I went out tonight with Julianne to GS Mart for dinner. Later, we walked around the department store itself.
I discovered that the Korean movies on VCD (oops, thanks Brian) were all discounted down to 990won per movie. So I started grabbing every Korean movie I saw that has English subtitles . . . I ended up with a pile of 23 movies--wicked!
I've been wanting to watch more Korean movies for a while now so it's very cool that I was able to pick these up for almost nothing. As I watch each movie I'm going to blog about it here.
Wikipedia has a pretty good list of Korean language movies here.
I'm kind of dreading watching some of the movies as Korean comedy either makes me laugh hysterically--or sit there and groan. Korean romantic-comedies do the same--it's a love-hate thing.
The few Korean action/war movies I've seen haven't really been that great. I watched "Taegukgi" before coming to Korea, however, and thought it was pretty good.
My absolute favorite movie of all Korean movies I've seen so far (which isn't a lot) is "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" directed by my friend Meaghan's favorite Korean movie director Park Chan-wook. I'll have to write something about that movie another time.
Be forewarned that Sympathy for Lady Vengeance has a high degree of psychological and physical violence. It is NOT for the faint of heart.
Anyways, time to go watch some movies!
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