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Blood Rain (혈의 누)

혈의 누 (Hyeol-eui Noo)

Directed by Kim Dae-seung (김대승)

Screenplay by , ,

Action Historical Mystery Thriller

119min | Release date in South Korea :


It is the 19th century Chosun dynasty, an era of loathing and vengeance towards Catholics. A transport ship carrying paper to the palace burns into ashes, and investigator Won-kyu is sent to the scene. Brutal murders follow suit, which are traced back to a curse by a Christian who had his whole family beheaded seven years previously. The climax builds to an unexpected ending…

International Film Festivals
2006 Brisbane International Film Festival , , Netpac Award
2006 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival , Young Fantastic , Best Film
2006 Seattle International Film Festival , Contemporary World Cinema
2005 SSITGES International Film Festival of Catalonia, Orient Express - Casa Asia
2005 Vancouver International Film Festival , Dragons and Tigers
2005 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival , Gala
2006 New York Asian Film Festival,
2006 FANTASY FILMFEST-International Festival for Science Fiction, Horror and Thriller, Focus Asia
2006 Paris Cinema , New Korean Cinemas
2006 Fantasia Film Festival


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 Produced by
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
 Kim Seong-je (김성제)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Jeong Doo-hong (정두홍)
 Martial arts director
 Choi Young-hwan (최영환)
 Yoo Youngseon (유영선)
 Directing department
119 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Release date in South Korea : 2005/05/04
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2005.06.05 : 2,267,780 admissions (total)
As of 2005.05.29 : 2,238,280 admissions (total)
As of 2005.05.22 : 2,118,770 admissions (total)
As of 2005.05.15 : 1,700,549 admissions (total)
As of 2005.05.08 : 921,000 admissions (total)

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Csi Chosun style!! by brooks

erhaps in this peroid piece their would be such inquisitiveness that it really could be about forensic science, i dont know. But all i have to say is watch it at least for the "Drawn and quartered by horses scene" I mean Like OUCH man!!!

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Blood Rain - better than I expected by angryangel214

hen I read that Blood Rain was considered a "splatter film," I decided against seeing it. Splatter films usually have no plot, no story, no character growth, no socially redeeming value. What they do have is splatter. A lot of spatter. Yawn. Been there, done that, and no one is interested in the bloody tee shirt. As a genre, the splatter film has been bled to death.

Here is a movie that, while parts are quite grisly to say the least, defies the convention of your typical splatter movie. Blood Rain combines the best of time-honored conventions, such as the whodunit of Ellery Queen and Sam Spade, the creepiness of horror as found in the original Halloween, and satisfies a history buff with a generous depiction of life during the later Josen Dynesty (1392-1910). Blood Rain is a better movie than I was expecting.

The story stays focused on a murder investigation in a remote island village. The paper tribute to the government is destroyed in a mysterious fire. A ship's crewmember disappears. A shaman is possessed during a ritual. A madman prophesies that a blood rain is going to fall.

Five people were killed in horrific ways seven years ago. Now someone wants the village to think the ghost of one of the victims has returned looking for revenge. The investigator ignores the superstitions of the villagers and looks for the criminal behind the crimes. What he uncovers in the end is more than a little disheartening.

I appreciate the dignity and the grace brought into the making of this film. Most directors would have focused solely on gore and violence to "tell" the story. The restraint displayed here allows us to hear the story rather than the non-stop shrieking of victims being hacked to pieces, which is common to most American splatter films.

I recommend this movie to anyone who is tired of Freddy, Jason and Michael.

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