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PENINSULA Interview: Superstar Gang Dong-won Enters the Zombie Apocalypse

The high expectations on a sequel to a runaway blockbuster might be daunting for any actor, but with Peninsula, superstar Gang Dong-won was up for a challenge.  Leading the way into this new chapter in the Train to Busan universe,...

PENINSULA Interview: Director Yeon Sang-ho Talks Zombies in the Age of Coronavirus

Eight years ago, I met an artist blazing new trails in Korean cinema.  Disturbing and dark as pitch, director Yeon Sang-ho’s The King of Pigs {2011} was a decidedly un-family-friendly animated feature that glared unblinkingly at the ills of South Korean...

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS PENINSULA Offers Familiar Zombie Kills and Thrills

Co-written and directed by Train to Busan’s Yeon Sang-ho, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula swaps out the cramped, claustrophobic, panic-inducing train setting of its justifiably well-received predecessor, for bigger-budgeted mock or faux-wannabe blockbuster territory, expanding to the entirety of the...

Review: RAMPANT Fails to Catch On

The actor-director team behind last year's hit spy action-comedy Confidential Assignment returns with their latest tentpole Rampant, an action-horror that looks to put a period twist on Yeon Sang-ho's runaway 2016 zombie hit Train to Busan. Hyun Bin versus the...

Review: PSYCHOKINESIS, Sang-ho Yeon's Superhero Film Is Fun, Humane And Relevant

South Korea’s Yeon Sang-ho explored fantastic cinema for the first time with his diptych about a zombie invasion, Seoul Station and Train to Busan. After a couple of totally sordid animated features, The King of Pigs and The Fake, Yeon...

PSYCHOKINESIS: Trailer For TRAIN TO BUSAN Helmer's Next Is Sillier Than Expected.

The evolution of director Yeon Sang-ho continues with the upcoming Psychokinesis. The South Korean helmer first rose to international prominence in the animation world thanks to his uber-dark and very much not-for-children animated features King Of Pigs and The Fake...

NYC Weekend Picks, January 6-8: "Illuminating Moonlight," First Look Festival, Best Films of 2016, More

One of the very best things about living in New York City is the embarrassment of riches it offers movie lovers, whether you're a hardcore cinephile, a casual fan, or anywhere on the spectrum in between. You don't have to...

RAW, SWISS ARMY MAN, TRAIN TO BUSAN Win Big at Sitges 2016

As the seemingly relentless rain finally abated and the sun came out, Sitges 2016 wrapped up and gave out its plethora of awards. While there was lots of love to go around, Raw, Swiss Army Man, and Train to Busan...

Razor Reel 2016 announces jam-packed genre line-up

Bruges, Belgium - October 5, 2016 - Celebrating its ninth consecutive edition, the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival has revealed a full slate of high-caliber movies. True to its roots as a fantastic film festival while unafraid to cover some...

TRAIN TO BUSAN Sets Korean Box Office Records

It is safe to say that things are going rather well for Yeon Sang-ho's Train To Busan. The first live action film from the King Of Pigs director, Train To Busan had its world premiere in selection in Cannes prior...

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN Rides the Rails With the Undead

For his live-action debut Train to Busan, indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have drawn international acclaim, has taken the zombie thriller, stuck it into the claustrophobic confines of a train, and...

Cannes 2016 Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN, A Zombie Thrillride With Social Bite

For his live-action debut Train to Busan, indie animation director Yeon Sang-ho, whose films The King of Pigs and The Fake have drawn international acclaim, has taken the zombie thriller, stuck it into the claustrophobic confines of a train, and...

Mass Panic On The TRAIN TO BUSAN! Check Out The Teaser For The KING OF PIGS Director's Live Action Debut!

Korea's Yeon Sang-ho burst on to the world cinema scene back in 2011 with his Director's Fortnight selected animated feature King Of Pigs. And Yeon turned heads not just for the fact that he was directing animation in Korea -...