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Black

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The story of a grim reaper who is forced to chase his runaway partner, and in the process, uncovers...


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Beating Again

Beating Again

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Min Ho is a cold-blooded corporate raider who takes no prisoners. He is a scoundrel investment...


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Secret Healer

Secret Healer

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Queen Sim, after learning she is sterile and desperate to appease her mother-in-law asks the shaman,...


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Andy K (10576 KP) created a video about The Fifth Element (1997) in Movies

Jun 9, 2019 (Updated Jun 9, 2019)  
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Korben Meets Ruby Rhod

  
My First First Love
My First First Love
2019 | Drama, Romance
I thought it was gonna be the regular Korean drama all about romance. this show is about romance, friendship and everything in between.
  
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Dean (5969 KP) rated Oldboy (2003) in Movies

Feb 27, 2018  
Oldboy (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
2003 | Action, Mystery, Thriller
8
8.2 (11 Ratings)
Movie Rating
A good Korean film, if quite odd at times. However it is a great tale of revenge with some surprising twists. Well worth checking out.
  
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Andy K (10576 KP) Feb 27, 2018

Have you seen Bone Tomahawk? Just watched on Saturday. Talk about brutal.!

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Dean (5969 KP) Feb 27, 2018

Yes I Re-watched it again a few months back forgetting I had seen it years ago. Very violent film.

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ClareR (3082 KP) rated Star of the North in Books

May 3, 2018 (Updated May 3, 2018)  
Star of the North
Star of the North
D. B. John | 2018 | Fiction & Poetry, Thriller
10
7.0 (2 Ratings)
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One of my favourite books of the year!
I feel like I’ve just stepped off a roller coaster - what a ride that was!!
Twelve years after her sister was kidnapped on a South Korean beach, Jenna, a Korean-American and a well-respected lecturer in North Korean studies, joins the CIA. She thinks that she may be able to track down her sister, who she believes is alive. Mrs Moon is a North Korean peasant, who builds a business after finding contraband food that was sent over by balloon from South Korea. Cho is a high ranking North Korean official who is found to have undesirable ancestors and is punished. These three storylines end up coming together so cleverly, in a story that is exciting and told at a breakneck speed. I loved it. This is one of those ‘un-put-downable’ books. The ending is so unexpected and explosive - just wow!! Honestly, this has ‘movie adaptation’ written all over it. And when you realise that this is all based on fact and true stories...
Many thanks to The Pigeonhole for my copy!!
  
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Jesters_folly (185 KP) rated Kingdom in TV

Jul 16, 2020  
Kingdom
Kingdom
2019 | Drama, History, Horror, International
10
9.7 (3 Ratings)
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Kingdom is a Korean period drama with zombies.
The king is ill, it is rumoured that it is small pox, however it is also rumoured that he is dead. Crown Prince Lee Chang is trying to find out the truth but is labelled a traitor by the Haewon Cho clan. Trying to find out the truth the Prince travels to a small village only to find that most of it's citizens have been struck down with a mysterious disease. As day turns to night the Prince finds himself besieged by enemies, not all of whom are living.

Kingdom is good, new take on the zombie story. Being set in the past the hero's do not have access to any of the modern ways to kill the un-dead which leaves us with lots of sword fights.
The fight scenes are well choreographed and the political side drives the story.
The characters are well developed including a strong female character in the main cast.
Kingdom is a Korean series but is no subbed, the characters speak with Korean Accents and i believe that most of the actors were not dubbed
  
A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea) (1956)
A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea) (1956)
1956 | Action, Drama
7
7.0 (1 Ratings)
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Gritty, old-school British war film, where keeping a stiff upper lip is at least as important as seeing off the enemy. During the Korean War, a patrol runs into trouble and must take shelter on a hill-top with no way down; the enemy close in. Sort of a bit like Zulu, I suppose, it certainly has the same sort of cast (many well-known faces on the way up) and feeling of sweaty heroism in extremis.

Good performances and well-staged, authentic-feeling action; Portugal stands in for Korea, not especially convincingly. Most likely a bit problematic by modern standards: cast consists entirely of white dudes, one of whom is unconvincingly made up to be the patrol's Korean guide. But it was the 1950s, after all.
  
Train to Busan (2016)
Train to Busan (2016)
2016 | Action, Drama, Horror
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Train to Busan is a Korean zombie horror film, I wasn't sure what to except when I when into this but wow! The actors are exceptional ,the story is intense and there wasn't just gore for the sake of it. There were various scares but not obvious ones, I did actually forget halfway through that I was watching a subtitled film. Amazing
  
Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) (2003)
Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) (2003)
2003 | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
8
8.0 (1 Ratings)
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Korean crime drama; an early film from Bong Joon-ho. When a serial killer appears to be at work in a small South Korean town, a rough local cop and a cerebral detective from the big city are forced to work together to catch the murderer.

Some people apparently think this is one of the greatest movies ever made; I can't agree, but it is an extremely solid and thoughtful crime drama. Very dark and gritty (possibly more than some viewers will be comfortable with), but two very strong lead performances and a streak of black humour keep it watchable. After a relatively conventional first few acts, the end of the film takes a sharp turn in an unexpected direction, which may frustrate and disappoint some viewers, but the shift away from genre movie to drama is well handled. Entertaining, gripping and thought-provoking.
  
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Carmen Dupre (14 KP) rated Wings by BTS in Music

Feb 2, 2020  
Wings by BTS
Wings by BTS
2016 | Rhythm And Blues
Undeniable variety in the tracks provided. (0 more)
A brilliant album by the Korean supergroup, BTS. There's an added personal touch in the form of a solo song from each of the 7 members, from the heart wrenching ballad 'Awake' to the upbeat 'Mama'. The album's title track 'Blood, Sweat and Tears' is synthy dance pop with a music video worth watching. All in all, a lot is offered in this album to enjoy.