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Space-Swepper - Korean Blockbuster Debuts Online

With Space Sweeper originally scheduled for a theatrical release in summer 2020 and then Koreas Chseok holidays, the Corona pandemic halted these events and rather than continuously postponing the release, rumours had been circulating, which are now confirmed, that Netflix will host Space Sweeper on its streaming service globally. Directed Jo Sung-hee (A Werewolf Boy, which also starred Song), the film has drawn attention for being Korea’s first ever space-set blockbuster and costing KRW 24 billion (USD 21.5 million).   Set in the year 2092 the sci-fi adventure follows a clean-up crew in outer space, who try to sell a weapon of mass destruction. The members of...

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Old Boy Star to Return to the Small Screen

Veteran Korean star Choi Min-sik (Oldboy, New World) may make a return to the small screen, to star in the tv series Casino, which is to be directed and scripted by Kang Yun-sung (The Outlaws). If he accepts the role, it will mark a 24 year absence from the small screen.

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Forthcoming 2020 Korean Releases - Trailers

A selection of our favourite Korean films coming out in November and December 2020

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Soundtrack - Oldboy

Kicking the week off by playing the OLDBOY soundtrack. Released by Invada Records on a limited pressing, the soundtrack to this masterpiece of Korean cinema has a wonderfully rich orchestral score by Jo Yeong-wook, which aptly captures the drama in this story. You can look up Jo Yeong-wook's other works and see the diversity of the films that he has scored. The release was exec produced by Nicolas Winding Refn with new artwork from Laurent Durieux. Sadly sold out now on the Invada site but you could probably dig around online to find copies being sold elsewhere. Give it a listen if you can...

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