Monday, March 23, 2015

Two Korean Movies - The Pirates AND Kundo: The Age Of The Rampant

Korean movies currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon. 

The Pirates   


tags: period action and comedy
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Brief description from Amazon.com
On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, an unprecedented robbery shocks the nation-in-waiting: a whale has swallowed the Emperor's Royal Seal, and a bounty placed on its retrieval. Now, every infamous gang of thieves, thugs, pirates, and government agents take to the seas, battling the elements, creatures of the deep, and each other to possess the mother of all rewards.
Kundo: Age Of The Rampant


tags, period action, comedy, and drama
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from wikipedia
The year is 1862. The late Joseon dynasty was a period of social and economic unrest in Korea, and it was also a time of great tyranny. Due to continuous natural disasters and poor harvests, poverty, hunger and death are rampant. The aristocracy rule the country and, concerned only with their own wealth, they exploit and persecute the poor.In these turbulent times, a band of fighters named Kundo rise against the authorities. They raid corrupt officials, then share their booty with the vulnerable and impoverished. While the king stands powerless against them, Kundo becomes a figure of fear to undeserving nobles, and a ray of hope in the lives of long-suffering citizens. The members of Kundo believe that their cause is more important than their own lives.
Highlight: final battle between the butcher [wielding two large meat cleavers] and a master swordsman. 

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