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Neumatic

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Killer Girl K (2011)
« on: August 09, 2014, 07:16:02 pm »
Okay, I gotta tell you about this flick I saw the other day.  It was one of the many Korean series in my queue that I had been putting off, but it was about to expire so I checked it out.  I thought it was a movie.  Oh no, it was a series.  A three-episode miniseries, each "episode" (about an hour and ten minutes long) was like a stand-alone movie, so it was like getting a whole action trilogy.

The action was UNBELIEVABLE, there were about two or three fight scenes in each episode, each different... and there's some pretty brutal stuff.  Lots of blood.  It's quite unusual after being flooded with PG-13 action movies as the standard to see buckets of blood everywhere (it's also weird because this is KOREAN TV, where there's barely ever even any kissing (it's a "mom controls the remote" culture over there), and in this there's practically ****o-quality nudity in at least two episodes.

The blood is also weird because this is so clearly a comic book series, it feels like a mash of Wanted, La Femme Nikita, Kite... but with real actors.  I can't imagine any action series in American TV working like this, which makes it an interesting little artifact.

And screencaps, I gotta show you what this thing looks like.  It's bright and colourful, kind of a weird mix between cinematic and telelvisual.  Everyone in the show had these MASSIVE plasma screens, and I can't imagine what this series would look like on one of those.

And another reason I gotta show you the caps:  I am in freakin' LOVE with this girl, Han Groo.







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Re: Killer Girl K (2011)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 07:22:36 pm »
Never heard of it but I'm very much intrigued by it. Will check to see if it exist on DVD at my Library. I hope it is as I'm a huge fan of Hong Kong flicks. I have sh*t loads of John Woo, Chow-Yun Fat and Jackie Chan movies that I have to dust off on my Shelf. Cool screenies btw.
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Re: Killer Girl K (2011)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 07:38:33 pm »
I don't know what the Koreans photograph with, but their TV shows are so ridiculously bright and colourful.   I will grant you that there's a bit of "soap opera" feel to it that you have to get over, but it's still very showy.

I don't know if it exists on DVD here in the states.  K-Drama's a pretty recent phenom in the states (and appeals mostly to non-asian viewers, funny enough), and it's really only able to function because it's very low-cost: the licenses are cheap, the series are short so they can be subtitled quick, and then they stream.  I don't know if physical discs would be cost-effective for such a narrow audience.

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Re: Killer Girl K (2011)
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 08:11:02 pm »
Checked with Library. Not on the system. I added it to my Hold List. That way I won't forget about it and will see if there is any other avenue to explore getting this.
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