“Discovering” Jee-woon Kim: this is why we have VOH

Visionary: Jee-woon Kim

Wow.  In keeping with my practice of late night movie viewing, I just enjoyed the 130 minute long epic, rock-n-roll, western-themed THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD by Korean director Jee-woon Kim.    Great characters, unbelievable action, and epic (yes, I used that word again) cinematography.  I’ll even go so far as to say it was a cinematic tour de force, a highly energized and stylized mishmash of the old with the new.  Check out the kick ass trailer after the jump:

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Revenge with an Edge

Kim Ji-Woon: Visionary

The Koreans seem to be on a run of late with challenging, exciting fare and Kim Ji-Woon’s latest film is no exception. With the traditional story trappings of a revenge tale, “I Saw The Devil” nonetheless explores the concepts of identity with Ji-Woon’s unique style and explosive imagery. 

Here’s a recent interview with the visionary filmmaker and if you dare, check out the Red Band trailer for “I Saw The Devil.”

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