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Old 08-13-16, 12:50 AM   #1
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Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release




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TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a southern resort city that has managed to hold off the zombie hordes… or so everyone hopes.

Anyone heard of this movie?

Wow, the trailer looks awesome.

It's playing in very limited release in the U.S.

http://www.wellgousa.com/theatrical/train-to-busan

The Well Go USA site lists all the theaters playing it. It's apparently playing in Irvine here in So. Cal, which is about a 30 minute drive from my house. I think I may have to check this out on my day off.

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Old 08-13-16, 07:50 AM   #2
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

I'm seeing it today. Heard good things from lots of people about it.
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

I was in NYC this past week for work, and saw a late showing in the Village. And . . .

It was incredible! Most fun I have had at a movie in a very long time. Basically, it's like "Speed", but on a train with 28 Day's Later-style zombies. The crowd was constantly jumping and laughing. Really well-done movie.
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

Interesting! I'd love to see the movie. I've been to Busan (back when it was called Pusan) and I'd be curious how much of the city is shown.
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Old 08-13-16, 10:49 AM   #5
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Interesting! I'd love to see the movie. I've been to Busan (back when it was called Pusan) and I'd be curious how much of the city is shown.
Well, you know the saying, "It's not the destination, it's the journey"? That's apt for this film as well.
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Well, you know the saying, "It's not the destination, it's the journey"? That's apt for this film as well.
That is true. Hopefully the train makes it
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Old 08-13-16, 11:47 AM   #7
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

Well... guess Korean Zombies look a lot better than Japanese Zombies.

I like how South Korean cinema isn't so afraid to do intense shit for their mainstream. I wish our balls weren't cut off.
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

Going to catch a matinee in about 1 hour. It's also playing in Fullerton, which is about 20 minutes from me.

Read this movie is a big hit in Asia.
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Old 08-13-16, 06:01 PM   #9
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

It started out kind of slow (not necessarily a bad thing), and some of the CGI could have been better, but I thought the movie was pretty great!
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

Just got out of the theater. Loved it. Scary, crazy intense, emotional and the characters had depth. The child actor who played the daughter was amazing. I teared up at some of the emotional scenes with her. Very well done movie. Very good mix of drama, action and horror.

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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

This movie pissed me off. Why did the writer have to create tension by making the characters stupid? I can't count how many times people in this movie were staring like dumbasses at the danger they were in only to react at the last second to fight or escape. I hate that. The worst moment was at the end, when
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the dad saw the train attendant was turning into a zombie, and was fucking talking to him and backing away. RUN UP AND PUSH THAT MOTHERFUCKER OFF! He's been fighting zombies the entire movie and now he's afraid to approach one to save him and his daughter? Of course the idiot gets bit in the melee before he does push him off and ends up dying. I could recount a dozen other instances where a character could have lived (at least alittle while longer) if they had reacted appropriately
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

^^^ While I understand that viewpoint to some degree, I can't really call the actions of the characters truly stupid.

We can nit pick and criticize them for not acting smartly during a plague/zombie apocalypse, but these people are in shock and panic/freezing would set in. They don't have the step by step, play by play bible on how to appropriately act during this time of crisis. Freezing during chaos I think would happen naturally to lots of people. I've had a few instances where I needed to make a decision in an instant and my brain would just freeze due to the level of stress.

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The 1st train attendant froze when she saw the young woman who entered the train late turning. I couldn't really fault her there. She had no idea the girl was turning into a zombie and not having a true medical emergency.



and the man you're referencing as the train attendant:

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who attacked the father after he turned was the asshole COO who banished their small group to the other car out of fear. The actual train attendant tried to save him and got caught by the hoard of zombies.

I do agree that he wasn't very smart when he saw that he was infected. The guy was an asshole. He deserved to be pushed off.


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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

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Just got out of the theater. Loved it. Scary, crazy intense, emotional and the characters had depth. The child actor who played the daughter was amazing. I teared up at some of the emotional scenes with her. Very well done movie. Very good mix of drama, action and horror.
They should have been emotional, but the super "this here is SAD" music killed all of that for me.

I really liked this movie and recommend any zombie fan to seek it out.

It did bother me that even though the big guy bothered to wrap his forearms, he then just went around punching infected in the teeth with his bare hands.

Good pace, good set pieces. Glad I got to see this in the theater.
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They should have been emotional, but the super "this here is SAD" music killed all of that for me.

I really liked this movie and recommend any zombie fan to seek it out.
This is, first and foremost, a Korean melodrama about the relationship between loss of family and the sacrifices made by fathers.

It's made a bit more palatable by having zombies as the structure that drives the story, but it's not a horror movie.

I really recommend it, just go into it expecting a family soap opera with zombies because that's what you're going to get.
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

Intense movie. Felt shorter than it's almost 2 hour running time even with the slow start.
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

A friend of mine's daughter moved to Korea to teach English. He's out there now visiting and posted on Facebook that they're on a train to Busan. I hope they make it there okay
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

Well Go put this in a handful of theaters again November 4th Weekend.

Might have to try and see it tomorrow as it's playing about 30-40 miles away.

http://wellgousa.com/theatrical/train-to-busan

Last night I saw Yeon Sang-ho's Animated Prequel to this film, 'Seoul Station' at a Film Festival in San Francisco.
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Saw this today. Totally worth the 45+ minute drive to the closest theater screening it!
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Train-...lu-ray/160541/

For those who didn't get to see the limited release of this in theatres, it's coming to BD January 17th
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

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Intense movie. Felt shorter than it's almost 2 hour running time even with the slow start.
Watched this last night and it was very good overall (B+) in my book... opposite of you, I felt like it could have been 15-20 minutes shorter though.

At the end, I was hoping

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the tunnel was filled with zombies


That would have made for a heck of an ending.
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

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This movie pissed me off. Why did the writer have to create tension by making the characters stupid? I can't count how many times people in this movie were staring like dumbasses at the danger they were in only to react at the last second to fight or escape. I hate that. The worst moment was at the end, when
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the dad saw the train attendant was turning into a zombie, and was fucking talking to him and backing away. RUN UP AND PUSH THAT MOTHERFUCKER OFF! He's been fighting zombies the entire movie and now he's afraid to approach one to save him and his daughter? Of course the idiot gets bit in the melee before he does push him off and ends up dying. I could recount a dozen other instances where a character could have lived (at least alittle while longer) if they had reacted appropriately
Totally agree here. Surprised at all the praise this is getting. Pretty run of the mill if you ask me.
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Old 03-18-17, 09:28 AM   #22
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

FYI

This is now on Netflix as of today
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

I noticed that earlier today just before going to work.

Watching now
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Re: Train to Busan (2016) -- Korean Zombie Thriller -- Limited U.S. release

This was pretty good. It was long though. I checked my watch more thana few times.

I thought it was funny that....

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