird and 2013’s The Last Stand, both from director Kim Ji-wun!  Stoo also catches up with Korean Cinema guru Paul Quinn from Hangul Celluloid to gets his opinion on the double bill at hand. Stay tuned after the credits for off-mic and very off-topic banter from the crew!

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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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Thirst gets a UK Cinema Release

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The recently merged Palisade|Tartan have the rights to Park Chan-Wooks “Thirst” starring Song Kang-Ho. The Premier is on the 2nd October in London. Then released at selected cinemas Friday 16th October. Then we can expect a DVD in the New Year!

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