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Korean Peninsula Challenge - Official; November 2019

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Post by AB537 » November 24th, 2019, 4:49 pm

6. Cha-i-na-ta-un - Coin Locker Girl (Han Jun-hee, 2015) 6.5/10

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Post by Traveller » November 24th, 2019, 4:54 pm

55. The Way Home (1967) - 7/10
56. A Thousand Year-Old Fox (1969) - 6/10
57. The Pollen of Flowers (1972) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 24th, 2019, 4:55 pm

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1. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000, SK)
2. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002, SK)
3. The Foul King (2000, SK)
This is about a guy who feels powerless at work and decides to become a professional wrestler. It's a little absurd, but decently fun. Too much distraction from the comedy that comes with the "wrestling", but the end scene is fantastic.

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#204

Post by 72aicm » November 24th, 2019, 6:26 pm

35. Gajokeui tansaeng / Family Ties (2006)
36. Babodeuli haengjin / March of Fools (1975)
37. Jiokhwa / Flower in Hell (1958)
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1. Gipgo puleun bam / The Deep Blue Night (1985)
2. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (2008)
3. Mandala (1981)
4. Hyuil / A Day Off (1968)
5. Gaetmaeul / Seashore Village (1965)
6. Baramnan gajok / A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
7. Mimong / Sweet Dream (1936)
8. Ggotip / A Petal (1996)
9. Seopyeonje / Sopyonje (1993)
10. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home (1974)
11. Ggobangdongne saramdeul / People of the Slum (1982)
12. Gilsoddeum / Gilsodom (1986)
13. Bakha satang / Peppermint Candy (1999)
14. Saenghwalui balgyeon / On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
15. Sibaji / The Surrogate Woman (1987)
16. Gwilo / The Way Home (1967)
17. Angae / Mist (1967)
18. Kangwon-do ui him / The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
19. Jayu manse / Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
20. Obaltan / The Stray Bullet (1961)
21. Woomuk-Baemi ui sarang / Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)
22. Mabu / The Coachman (1961)
23. Sampoganeun kil / Road to Sampo (1975)
24. Hwanyeo / Fire Woman (1971)
25. Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni / My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
26. Jayu buin / Madame Freedom (1956)
27. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona / Die Bad (2000)
28. Balambuleo joheun nal / A Windy, But Pleasant Day (1980)
29. Gyeolhon iyagi / Marriage Story (1992)
30. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003)
31. Kim yakgukjib daldeul / The Daughters of Kim's Pharmacy (1963)
32. Daijiga umule pajinnal / The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)
33. Hwabun / The Pollen of Flowers (1972)
34. Maeumui gohyang / A Hometown in Heart (1949)
35. Gajokeui tansaeng / Family Ties (2006)
36. Babodeuli haengjin / March of Fools (1975)
37. Jiokhwa / Flower in Hell (1958)

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#205

Post by mjf314 » November 24th, 2019, 10:32 pm

SpoilerShow
1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1
8. Healer (2014) episode 2
9. Healer (2014) episode 3
10. Healer (2014) episode 4

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Post by jdidaco » November 25th, 2019, 3:54 am

9. Geudaewa yeongwonhi (Forever with You, Yoo Hyun-mok, 1958) 7.5/10
10. Chunmong (Empty Dream, Yoo Hyun-mok, 1965) 9/10 (RV)

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1. Majimak babsang (The Last Dining Table, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2006) 8/10
2. Heosuabideuleui ddang (Land of Scarecrows, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2008) 7/10
3. Tropical Manila (Lee Sang-woo, 2008) 7/10
4. I Am Trash (Lee Sang-woo, 2014) 8.5/10
5. Keulleeo-eui kamera/La caméra de Claire (Claire's Camera, Hong Sang-soo, 2017) 7.5/10
6. Geu-hu (The Day After, Hong Sang-soo, 2017) 8/10
7. Ji-ri-myeol-lyeol (Incoherence, Bong Joon Ho, 1994) 7/10 (31 min), Influenza (Bong Joon Ho, 2004) 8/10 (30 min) (Total: 61 min)
8. Gisaengchung (Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, 2019) 7.5/10

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Post by mjf314 » November 25th, 2019, 5:11 am

SpoilerShow
1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1
8. Healer (2014) episode 2
9. Healer (2014) episode 3
10. Healer (2014) episode 4
11. Healer (2014) episode 5

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#208

Post by jeroeno » November 25th, 2019, 7:28 am

32. A Moment to Remember (2004)

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Post by sol » November 25th, 2019, 10:29 am

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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea
15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea
16. Oldboy (2003) South Korea
17. Mandala (1981) South Korea
18. Bedevilled (2010) South Korea
19. Ggotip / A Petal (1996) South Korea
20. The Quiet Family (1998) South Korea

21. The Woman of Fire '82 (1982) South Korea

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This third (!) version of the same basic tale from Ki-young Kim feels somewhat redundant as we are treated yet again to experiences of a housemaid made pregnant by her married employer. This version benefits from nifty ticking clock imagery, but also feels like the most melodramatic version too with the jilted wife's hysterics seeming entirely overdone. If nicely visualised in 2.35:1 widescreen, this offers little beyond what Fire Woman did.
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Post by flavo5000 » November 25th, 2019, 1:23 pm

4. Janggunui adeul (1990)
5. Janggun-ui suyeom (1968)
6. Geudaewa yeongwonhi (1958)
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1. Heukryong wanggwa biho dongja (1982)
2. Dalkomhan insaeng (2005)
3. Jiokhwa (1958)
4. Janggunui adeul (1990)
5. Janggun-ui suyeom (1968)
6. Geudaewa yeongwonhi (1958)

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Post by cinephage » November 25th, 2019, 1:48 pm

04. Kundo: min-ran-eui si-dae, by Yun Jong-Bin (2014) 7/10
Pictures of the morning calm (03)Show
01. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home, by Lee Jang-Ho (1974) 7,5/10
02. Seom, by Kim Ki-Duk (2000) 7,5/10
03. Daijiga umule pajinnal / The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well, by Hong Sang-Soo (1996) 5,5/10

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Post by sol » November 25th, 2019, 3:07 pm

Gangnam StyleShow
1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea
15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea
16. Oldboy (2003) South Korea
17. Mandala (1981) South Korea
18. Bedevilled (2010) South Korea
19. Ggotip / A Petal (1996) South Korea
20. The Quiet Family (1998) South Korea
21. The Woman of Fire '82 (1982) South Korea

22. The Man from Nowhere (2010) South Korea

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With a precocious young girl and mysterious male protagonist, the parallels to Leon: The Professional are striking, yet this lacks the emotional oomph of the Luc Besson film since there are only a couple of brief scenes dedicated to the pair bonding before she is kidnapped - and she is mostly a supporting player thence on. This is a pretty gripping film though, especially as the violence turns graphic and brutal. Some of the stunts are pretty amazing too.
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Post by Traveller » November 25th, 2019, 5:06 pm

58. The Hand of Destiny (1954) - 7/10
59. Starting Point (1967) - 8/10
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Post by 72aicm » November 25th, 2019, 8:48 pm

38. Chilsu wa Mansu / Chilsu and Mansu (1988)
39. Toraoji annun haebyong / Marine Battleground (1963)
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1. Gipgo puleun bam / The Deep Blue Night (1985)
2. Bam gua nat / Night and Day (2008)
3. Mandala (1981)
4. Hyuil / A Day Off (1968)
5. Gaetmaeul / Seashore Village (1965)
6. Baramnan gajok / A Good Lawyer's Wife (2003)
7. Mimong / Sweet Dream (1936)
8. Ggotip / A Petal (1996)
9. Seopyeonje / Sopyonje (1993)
10. Byeoldeului gohyang / The Stars Heavenly Home (1974)
11. Ggobangdongne saramdeul / People of the Slum (1982)
12. Gilsoddeum / Gilsodom (1986)
13. Bakha satang / Peppermint Candy (1999)
14. Saenghwalui balgyeon / On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
15. Sibaji / The Surrogate Woman (1987)
16. Gwilo / The Way Home (1967)
17. Angae / Mist (1967)
18. Kangwon-do ui him / The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
19. Jayu manse / Hurrah! For Freedom (1946)
20. Obaltan / The Stray Bullet (1961)
21. Woomuk-Baemi ui sarang / Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (1990)
22. Mabu / The Coachman (1961)
23. Sampoganeun kil / Road to Sampo (1975)
24. Hwanyeo / Fire Woman (1971)
25. Sarangbang sonnimgwa eomeoni / My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
26. Jayu buin / Madame Freedom (1956)
27. Jukgeona hokeun nabbeugeona / Die Bad (2000)
28. Balambuleo joheun nal / A Windy, But Pleasant Day (1980)
29. Gyeolhon iyagi / Marriage Story (1992)
30. Jigureul jikyeora! / Save the Green Planet! (2003)
31. Kim yakgukjib daldeul / The Daughters of Kim's Pharmacy (1963)
32. Daijiga umule pajinnal / The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)
33. Hwabun / The Pollen of Flowers (1972)
34. Maeumui gohyang / A Hometown in Heart (1949)
35. Gajokeui tansaeng / Family Ties (2006)
36. Babodeuli haengjin / March of Fools (1975)
37. Jiokhwa / Flower in Hell (1958)
38. Chilsu wa Mansu / Chilsu and Mansu (1988)
39. Toraoji annun haebyong / Marine Battleground (1963)

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Post by AB537 » November 25th, 2019, 9:35 pm

7. Milyang - Secret Sunshine (Lee Chang-dong, 2007) 7.5/10

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Post by mjf314 » November 26th, 2019, 3:28 am

SpoilerShow
1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1
8. Healer (2014) episode 2
9. Healer (2014) episode 3
10. Healer (2014) episode 4
11. Healer (2014) episode 5
12. Healer (2014) episode 6

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Post by sol » November 26th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Gangnam StyleShow
1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea
15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea
16. Oldboy (2003) South Korea
17. Mandala (1981) South Korea
18. Bedevilled (2010) South Korea
19. Ggotip / A Petal (1996) South Korea
20. The Quiet Family (1998) South Korea
21. The Woman of Fire '82 (1982) South Korea
22. The Man from Nowhere (2010) South Korea

23. Blades of Blood (2010) South Korea

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The plot and politics here are murky, unclear and uninteresting with a lot of sentimentality and personal grudges in the mix. The film sort of works though when a blind swordsman supporting character is given centre focus. The humour as he trains his underling generally clicks and it is of course fun to watch him fight so well when just relying on sound. He is absent from over half of the film though. At least this is shorter than the average SK film.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 26th, 2019, 3:35 pm

11. Haemoo [Sea Fog] (2014, Sung-bo Shim): 6.2 - It's clear what this movie is trying to do; by first giving the backstory about why a fishing boat takes an assignment to smuggle illegal immigrant, it tries to humanize the crew and deepen their relationships, before they commit a horrible act, tensions start to grow and things gets worse and worse. But unfortunately doesn't succeed in this, because most of the crew still are stock characters and after the turn the nuances are undone by turning characters into simple good and bad guys.
12. Dalkomhan insaeng [A Bittersweet Life] (2005, Ji-woon Kim) (rewatch): 8.5 > 8.2 - Simple plot, greatly styled action and direction.
13. Geuk jang jeon [Tale of Cinema] (2005, Sang-soo Hong): 7.8 - Hong being Hong, that adds an extra layer by contrasting the movie-in-the-movie with the movie and thereby showing the influence of art on life.
14. Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0 - Sweet and charming coming-of-age movie that shows very well how a group of friends drifts apart after high school.
15. Palwolui Keuriseumaseu [Christmas in August] (1998, Jin-ho Hur) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.0 - Very serene film about terminal ill man that tries to keep living his life as usual, has to come to grip with the fact he's dying, while simultaneous falling in love in his last month. Han Suk-kyu and Shim Eun-ha both do a tremendous job in showing with little details, f.e. small quick smiles, that they are in love with each other. Meanwhile Han Suk-kyu also succeeds in showing in flashes the anger and sadness between his calm and friendly mask.
16. Kimssi pyoryugi [Castaway on the Moon] (2009, Hae-jun Lee): 8.0 - A sweet and quirky movie about the redeeming power of love for lost lonely souls. Surprising how quickly this succeeded in suspending my disbelief about a guy being stranded in a deserted island in the middle of Seoul. I'm going to make some black bean noodles now. ;)
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1. Hwanghae [The Yellow Sea] (2010, Hong-jin Na): 7.2
2. Aknyeo [The Villainess] (2017, Byung-gil Jung): 7.2
3. Revenger (2019, Seung-Won Lee): 7.5 -
4. Inrang [Illang: The Wolf Brigade] (2018, Ji-woon Kim): 5.2
5. Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida [Windstruck] (2004, Jae-young Kwak) (rewatch): 8.5 > 7.8
6. Sinsegye [New World] (2013, Hoon-jung Park): 6.5
7. Babo seoneon (1983, Jang-ho Lee): 6.2 -
8. Bakjwi [Thirst] (2009, Chan-wook Park): 8.2
9. Akmareul boatda [ I Saw the Devil] (2010, Ji-woon Kim) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.5
10. Mayakwang [ The Drug King] (2018, Min-hoo Woo): 4.5

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Post by Traveller » November 26th, 2019, 5:41 pm

60. The Black Republic (1990) - 7/10
61. A Petal (1996) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by sol » November 27th, 2019, 3:09 pm

Gangnam StyleShow
1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea
15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea
16. Oldboy (2003) South Korea
17. Mandala (1981) South Korea
18. Bedevilled (2010) South Korea
19. Ggotip / A Petal (1996) South Korea
20. The Quiet Family (1998) South Korea
21. The Woman of Fire '82 (1982) South Korea
22. The Man from Nowhere (2010) South Korea
23. Blades of Blood (2010) South Korea

24. Doomsday Book (2012) South Korea

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Three short films about the end of the world. The first tale mediocre zombie apocalypse stuff. The second tale, directed by Jee-woon Kim (of I Saw the Devil fame) is excellent though with thoughtful ruminations on perceptions involving a robot who claims to have found enlightenment by embracing Buddhism. The third tale is less successful - but it is relatively fun in a darkly comic way with a girl who is possibly responsible for a meteor collision.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 27th, 2019, 3:42 pm

17. Angae [Mist /The Foggy Town] (1967, Soo-yong Kim): 8.0 - A business man has to return to his hometown, of which he wasn't very fond of, because his rich wife demands it of him. In that town he remembers his history and thinks about his life after meeting a young woman. The movie does a great job in integrating his memories in the movie. F.e. When he visit his mothers grave, his envisions his mother burial parade. The whole movie has a great existential mood.
18. Sampoganeun kil [Road to Sampo ] (1975, Man-hui Lee): 6.2 - Tho well made, this didn't captivate me, cause neither of the three characters did interest me.
19. Pieta (2012): 6.5 - I ended this feeling this story could been told and the themes about motherhood, sacrifice and guilt could have conveyed without the extremeness and violence in this. At best it's unnecessary, at worst it's only there for shock value.
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The whole revenge plot hinges on a very big assumption that a guy who has clearly sociopathic characteristic would have the desired emotional reaction to being left alone by a woman he only met for a brief time after living his life alone
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1. Hwanghae [The Yellow Sea] (2010, Hong-jin Na): 7.2
2. Aknyeo [The Villainess] (2017, Byung-gil Jung): 7.2
3. Revenger (2019, Seung-Won Lee): 7.5 -
4. Inrang [Illang: The Wolf Brigade] (2018, Ji-woon Kim): 5.2
5. Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida [Windstruck] (2004, Jae-young Kwak) (rewatch): 8.5 > 7.8
6. Sinsegye [New World] (2013, Hoon-jung Park): 6.5
7. Babo seoneon (1983, Jang-ho Lee): 6.2 -
8. Bakjwi [Thirst] (2009, Chan-wook Park): 8.2
9. Akmareul boatda [ I Saw the Devil] (2010, Ji-woon Kim) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.5
10. Mayakwang [ The Drug King] (2018, Min-hoo Woo): 4.5
11. Haemoo [Sea Fog] (2014, Sung-bo Shim): 6.2 -
12. Dalkomhan insaeng [A Bittersweet Life] (2005, Ji-woon Kim) (rewatch): 8.5 > 8.2
13. Geuk jang jeon [Tale of Cinema] (2005, Sang-soo Hong): 7.8 -
14. Goyangileul butaghae [Take Care of My Cat] (2001, Jae-eun Jeong): 8.0 -
15. Palwolui Keuriseumaseu [Christmas in August] (1998, Jin-ho Hur) (rewatch): 9.0 > 8.0
16. Kimssi pyoryugi [Castaway on the Moon] (2009, Hae-jun Lee): 8.0

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Post by sol » November 27th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
November 26th, 2019, 3:35 pm
16. Kimssi pyoryugi [Castaway on the Moon] (2009, Hae-jun Lee)
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November 27th, 2019, 3:42 pm
19. Pieta (2012)
Jeez, looks like you'll be overtaking me soon if you're powerhousing it at three films a day for the rest of the month. (D:)
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Post by Traveller » November 27th, 2019, 5:17 pm

62. A Day Off (1968) - 8/10
63. The Water Mill (1966) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 27th, 2019, 7:43 pm

18. Oasis (Chang-dong Lee, 2002). This was impressive! It took me a while to "warm up" to the male lead, but in the end I found it to be a beautiful and strangely touching movie.

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1. Crossroads of Youth (aka. Turning Point of Youngsters) (Jong-hwa Ahn, 1934) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
2. Pursuit of Death (Kwon-taek Im, 1980)
3. Homeless Angels (aka. Angels of the Street) (In-kyu Cho'e, 1941) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
4. Burying Old Alive (Ki-young Kim, 1963)
5. Fisherman's Fire (Shimazu & Ahn, 1938) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
6. The DMZ (Sang-ho Park, 1965)
7. Black Hair (Lee Man-Hee, 1964)
8. Mandala (Kwon-taek Im, 1981)
9. The Ball shot by a Midget (Won-se Lee, 1981)
10. Public Enemy (Woo-suk Kang, 2002)
11. Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (Doo-yong Lee, 1984).
12. The Surrogate Woman (Kown-taek Im, 1987)
13. Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (aka. A Short Love Affair) (Sun-woo Jang, 1990).
14. Our Twisted Hero (Park Chong-won, 1992).
15. Shiri (Je-kyu Kang, 1999)
16. A Petal (Sun-woo Jang, 1996)
17. A Traffic Controller on Crossroads (Phyo Kwang, 1986) BONUS CHALLENGE #2
18. Oasis (Chang-dong Lee, 2002)
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Post by sol » November 28th, 2019, 12:27 pm

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1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea
15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea
16. Oldboy (2003) South Korea
17. Mandala (1981) South Korea
18. Bedevilled (2010) South Korea
19. Ggotip / A Petal (1996) South Korea
20. The Quiet Family (1998) South Korea
21. The Woman of Fire '82 (1982) South Korea
22. The Man from Nowhere (2010) South Korea
23. Blades of Blood (2010) South Korea
24. Doomsday Book (2012) South Korea

25. The Berlin File (2013) South Korea

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This thriller benefits from some superbly crafted action sequences, including bits in which the camera crashes through glass roofs with falling actors, however, it is a lot less satisfying as an espionage narrative. It is over an hour in before the plot begins to make sense and while some of the betrayal and testing of loyalty stuff that emerges in the second half is interesting, it is also hard to care by such a late point and with such enigmatic characters.
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Post by sol » November 28th, 2019, 12:32 pm

sol wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 11:00 am
Fair play (adapted from albajos)
- Remember this is a community event, so participating is not only about listing titles. If you post early, this gives the other participants suggestions for their own viewings and it brings the community closer together.
- If you're in the top 5 please post at least once every three days.
- I will not allow anyone to enter the top 5 during the final three days with their first post.
This point has now passed. Not that I anticipate it being a problem, mind you.
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Post by Traveller » November 28th, 2019, 5:16 pm

64. Women of the Chosun Dynasty (1969) - 6/10
65. Love Me Once Again (1968) - 6/10
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Post by mjf314 » November 29th, 2019, 3:16 am

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1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1
8. Healer (2014) episode 2
9. Healer (2014) episode 3
10. Healer (2014) episode 4
11. Healer (2014) episode 5
12. Healer (2014) episode 6
13. Healer (2014) episode 7

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Post by Traveller » November 29th, 2019, 5:15 pm

66. The Man with Three Coffins (1987) - 7/10
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Post by jeroeno » November 29th, 2019, 8:28 pm

33. Flandersui gae (Barking Dogs Never Bite) (2000)
34. Gok-seong (The Wailing (2016)
35. Bomnaleun ganda (One Fine Spring Day) (2001)
36. Chihwaseon (Painted Fire) (2002)

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Post by sol » November 30th, 2019, 2:11 am

Gangnam StyleShow
1. Ta-weo / The Tower (2012) South Korea
2. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) South Korea
3. Memories of Murder (2003) South Korea
4. The Insect Woman (1972) South Korea
5. The Terror, Live (2013) South Korea
6. The Housemaid (1960) South Korea
7. Fire Woman. (1971) South Korea
8. Sweet Dream (1936) Pre-50s Korea
9. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000) South Korea
10. Ten Zan - Ultimate Mission (1988) North Korea
11. The Yellow Sea (2010) South Korea
12. I Saw the Devil (2010) South Korea
13. The Red Shoes (2005) South Korea
14. Psychokinesis. (2018) South Korea
15. The Villainess (2017) South Korea
16. Oldboy (2003) South Korea
17. Mandala (1981) South Korea
18. Bedevilled (2010) South Korea
19. Ggotip / A Petal (1996) South Korea
20. The Quiet Family (1998) South Korea
21. The Woman of Fire '82 (1982) South Korea
22. The Man from Nowhere (2010) South Korea
23. Blades of Blood (2010) South Korea
24. Doomsday Book (2012) South Korea
25. The Berlin File (2013) South Korea

26. Okja (2017) South Korea

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As a message movie, Okja is far from subtle and the borderline comical caricature supporting characters lead to the tone of the project occasionally feeling off, but the central story is nevertheless powerful and told with flair. The visual effects used to create the creature are divine and Seo-hyun Ahn provides a strong turn too as the girl at the centre of the tale who finds herself pulled between animal activists and the evil corporation bigwigs.
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Post by Traveller » November 30th, 2019, 11:26 am

That’s it for me. Thanks for hosting, sol. :cheers:

67. Pursuit of Death (1980) - 6/10
68. A Ball Shot by a Midget (1981) - 5/10
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Post by jeroeno » November 30th, 2019, 11:59 am

I'm done as well. Saved the best for last :worship:

37. Gisaengchung (Parasite) (2019)

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Post by 72aicm » November 30th, 2019, 12:18 pm

No more from me as well. Congrats to Traveller with a convincing win. Thanks again for hosting sol.

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Post by flavo5000 » November 30th, 2019, 2:22 pm

7. Chorok mulkogi (1997)
8. Choihui jeungin (1980)
9. Ddongpari (2008)
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1. Heukryong wanggwa biho dongja (1982)
2. Dalkomhan insaeng (2005)
3. Jiokhwa (1958)
4. Janggunui adeul (1990)
5. Janggun-ui suyeom (1968)
6. Geudaewa yeongwonhi (1958)
7. Chorok mulkogi (1997)
8. Choihui jeungin (1980)
9. Ddongpari (2008)

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Post by ororama » November 30th, 2019, 2:49 pm

17. Yeopgijeogin geunyeo/ My Sassy Girl (2001) 138 min.

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1. GisaengchungParasite (2019) * 132 min. (South Korea)
2. Piano: Episode #1.9 (2001) 63 min. (South Korea)
3. Piano: Episode #1.10 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
4. Swiri (1999) * 125 min. (South Korea)
5. Piano: Episode #1.11 (2001) 65 min. (South Korea)
6. Piano: Episode #1.12 (2001) 64 min. (South Korea)
7. Bakha satang/ Peppermint Candy (1999) * 130 min. (South Korea)
8. Ju No-myeong Bakery/ Love Bakery (2000) * 106 min. (South Korea)
9. Piano: Episode #1.13 (2002) * 64 min. (South Korea)
10. Piano: Episode #1.14 (2002) * 65 min. (South Korea)
11. Piano: Episode #1.15 (2002) * 65 min. (South Korea)
12. Piano: Episode #1.16 (2002) * 63 min. (South Korea)
13. Hae-pi Too-ge-deo/ Happy Together: Episode #1.1 (1999) * 57 min. (South Korea)
14. Hae-pi Too-ge-deo/ Happy Together: Episode #1.2  (1999) * 60 min. (South Korea)
15. Hae-pi Too-ge-deo/ Happy Together: Episode #1.3 (1999) * 59 min. (South Korea)
16. Hae-pi Too-ge-deo/ Happy Together: Episode #1.4 (1999) * 60 min. (South Korea)

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Post by albajos » November 30th, 2019, 7:52 pm

2. Seoul Station (2016) South Korea 152 checks [double]
3. Norang meori (1999) South Korea 4 checks [double]
4. Norang meori 2 (2001) South Korea 3 checks [double]
5. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001) South Korea 3 official lists 293 checks

I saw only movies the 1st and 30th. Hmmmm.
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1. Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da (2010) South Korea 2 official lists 6 037 checks [double]
2. Seoul Station (2016) South Korea 152 checks [double]
3. Norang meori (1999) South Korea 4 checks [double]
4. Norang meori 2 (2001) South Korea 3 checks [double]
5. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001) South Korea 3 official lists 293 checks

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 30th, 2019, 9:37 pm

Been there. Done that.Show
1. J.S.A.: Joint Security Area (2000, SK)
2. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002, SK)
3. The Foul King (2000, SK)
4. Hurrah! For Freedom (1946, Pre-50s Korea)
More "important" than it is good, it's worth a watch if for no other reason than it's the first anti-Japanese imperialism film made in Korea.

5. The Demilitarized Zone (1965, SK)
Actually pretty nice - a story of two abandoned kids trying to survive in the DMZ right after the armistice.

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Post by mjf314 » December 1st, 2019, 3:56 am

SpoilerShow
1. Page Turner (2016) episode 1
2. Page Turner (2016) episode 2
3. Page Turner (2016) episode 3
4. Missing Noir M (2015) episode 1
My Mister (2018) first 35 minutes (not counting it as an entry)
5. White Christmas (2011) episode 1
6. Little Forest (2018)
7. Healer (2014) episode 1
8. Healer (2014) episode 2
9. Healer (2014) episode 3
10. Healer (2014) episode 4
11. Healer (2014) episode 5
12. Healer (2014) episode 6
13. Healer (2014) episode 7
14. Healer (2014) episode 8

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Post by Knaldskalle » December 1st, 2019, 6:09 am

19. Pulgasari (Sang-ok Shin, 1985). Odd how this North Korean monster movie can so easily be read as being about the repressive North Korean regime... BONUS CHALLENGE #2

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1. Crossroads of Youth (aka. Turning Point of Youngsters) (Jong-hwa Ahn, 1934) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
2. Pursuit of Death (Kwon-taek Im, 1980)
3. Homeless Angels (aka. Angels of the Street) (In-kyu Cho'e, 1941) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
4. Burying Old Alive (Ki-young Kim, 1963)
5. Fisherman's Fire (Shimazu & Ahn, 1938) BONUS CHALLENGE #1
6. The DMZ (Sang-ho Park, 1965)
7. Black Hair (Lee Man-Hee, 1964)
8. Mandala (Kwon-taek Im, 1981)
9. The Ball shot by a Midget (Won-se Lee, 1981)
10. Public Enemy (Woo-suk Kang, 2002)
11. Spinning the Tales of Cruelty Towards Women (Doo-yong Lee, 1984).
12. The Surrogate Woman (Kown-taek Im, 1987)
13. Lovers in Woomuk-Baemi (aka. A Short Love Affair) (Sun-woo Jang, 1990).
14. Our Twisted Hero (Park Chong-won, 1992).
15. Shiri (Je-kyu Kang, 1999)
16. A Petal (Sun-woo Jang, 1996)
17. A Traffic Controller on Crossroads (Phyo Kwang, 1986) BONUS CHALLENGE #2
18. Oasis (Chang-dong Lee, 2002)
19. Pulgasari (Sang-ok Shin, 1985). BONUS CHALLENGE #2
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