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Jang Hyuk Movies

The Swordsman 검객, trailer, reviews and more


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I can’t wait to watch this movie! The Swordsman, directed by Choi Jae-hoon (최재훈) and starring Jang Hyuk (장혁), Kim Hyun-soo (김현수), Joe Taslim, Jung Man-sik (정만식) was filmed in 2017 but due to some production/financial complications, it was only released las month in South Korea, in the midst of a pandemic and with relatively little promotion. Still, like a true underdog, the movie managed to take second place among all movies released that week (release date was Sep 23rd) and 1st among domestic releases.

My baby against the world.

With new movies released during Chuseok, The Swordsman went down a few spots but hey, it’s still out there fighting the good fight and it has gotten mostly positive reviews from press and audience. From what I could gather, the general concensus would be 1) Predictable story but moves at a good pace 2) Good acting 3) Amazing action sequences

It has been compared to other action movies like Taken, The Man From Nowhere (also from Opus Pictures), The Professional (aka Leon), etc. The movie has been sold to 55 countries and here is hoping a major streaming service also picks it up soon.

Jang Hyuk, king of sageuk is back!

Here is some more good stuff to get you as excited as I am (but beware of spoilers)

TRAILER:

TRAILER: CHARACTERS

MUST WATCH: Impressive action sequence, all in one take. This is what got me the most excited!

THE MOVIE BEATS REVIEW: A thorough review but practically spoiler free. It focuses on the action sequences

“The right blend of of exciting sword-wielding action, drama, and warrior’s code to satisfy the appetites of more die-hard genre fans“.

Full written version:

https://www.themoviebeat.com/the-swordsman-2020-korean-movie-review/

Hancinema review: A good read, with some analysis of the character’s motivations. It contains spoilers

https://www.hancinema.net/hancinema-s-film-review-the-swordsman-145684.html

Visit the Soompi movie thread for more information:

https://forums.soompi.com/topic/400935-current-movie-2020-the-swordsman-%EA%B2%80%EA%B0%9D-jang-hyuk-joe-taslim-kim-hyun-soo

About Volcano High – interview and behind the scenes


Volcano High

Christine posted this recently on youtube and I thought it would be interesting to share here

It’s an old and long-ish interview but it gives good insights into the mind of younger Jang Hyuk. (Spoiler alert: It turns out his passion, and meticulous character analysis was always the same)

But what impressed me the most is how tough the filming for Volcano High was. I had heard before, that JH lost consciousness while filming the action scenes with wires but it is one thing to hear it and another to actually see it 🥺 (I admit, I was shocked by the footage below)

Here is hoping k-ent industry has improved when it comes to safety measures. And I guess kudos to JH for his amazing tenacity (but I guess I’ll always stress out, like a mom, about his dangerous stunts

Lastly, let’s watch together this FMV of Volcano High with the song “Creep” because, why not?

We at SOH wish you the best. Stay home, binge some Hyuk dramas/movies and keep safe! 😘🙏❤️ Love you all!

The Flu (S. Korea): Movie Review


The Flu, I think, can be compared to the best disaster movies I’ve seen. Sure, its small scale in terms of location since it only covers a city with a half a million population, but because of the area’s proximity to the the capital city of Seoul, the sense of urgency automatically magnifies ten-fold.

http://itswynnesworld.com/2016/09/24/the-flu-s-korea-movie-review/

Age of Innocence aka Empire of Lust – Teaser 1 and poster


Ok I’m very excited! This movie is looking very good already. On the first teaser we can see the characters played by Shin Ha Kyun, Jang Hyuk and Kang Ha Neul.

I love that Lee Bang Won already has a completely different energy in relation to other JH characters.

Let’s hope the best for this movie will premiere on March.

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Rabbit and Lizard (Maybe) Korean Movie Review


A great review of Rabbit and Lizard aka Maybe by Zhaoul

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Some people really like a fast paced movie with an intricate plot line and complex character development. Well, if that’s what you are looking for, turn around and run away. This movie is not like that, but that doesn’t mean I think you should dismiss it. If you can enjoy a movie with an independent feel which focuses more on the simple moments, this movie may pique your interest.

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Synopsis: May (played by Sung Yu Ri) returns to Korea after 23 years to try and find her birth parents. The only clue she has to her past is the large scar on the back of her shoulder which looks like a lizard. Eunsol (played by Jang Hyuk) is a taxi driver who has little time left to live. He is suffering from a rare disease. Both characters are searching for something. They also share a connection in which they are unaware of.

There’s limited dialogue at times. This allows the viewer to zone in on the…

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