Shinterra was born in 1973 and studied film at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Afterwards, he graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts in 2001. Since then, he made his debut with “ A Mild Day “ (1992) and has directed a large number of short films such as “ Andropia “ (1996), “ The Ambitious Dr. Kalgari “ (1997), and “ Sunny Stalker “ (2004). His short films “ E.L ”, “ E.L S.E “ received enthusiastic responses from the audience in the Mise-en Scene Genre Film Festival.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Bounty Hunters" + Video 2017/09/30,
As counter-intuitive as this idea might sound, it really is important for the main characters in big action movies to be kind of dumb, and clearly acknowledged as such by the script. Why? Because then their failures (or even successes) can be attributed to their stupidity, which is funny even if the overall situation has serious dramatic stakes. So it is in "Bounty Hunters", where our first introduction to San (played by Lee Min-ho) features him solving a problem with epic cool fighting moves- but ultimately failing due to his own ignorance of what the problem even was in the first place,...More
[Guest Film Review] "Black House" 2017/03/11,
The film is based on the homonymous Japanese novel and had already been adapted into a Japanese movie in 1999. However, the film was not as successful as the producers expected, and this led to this particular edition, a Japanese-Korean co-production,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Black House" + DVD Giveaway 2016/11/26,
Joon-oh (played by Hwang Jung-min) is an insurance agent still reeling from childhood trauma. At home life with his girlfriend Mi-na (played by Kim Seo-hyung) is pretty much all right, but alas, Joon-oh is kind of dumb and fails to properly take to heart the first rule of insurance claim adjusting- never tells clients details about your actual life. Although admittedly, whoever drafted that rule probably did not anticipate that the company's insurance agents would go through the procession of body horror that is the "Black House",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.29 ~ 2012.07.01 2012/07/01, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.06.29~ 2012.07.01)
"The Amazing Spider-Man" has once again proven its popularity here in Korea, claiming the top spot in its first weekend with a whopping 1,421,163 admissions. Marc Webb is the director behind this Spider-Man origins reboot, as he attempts to add a slightly darker edge to what has otherwise been a candy-coated series so far. American superhero films general go down well with Korean audiences and "The Amazing Spider-Man" is no exception. Despite Mr. Webb's latest blowing away the competition, snatching a commanding 71.4%, there are still six local productions that, between them, held around 17.4% of the ticket sales for this past weekend,...More
[Video] CJ ENTERTAINMENT Hits the Catwalk with Runway Cop 2012/06/22,
CJ Entertainment launches the hilarious comedy about fashion, "Runway Cop", for a limited engagement at CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles on June 29, 2012. The film is Director Shin Terra's second action comedy flick, following his 2009 hit, "My Girlfriend is an Agent". He's about the get the biggest makeover of his life. Detective Cha has a belly about to burst and unbelievably bad hygiene. He's no model, but Cha's only interest is to get the bad guys, no matter what it takes. Then comes the mission to infiltrate drug deals taking place in the fashion industry, and he is assigned the impossible: transform into a runway model… in 2 weeks! With the pressure on, Detective Cha is about to undergo the biggest makeover of his life,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.06.01 ~ 2012.06.03 2012/06/03, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review(2012.06.01 ~ 2012.06.03)
"Men in Black III" still tops the charts but had three local flicks biting at its heels, making this past weekend a close race for the top spot. The sci-fi comedy is the third film in the series and sees the return of the popular duo of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, with Josh Brolin stepping in to share the limelight. The film added 533,134 to its admission count, putting it on 2,454,900 in just two weeks,...More
Downloading the latest film online is so last season.
Korean moviegoers are returning to theaters in droves as 3D films are offering a cinematic experience that cannot be reenacted at home.
Cinema constantly evolves ― color films replaced black-and-whit,...More
NAFF hands It Project award to James Leong "Camera" 2010/07/23, Source,
James Leong, director of film "Camera", wins the top Puchon Award for the It Project market of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) of the ongoing Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) on July 22, 2010. [PiFan]
The third edition of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), the industry program of Asia's largest genre film fest Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), wrapped up Thursday, presenting the top Puchon Award for the It Project market to "Camera" by Singaporean filmmaker James Leong,...More
Korean films draw pleasing response at PiFan's NAFF 2010/07/20, Source,
A pitching session for It Project 2010 is held at the Koryo Hotel in the city of Bucheon of South Korea on July 19, 2010. [PiFan]
Korean films in competition at the It Project genre film market of this year's Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), the industry specialized program of the ongoing Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), received favorable response during a pitching session yesterday,...More
PiFan unveils NAFF It Project Official Selection 2010/06/08, Source, The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival has announced its official selection for the 'It Project' development project market, a part of the NAFF (Network of Fantastic Films). The movies this year come from 10 mostly Asian countries but feature a diverse range of genres that fall under the f,...More
Korean films strongly recovered in May 2009/06/12, Source, CJ/CGV, Korea's leading cinema chain, announced a 49.1% domestic market share for Korean films in May. Of the 16,322,551 million visitors, 8,018,465 people bought tickets to a Korean film. It is the highest May record for Korean cinema since 2005.
Since 2005, the highest percentage for Korean fil,...More
Asian Film Market and PPP Results 2007/10/16, Source, The Asian Film Market was again bustling in its second year although buyers tended to window-shop and take notes for later. A number of Korean films were picked up mainly for TV/DVD rights. Korean sales agent Cineclick Asia sealed a number of deals, selling all rights to,...More
Early Summer Horror Titles 2007/04/23, Source, Like Koreans enjoy specific dishes and activities in particular seasons, young Koreans have the tradition of being chilled down during the hot summer season by horror films; which compete with the spectacular blockbusters lined-up by Hollywood each summer. Early horror titles include ",...More
KOFIC awards marketing support for arthouse/digital films 2005/11/24, Source, The Korean Film Council has announced the recipients of the second phase of its 2005 Marketing Support for Arthouse and Digital Films fund. The fund provides financial support to arthouse works or digital features to promote diversity on the nation's screens and to help such films overcome the parti,...More
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