The good the bad the weird

The good the bad the weird

DVD - 2010 | Korean
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It's 1930s Manchuria, and greed is in the air. A manic outlaw, a nasty holy man, and a determined bounty hunter are all in hot pursuit of a treasure map. Throw in Chinese gangsters, the Japanese army, and other rival factions also in pursuit of the invaluable map, and it all comes down to a big showdown in the desert.
Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films ; New York, NY : MPI Media Group, 2010
ISBN: 9780788612923
Branch Call Number: KOREAN DVD GOOD TH
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In Korean, Japanese, or Chinese (Mandarin) with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned


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Jul 02, 2018

An Asian Western! For the most part I really enjoyed this movie (and not just because the Good and the Bad guys were gorgeous former models, though that didn't hurt!) and will be watching it again in the future.

Sep 07, 2017

Took itself way too seriously for how ridiculous it was; could've worked as more of a comedy.

Dec 08, 2016

Awesome Film great action excellent production values

rauha Aug 01, 2015

non stop action film!

Mar 07, 2015

The Asians are doing a great job of putting Hollywood to shame with innovative movies. This one is an excellent example of tongue in cheek imitation of a Hollywood genre carried into pre-WWII Korea and Manchuria. If you can read the subtitles will carry you through the dialogue. If you can't read you ought to find a movie in English to amuse and edify you.

Feb 11, 2015

Brainless. Chicken feathers and ninja stars flying everywhere. A discredit to the original. Don't waste your time.

Dec 27, 2014

Kim Jee-Woon’s hyperactive homage to Sergio Leone plays like a spaghetti western with a whopping big side of kimchi...extra spicy! Suffice to say it involves a motley crew of colourful ne’er-do-wells in 1930’s Manchuria furiously crossing and double-crossing each other in order to gain possession of an elusive treasure map. But the plot takes a backseat to the explosive special effects and outrageous cinematography. At one point the camera seems to be strapped to a bullet as it caroms and ricochets through a crowded train car and out a window. This is a big bold widescreen action flick that makes no apologies for its wild excesses and although it could have been edited by a few minutes it’s still a trip well worth taking!

Aug 13, 2014

Overall very good action film!

Aug 04, 2014

As many have lamented, America used to make things. And while they're usually referring to cars and other goods, Americans also used to make good action movies. In the past decade or so, many of the best action movies have come from abroad, including France ("Brother of the Wolf," "District B-13"), Indonesia ("The Raid: Redemption"), Brazil ("Elite Squad") and Korea ("Snowpiercer"). South Korea has produced a lot of great action/thriller movies recently: "Old Boy," "The Host," "I Saw the Devil." Director Kim Jee-woon understands that action movies are inherently ridiculous and so pushes that to comical extremes in this action/western (or "eastern") hybrid that doesn't have much of a plot (something about a treasure map), but lots of over the top action, tongue in cheek humor, and dizzying energy. Lots of fun.

May 06, 2014

If you want action then this is a flick for you.
Don't blame me if you ask yourself WHAT WAS ALL THIS ABOUT when the credits zoom by.

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