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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

NYAFF 2012 Retrospective: A Legend in the Flesh - The Life and Career of Choi Min-sik

Part of MKC's coverage of the 11th New York Asian Film Festival.


In discussing the life and works of South Korea’s legendary actor Choi Min-sik, who is making a special appearance at this year’s New York Asian Film Festival, I feel the first thing that should be mentioned is how very lucky we are that he was given a chance to make any films at all. Choi was born in 1962 in Seoul and during his early childhood he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. His doctor’s prognosis was that he wouldn’t make it but following a lengthy convalescence in the mountains, he beat the disease. I know that I and many others are very glad that he did!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Weekly Review Round-up (03/24-03/30, 2012)

Lots of review for Na Hong-jin's The Yellow Sea which was released this past monday on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK by Eureka Entertainment.  Also special shout out to refresh_daemon who has been particularly productive this week over on his Init_Scenes site!


(Seongyong's Private Place, March 24, 2012)


(Beyond Hollywood, March 27, 2012)

(Film Business Asia, March 24, 2012)

(, March 24, 2012)

(Korean Candy, March 27, 2012)

(AsianCineFest, March 23, 2012)

(Beyond Hollywood, March 26, 2012)

(Hangul Celluloid, March 28, 2012)

The Yellow Sea


(Init_Scenes, March 26, 2012)

(Korean Grindhouse, March 25, 2012)

First Kiss, 1998
(Init_Scenes, March 29, 2012)

(Dramas Whoo!, March 26, 2012)

(Init_Scenes, March 27, 2012)

(North Korean Films, March 28, 2012)

Oldboy, 2003
(Init_Scenes, March 25, 2012)

(Init_Scenes, March 24, 2012)

(Init_Scenes, March 23, 2012)

The Weekly Review Round-up is a weekly feature which brings together all available reviews of Korean films in the English language (and sometimes French) that have recently appeared on the internet. It is by no means a comprehensive feature and additions are welcome (email pierceconran [at] gmail [dot] com). It appears every Friday morning (GMT+1) on Modern Korean Cinema. For other weekly features, take a look at Korean Cinema News, and the Korean Box Office UpdateReviews and features on Korean film also appear regularly on the site. 

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