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on 1/11/05 at 10:22 PM
Interesting, but it doesn't appear to be available anywhere in the USA.
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on 1/12/05 at 04:03 AM
Yeah, you need to get a Korean import in order to watch this. I got mine off of Ebay for a pretty decent price. Again, this is different from a bootleg - my copy is definitely legit - just not US made. KDMedia produces this I think.
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on 1/12/05 at 04:29 PM
Curiously the softer character driven parts are the ones I enjoyed the most. I totally fell for that cyborg girl at the end. Actually the action driven parts are those I liked less? I found the overused slow-motion to be quite tedious by the end . Speaking of the end, I think one of the biggest problem for almost all Korean movie I?ve seen is that they don?t know how to give a satisfying ending (e.g. Wonderful Days, My Beautiful Girl Mari). That heroic-over-the-top-friendship-to-
on 1/12/05 at 06:50 PM
I pretty much accept it at this point that Korean movies can't end happily. I stupidly told my wife halfway through that I thought R would eventually fall for Cyon. Then a little while later, I said, "Oh wait, that would be an American ending." Korean movies=massively sad melodrama - you just have to expect that going in. But yeah, I definitely agree that Ria was the best part, which is strange as she is almost a non-factor at the beginning, but by the end practically takes over all feeling.
on 1/21/05 at 05:09 PM
Again, nicely done, SFAM. I actually own this, popped in months ago, found myself slightly bored, turned it off and never gave it another chance. I think I need to do that, even if it's just for the visuals (but man oh man, I've got so much on my plate right now, movie wise). Again, well done.
on 1/21/05 at 07:02 PM
I fully admit Korean pacing takes some getting used to, but if you sacrifice yourself in the first half of this, the character building gets terrific the second half.
on 1/21/05 at 08:44 PM
Well, I've seen my share of glacier-paced European art movies (many of which I ended up enjoying, at least on an aesthetic level). I guess I just wasn't expecting that kind of pacing from [i]Natural City[/i]. Now that I know better, I'll have to give it a try. Speaking of Korean movies, have you seen [i]A Tale of Two Sisters[/i]? It was one of my favorite films last year (was actually released in 2003, got a limited release here back in December, but by then I had already purchased the import DV
on 1/21/05 at 09:10 PM
Nope, haven't seen that one yet. I am working my way through all the Korean scifi movies though. I just got Save the Green Planet and Wonderful Days (anime). My wife is Korean so this is a good connection for us - she generally doesn't like scifi, but can stand it in Korean.
I'll look Tale of Two Sisters up though. Did you do a review of it?