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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zombies... The Agenda? Gotta Get Me Some Korean!

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    Absolutely worth the money! And, it fits in nicely with other current Zombie flicks in your library. There is a lot to say about it... and gosh darn it, I'm gonna say it! First off, you can change to English dubbing, so the movie plays out more smoothly. But... you shouldn't. The better way, is to watch it with the subtitles, you'll gain more incites out of the scene. You can always pause, hop back to re-watch a scene or re-read the subtitles. Listening to the language will help you sink into the novelty of watching a Zombie attack in another country. Quick mention about the politics and it is important to say it... Don't get South Korea mixed up with the irrationality and dementedness of North Korean politics and its hostility towards... well, everybody. South Koreans are a beautiful people; amazing culture and art, great work ethic, and a legacy of moral integrity and sophistication. There is a national sadness about it's past--if you've read their history, you'll understand why--but there is an unbelievable hope for the future. I am not Korean, not at all Asian, my families are of European and Eurasian descent. But along the way I fell in love with Korean culture, especially after sampling some of its finer cuisine... Korean Girls! Just saying, this is how I happened upon it, and how the culture thrust itself onto my psyche. Now, Zombies! What would you get... if you take a selfish, work driven businessman with his incorruptible, straight-edge daughter... a hefty, working class hero-to-the-people with his impertinent pregnant wife... a high school baseball team on it's way to a game, while one of its players smuggles along his wanton girlfriend... and put them on a high-speed commuter train filled with a buffet of varied passengers, while a laboratory catastrophe disguised as an industrial accident unleashes a plague of zombies? If you know anything about Zombie movies and Korean culture, you'll guess the answer. I found it predictable, but I loved it all the more for it. The story can take you only in one direction, it is a train to Busan, after all. There are plenty of great Korean movies... but it's Korean television shows that take the prize. It's like watching a Japanese anime, only with living, breathing people. If you get a chance to do so, check them out. There are a couple of really great internet sites that let you watch past Korean television shows for free. A lot of good people put a lot of hard work into the subtitles, they deserve the credit. Get used to watching with subtitles!!! Hearing the Korean language, despite not understanding it, adds flavor and emotion to the writing. You gain a more three dimensional view of what's happening on screen. Soon you'll be picking up not just the words, but the manners and particulars of the culture. As a starter, look up the following shows until you get a better feel for what you like. If you get hooked, soon you'll be searching for Korean made movies. I come across them all the time at BestBuy, and shocked at their availability. The website you'll appreciate in this respect is called Viki. The titles of the shows do change from country to country, but you should be able to get the basic idea anyway. Try these shows... 'Dream High' and 'Dream High 2'... 'Panda and Hedgehog' ... 'Love Rain' ... 'Flower Boy Next Door' ... 'Coffee Prince' ...'Hi! School: Love On' ... 'Big' ... and 'Iron Man' Oh, this last TV show goes by a different name in the United States, obviously why... you might find it also known as 'Blade Man' If this matters to you... these shows, mostly, that I've listed... are very much chick-flick type shows. But, worth watching anyway. You'll understand why, if you get hooked on them. There are hundreds of shows from every genre, but these are a good starter. I hope you try them out, and enjoy!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most recent best zombie movies

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    Watching this movie makes a person realize what is wrong with most zombie movies; they're over the top to the point of being stale. This movie uses ideas from other movies and tones them down enough so that they're able to be appreciated. A lot of zombie movies have someone being bitten, and suddenly all their intestines are flying out all over the place. It's not something people generally think about, just even thinking about it right now I notice, even hungry lions don't disembowel people that quickly. Additionally, and something that is much appreciated, on this movie people don't just offer up bodies parts to be bitten by zombies like they do in most movies. They get turned to zombies from being taken by complete surprise or being overwhelmed or being much physically smaller, to the point that they cannot defend themselves. Basically, it's more realistic. One on one, unlike on other movies, these zombies would get the beat down of a lifetime. Additionally, people actually use defensive measures against the zombies, like wrapping their arms up while fighting zombies so they can't be bitten. Just small, common-sense stuff that bad directors and/or writers simply choose to ignore with lesser zombie movies. Come to think of it, almost all good zombies movies have humans eventually winning the fight against zombies (in one form or another) once they regroup. Really, how long would humanity lose against a creature that's slow (compared to other predatory animals, like lions or really almost anything) that can only attack with its mouth? Not only that, they're dumber than animals. It just doesn't make any sense. And this movies indirectly addresses that. The story is really basic; it is a man who hadn't been that great a father, and he is taking his daughter to see her mother for her birthday. He's the main character of the movie, and by the end of the movie he has developed into a more likable and much more interesting character. Very minor spoiler (because the movie does not go into this at all), but apparently the main character worked at a biotech company and they were responsible for the zombie outbreak. I wish the movie were long enough to delve into that more, but even without it, it made the movie just that much more interesting. It also gave the main character a chance to show his humanity, while talking to a co-worker on the phone. They could make a sequel to the movie based on this bit of information alone, but I don't know if I want a sequel, because unless they do as amazing a job as they did on this one, it would only cheapen the story, in my opinion. The film also delves into a large variety of emotion for such a basic plot; it covers human decency, human depravity, disgust, love, revenge, hope, despair, relief, tension, protective instincts, vulnerability and relying on others (especially the husband with the pregnant wife), and more. The plot may be a "standard" plot, but it's by no means boring. Also, there's a cute Asian cheerleader in it! That never hurts. But that does remind me one one point; there is no nudity in the movie, the gore is not overdone so even that and the blood are not that bad. Basically, it's a movie I would watch with my family. Maybe not really little kids, but it's not a movie I would be like "Darn, can't watch that with my grandma." And that felt surprisingly nice.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Zombies on a Train

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    The South Koreans have come up with yet another great movie involving a train. First there was “Snowpiercer,” one of my favorite movies from 2013 and now “Train to Busan.” While “Snowpiercer” deals with a cataclysmic change in climate, this film deals with an equally cataclysmic outbreak of zombies. Our first clue is when a distracted truck driver hits a deer. The camera lingers on the deer and sure enough it gets up and runs off. Working in Seoul as an investment banker, Seok Woo (Yoo Gong) has custody of his 8-year old daughter, Soo-an (Soo-an Kim). With her birthday a day away, Dad agrees to accompany her via train to her mother, who is now living in Busan. An infected passenger gets on the train as it is pulling away. Very sick, he dies and within a minute begins to snack on an attendant who was comforting him. Thus it all begins. For those of you who are put off by zombies for various reasons, if gore is one of them, director Sang-ho Yeon uses a light touch. Also the film relies more on tension and dread more than shock and horror in telling the story. As the high speed train rolls cross country, everyone learns that this plague has engulfed numerous towns along the route. After an unfortunate stop along the way, the conductor decides to plow straight ahead to the relative safety of Busan without further stops. Sharing the spotlight with Seok Woo and Soo-an is Sang Hwa (Dong-seok Ma) and his very pregnant wife Sung Gyeong (Yu-mi Jung). The unlikely foursome manage to find their way to the lead car after nearly getting left behind, but find their way blocked by the remaining survivors who believe they may be infected. A few things make this movie stand out. First there are some terrific action sequences shot in very close quarters. The two men have different skills. Sang Hwa is a formidable fighter. Seok Woo is smart, inventive and has connections with influential men. Secondly, Yeon gives time for the main characters to be developed. In effect they have a back story. We care about what happens to them. The film also has a strong emotional component to it. Young Soo-an provides all you need to know with her reactions and huge eyes. There are clearly social clashes as well. One particular business man tries to influence the passengers and crew to do everything that will improve his chances of survival. He becomes as much an enemy as the zoms. There are a couple things worth pointing out that are minor annoyances. The zombies seem to be affected mostly by sight. When it’s dark, as when the train goes through a tunnel, they stop. When they can’t see a victim, they stop. At times they easily find hiding victims…unless it’s one of the main characters. They also seem unaffected by sound or motion. This is a fairly simple film. Zombies on a train. It’s an engaging thrilling experience. Recommended.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid Contemporary Zombie fare w/a Pro-family bent

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    * This Blu-ray was viewed on a 65" Sony Bravia 930D 4k smart tv & Onkyo 5.1 for the Audio Surround Sound format. Firstly, it must be said that this is a South Korean made movie so you will have subtitles as with any foreign movie. With that out of the way I have personally found South Korean Cinema to be great surprise & generally not for the squeamish as it pertains to their more mature & unpredictable action/horror ventures. *(Other S. Korean film Suggestions at end of review) Train to Busan yielded a nice Video Transfer tho not necessarily Demo material. The Audio was also good. Nothing spectacular jumped out at me with this surround sound presentation. This was a good movie that surprisingly held focus on Family Values or moreover the loss of them nearly as much as it concerned itself with the modern viral zombie DoomsDay scenario. It presented situations that generally don't benefit the self-absorbed individualistic characters typified in this particular zombie romp & veered more towards moralisms which I actually considered a defining strength. The Focal point here is kept small & more personal as opposed to an overview of world-wide mayhem. Hardcore zombie lovers won't find much flesh to feast on here as suspense seems to be the chosen tool of the trade. Gunplay is virtually non-existent. Overall, having been a long-time zombie film aficionado I would give this production an Average Rating. * If you find South Korean Cinema to be a worthy adventure I would suggest these Twisted little Titles for those who like it Dark & Unpredictable. - Tell Me Something - Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - I Saw the Devil - OldBoy - The Chaser - The Isle - Phone (2002) - Shiri - The Tube - Tae Guk Gi

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Drama before Zombies

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    If you're coming for the Zombies then know that this one will fall short. While there are some epic moments that will keep you on your chair the majority of this movie is spent in very narrow segments which limits (or castrates) story or even character development. To be honest, you are offered the base requirements which qualify this as a drama and the ending itself is designed to pull on your heart strings rather than engage in a true Zombie Apocalyptic Thriller. You get the middle point of both worlds and the strengths of neither but even after watching it I find it difficult to dismiss the execution of the film. This was still balanced and made for a good line of entertainment where due to it's weaknesses in presenting a solid genre through presenting definitive elements, those gaps may allow you to seek your own fills in the story line and discuss all of what wasn't immediately presented through imagination. Much like how any fictional work should prompt any person to do so. If you're in this for the gore then I must say, look elsewhere. This is far from Dead Alive, Audition or Martyrs and is within the realm of pop-horror. There are tones of K-Horror but they come off more so as generic westernization of Asian horror in general. The Vengeance Trilogy has more gore than this if you ask me. But if you can overlook it's faults, it's a good watch.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Zombie Movie of the Last 3 Years

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    This steelbook is white with an very unexpected choice for a front cover image, but it works and looks very good. The movie can be watched dubbed or in Korean with english subtitles. I watched this movie from the library, went to Best Buy later in the week, saw it was on sale and bought it on the spot. This movie is so much better than the big Hollywood made steaming mess World War Z. Time is spent getting to know each of the train passengers and we care about what happens to them. One character is gruff but turns out to be a very good guy. The zombie action is fast and scary, but with tense suspenseful moments too. They use brawn brute force and cunning stealth to get past the cars full of zombies. You can feel the desperation and determination if the heroes who get split into two groups at one point. Oh yes, the deer scene at the begining is one of a kind and freaky.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zombie Genre At It's Best

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    As I watched this film, I often thought "I wish World War Z had been more like this". This is the most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever. It's a Korean film with subtitles, but you can set the film to view dubbed in English if you hate reading subtitles. I enjoyed watching it in it's original language and it takes nothing away from the enjoyment of the film. I don't usually enjoy horror films and really thought this was enjoyable from beginning to end, which saying a lot!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A cast that you love and love to hate

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    No one is safe when a disease rapidly turns victims into rabid beasts. Instead of a simple trendy set up and knock off, this zombie flick gives you a wide assortment of survivors to root for and loose cannons you want to see turned into lunch... or do you? They were foul as humans, so what will they become as carnivorous predators hunting the lovers, the pregnant woman, or the father with a young willful child in tow when all are locked into a quarantined commuter train the authorities won't permit to stop? Now just how much fun is that? Exactly (this lost one star because what would a collector do with this disc once they know the plot? If you reply, "Turn my buddies onto it!" then add that last star)!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'll take you to mom no matter what.

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    Zombie apocalypse breaks out in Korea! Or maybe an insane outbreak of rabies in humans that causes them to act like zombies. Yes, zombies as a genre has been done to death over the decades and being able to come up with something unique and original may be beyond the pale, but that is exactly what the makers of this film have managed to achieve. What begins as a domestic family drama winds up being a balls to the wall roller-coaster of zombie mayhem on a train. Don’t be put off by subtitles, if you like zombie films this one definitely will make your day.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    I bought this dvd for a friend for Christmas so I can't really give any information regarding the quality of the dvd. I gave it a 5 for the movie. It is a Korean film, with Korean language and English subtitles but it's easy to follow. It has a lot of action. If you like the Walking Dead and World War Z, I think you would really enjoy this movie. I think it's one of the best Zombie films.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unique zombie flick...

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    What do you get when you cross 'Unstoppable' with 'World War Z?' 'Train To Busan,' that's what! This Korean production is fun, fast-paced and exciting. It's definitely not your typical zombie film, in the way the living dead are portrayed. Sure, they do their share of flesh eating, but the reanimation sequences are really quite vigorous and "contortionistic." Great movie, overall!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great zombie movie

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    One of the best zombie films in awhile. Great staging of the action, really good characterization for this type of movie - it also uses character types, but mostly does a decent job of it. The father/daughter relationship was believable as well, and more grounded than the other big Korean horror movie - The Host. It keeps away (mostly) from the Korean tendency to sometimes overact a scene and become too histrionic. For this reason it translates very well for a foreign audience.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great foreign film

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    Heard of this film while in Malaysia earlier this year Everyone who had seen it thought it was one of the best movies ever I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I had the ending figured out before the movie was 1/4 of the way over......q little too simplistic if you ask me Still, I loved all the action scenes and the fact that the zombies weren't slow moving creatures Especially liked the scene where a mob of zombies continued trying to climb onto the back of the train

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    zombie nation

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    Train to Busan did on a train what World War Z did on an airplane. Action from start to finish, you had the people you hated that you wanted to see get eaten by a zombie right away and then you had the one's that you loved that right when they got bitten it made you cringe and even tear...... A must watch for zombie lovers!! I definitely put this in top 5 zombie movies I ever watched which include.... Dawn of the Dead World War Z 28 Weeks Later and I Am Legend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST ZOMBIE FILM EVER

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    This is hands down the best zombie movie ever. Don't watch the dub version, watch the Korean language version and read the subtitles, you will get a better story and acting. The dub just makes the acting silly at times. The film is so intense and there are plenty of zombie action and exciting scenes. It is not predictable at all and you are left caring about what happens to the people trapped on the train. Just an amazing horror flick. Highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Zombie Movie Done Right!

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    I was pleasently surprised with how well done this movie was. It was a good combination of 28 Days Later meets The Walking Dead. A story of a group of people on a train as a zombie outbreak occurs on and around the train as it makes its way to Busan. Without giving too much of the story away the story allows viewers a chance how humanity has a choice in which directions it wants to go in horrible situations. This is definitely a must own for zombie fans.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT!

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    One of the very few zombie movies that deserves critical acclaim. On par with 21 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead. Absolutely great thriller and horror flick. Not cheesy or sappy, nor ridiculous or far fetched. The outbreak happens, and everything else proceeds as realistically as can be expected if a zombie outbreak were possible in reality.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Zombie Flick

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    I highly recommend this film. The only reason I only give it 4 stars is because every review out there says it is "so much more than a zombie film." It isn't. It is an outstanding zombie film...much better than most of the mainstream zombie fare that is out there, but there really is no deeper message or higher meaning in this film...but it is REALLY good.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keep watching! It gets better--a lot better!

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    I like zombie movies. When I started this one, I was kind of disappointed due to the dubbing and it not matching the subtitles at all. I almost turned it off because it was kind of slow to start. Keep watching! It gets better--a lot better! It is a really good zombie movie, so give it a chance. Watch it for about 30 minutes and then you are hooked. It is worth the wait, and then watch it again and it doesn't seem too bad at all.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the better ones

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    Yes, zombies are all the rage thanks to a particular popular TV series. There have been some bad, low budget imitations. This isn't one of them, nor is it trying to be TWD. They made sure there was a real story here, with real relationships, set up beforehand. Korean zombies are very "twitchy" and don't slumber but dash full speed ahead! Some gripping moments. Very well done. Highly recommended.

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