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The Good, The Bad, The Weird Is Coming to the States (2 Years Late)
April 6, 2010, 5:29 am
Filed under: Korea, News

In 2008 Kim Ji-woon followed his existential gangster film, A Bittersweet Life with the “kimchi western” The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

Here is an article from film site JoBlo.com.

The site has a sub-site called Movie Hotties so that might give you a hint that there is a chance something on the main site could possibly be better fit for at home reading so here is the article:

“by: James Thoo Jun. 12, 2009

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD was my favorite film last year. That’s right, over THE DARK KNIGHT. And because I have such phenomenal taste you should all be excited to check out this sweet little behind-the-scenes clip that Empire has snagged in preparation for the film’s release on Blu Ray next week:

[A trailer went right here]

In the film, the awesome Kang Sang-Ho (THE HOST), the awesome Lee Byung Hun (GI JOE) and Woo Jung-Sung star as three Korean outlaws who try to outwit each other to obtain a mysterious treasure map, that is also being pursued by Chinese bandits and the Japanese army.”

So there is a goof in the article, the actor Kang Sang-ho is actually Song Kang-ho. What happened here was the last name was switched with the first name and the ‘o’ was replaced with an ‘a’ making it a different pronunciation but overall a very different name.

These mistakes are common when westerners write about something involving Korean names, usually going back and forth between writing family name first then given name and vice versa, but this case is a little special. Not only does he claim that this film was his favorite in 2008, but that Song Kang-ho (or I guess Kang Sang-ho) is an awesome actor who stared in The Host. Is this a bad copy paste job where he feigned past history with the cast and film itself?At least he’s getting the word out to all the frequenters of MovieHotties.com, Korean film imports need all the help they can get (Thirst was only in a one theater in Colorado for just a weekend.)

At least the film is coming to limited theaters this month. This film shows that Korea can compete in the field of action blockbusters with some very neat set pieces and some very elaborate camera tracking shots. Plus a very funny performance from Song Kang-ho.

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