The director from R-Point is return with new military horror GP 506. Strange murder case was occurred. All of squad soldiers from 506 at DMZ were killed except one soldier. Every body were cruelly crashed or cut off their neck. The only survived one is in coma and the case goes into mystery. A military investigator (Chun Ho Jin) is dispatched. And he is facing a strange virus that makes soldiers become zombie…
[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Chun Ho-jin Movies 2014/05/24,
Korean cinema and Korean drama are worlds apart in many ways. From the type of stories told and characters shown to style of acting and how actors and actresses are valued in them. Some actors remain in movies and others have an impressive career in dramas. A lot of them, however, try to balance between the two worlds. Chun Ho-jin is one such actor who has also done it successfully,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Coma" 2013/10/26,
With horror dramas being few and far between, this is a genre that mostly goes underrepresented on television, be it due budget issues, reluctance to try horror in a different format or other reasons. Some recent attempts have been made at including horror in the plot, but those are still mainly romantic works and not pure horror series. "Coma" is a 2006 TV-movie or mini-series created by SIO Film and brought to television by OCN. So this is more of a mix between a film and a drama. Each episode has a different director (Episodes 1 and 5 are done by Kong Soo-chang, creator of "R-Point" and "The Guard Post") and the series has three writers,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Guard Post" 2013/10/26,
Horror is a painful subject in Korean cinema. It is one of those genres that produces some very good and atmospheric movies, but also a lot of half-baked attempts at jump scares, muddled storytelling, idol promotion and often solely teen-pleasing graphicness. Director Kong Soo-chang's attempt at directing/writing a movie before "The Guard Post" was "R-Point". Its refusal to close its story or even explain some basics of its plot was something which left a bitter taste, especially considering his talent with creating atmosphere, a constant feeling of dread and using his cast well. Thankfully, "The Guard Post" corrects a lot of the issues found in "R-Point",...More
"Nameless Gangster" released in North America 2012/03/28, Source, PREFACE
"My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
Garden artist presents DMZ: Hwang Ji-hae returns to UK Chelsea Flower Show to win again 2011/12/05, Source,
GWANGJU - Hwang Ji-hae, an environmental artist, said that if she were an alien looking at the Earth to find the most beautiful place, she would pick the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas.
Speaking in her studio in the southwestern city of Gwangju, Hwang, 35, explained how the strip of land that separates South and North Korea has all the conceptual qualities of a garden,...More
Jo Hyun-jae to hold fan meetings in Japan and Hong Kong 2010/08/17, Source,
Korean actor Jo Hyun-jae [STARNHIT Entertainment]
Korean actor Jo Hyun-jae will be holding fan meetings in several Asian countries this coming August, according to his agency STARNHIT Entertainment on Tuesday.
STARNHIT announced in a press release that Jo, who completed his mandatory two-year military service on June 19, will hold his first fan meeting in Osaka on August 21 and in Tokyo the next day. He will also be visiting Hong Kong and Macau the following week,...More
Jo Hyun-jae to be discharged from military on June 19 2010/06/16, Source,
Korean actor Jo Hyun-jae [Star N Hit Entertainment]
Korean actor Jo Hyun-jae will be discharged from the military on Saturday upon completing South Korea's two-year mandatory military service.
Jo's agency Star N Hit Entertainment announced in a press release that on the day of his discharge on June 19, he will hold a short meeting with about 500 fans from Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in front of his army base,...More
Seoul-Stockholm Korean Film Festival 2008/09/11, Source, Following the success of its previous edition, the Seoul-Stockholm Korean Film Festival will showcase recent artistic and commercial hits from South Korea. Running September 17 – 21 at the Zita theater in Stockholm, the event will screen 8 Korean features, up from 5 shown in 2007.4 Korean directors,...More
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