DVD RC3 (Codefree DVD-player required), NTSC
Director: Ryoo Seung-Wan
Cast: Ryoo Seung-Bum, Ahn Seung-Gi, Jung Doo-Hong, Yun So-Y
Running time: 114 minutes
Released: 2004 [Korea]
Sub-genre: Martial Arts
Subtitles (removable): English, Korean
Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1, dts,
Audio Commentaries, Martial art Movie History, Making of Film,
Interviews, Production Note, Deleted Scenes, Behind The Film, Trailer,
TV Spot, Premier Scenes, Easter Egg
Distributor: Cinema Service [Korea] 2004
From Seung-wan Ryu (No Blood No Tears), hailed as Korea’s answer to Stephen Chow (Kung-Fu Hustle), comes this hilarious FX-packed martial arts comedy.
Hapless traffic cop Yoo Sang-hwan (Sympathy for Mr. Vengence) is accidentally hit by a powerful “palm blast” while trying to catch a handbag thief. When he discovers that the blast came from a beautiful martial arts student named Eui-jin, he becomes obsessed with learning the special move himself.
Five ancient Tai-Chi masters, impressed by the fact that Sang-hwan’s exceptionally strong chi has allowed him to survive the blast, recruit him along with Eui-jin to train in martial arts. When an evil former master who has left the group suddenly returns, seeking vengeance, it’s up to the two new recruits to save the world.