War of the arrows

War of the arrows

Choejongbyeonggi hwal

DVD - 2012 | Korean
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During Second Manchu invasion of Korea, one village is attacked by Manchurian soldiers. Manchurian kidnap Ja-in on her wedding day with her childhood sweetheart Seo-Goon. Her brother Nam-Yi defeats the enemy and saves his sister and the other Korean victims with only one bow.
Publisher: [United States] : Well Go USA, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD WAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Choejongbyeonggi hwal

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gurujr
Oct 08, 2014

Short and sweet. See the movie.

X_andor_Who Mar 18, 2014

War of the Arrows: Initially, I couldn’t decide on whether to watch, “War of the Arrows, in its English language or its originating Korean speaking tongue. In the English version dub, I noticed, the movie utilized, for the protagonist role, “Zoro’s” voice from “One Piece”, the anime series. I did try the Korean version…I liked it, too…as I felt to touch its tact, to touch its genuine and natural feel, it, the experience, should be any foreign film’s rule number-one, number-one requisite, to do. Arrows quite much at times, seemed to do most of the loquacious talking. And to add to this, as to then what I saw…it was as an aerial onslaught of furious, flying arrows, all being loosened and unleashed by there being barely a brief moments brevity between bending and having unbent bows; and they, these bended bows and aerial arrows, being wielded, gripped, and grasped via visceral, deadly archers, whom they, themselves, these archers, would perform aerial-arts, in such a deadly fashion, as like watching one found in deadly duel…and these archers were evidently no stranger to war and its burning bite. I generally dislike and loathe aerial warfare and aerial warfare movies, as I like to see potential enemies and my potential enemies up close and personal, (with conceptual words and with ardent action), but…whatever. I still liked the emotion of the initial, disillusioned protagonist, who was coming off as having high, heavily depressed, intoxicated, brooding spirit; he initially would even say such a thing as “what’s the point?” Main character guy has got huge major hero stats going for him, pouring from pin-point accuracy and from his being able to be evasive and him being ludicrously lucky, like a nine-lives, living-dying cat…and additionally, stats seemed to be pouring from a determined will, to do all that what he would will…and from this, his will, it would warrant his likely eventual death, but not before bequeathing near and nigh a scores more to their own tangible, morbid aftermaths. A hero’s resolve he has…for sure. Now when it had come…to some, and especially of particular, the very opening action scene, I quite rightly was…and might have been…or had become…visually, rigorously retarded; and because of those fast few action scenes, I thought that I might have been flim-flammed and blinded of my sight via its nebulous and scintillating pixel per second, celerity…as it, in those action scenes, had felt jarringly jerky and overly zealously hazy. Although, and to this, that I had just momentarily made mention, I offer my humble defense, my arrogant apology, and/or my weak excuse: being, my brain-bucket, at time of watching said movie, it was in such an unusual heightened hasted state of feeling heavily, heinously hurting. So maybe I was somewhat impaired even before the movie partaking. In any matter, I felt and I thought movie was overall of my merit: well received, via how well, it was conceived. Rating: 4.0/5.0; -Xandor Who

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velloxal
Jan 01, 2014

Good action movie.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 05, 2012

This Korean action film depicting the story of a skillful archer fighting off invading Manchurians from the Qing Dynasty of China. Apparently this was a box office hit in Korea when it was shown on the big screen. Visually it is very pleasing to look at but the story itself is fairly routine. Some bow and arrow sequences are a bit over-the-top. I place this film below other much better films from Korea set in a modern day setting.

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