I'm a Cyborg

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  1. dwatts

    dwatts New Member

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    The synopsis sounds a tad strange:

    But we should kep in mind that the film was Directed by Chan-wook Park, who also brought us Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, films that have a wicked sense of humor.

    But don't believe me, check out the OFFICIAL SITE. Which contains a strange trailer.
     
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    I'm surprised there hasn't been a thread devoted to this amazing film yet. I saw this last year, and we included it in our Asian Film Festival here. Yes, it is a bit of a departure for Park, but it still has his unmistakeable style.

    One of the things I liked about it was how it threw typical film conventions for a loop. We've seen so many sci-fi films, we assume she is a cyborg, like that is really possible. It was only about 15-20 minutes in to the movie that I realized she was just totally insane. Then it brings up another question: Are crazy people happier just being crazy? The doctors try to "cure" her, but I think living in her fantastic world would be a lot more fun. And of course, that's what her love interest thinks too, and provides better support for her by believing and playing into her delusions.

    A beautiful and fun movie. Not to be missed.
     
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    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    I loved this...it's so unique, quirky, and charming. Definitely a breath of fresh air, and it shows that Park can pretty much handle any type subject matter.
     
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    Odd that they've altered the title from "I'm a Cyborg...But That's OK"

    I've spoken to several friends who speak Korean, and they tell me the Korean title is just as clumsy, so it's obviously intentional.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    There was, in 2005: http://horrordvds.com/vb3forum/showthread.php?t=27684

    It's been on my radar but I'm burnt out on buying foreign releases, I'm waiting for the R1 release.
     
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    X-human I ate my keys

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    Just watched the Tartan Blu-ray and just WOW. Blew my mind how great it is. I thought Oldboy would be impossible to top simply because it had such a great story arch, so this caught me off guard. Seems like he just does leaps and bounds better with each new film. Since I've skipped over Lady Vengeance I can't help but think that if I watch that now it'll disappoint me too compared to Cyborg.
     
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    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    Lady Vengeance is his best film for my money.
     
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    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    His Revenge trilogy is one finest trilogies put together. All 3 are MASTERPIECES.
     

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