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The genre-bending black comedy sci-fi thriller Save the Green Planet! marks the feature debut of writer/director Jang Jun-hwan. Shin Ha-kyun of Joint Security Area stars as Byun-gu, an eccentric beekeeper who, with the help of his tightrope walker girlfriend, Sooni Hwang Jeong-min, kidnaps a powerful and successful businessman, Man-sik Baek Yun-shik. Byun-gu believes that Man-sik is an alien from the planet Andromeda, one of many hiding among us and plotting to destroy the Earth in a few days. Amphetamine-popping...
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The genre-bending black comedy sci-fi thriller Save the Green Planet! marks the feature debut of writer/director Jang Jun-hwan. Shin Ha-kyun of Joint Security Area stars as Byun-gu, an eccentric beekeeper who, with the help of his tightrope walker girlfriend, Sooni Hwang Jeong-min, kidnaps a powerful and successful businessman, Man-sik Baek Yun-shik. Byun-gu believes that Man-sik is an alien from the planet Andromeda, one of many hiding among us and plotting to destroy the Earth in a few days. Amphetamine-popping Byun-gu sees himself as the planet's last hope, and sets about torturing Man-sik with relish, trying to convince him to contact the "Royal Prince" and call off Armageddon. A battle of wits and wills ensues, with Man-sik trying to convince his captors that he's human and attempting to escape. Man-sik recognizes Byun-gu as a disgruntled former employee whose comatose mother suffers from a mysterious illness. It begins to seem that Byun-gu's true motivation may be personal, but he's still ruthlessly determined to get Man-sik to confess and cooperate, even if he has to risk killing him. Meanwhile, a disheveled detective, Chu Lee Jae-yong, and his young acolyte, Inspector Kim Lee Ju-hyeon, discover that the person who kidnapped Man-sik may have struck several times before, always with deadly results. The distinctly offbeat Save the Green Planet! was a box-office flop in South Korea, but it won some acclaim on the festival circuit. The film had its U.S. premiere at the 2004 New York Korean Film Festival.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Interview with the director; Making of; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Conversation between director & actors; Theme song music video; Original Korean trailer; US theatrical trailer
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All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Jang Jun-hwan's mind-boggling Save the Green Planet! was a box-office failure in South Korea. Some blamed the film's marketers, who created several misleadingly sunny posters for the deeply disturbing, if comic, film. But it's hard to imagine a single image that could suggest the broad spectrum of visceral responses this explosion of creative insanity evokes. Jang is clearly committed to his mad vision, and the film has the vivid unpredictability of a fever dream. There are sly allusions to 2001 and The Silence of the Lambs, but the film is most clearly a throwback in that, as with the American horror masters of the early '70s (Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, George Romero), there's an uneasy sense that the filmmaker might not actually know what he's doing, and that he might throw just about any horrible, insane thing up there on the screen. It might be a charmingly cherubic Hwang Jeong-min practicing her tightrope walking in front of a stripped, shaved, bound prisoner with iron burns on his nipples, to the strains of "Besame Mucho," or it might be the gruesome death of a sympathetic character. As with those '70s filmmakers, Jang's vision is so potent because it's so clearly engaged with the real world. Our sympathies shift from captor to captive, but there is always a niggling doubt about where the truth lies. As in all great fiction, it lies somewhere in between. Star Shin Ha-kyun clearly shares Jang's belief in the material, and delivers a wonderfully unhinged performance, lending real weight to the sequence in which his tragic backstory is dramatized. Save the Green Planet! is occasionally ugly, even brutal, in its depiction of madness and torture, but, considering the wild tonal shift that Jang manages over the course of its running time, it packs a stunning emotional wallop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • UPC: 741952308393
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Source: Koch Lorber Films
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shin Ha-kyun
Baek Yun-shik
Hwang Jeong-min
Lee Jae-yong
Lee Ju-hyeon
Ki Ju-bong
Baik Yun-shik
Technical Credits
Jang Joon-hwan Director, Screenwriter
Jang Joon-hwan Director, Screenwriter
Jeong Do-ahn Special Effects
Jang Geun-yeong Art Director
Park Gok-ji Editor
Kim Gyeong-heui Art Director
Hong Gyeong-pyo Cinematographer
Jeong Hong-gyun Executive Producer
Lee Ji-su Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Jong-hun Asst. Director
Noh Jong-yun Producer
Lee Kang-beok Executive Producer
Cha Seung-chae Executive Producer, Producer
Michael Staudacher Score Composer
Kim Sun-ah Producer
Tcha Sung-Jai Producer
Scha Sung-jai Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Save the Green Planet!
1. Save the Green Planet [9:27]
2. Case #13 [8:34]
3. No Ordinary Psycho [9:18]
4. Genius or an Idiot [10:55]
5. Probing... [10:34]
6. A Visitor [5:18]
7. Bath House [14:40]
8. You Wicked Creatures [6:11]
9. Diary [8:41]
10. Help! [12:41]
11. Who Will Save the Earth? [12:30]
12. It's All Over [4:37]
13. End Credits [3:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Save the Green Planet!
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio: 5.1 Surround Sound
      Audio: 2.0 Stereo
      Subtitles: English Subtitles - On
      Subtitles: English Subtitles - Off
   Extras
      Deleted Scenes
      Interview With the Director
      Making of Featurette
      Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
      Conversation Between Director and Actors
      Original Korean Trailer
      U.S. Theatrical Trailer
      Music Video: "Save the Green Planet Theme Song" by King Joe
   Koch Lorber Films Online
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