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Old 01-31-06, 01:21 PM
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D-War - Korean monster flick, American actors, $145m budget?

Based on a Korean legend, the film tells the story of huge snake-shaped creature called imoogi, which shows up in Los Angeles and devastates the city while it seeks a girl destined to have the mysterious power to transform the creature into a dragon.
Website: http://www.d-war.com/

Anyone else get the gut feeling this will be one huge dud? Even ignoring Yonggary (Reptilian in America), it just doesn't seem like something that would have that much appeal. Could just be me though, but with a reported budget of $145m, no name actors, and an esoteric plot... doesn't sound hopeful.

(Info taken from www.kfccinema.com)
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I have been waiting for this for ages! Yes the acting looks pretty poor in the trailers that have been released, but I remember first going onto this site in 2004. The action looks pretty good/bad ( you know what I mean! ). Anyway one day it will be released.
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The Still of the creature looks good.
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True.. In the very least, it should be a fun monster movie.

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$145 Million? Where did they get that kind of money?
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I'd go see it.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
$145 Million? Where did they get that kind of money?
I'm sure it's an exaggeration, much like how Thunderbolt was the most expensive movie ever made (Budget estimated at $257.8m)... and in actuality cost less than $20m (and it shows). Or like Musa costing $60m (It actually cost $7m). My guess is that it will wind up with about a $14m or $15m budget, the most expensive S. Korean film to date was last years Typhoon, which cost $15m.

But if it really is $145m.. some studios will be closing this Summer
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I'm sure it's an exaggeration, much like how Thunderbolt was the most expensive movie ever made (Budget estimated at $257.8m)... and in actuality cost less than $20m (and it shows). Or like Musa costing $60m (It actually cost $7m). My guess is that it will wind up with about a $14m or $15m budget, the most expensive S. Korean film to date was last years Typhoon, which cost $15m.

But if it really is $145m.. some studios will be closing this Summer
I don't know why American Studios don't try to flaunt their budgets like that to build interest.
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Wow. That didn't cost $145 million. Maybe $10m. Maybe.
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Looks pretty damn good to me. When does it come out on DVD (since there's no way in hell it will play anywhere near me)
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
I don't know why American Studios don't try to flaunt their budgets like that to build interest.
For some reason movies with high budgets anger people. Personally I believe no expense should be spared in Hollywood's quest to entertain me.

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