Thursday, 10 May 2012

Youtube Film Club:

Happy news reaches us this evening via the Mondo Macabro weblog. It seems that the Korean Film Archive has decided to post no less than 70 feature length, subtitled examples of classic Korean cinema on Youtube, all dating from the ‘50s through to the ‘80s, and many appearing for the first time with English subs.

Never again will any world cinema aficionado in a building with an internet connection have any excuse to cry “I’M BORED”… (unless they’re watching a boring Korean movie I suppose, but let’s try to stay positive here).

I know next to nothing about Korean cinema, so it’s difficult to know where to start with such a treasure trove really, but Mondo Macabro commend the work of director Kim Ki-Young, and in particular his film ‘Woman After A Killer Butterfly’, to our attention, so that sounds like a good start, and beyond that I’m sure I’ll soon be zeroing in on anything remotely weird or sleazy looking like a bear on a picnic basket.

Dig in here.

1 comment:

Zaygne Torkmar said...

Holy fuck,

70 free subtitled korean pictures on youtube? Thank you cinema-god.

Also, major props to the folks at the Korean FIlm Archive for realizing that the kind of people who would want to watch one old korean movie that we've never heard of, would be the kind of people who would want to watch 70 of them- in a row.