OK, here it goes.
One last post about the new Blood: The Last Vampire film.
Yeah, right. Sure.
I mean it.
I did some searching over at the Internet Movie Database today (when I should be doing a multitude of other more important things). Here is what I found, Roy Lee, that piece of shit (in my honest opinion) produced the US re-make of Kwak Jae Young's My Sassy Girl. I haven't seen the re-make, and I don't have the plans to ever see it. It's that simple.
Given a choice between Jeon Ji Hyun or Elisha Cuthbert, I know whom I'd pick.
It's no contest really...
Jeon Ji Hyun.
Will Blood: The Last Vampire be a success? I don't know. We'll just have to wait until the film is released here in the US to really know. I'm sure Jeon Ji Hyun's management, the all-powerful (in South Korea at any rate) Sidus, certainly hopes so. After all, when you get right down to it, Jeon Ji Hyun's career has been treading water ever since the release of the original My Sassy Girl eight years ago!!!
Interesting note: Apparently, Jeon Ji Hyun got into a fracas with Sidus over her management bugging her cellphone, so they always knew her whereabouts. WTF?!?!? Like Japanese entertainers, South Korean entertainers are still kept under the lock and key of their talent agency.
I just might get around to seeing the Japanese TV re-make of My Sassy Girl, starring the now disgraced Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Rena Tanaka, which is known as Ryokiteki na Kanojo. Come to think of it, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi can speak conversational Korean. He should have just spouted off all kinds of Korean words when he got arrested for public intoxication and indecent exposure a couple of weeks ago. He could have probably gotten off without being charged by the TMPD for being a Korean ajosshi. Then again, Tokyo has quite a few ojiisans that are very similar to ajosshis. In fact, they are the same with their public intoxication and rude behavior to passers-by. Anyway, my friend Lisya was very impressed with Ryokiteki na Kanojo, so I don't know. I will say that Tsuyoshi Kusanagi is a much better actor than Cha Tae Hyun any single day of the week, however.
Now onto the other half of Blood: The Last Vampire...
Koyuki has two major films coming out this year. The other film is Kamui Gaiden. Check out the film's website. It has come a long, long way in the past couple of weeks. The website even boasts a one minute teaser trailer that is just a little bit longer than the trailer I linked to over the weekend. It's still all-too-brief. Koyuki receives second-billing in this, so you can tell just how far her career has come. The cast for this is first rate: the ever-so-popular with the girls Kenichi Matsuyama, Hideaki Ito, and the always great-to-watch, Koichi Sato. The support behind the camera is also first rate. Yoichi Sai, a noted Korean-Japanese filmmaker, is directing this. (I still have yet to see his film Blood and Bones (Chi to Hone), featuring Takeshi Kitano as the head of a Korean family living in Osaka during the 1920s to the present day. To say that the film was controversial would be something of an understatement, I think.) Kankuro Kudo, the absolutely brilliant writer of Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Go, Ping Pong, and Metal Macbeth, wrote the script. Kankuro Kudo is also Korean-Japanese. Also, the Okinawa locations look absolutely superb.