Friday, 17 August 2007

D-Wars (2007)

Korean Title: 디워

Godzilla claimed New York City, which now leaves Los Angeles to be decimated by an ancient Korean dragon of legend. D-Wars (or Dragon Wars) is director Shim Hyung Rae’s (심형래) most anticipated film and is reportedly the biggest budgeted South Korean film to date. It opened in Korean cinemas on August 1st, 2007 selling a whopping 5 million tickets under two weeks. The entire movie’s visual effects were completed with Korean CG technology. Despite it being a Korean film, it stars an all American cast… hmmm.

Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Aimee Garcia, Craig Robinson, Chris Mulkey, John Ales, Elizabeth Pena, Billy Gardell, etc.

Ethan discovers he is the reincarnated spirit of an ancient warrior apprentice, Haram, who once saves his love, Narin, from Buraki, a malicious serpent, 500 years ago. Buraki has now materialized in modern day Los Angeles, thus Ethan must find the reincarnated form of Narin and together defeat the monster once and for all.

Movie Release Dates:
South Korea: 1 August 2007
USA: 14 September 2007
Malaysia: ?? (Maybe we need to be resourceful with this one…)

Fantasy, Action, Horror


Orchid said...

Thanks for doing an entry on D-war Rooster! Yeah read a lot about this movie. It's a boxoffice hit in South Korea right now.

But it's weird. It's a movie directed by a Korean, with a Korean story yet has a fully American cast? Interesting.

Also heard that the snake-like creature is called an Imoogi.

Rooster said...

Yea, the Imoogi. But the movie doesn’t do the creature justice.

According to legend, the Imoogi is a gentle serpent that later matures into a dragon.

Seeing an Imoogi is a sign of good luck, much like the Chinese dragon I guess.

Liz said...

Yeah how come full American cast??? Couldn't they just give a Korean actor a token role?

A really famous actor could appear in a cameo where he gets killed off within the first 5 minutes of the movie.

yeah, that'd be awesome!


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