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Ian Jane
03-04-2013, 05:56 PM
This could be good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y2VVzxNunTk

Well Go USA releases it to theaters 3/22/13, I'd expect a DVD/Blu-ray release a couple of months after though nothing has been officially announced.

47lab
03-04-2013, 11:30 PM
Is this going to be another variation of Infernal Affairs? :rolleyes: I know there is a Korean version called City of Damnation which is a remake of the HK classic but the storyline of this movie seems awfully similar in scope. I might give it a go just because of Choi Min Sik though -- the guy is utterly amazing in most every role I've seen him in. The movie he did with Cecilia Chung, before he became an international sensation with Old Boy, drove me to tears and I'm not the type to get emotional watching movies. I'm actually eagerly anticipating his latest project, which is due to be released later this year where he takes on the role of legendary naval figure, Yi Soon Shin. I became acquainted with the heroic exploits of Yi Soon Shin through the excellent graphic novel put out by Onrie-Kompan (http://www.yisoonshin.com/home/).

Ian Jane
03-08-2013, 06:45 PM
Is this going to be another variation of Infernal Affairs? :rolleyes:

Yep.

From Well Go's newsletter:

With the sun setting later in the day, we now have more time to go to the movies. And because we know you read this newsletter in hopes of some ideas here and there, we have a big one. NEW WORLD opens in select theaters on March 22, and this Korean blockbuster is going to give you all the action, intrigue, and thrills you're looking for from the months leading up to Summer Blockbuster Season.

Called Korea's answer to THE DEPARTED (we call Blarney on this: THE DEPARTED was a remake of 2002's INFERNAL AFFAIRS), this gangland nail-biter stars LEE Jung-jae (THE THIEVES), HWANG Jung-min (BLADES OF BLOOD), and the captivating CHOI Min-sik (OLDBOY) as three men with conflicting vendettas as gangsters vie for the head of a crime syndicate. The full synopsis is in the March Spotlight below.

Want to know more? For trailers, images, theaters and more, visit www.newworld-movie.com.

Ian Jane
05-03-2013, 09:09 AM
Cover art for the domestic release.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41d7UQulx4L.jpg

47lab
07-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Finally got around to catching this one & I can imagine in the wrong hands this could've easily turned into a predictable yawner but the superb onscreen performances of the three lead actors (Choi Min Sik, Hwang Jung Min & Lee Jung Jae) plus the tight script (by Park Hoon-jung of I SAW THE DEVIL & THE UNJUST) elevate this film above being just another derivative and trite story based on the "Infernal Affairs cop goes deep cover as a mole within a criminal syndicate type" plot. It also managed to keep me engrossed for the duration of its 2 hour plus run time which is an accomplishment in itself for a Korean film. :up: The highlight was the knife fight in the elevator. That was an awesome scene reminiscent of OLD BOY meets ISTD type mayhem! :bat:

http://i.imgur.com/9xjD2zGl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kDtHdwZl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oW49PE4l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/n7NjS1Wl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mWd5TuEl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IXeCfVzl.jpg

Ian Jane
07-15-2013, 10:07 AM
Sat down with this yesterday afternoon and while it took a little while to get moving, yeah, it's a pretty solid film. The influence of Infernal Affairs is pretty undeniable and maybe it borrows from that one a little bit too much, but you're right, the acting is great and the script is pretty tight. That elevator fight scenes was insane, so well shot and pretty grisly too. I dug this. I had a bit of trouble keeping some of the characters straight for the first half of the movie, more my fault for not paying close enough attention than a fault of the movie, haha, but I'm glad to have seen it. As Mark says in his review, the Well Go USA disc looks and sounds really nice.

47lab
07-15-2013, 11:57 PM
Sat down with this yesterday afternoon and while it took a little while to get moving, yeah, it's a pretty solid film. The influence of Infernal Affairs is pretty undeniable and maybe it borrows from that one a little bit too much, but you're right, the acting is great and the script is pretty tight. That elevator fight scenes was insane, so well shot and pretty grisly too. I dug this. I had a bit of trouble keeping some of the characters straight for the first half of the movie, more my fault for not paying close enough attention than a fault of the movie, haha, but I'm glad to have seen it. As Mark says in his review, the Well Go USA disc looks and sounds really nice.
yeah, I really enjoyed this one enough to pre-order the first press Korean Blu ray with the lenticular slipcover. :up:

http://cfile26.uf.tistory.com/original/27479B4351DCA6151103E5http://cfile10.uf.tistory.com/original/0253594051DCA61F3352DD

I have to say those Yanbian "hired killers" hobos didn't get much screen time but I thought they were hilarious. Ok, seems the writer/director played up negative stereotypes about joseonjoks but they really brought some dark comedic moments to the proceedings and were very efficient assassins to boot. There should be a spin off movie just featuring these guys. :funny:

http://i.imgur.com/iL82ppal.jpg

Ian, do you know if the Well Go blu ray is dual layer (50GB)? I know some of Well Go's past Korean releases like MAN FROM NOWHERE & BEDEVILED were ported over as single layer 25GB discs.

Ian Jane
07-16-2013, 09:46 AM
The hobos almost seemed like they were put into the movie as an after thought. Obviously there was the intent for them to provide some comic relief, and it worked - though I thought it was interesting how their presence took a darker scene in the 'girl/oil drum warehouse' scene (trying to be vague so as not to use spoilers). A good contrast there.

I'll double check on the size of the Well Go disc when I get home.