Distributed by Freestyle Releasing, the much anticipated "D-War" or "Dragon Wars" has it's North American debut tomorrow.
D-War is a South Korean film, directed by Shim Hyung-rae, who's next biggest film is his previous film, Reptilian (D-War is a sequel of sorts). He announced that he was making D-Wars way back in 2002 and had a reel made for it in 2003. They didn't start filming until October 2004, then ended in December. The next three years were all spent on the creature effects. It premiered at the American Film Market in early 2007 and was called "a Z-grade, irony-free script" that would be destined to be "the most expensive cult movie on DVD". It was released in Korea on August 1st, 2007. It set a box office record for the most watched film in it's opening week and as of September 1st, it's grossed $44 million in Korea alone. It's critical panned, but audiences love it... What can I say? I'd pay $10 to see dinosaur's eat each other.
Check out the trailer here.
Hyung-rae Shim's filmography:
Young-guwa gongryong Zzu-Zzu
Young-guwa heubhyeolgwi dracula
Other movies having theatrical releases tomorrow: The Brave One, Mr. Woodcock, Silk, Moving McAllister, Across the Universe, Eastern Promises, In the Valley of Elah, Ira & Abby, King of California, December Boys and Great World of Sound.
"Eastern Promises" looks good... and check out the trailer to "Great World of Sound", might not be bad.
That's it for horror releases this week. Next week: Resident Evil: Extinction and a bunch of other crap.