Official Trailer for Korean Martial Arts Film 'Memories of the Sword'
"The next time we meet, one of us must die." Well Go USA has unveiled an official US trailer for the Korean martial arts film Memories of the Sword, starring Byung-hun Lee (seen in Terminator: Genisys) and Jeon Do-yeon (seen in The Housemaid) and Kim Go-eun (seen in Monster). The story seems to follow a revenge plot involving a young girl who trains to take on one of the most powerful men and warriors of the Goryo Dynasty. It does look like there are a few epic fight scenes in this, with some stunning slow motion shots. But is it anything more than just a revenge story with some martial arts action? Will anyone find out?
Here's the official US trailer for Park Heung-sik's Memories of the Sword, in high def from Apple:
As the greed and excess of a corrupt Monarchy threatens to destroy the once-glorious Goryeo Dynasty, three legendary warriors lead a revolt to overthrow the empire and save its people. But when deceit and betrayal costs the life of a master swordsman, a plot for justice and revenge is set into motion, raging for decades between the two survivors. From the director of Children of Heaven and starring Byung-hun Lee (The Good, The Bad & The Weird, Terminator: Genisys), Memories of the Sword is a lavish epic that blends tragic historical drama with thrilling swordplay and martial arts. The film is directed by Park Heung-sik (My Mother the Mermaid, Sorry, Thanks, Children of Heaven), from a screenplay by Park Heung-sik and Choi Ah-reum. Well Go USA will release Memories of the Sword in US theaters starting August 28th. Anyone?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
watch hwayi:a monsterboy! Now that's a classic Korean movie. It's awesome...
ari smulders on Aug 21, 2015
"will anyone find out??" hahaha
Jon Odishaw on Aug 21, 2015
Any one recognize ByungHun Lee? No? Haha! Of course not. I caught this in the theaters here..Some pretty badass fights but the whole thing never came together for. Maybe my standards were set too high by Chinese martial films of the 1990s and early 2000s.
DAVIDPD on Aug 21, 2015
Thanks PD, I was hoping you would have some insight on this film. It looks very interesting from the trailer. I will watch for it.
Gohikeone on Aug 22, 2015
Would be cool if they ever got to make a modern/futuristic martial arts movie that wasn't bad. Maybe one day.
Carpola on Aug 22, 2015
They have...The Matrix
FreeJared on Aug 23, 2015
no Carpola wants "Crouching Tiger , Hidden Dragon " so if this movie is close to that , it'll be great
Dominic on Aug 24, 2015
I'd meant from Korea, but you're right the Matrix is a modern kungfu party with style and the wirework. Most of the time the kungu films set in ye olde times have the dullest stories imaginable, but maybe that's a cultural thing.
Carpola on Aug 24, 2015
My favorite Korean movies are still The Good, The Bad, The Weird and Oldboy. In fact that entire The Vengeance Trilogy is pretty good. As for this movie. It looks interesting but I have seen too many of these type of movies now. Reminds me a bit of Hero with Jet Li.
TK on Aug 26, 2015
I hope they threw in some Korean flair to make this different from the usual Chinese Wushu movies.
bumboclot on Aug 26, 2015
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