D-WAR Finally Gets US Release

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Postby JordanGLC » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:52 pm

Why would the director's over-inflated perception of himself influence how you feel about the movie? I'm sure the film industry is full of egomaniacs.
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Postby Cookie » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:01 pm

JordanGLC wrote:Why would the director's over-inflated perception of himself influence how you feel about the movie? I'm sure the film industry is full of egomaniacs.


because he actually thinks it's an epic film..... and that's what his actual goal is/was. :roll:
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Postby kpa » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:44 pm

MouthForWar wrote:Apparently the director of this garbage said his film deserves to be ranked up there with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and he said he considers himself as good as Peter Jackson and Spielberg and sees himself as the "Korean George Lucas"

It takes some major balls (as well as a major lack of sanity and brain cells) to make comments like that no matter WHO you are... but ESPECIALLY if you are the director of D-War.


Shim definitely has an ego, and he's made some outrageous claims over the years. But you have to be careful with blaming someone for something they "apparently" said or did. There's an article and interview with Shim on the Fangoria website that states "he disdains the label of “Korea’s George Lucas,â€
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:11 pm

kpa wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:Apparently the director of this garbage said his film deserves to be ranked up there with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and he said he considers himself as good as Peter Jackson and Spielberg and sees himself as the "Korean George Lucas"

It takes some major balls (as well as a major lack of sanity and brain cells) to make comments like that no matter WHO you are... but ESPECIALLY if you are the director of D-War.


Shim definitely has an ego, and he's made some outrageous claims over the years. But you have to be careful with blaming someone for something they "apparently" said or did. There's an article and interview with Shim on the Fangoria website that states "he disdains the label of “Korea’s George Lucas,â€
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Postby Charlie Lee » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:27 pm

[quote] "he disdains the label of “Korea’s George Lucas,â€
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Postby ultrazilla2000 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:50 am

I'm glad I went into this with low expectations! Just saw the film last night, and boy was it bad. :lol: The acting and dialogue were TERRIBLE!

And that "comedy" scene with the "filthy bum"??? OMG...I've never groaned and rolled my eyes more during a movie scene!

But, with all that said...the monster scenes were AWESOME! I absolutely loved the creatures. All of them! And the finale with the good Imoogi becoming the dragon was breathtaking. It was great seeing an actual, asian influenced dragon design in a big budget style effect. Kudos to the CGI team, they really created some nice shots.

The rest was...well...poo. But of course it's poo I'll get on DVD.
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Postby Joseph Goodman » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:53 am

MouthForWar wrote:And also, reviews I'm reading are already blaming this movies suckitude on the fact that its Korean...



I saw one review of "The Host" that trashed it for no other reason than the writer felt that the ROK government hasn't done enough to combat piracy of Hollywood films!
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Postby Brendosaurus » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:43 pm

I brought my little brother to see it today, we almost had the whole theater to ourself which was quite nice. I just read some of the comments in this thread and I have a hard time believing so many people thought it was so horrible. Maybe it's just because I've seen a lot of terrible movies (in fact, I go out of my way to watch them with friends), but I was expecting far worse from Dragon Wars. I actually enjoyed it. It was a new kaiju movie with cool dragons, battles, and effects. I'm not about to buy the dvd when it comes out, but it was an afternoon well spent as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby Destroysall » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:44 pm

I just saw it with my friends and my girlfriend, I just have to say, it was hilarious! It was more comedy than action though, and a lot of parts could have been better. Some parts were wierd. Good story, not so bad movie. Very entertaining!

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I don't want spill any spoilers, so you have to watch it to see what was stupid and/or hilarious, or cool.
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Postby gfan1984 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:31 am

Does anyone know where I could buy one of the posters for this movie?
Preterably this one...
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0372873/ ... ey=0372873

Thanks for you help.
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Postby Destroysall » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:31 am

gfan1984 wrote:Does anyone know where I could buy one of the posters for this movie?
Preterably this one...
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/0372873/ ... ey=0372873

Thanks for you help.


your best bet would probably be eBay
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Postby Benjamin Haines » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:20 pm

DVD Talk's Brian Orndorf has reviewed D-War, giving it a sound Skip It rating:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=30458
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Postby MouthForWar » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:50 pm

D-War already left all the theaters around me :lol:
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Postby mkhz » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:49 pm

Hello all,
I finally got to see this movie today and I mostly agree with Charlie's thoughts on it. But when the soldiers ran out of the cave and turned around and started firing at nothing, I interpreted that as the soldiers panicking and shooting behind them. I'm not trying to make excuses for it but that was my first thought when I saw that sequence. Overall I liked this movie. As a giant monster movie I think it delivered. However after saying that, I also like Reptillian after the first time I saw it on dvd. After seeing it the third or fourth time in so many months I really got tired of it. I now really have no desire to see Reptillian again. So I'm not sure how I'll feel about D- Wars after a few more viewings. Yes, I wish the writer had taken a little more care in explaining how a giant snake can wander around a city and nobody notices until the monster is right in front of them. You would think people would notice all the smoke, noise and sirens and figure something was up. 9-11 comes to mind. Also that part about the zookeeper in a strait jacket didn't make much sense to me. Didn't anybody notice the damage at the zoo and do a head count on the elephants? That monster must of left a swath of destruction leading to the zoo at least. On another note, I remembered being very disappointed after watching Reign of Fire. I had thought it was going to be a bunch of helicopters versus a lot of dragons. The RoF movie poster had me fooled. Don't get me wrong, I do like Reign of Fire and think it's a pretty good movie but D-Wars is what I had originally thought RoF was going to be. The army versus cool giant monsters and a lot of mayhem. For that I give this movie a thumbs up from me.
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Postby Reaper G » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:29 am

mkhz wrote:Hello all,
I finally got to see this movie today and I mostly agree with Charlie's thoughts on it. But when the soldiers ran out of the cave and turned around and started firing at nothing, I interpreted that as the soldiers panicking and shooting behind them. I'm not trying to make excuses for it but that was my first thought when I saw that sequence. Overall I liked this movie. As a giant monster movie I think it delivered. However after saying that, I also like Reptillian after the first time I saw it on dvd. After seeing it the third or fourth time in so many months I really got tired of it. I now really have no desire to see Reptillian again. So I'm not sure how I'll feel about D- Wars after a few more viewings. Yes, I wish the writer had taken a little more care in explaining how a giant snake can wander around a city and nobody notices until the monster is right in front of them. You would think people would notice all the smoke, noise and sirens and figure something was up. 9-11 comes to mind. Also that part about the zookeeper in a strait jacket didn't make much sense to me. Didn't anybody notice the damage at the zoo and do a head count on the elephants? That monster must of left a swath of destruction leading to the zoo at least. On another note, I remembered being very disappointed after watching Reign of Fire. I had thought it was going to be a bunch of helicopters versus a lot of dragons. The RoF movie poster had me fooled. Don't get me wrong, I do like Reign of Fire and think it's a pretty good movie but D-Wars is what I had originally thought RoF was going to be. The army versus cool giant monsters and a lot of mayhem. For that I give this movie a thumbs up from me.


I had the same problem with those plot holes, as well as the abrupt ending leaving the hero in the middle of nowhere standing in front of an ersatz Barad-Dur. Still, it was fun for a big-screen Sci-Fi Channel movie, the battle in downtown L.A. was excellent, and it was nice to see Robert Forster dealing with oversized reptiles again.
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Postby Gwangi » Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:16 am

I finally saw it. Truthfully, I don’t know what to think of it!

No, I really don’t think it was bad, but not necessarily great either. Some of the plot elements (others have already pointed out), I thought weren’t as fleshed out, especially that of the villain.

In looking at the trailers, I thought every creature in this picture was going to suffer from that infamous CGI video game look. Some did, but I thought they did a good job with the main villainous dragon / serpent. It did look high-quality. The final battle, between the good dragon and the evil one was interesting, if somewhat suffering from that video-game look. The one thing that really pleased me was the battle scenes in L.A., which took place in broad daylight. No repeat of GINO here, which of course, took place at night and in the rain!

My rating - a safe **1/2. And I thought I would be the only one in the theater watching this, but to my surprise, there were actually several who came to see it and it was the kids really seemed to enjoy it.
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Postby Danno » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:41 am

The special effects in LA get an A for complexity. I thought the large snakes/dragon were well animated and had a lot of personality. But seriously, Kim or whatever his name is (the director) needs to get a hold of some writers. He can still direct the visual effects/action but someone can structure a somewhat better story. His next project can't take 10 years to develop.
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Postby kpa » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:21 pm

Still (barely) in the Top 10:

10. "Dragon Wars," $2.5 million
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Postby MouthForWar » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:32 pm

kpa wrote:Still (barely) in the Top 10:

10. "Dragon Wars," $2.5 million


Yeah, its not even playing around me anymore... a week later. Ouch.
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Postby Morty » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:28 pm

Shim Plans D-War Sequel in '09 (Source) 2007/09/24

A sequel to the domestic monster movie 'D-War' appears to be in the works sooner than expected.

During a news conference at the Korean Cultural Center in New York, comedian-turned-film director Shim Hyung-rae said he has received a proposal to shoot a sequel very soon, targeting a summer 2009 release date.

Shim said that he is discussing a possible release for "D-War" in Europe and that preparations will begin Thursday for its opening in Japan.

The sci-fi blockbuster about a legendary Korean serpent earned six-point-six million dollars in the U.S. in its second week of release as of last Friday.

But the number of screens showing the film has slipped by 29 to 2,246, and it has now fallen from eighth to 12th at the box office.

Source : english.kbs.co.kr... ( English )
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:47 pm

Morty wrote:Shim Plans D-War Sequel in '09 (Source) 2007/09/24

A sequel to the domestic monster movie 'D-War' appears to be in the works sooner than expected.

During a news conference at the Korean Cultural Center in New York, comedian-turned-film director Shim Hyung-rae said he has received a proposal to shoot a sequel very soon, targeting a summer 2009 release date.

Shim said that he is discussing a possible release for "D-War" in Europe and that preparations will begin Thursday for its opening in Japan.

The sci-fi blockbuster about a legendary Korean serpent earned six-point-six million dollars in the U.S. in its second week of release as of last Friday.

But the number of screens showing the film has slipped by 29 to 2,246, and it has now fallen from eighth to 12th at the box office.

Source : english.kbs.co.kr... ( English )

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Postby Cookie » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:48 pm

Morty wrote:Shim Plans D-War Sequel in '09 (Source) 2007/09/24

A sequel to the domestic monster movie 'D-War' appears to be in the works sooner than expected.

During a news conference at the Korean Cultural Center in New York, comedian-turned-film director Shim Hyung-rae said he has received a proposal to shoot a sequel very soon, targeting a summer 2009 release date.

Shim said that he is discussing a possible release for "D-War" in Europe and that preparations will begin Thursday for its opening in Japan.

The sci-fi blockbuster about a legendary Korean serpent earned six-point-six million dollars in the U.S. in its second week of release as of last Friday.

But the number of screens showing the film has slipped by 29 to 2,246, and it has now fallen from eighth to 12th at the box office.

Source : english.kbs.co.kr... ( English )


:cry:

.... hopefully he gets a writer.
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Postby JimPV » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:49 pm

Saw this last week. I liked it! No, it's not a particularly good movie, but it's a lot of cheesy fun. There's certainly no dearth of action and FX, I'll tell you that - it's never boring. Dragons vs. military action aplenty, which is more than I heard you got in Reign of Fire (never saw it). The downtown LA battle scenes, as well as the ending, are downright spectacular.

For Dragon Wars to be this director's next film after Reptilian shows an improvement in his filmmaking prowess by at least 1000% (the FX are, of course, a lot better, too).

Gotta admit - I liked this better than that other Korean monster film of recent vintage (The Host). So sue me.
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Postby dIsCoMbObuLaTor » Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:38 pm

I still have not saw this movie, but I am planning to do so this week.

Based on everything that I have heard....I am just going to check my brain at the door and clap when something cool blows up. XD

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Morty wrote:Shim Plans D-War Sequel in '09 (Source) 2007/09/24

A sequel to the domestic monster movie 'D-War' appears to be in the works sooner than expected.

During a news conference at the Korean Cultural Center in New York, comedian-turned-film director Shim Hyung-rae said he has received a proposal to shoot a sequel very soon, targeting a summer 2009 release date.

Shim said that he is discussing a possible release for "D-War" in Europe and that preparations will begin Thursday for its opening in Japan.

The sci-fi blockbuster about a legendary Korean serpent earned six-point-six million dollars in the U.S. in its second week of release as of last Friday.

But the number of screens showing the film has slipped by 29 to 2,246, and it has now fallen from eighth to 12th at the box office.

Source : english.kbs.co.kr... ( English )

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LOL MouthforWar you really hate this movie....XD
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Postby indianeric » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:27 am

a sequel...

its going to be cobra vs python vs d war snake/cobra !!!!!!!

the effect are good but the movie is scfi channel material .

only the last 30 minutes of the movie are good and worth watching .

interesting note :the manda looking dragon
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