Korean Cinema Project (Archive)

 

The Korean films I watched in 2012:

A new year. A new list.

August 2012

88 Private Eye
89 Finding Mr Destiny
90 Castaway on the Moon
91 Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild
92 My Beautiful Girl Mari
93 Jesus Hospital
94 Doomsday Book
95 Bedevilled
96 Howling

July 2012

back on track almost…

76 Dancing Queen Home 7/6
77 Café Noir Home 7/6
78 Everybody Has A Secret Home 7/12
79 Little Black Dress NWI 7/17
80 Glove NWI 7/17
81 Parallel Life NWI 7/17
82 Lover’s Concerto Home 7/18
83 Flower Island Home 7/19
84 Woman on the Beach Home 7/20
85 Nameless Gangster Home 7/21
86 Helpless Home 7/21
87 2009 Lost Memories Home 7/28
88 Private Eye NWI 7/30

May and June 2012

so pitiful…

66 Lady Vengeance Drafthouse 5/5
67 My Way Arbor 5/6
68 Woman on Fire Home 5/12
69 White Night Home 5/17
70 Welcome to Dongmakgol Home 5/19
71 Maybe Home 5/26
72 The Perfect Couple Home 5/26
73 Go Go Sister (Project Makeover) Home 6/9
74 Geochilmaru: The Showdown Home 6/10
75 The Circle Home 6/10

April 2012

Dancing Cat (2011)

Highlight: DANCING CAT

Lowlight: DARK FOREST OF DEATH (uggghhh!)

DVDs purchased:

The Yellow Sea (blu), Penny Pinchers, Dancing Cat, Welcome to Dongmakgol, Punch, Quick

50 Show Show Show Home 4/6
51 Over the Rainbow Home 4/15
52 Marriage is a Crazy Thing Home 4/15
53 The Yellow Sea Home 4/15
54 Like You Know It All Home 4/21
55 Blades of Blood Home 4/22
56 Blood Rain Home 4/22
57 Oldboy Drafthouse 4/23
58 Quick Home 4/28
59 Dancing Cat Home 4/28
60 The Great Chef Home 4/29
61 Dark Forest of Death Home 4/29
62 This is Law Home 4/29
63 Punch Home 4/29
64 Penny Pinchers Home 4/29
65 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Drafthouse 4/30

March 2012

SILENCED (2011)
SILENCED (2011)

Highlight: SILENCED

Lowlight: HINDSIGHT (unfortunately)

DVDs purchased:

Hindsight, Come Rain Come Shine, The Journals of Musan, Silenced, The Client, Rough Cut, Show Show Show, Cruel Winter Blues, Old Partner (free copy)

41 Yesterday Home 3/2
42 Peppermint Candy Home 3/4
43 Hindsight Home 3/18
44 Come Rain, Come Shine Home 3/18
45 Hansel & Gretel Home 3/23
46 Silenced Home 3/28
47 The Client Home 3/28
48 The Journals of Musan Home 3/30

February 2012

SUNNY (2011)

Highlight: SUNNY and WAR OF THE ARROWS

Lowlight: TEMPTATION OF EVE: A GOOD WIFE

DVDs purchased:

Sunny, Come Closer, Like You Know It All, The Bridge at Nogunri, Mother is a Whore, Tazza: The High Rollers, War of the Arrows, Yesterday, Hansel & Gretel, Treeless Mountain (2nd copy)

22 The Host Home 2/3
23 Almost Love NWI 2/10
24 Bravo, My Life Home 2/10
25 Natural City NWI 2/10
26 Garden of Heaven Home 2/11
27 Blue Home 2/11
28 Sunny Home 2/11
29 Taegukgi Home 2/12
30 Sweet Sex and Love NWI 2/12
31 Love Impossible Home 2/13
32 Hidden Floor Home 2/17
33 Fly High Home 2/18
34 Meet Mr. Daddy Home 2/18
35 Temptation of Eve: A Good Wife Home 2/19
36 Mother is a Whore Home 2/19
37 Come, Closer Home 2/19
38 Tazza: The High Rollers Home 2/24
39 War of the Arrows Home 2/24
40 The Bridge at Nogunri Home 2/25

January 2012

OBALTAN (aka AIMLESS BULLET aka STRAY BULLET)

Highlight: OBALTAN

Lowlight: PULGASARI and the ridiculous SECTOR 7

DVDs purchased:

Three Fellas (aka Gang Fight), Sector 7, Obaltan, Loveholic, April Snow, Nowhere to Hide, Night and Day

1 A Moment to Remember Home 1/6
2 My Father Home 1/6
3 Iris: The Last Home 1/6
4 Just Do It Home 1/6
5 White Valentine Home 1/6
6 Obaltan (aka Aimless Bullet/Stray Bullet) Home 1/7
7 My Beautiful Girl, Mari Home 1/10
8 Natalie Home 1/10
9 Sector 7 Home 1/14
10 Duelist Home 1/14
11 The Soul Guardians Home 1/14
12 Three Fellas (Gang Fight) Home 1/14
13 April Snow Home 1/20
14 Loveholic Home 1/20
15 Les Formidables Home 1/22
16 Pulgasari Home 1/23
17 Night and Day Home 1/26
18 Wide Awake Home 1/26
19 Happy End Home 1/26
20 See You After School Home 1/26
21 Rainbow Eyes NWI 1/29

In August 2011, I posted the following:

YOU NEED THESE KOREAN FILMS IN YOUR LIFE

  1. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…..Spring (2003)
  2. Peppermint Candy (1999)
  3. The City of Violence (2006)
  4. Poetry (2010)
  5. The Way Home (2002)
  6. Secret Sunshine (2007)
  7. Take Care of My Cat (2001)
  8. With a Girl of Black Soil (2007)
  9. H (2002)
  10. Breathless (2009)

**Please note: The above list has a lot of Korean devastation. Watch at your own risk!**

 

The Korean films I watched in 2011:

1. PEPPERMINT CANDY (1999)

aka Bakha satang

Director: Chang-dong Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0247613/ 

2. A DIRTY CARNIVAL (2006)

aka Biyeolhan geori

Director: Ha Yu

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0821442/

 

3. THE CITY OF VIOLENCE (2006)

aka Jjakpae

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0821470/

4. CRYING FIST (2005)

aka Jumeogi unda

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457007/

 

5. DAYTIME DRINKING (2008)

aka Naj sul

Director: Young-seok Noh

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277938/

 

6. NOWHERE TO HIDE (1999)

aka Injeong sajeong bot geot eobtda

Director: Myung-se Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0223530/

 

7. SAMARITAN GIRL (2004)

aka Samaria

Director: Ki-duk Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397619/

 

8. BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE (2000)

aka Flandersui gae

Director: Joon-h0 Bong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0269743/

 

9. TREELESS MOUNTAIN (2008)

No AKA

Director: So Yong Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143155/

 

10. THE COAST GUARD (2002)

aka Hae anseon

Director: Ki-duk Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0341384/

 

11. WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN (2004)

aka Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda

Director: Sang-soo Hong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403692/

 

12. PHONE (2002)

aka Pon

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323630/

 

13. ARANG (2006)

No AKA

Director: Sang-hoon Ahn

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0826031/

 

14. MOTHER (2009)

aka Madeo

Director: Joon-ho Bong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216496/

 

15. SAVE THE GREEN PLANET! (2003)

aka Jigureul jikyeora!

Director: Joon-Hwan Jang

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354668/

 

16. WONDERFUL DAYS (2003)

aka Sky Blue

Director: Moon-saeng Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353014/

 

17. ADDICTED (2002)

aka Jungdok

Director: Young-hoon Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0336678/

 

18. HAEUNDAE (2009)

aka Tidal Wave

Director: Je-gyun Yun

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1153040/

 

19. SOO (2007)

aka Art of Revenge

Director: Yoichi Sai

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1137481/

 

20. CHAMPION (2002)

No AKA

Director: Kyung-Taek Kwak

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325165/

 

21. SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING (2003)

aka Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom

Director: Ki-duk Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374546/

 

22. THE ISLE (2002)

aka Seom

Director: Ki-duk Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255589/

 

23. R-POINT (2004)

aka Arpointeu

Director: Su-chang Kong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417072/

 

24. H (2002)

No AKA

Director: Jong-hyuk Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0304120/

 

25. LADY VENGEANCE (2005)

aka Chinjeolhan geumjassi

Director: Chan-wook Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451094/

 

26. THIRST (2009)

aka Bakjwi

Director: Chan-wook Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0762073/

———————January ends—————————  

27. UNTOLD SCANDAL (2003)

aka Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa

Director: Je-yong Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380689/

 

28. CHIHWASEON (2002)

aka Painted Fire

Director: Kwon-taek Im

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317234/

 

29. SPIDER FOREST (2004)

aka Geomi sup

Director: Il-gon Song

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407821/

 

30. 3-IRON (2004)

aka Bin-jip

Director: Ki-duk Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423866/

 

31. TAKE CARE OF MY CAT (2001)

aka Goyangileul butaghae

Director: Jae-eun Jeong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0296658/

 

32. GREEN FISH (1997)

aka Chorok mulkogi

Director: Chang-dong Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126838/

 

33. THE HARMONIUM OF MY MEMORY (1999)

aka Nae maeumui punggeum

Director: Young-jae Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235452/

 

34. ATTACK THE GAS STATION! (1999)

aka Juyuso seubgyuksageun

Director: Sang-jin Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262246/

 

35. THE PRESIDENT’S LAST BANG (2005)

aka Geuddae geusaramdeul

Director: Sang-soo Im

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445396/

 

36. PUBLIC ENEMY (2002)

aka Gonggongui jeog

Director: Woo-suk Kang

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306909/

 

37. MY SASSY GIRL (2001)

aka Yeopgijeogin geunyeo

Director: Jae-young Kwak

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293715/

 

38. MARRYING THE MAFIA (2002)

aka Gamunui yeonggwang

Director: Heung-sun Jeong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330316/

 

39. WHY HAS BODHI DHARMA LEFT FOR THE EAST? (1989)

aka Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun

Director: Yong-kyun Bae

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097195/

 

40. 301/302 (1995)

No aka

Director: Cheol-su Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112257/

 

41. SORUM (2001)

No aka

Director: Jong-chan Yun

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294929/

 42. OASIS (2002)

No AKA

Director: Chang-dong Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320193/

 43. JSA: JOINT SECURITY AREA (2000)

aka Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA

Director: Chan-wook Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260991/

44. THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD (2008)

aka Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

aka Why does Byung-hun Lee have to be so hot

Director: Jee-woon Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0901487/

—————————————February ends—————————–

 

 45. POETRY (2010)

aka Shi

Director: Chang-dong Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1287878/

46. SECRET SUNSHINE (2007)

aka Milyang

Director: Chang-dong Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0817225/

 47. 200 POUNDS BEAUTY (2006)

aka Minyeo-neun goerowo

Director: Yong-hwa Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0940642/

48. NO. 3 (1997)

No AKA

Director: Neung-han Song

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128371/

49. SHIRI (1999)

aka Swiri

Director: Je-Gyu Kang

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192657/

50. HOLIDAY (2006)

aka Holli-dei

Director: Yun-ho Yang

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0757223/

51. NO REGRET (2006)

aka Huhwihaji anha

Director: Hee-il Leesong

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996948/

52. NO BLOOD, NO TEARS  (2002)

aka Pido nunmuldo eobshi

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310000/

53. THE CHASER (2008)

aka Chugyeogja

Director: Hong-jin Na

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190539/

54. NIGHT FISHING (2011)

aka Paranmanjang

Directors: Chan-wook Park, Chan-kyong Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1817229/

55. THE MAN FROM NOWHERE (2010)

aka Ajeossi

Director: Jeong-beom Lee

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1527788/

56. TELL ME SOMETHING  (1999)

aka Telmisseomding

Director: Yoon-hyun Chang

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220806/

 

58. I SAW THE DEVIL (2010) (international version)

aka Akmareul boatda

Director: Jee-woon Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1588170/

58. OLDBOY (2003)

aka Oldeuboi

Director: Chan-wook Park

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364569/

59. WHISPERING CORRIDORS 2: MEMENTO MORI (1999)

aka Yeogo goedam II

Directors: Tae-yung Kim, Kyu-dong Min

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266075/

60. VOLCANO HIGH  (2001)

aka WaSanGo

Director: Tae-gyun Kim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301429/

——————————–March ends —————————–

61. WHISPERING CORRIDORS (1998)

aka Yeogo goedam

Director: Ki-hyeong Park

62. FRIEND (2001)

aka Chingoo

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak

63. OISHII MAN

No aka

Director: Jeong Jum Kim

64. WHERE IS RONNY?

aka Ro-ni-leul Chat-a-seo

Director: Sang-kook Sim

65. THREE EXTREMES (2004)

aka Sam gang yi

Director: Chan-wook Park directed one segment

66. VEGETARIAN (2009)

aka Chaesikjuuija

Director: Woo-seong Lim

67. BESTSELLER (2010)

aka Be-seu-teu-sel-leo

Director: Jeong-ho Lee

68. ACACIA (2003)

aka Akasia 

Director: Ki-hyeong Park

69. GUNS AND TALKS (2001)

aka Killerdeului suda 

Director: Jin Jang

70. CYBORG GIRL (2008) 

aka Boku no kanojo wa saibogu 

Director: Jae-young Kwak

71. PAJU (2009)

No aka  

Director: Chan-ok Park

72. SECRET REUNION (2010)

aka Ui-hyeong-je

Director: Hun Jang

————————–April ends ————————

73.  ….ING (2003)

No aka 

Director: Eon-hie Lee

74. CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST (1998)

aka Palwolui Christmas

Director: Jin-ho Hur

75. THE WAY HOME (2002) 

aka Jibeuro

Director: Jeong-hyang Lee

76. SCANDAL MAKERS (SPEEDY SCANDAL) (2008) 

aka Kwasok scandle 

Director: Hyeong-cheol Kang

77. A SINGLE SPARK (1995) 

aka Jeon tae-il 

Director: Kwang-su Park

78. WITH A GIRL OF BLACK SOIL (2007) 

aka Geomen tangyi senyeo oi 

Director: Soo-il Jeon

79. MY WIFE IS A GANGSTER 2 (2003) 

aka Jopog manura 2: Dolaon jeon seol 

Director: Heung-sun Jeong

80. TYPHOON (2005)

aka Tae-poong 

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak

81. MY LITTLE BRIDE (2004)

aka Eorin shinbu 

Director: Ho-joon Kim

82. CONDUCT ZERO (2002)

aka Pumhaeng zero

Director: Geun-shik Jo

83. SEX IS ZERO (2002)

aka Saek-jeuk shigong

Director: Je-gyun Yun

84. HAUNTERS (2010)

No aka

Director: Min-suk Kim

85. CHAWZ

Aka Chawu

Director: Jeong-won Shin

———————-May ends————————–

86. BLACK HOUSE

87. VOICE OF A MURDERER

88. MAY 18

89. ATTACK THE GAS STATION 2

90. A GOOD RAIN KNOWS

91. RUNNING TURTLE

92. SISTERS ON THE ROAD

93. FACE

94. IL MARE

95. PARADISE MURDERED

96. ONCE UPON A TIME

97. LOVERS OF SIX YEARS

98. OH! MY GOD 2

99. THE UNJUST

100. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL

101. THE HOUSEMAID (1960)

——————–June ends————————–

102. LE GRAND CHEF

103. DANCE DANCE

104. HIMALAYA, WHERE THE WIND DWELLS

105. TIME

106. MR GAN’S VICTORY

107. A MILLION

108. LE GRAND CHEF 2

109. JULY 32ND

110. I WISH I HAD A WIFE

111. THE NEIGHBOR ZOMBIE

112. ROAD MOVIE

113. FOXY FESTIVAL

114. TUBE

115. ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY

116. A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

117. BUNGEE JUMPING OF THEIR OWN

118. A BITTERSWEET LIFE

119. LIES

120. BAD GUY

121. PUZZLE

122. VOICES

123. A BRAND NEW LIFE

124. HAHAHA

—————————July ends———–

125. REAL FICTION

126. EPITAPH

127. SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE

128. SAY YES

129. MURDER, TAKE ONE

130. THE SCAM

131. BET ON MY DISCO

132. RADIO STAR

133. THE QUIZ SHOW SCANDAL

134. I SAW THE DEVIL (theatrical version)

135. IF YOU WERE ME

136. THE FOX FAMILY

137. THE EXECUTIONER

138. BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY

139. A FAMILY

140. THE RECIPE

141. BLEAK NIGHT

142. MISSING PERSON

143. THE GHOST

144. THE QUIET FAMILY

145. GREEN CHAIR

146. SWORD WITH NO NAME

147. BABY ALONE

148. WHO’S GOT THE TAPE

149. OH! BROTHERS

150. HI, DHARMA!

151. ARAHAN

—————–August ends  ———————

Author note: Wow, I have a lot of catching up to do!!

152. OLD PARNTER

153. BLOODY TIES

154. BREATH

155. LADY DADDY

156. THE UNINVITED

157. BEDEVILLED

158. MEMORIES OF MURDER

159. DANCE WITH THE WIND

160. THE DAY A PIG FELL INTO THE WELL

161. YOGA

162. BLIND

163. INVASION OF ALIEN BIKINI

164. THE YELLOW SEA

————–September ends———————-

165. DEATH BELL

166. TROUBLESHOOTER

167. SECRET

168. GOING BY THE BOOK

169. I’M A CYBORG, BUT THAT’S OK

170. SILMIDO

171. CASTAWAY ON THE MOON

172. THE RED SHOES

173.  IN BETWEEN DAYS

174. WHITE: MELODY OF THE CURSE

175. SEOUL TRAIN

176. SEARCHING FOR THE ELEPHANT

177. THE VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS

178. EPITAPH

179. THE BUTCHER

180. FAILAN

181. THE SHOW MUST GO ON

————October ends——-

182. 71: INTO THE FIRE

183. MISSING

184. BANGA? BANGA!

185. INSADONG INCIDENT

186. DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS

187. BLOODY INCIDENT

188. INNOCENT STEPS

189. HANDPHONE

190. HYPNOTIZED

191. LIFTING KING KONG

192. THE EVIL TWIN

193. ROMANTIC ISLAND

194. ANTARCTIC JOURNAL

195. THE CRESCENT MOON

196. HARMONY

197. GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT

198. LONER

199. THE MAFIA, THE SALESMAN

200. DRIVING WITH MY WIFE’S LOVER

201. ONCE IN A SUMMER

202. KING AND THE CLOWN

203. SECRET

204. A BETTER TOMORROW

205. THE FRONT LINE

206. THE BIG SWINDLE

———————November ends———————-

207. CELLO

208. AACHI & SSIPAK

209. MARATHON

210. LAMENT

211. PLEASE TEACH ME ENGLISH

212. THE ART OF SEDUCTION

213. SHORT TIME

214. KIMJONGILIA

215. MAN OF VENDETTA

END OF 2011…..

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