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Title: Korean 3D Monster Movie SECTOR 7

Keith Aiken - January 22, 2011 08:03 PM (GMT)
Korean film company CJ Entertainment has released the first batch of photos from their upcoming 3D monster movie SECTOR 7...

At the end of the article are links to earlier reports revealing promotional art and info on the film.

Kim Greene - January 26, 2011 03:39 AM (GMT)
Speaking of Korean monster movies, here's a rarity---the 1985 North Korean kaiju flick PULGASARI, in living color with mid-'80's electronic score:

Hmmm--the few communists I know might like this one! A monster that serves the people and is cool with being part of a rural socialist collective, as long as it can chomp up all the iron it can get its claws on!

Happy New Year, one and all! Just celebrated a birthday last week, and finished watching all three of a young Bruce Lee's early films--THE KID, AN ORPHAN'S TRAGEDY, and THE GUIDING LIGHT---all pretty decent films, and it was nice to see some HK films made before 1965 for a change. Also saw the recent Korean drama MOTHER, which was very good, even with its devastating ending. Finally got ANGEL OF KICKBOXER, a really good old-school Yukari Oshima fighting flick (I still don't have enough of her films,dang it). Also got Jackie Chan's THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT, CITY OF VIOLENCE, and am still awaiting Korean film-noir THE CHASER, which can also be seen here:

Got a batch of old-school kung-fu flicks, amongst them one called KILLER ELEPHANTS, which seems to be a Thai flick. This was interesting to see because other than BORN TO FIGHT, I've rarely seen any Thai kung-fu flicks from the '70's, and haven't finished watching it yet, but it does feature a scene where some thugs are stymied by elephants blocking their attempts to get away on a dusty road.

THE HEADHUNTER---Thought I'd seen all of Chow Yun Fat's classics from the '80's, but I found this one on one of my cheap dollar store 2 movies-slapped-on one-DVD purchases. Chow plays an ex-Vietnam veteran-turned-hired killer who's willing to off anybody for a price,no questions asked. He winds up getting acquainted with the niece of one of his employers, a determined reporter played by a young Rosamund Kwan---who happens to be investigating a case her uncle in involved knee deep in. A tense, downbeat drama with a naturally unhappy ending,of course--it's pretty good and worth tracking down.

Keith Aiken - January 28, 2011 06:51 PM (GMT)
PULGASARI was released on VHS by ADV and in recent years has had a couple of screenings in the US and Canada. The film is infamous for being directly supervised by Kim Jong-Il and directed under duress by South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok, who had been kidnapped by North Korean forces.

I'm hoping SECTOR 7 will be more along the lines of THE HOST and actually be good.

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