Chan-Wook Park's First English-Language Film!!!
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Jan. 28, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST
Park Chan-Wook is one of the best directors alive.
Jan. 28, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST
not to mention the character's name was Uncle Charlie.
Jan. 28, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST
I thought it was him?
Jan. 28, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST
Well thankfully its the Scott Brothers producing..hopefully that means no one looking over Park's shoulder.
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST
Way better than the rest.
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST
hopefully hes as successful out in the Wild Wild West
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST
That movie has one of the greatest soundtracks ever. I listen to it all the time. I think you can still download it for free online. I think my favorite story of his, is JSA, but Lady Vengeance is freaking gorgeous.
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST
Appareantly the order of Korean names seems to change, depending on if you are in Europe or in the US.
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST
cant expand comments.... the expand all does not work and if I click an individual one it just jumps me back to the top of the page. BLAAAAAAM THIS PIECE OF CRAP>
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST
Knew I'd seen it somewhere before
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:34 a.m. CST
This is now my most anticipated film. Park Chan Wook is a god. Oldboy is probably my favourite film of all time
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST
is how it should actually be pronounced. The 'w' is silent in the Korean. And Sympathy for Mr. Vengence is a veritable masterpiece (although Oldboy and Mrs. Vengence get all the acclaim).
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST
Lady Vengance and Oldboy are great of course. I actually think Ji-woon Kim's A Bittersweet Life is on a par with Oldboy.
Jan. 28, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST
I don't like when director's who have very little grasp of another language handle that language in a film. Miike cannot get good performances out of his actors because he doesn't seem to understand voice inflection. Gans didn't seem to understand how ridiculous the script for Silent Hill was when he shot that. Little nuances don't seem to tanslate well. I love Park. I feel he might be the greatest living director, but I am very weary of directors working outside of their native language.
Jan. 28, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Frat Boy
Not real plot heavy, but some incredibly creepy characters. Very actor friendly.
Jan. 28, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST
Hi Ugg, that remake was directed by Zhang Yimou, Chinese director who did "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers". The remake was re-imagined as a comedy and is called "A Woman, A Gun, and A Noodle Shop". It came out last year.
Jan. 28, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST
Hero is one of my all time favourite's too, can't believe I missed it, and as a comedy too? Thank's again.
Jan. 28, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST
Oldboy is a close second.Wenthworth Miller has to make up for his lame ass portrayal as Chris redfield from the last RE Film otherwise his post Prison Break Career is in the shitter.
Jan. 28, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST
by Mullah Omar
Is he trying to kick his way into films the Stallone way or what? I know he was in the most recent RESIDENT EVIL film but I wouldn't call that a game-changer for him. The Wook-Wentworth connection is totally weird. I hope it's because Miller is secretly a brilliant writer and not just because Wook had a shoestring budget for a screenplay.
Jan. 28, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST
by golden tribw
It's Zhang Yimou who remade it: http://twitchfilm.com/interviews/2010/08/zhang-yimou-talks-his-blood-simple-remake-a-woman-a-gun-and-a-noodle-shop.php
Jan. 28, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST
Jan. 28, 2011, 1:30 p.m. CST
Now that's a brilliant cameo.
Jan. 28, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST
Miller should stick to writing.
Jan. 28, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST
Hopefully he can establish himself outside of Prison Breaq. That was a coo' show, but that 4th year was too much.
Jan. 28, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST
Now that film is an action masterpiece.
Jan. 28, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST
I'll give Wentworth Miller a chance... someone once told me Vin Diesal wrote The Boiler Room...which turned out to be bullshit. Not really sure why im thinking to compare Vin Diesel to Wentworth Miller, but give the kid? a chance, great writers are hiding everywhere arn't they?...
Jan. 28, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST
...or it wouldn't be a scott/free production!
Jan. 28, 2011, 5:13 p.m. CST
When working with Americans, Asian directors all of a sudden seem to have a hard time saying: "Uhm, that idea sucks, no, really, it's horrible and there is no way in tartarus it's going down in my film." Instead I picture them replying to a completely inane premise with a: "Ahhhhh, very good idea."
Jan. 28, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST
He's the face of a fashion label or something over there. So he probably met Chan Wook Park while working that job. Personally while I loved Old Boy all of the Vengeance movies would be nothing without it. It perfected the elements that are repetitious in the other two and Thirst didn't impress me at all. The concept sounds okay as a loose lead in.
Jan. 29, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST
I'm more interested in what this director's next project is! Contender for best film ever made? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svOlz2ei4Yk
Jan. 29, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST
by Gabe Athouse
I think you mean that the description of the plot is vague.
Jan. 29, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST
People talk shit about AICN being late with news, but holy shit, this takes the cake.
Jan. 30, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST
Cause its more disturbing than any horror film
Jan. 30, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST
That is all.
Jan. 30, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
America's ears will be ringing after they hear this guy's voice.
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