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Bichunmoo Reviews

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½ August 26, 2008
I had this movie for a while now. It was really good, very different from what I'm used to, but still great. Very tragic but romantic at the same time.
½ August 25, 2008
I hated the soundtrack. :(
½ August 6, 2008
My First korean film and it was quite good. A tad hard to follow for someone not familiar with Korean History/ geography.
July 22, 2008
The best Korean Sword Action movie IMO.
May 14, 2008

Bichunmoo(Details here),was released in 2000 and heralded the beginning of the boom in Korean cinema, along with the hugely acclaimed ‚??The Warrior‚??. Boasting unique fight scenes as well as a deeply seated drama, this film surely has much to offer.

A low class boy falls in love, the entire country is in upheaval and their love cannot blossom. Finding out about his heritage and the impossibilities surrounding his hearts choices, an epic tale of violence, drama and love blooms.

Editing in this film is exceptional, the juxtaposition of shots is absolutely beautiful, providing great meaning to each shot. Whilst the action scenes are overcut sometimes, they are still choreographed with immense skill, and posses a unique quality not seen in other films.

Power and drama stem from all aspects of this film, with highly well constructed central characters, even if the others are cliché, the core are mesmeric in their delivery and hold the camera well, especially with the assuredly competent direction, even if it does linger too much on certain shots.

The downsides of the film however are clearly apparent, the music is most poorly selected, feeling exceedingly out of character with the content of the film. Sometimes the dialogue dips in quality, which is overly noticeable as well as effects that now appear dated from time to time.

Overall, Bichunmoo is a strong drama, the fantasy elements make more depth and symbolism, creating a deeper and more enduring meaning, unfortunately many audiences will find themselves distanced from the movie due to the cultural barrier and unusual surrealist elements portrayed in a semi-realistic setting. A movie which definitely has much to offer certain viewers but definitely not one for all. True fans of cinema should give it a watch, and fans of Korean film will find this unmissable.
May 8, 2008
This is one of the best Asian movies I have seen. It's got a lot to offer. Great wire fights for the action fans.
A touching story about true love for drama fans and great visuals. Maybe the story is a little bit confusing if you watch it for the first time but the action and visuals keep you interested.
If you watch it for the second time it all becomes clear and satisfying. This movie deserves multiple viewing.
It's an enrichment for my collection. Watch it and enjoy. Beautiful ! ! !
½ April 28, 2008
Mostly nice, some brutal scenes, some cheesy scenes.
Soundtrack... hmm... I understand what they tried to do with it (modern, different from other similar movies, etc) but all those rock and disco tracks kind of ruin the movie atmosphere, I think.
½ April 14, 2008
Good performances and a killer story save this from mediocrity. Some of the cinematography is laughable
½ March 25, 2008
A great film from the emerging Korean cinema (or one that is now being recognised in the West). A beautiful tale of love, war and revenge.
½ March 13, 2008
Really really enjoyed this. Imagery is top class. And the opening warry scene is epic
March 5, 2008
The story gets rather cumbersome towards the middle, and the weighed-down movie struggles to get back on its feet.
½ March 2, 2008
The best movie made in Korea!
January 24, 2008
beautiful aisan film one of the best i've seen
January 14, 2008
koreansk film
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December 17, 2007
what a Beautiful film, very moving and a well told story. the things what love can drive a person to fight for his love. and wicked fight scenes lol. dam this film is very good.
½ December 12, 2007
Beautiful movie but wasted because of the scenes removed from the movie (which are not available anywhere) in order to make it shorter in running time. I really liked those black-clad warriors
December 6, 2007
Beautiful story & great action
December 4, 2007
A beautiful, action-packed, heart wrenching film.
December 3, 2007
Like Hero, Hidden Dragon etc. but without the boredom. The beautiful imagery is all here but this film has the story and action to match.
½ December 2, 2007
Two thumbs up coz there are only two. An awesome, fantastic action-packed movie full of love, betrayal and heroism.
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