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Duelist [DVD]


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  • Actors: Ha Jiwon, Gang Dongwon, Ahn Sungki, Song Youngchang
  • Directors: Lee Myung-Se
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Contender Entertainment Group
  • DVD Release Date: 2 July 2007
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000O77L92
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,931 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Detective Namsoon goes undercover with her partner Detective Ahn to investigate the production of counterfeit money. But when all the prime suspects are killed, the case becomes a much deeper mystery. She discovers one loyal henchman, Sad Eyes, a beautiful swordsman with a pale, blank face. Namsoon and Sad Eyes confront each other in a series of duels tirelessly chasing, being pursued and dodging each other. Inevitably, they fall headlong in love and their forbidden enchantment blossoms. Each struggles to reconcile the desperate conflict between love and obligation to duty, as they square off to meet their fate in one last duel. [With over 2 hours of extras]

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nev on 26 Mar. 2010
This is not a film to be categorised with the new wave of modernist Korean cinematography, there are no gory scenes, there is no blatant sexuality or undue brutal violence. This film is directed as an old fashioned tale of honour, love and the demands of justice over feelings. With some amazing choreography, fighting and battle scenes set in period detail. Yes it could be confusing during the first half of the film, possibly to show how confused the forces of law are, considering the conflicting and lack of evidence at that stage of the film. But it is wonderfuly shot, the directors use of light and dark, colour, and the movement of the protagonists build the atmosphere to an almost claustophobic finale.
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By Bernise_J on 13 July 2014
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Great movie, great acting. Good family fun. Arrived earlier than expected and packaging was fine.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Eyon on 27 Nov. 2008
This Korean film is a strange one to commend. The lead actress -- altho very appealing -- mugs and overacts from start to finish (it seems to have been the director's idea, tho*). The comedy, what there is, is often at the Hong Kong level. The martial arts scenes are the exaggerated type. Yet I found the film totally engrossing.

Visually it was one of the most daring and stunning that I've seen. It's the direction, cinematography and the pacing that made the drama work despite all the questionable elements mentioned earlier. They imbue the story with a lyricism that grows and grows -- just as the romantic tension between the advarsaries -- the policewoman and the mysterious swordsman -- grows.

Korean filmmaker Lee Myung-se falls into the auteur category that includes such individual talents as Hitchcock, Jean-Pierre Melville, Wong Kar Wai and Ozu -- controlling the various facets of production in an effort to bring his vision to the screen. He may be hard on the production's underlings, but the result can often be spectacular. This one is.

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* The actress, Ha Ji Won, gave a much more naturalistic and equally winning performance in the Korean TV miniseries of this story broadcast a couple years earlier (Damo - Series 1 - Episodes 1 - 7 [2003])
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raymond R. Bullock on 9 Jan. 2010
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Good tongue in cheek action movie. Takes me back to the old sixties arty psychadelic? stuff. Mind-blowing - at times.
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