[Guest Film Review] "No Mercy" + DVD Giveaway 2016/07/30, Kim Hyeong-jun in his debut did what everyone was doing in S. Korea back in 2010. He shot a crime thriller with aesthetics similar to Hollywood, except the grotesque depiction of violence, which is a genuine trait of S. Korean cinema.
When the police discover a dismembered body near a river, they ask from coroner Kang, one of the leaders in the field to assist them in ascertaining the cause of death,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13 2012/05/13, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2012.05.11 ~ 2012.05.13)
It was another moneymaking weekend for "The Avengers" as the crowds continued to stream in for Marvel's record-breaking blockbuster. The long awaited comic book film raked in another 995,156 admissions and now sits as the highest grossing film released in Korea for 2012 with 5,447,728 admissions. That's almost a million more than the Korean film "Nameless Gangster", which it dislodged at the top,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06 2012/05/06, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06)
Marvel's "The Avengers" was just released in the U.S and broke the U.S opening weekend admissions record in the process. Here in Korea the film continued to dominate proceedings with 1,430,613 admissions, placing it now as the third highest grossing film on the 2012 Korean box office with 4,001,878 total admissions. Marvel's superhero flick snatched 53.50% of the ticket sales and left the fighting for the scraps,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29 2012/04/29, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29)
There was never any doubt that Marvel's long awaited comic book film "The Avengers" was going to cause a huge stir at the Korean box office. This Hollywood blockbuster arrogantly snatched 64.30% of the ticket sales this past weekend, that's a whopping 1,342,584 admissions! It left Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse" with just 15.90% and 389,803 admissions in its opening weekend, it's a decent start for this melodramatic romance, but it paled in comparison to the might of Marvel's gargantuan superhero flick,...More
Ryoo Seung-bum says acting is not like ping pong 2009/12/23, Source,
From left, director Kim Hyeong-jun, actress Han Hye-jin and actors Ryoo Seung-bum and Sul Kyung-gu pose during a photo session of a press conference for film "No Mercy" held at a CJ CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea on December 22, 2009. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Q: This film garnered interest because of the acting standoff between Sul Kyung-gu and Ryoo Seung-bum more than anything. How would you evaluate each other's acting?Sul Kyung-gu (Seol): The characters we each played were like water and oil -- they never become involved with each other. That's why we both spent a lot of time consumed in our own thoughts. Our roles were completely cut off from each other so after wrapping up shooting of "No Mercy", we said that next time we should try appearing in a film where we communicate well. Ryoo Seung-bum (Ryoo): I saw the movie for the first time today. And I know it sounds cheesy to say this here but I thanked Seol after seeing the movie. You may call it a standoff but acting isn't like ping pong so I worried a lot on set. I was worried what the final product would look like but I think the film speaks for itself. I think a certain force from Seol, who played the role of Kang Min-ho, embraced everything.,...More
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