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Korean Films Now Streaming: “Socialphobia,” “New Trial,” and “One Way Trip” [August 2017]

The latest Korean films streaming. Enjoy.

Socialphobia (2015)

“Socialphobia” is a gritty indie film starring Byun Yo Han (who blew up – along with the rest of the cast – in Misaeng), Ryu Jun Yeol (from Lucky Romance, Reply 1988), and Lee Joo Seung (The Producers, Let’s Eat 2). Find it on DramaFever.

New Trial (2017)

Because Dongju: Portrait Of A Poet left us all wanting more. Or at least have something with KHN to hold us over until his other movie finally hits US soil. “New Trial” stars Jung Woo and Kang Ha Neul, along with Lee Dong Hwi (Reply 1988, Entourage). Now on Viki.

One Way Trip (2016)

Dark coming-of-age tale appropriately told with some of kdrama’s already familiar up-and-comers.  Ryu Jun Yeol, Ji Soo, Suho, Kim Hee Chan. Because we’re still upset from seeing Ji Soo get rejected not once, twice, or thrice, but a fourth time. Probably even more. DramaFever’s got it.

Honorable Mention: Bleak Night, quite possibly my favorite indie flick, is now on DramaFever. You’re welcome.

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Korean Films: Song Joong Ki, Kang Ha Neul, Park Seo Joon, & Lee Je Hoon Hit Theaters

And, on the silver screen:

Midnight Runners (청년경찰)

The s&h duo (sexy & handsome, y’all, get with me here) all over one feature length film. I already told ya so. Kang Ha Neul and Park Seo Joon play two bumbling police academy cadets that witness a crime. Buddy cop comedy with these two? I’m in. If only it could get to the US faster..sigh.

The Battleship Island (군함도)

Veteran’s helmer Ryu Seung Hwan returns with some familiar friends for a graphic and violent feature portraying the forced labor of Koreans by the Japanese during that war which split a nation in two, and provides seemingly endless cinematic fare, of late.

Hwang Jung Min’s the desperate father, trying to save his daughter from the danger and uncertainty of life during colonial occupation. Song Joong Ki spends much of his time bloody and dirt-faced (as most of the characters do) as a soldier secretly sent to free an independence fighter. Particularly impressive are a beautifully choreographed and gut-wrenching fight scene with So Ji Sub and Kim Min Jae (both nearly naked in the shower), and the visual artistry of Song Joong Ki’s first reveal on the island.

And, a reason to look forward to September:

I Can Speak

Lee Je Hoon’s gonna be there. ‘Nough said.

Korean Films: Netflix, DramaFever, Viki, May 2017

Ah, the current state of online distribution.

Here’s a look at three major online distributors of Korean films (in the US), and what they’re currently streaming:

(*Please note this is what’s currently streaming in the US; offerings will differ depending on territory.)

Netflix

DramaFever

Viki

2015 Dream Concert

Assassination

The Beauty Inside

The Chronicles Of Evil

The Concubine

The Dino King

The Divine Move

Enemies-In-Law

Eungyo

The Exclusive: Beat The Devil’s Tattoo

For The Emperor

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

A Good Rain Knows

Hope

The Host

The Housemaid

Kundo: Age of the Rampant

Man On High Heels

Manhole

No Tears For The Dead

Northern Limit Line

Oldboy

Pandora

The Pirates

Queen Of The Night

Red Carpet

Sea Fog

The Silenced

Songs From The North

The Tiger

Traffickers

The Treacherous

Train To Busan

The Wailing

A Werewolf Boy

4 Horror Tales

19

20 Once Again

A Fish

Always

Antarctic Journal

After The Banquet

Apartment

Arahan

Architecture 101

The Art Of Seduction

As One

Attack On The Pin-Up Boys

The Attorney

Barbie

The Berlin File

A Better Tomorrow

The Boat

Blood Rain

Bounty Hunters

A Boy Who Went To Heaven

Castaway On The Moon

The Classic

Code Name: Jackal

Dancing Queen

Death Bell

Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island

Detective K: Secret Of The Virtuous Widow

A Dream Comes True

Driving With My Wife’s Lover

The Face Reader

The Fatal Encounter

Finding Mr. Destiny

The Flu

Fly, Daddy, Fly

Forbidden Quest

Friend 2

A Friend In Need

The Front Line

Gangnam Blues

Girlfriends

Going By The Book

GROW: Infinite’s Real Youth Life

The Happy Life

Harmony

He Was Cool

The Heaven Is Only Open To The Single

Heaven’s Postman

Heaven’s Soldiers

Hellcats

Helpless

Hindsight

Hot Young Bloods

The Huntresses

Hwang Jin Yi (2007)

I AM

I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK

The King And The Clown

Lady Daddy

Late Autumn

The Legend Of Seven Cutter

Les Formidables

Lifting King Kong

Like For Likes

Little Black Dress

Love Forecast

Love Me Not

Love On Air

Lump Of Sugar

M

Masquerade

May 18

A Millionaire On The Run

Miss Granny

Modern Boy

A Moment To Remember

Monopoly

Monster

Muoi: The Legend Of A Portrait

Once Upon A Time In High School

Our Town

Over The Border

Paradise

Parallel Life

Penny Pinchers

A Perfect Match

Please Teach Me English

The President’s Barber

Private Eye

Punch

Pure Love

R2B: Return To Base

The Recipe

The Relation Of Face, Mind And Love

Riverbank Legends

Romantic Island

Runway Cop

Sa Kwa

Salut d’Amour

Second Half

Secretly Greatly

Silenced

Spellbound

Stateless Things

Steal My Heart

The Suicide Forecast

The Suspect

Tale Of Cinema

Tazza 2: The Hidden Card

The Technicians

The Thieves

Time Renegades

Top Star

Tough As Iron

Triangle (2009)

Twenty

Two Faces Of My Girlfriend

The Unjust

Vampire Cop Ricky

Vegetarian

Venus Talk

Very Ordinary Couple

War Of The Arrows

A Werewolf Boy

Whatcha Wearin’?

When Spring Comes

The Witness

A Wonderful Moment

Aimless Bullet

Alice: Boy From Wonderland

Alone

As One

Because I Love You

Black House

The Boys Who Cried Wolf

Dancing Queen

Deranged

Dongju: Portrait Of A Poet

The Divine Weapon

Fasten Your Seatbelt

February 29

Finding Mr. Destiny

Ghost House

Glove

Going By The Book

Good Morning Mr. President

The Happy Life

Harmony

Helpless

Howling

I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK

The King & The Clown

Kinship

Late Autumn

Little Black Dress

Life Risking Romance

Love Forecast

A Millionaire On The Run

My Scary Girl

Mother And A Guest

No Mercy

Once Upon A Time In High School

Open City

Over My Dead Body

Penny Pinchers

Perfect Number

Private Eye

Project 577

Proof Of Innocence

Public Enemy Returns

Punch

The Recipe

Righteous Ties

Runway Cop

Secret

Seong Chun Hyang

The Servant

Shadows In The Palace

Silenced

Sori: Voice From The Heart

Spellbound

The Suicide Forecast

Sunny

Takeoff 2

The Unjust

The Wedding Day

A Werewolf Boy

Whatcha Wearin’?

Will You Be There?

A Wonderful Moment