The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

Director: Kim Jee-Woon Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-Sung
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The Good, the Bad, the Weird

As the Korean peninsula falls into the hands of Japanese imperialists and countless Koreans seek refuge in the vast wilderness of Manchuria, a determined thief, a cold-blooded hitman, and a mysterious bounty hunter all vie for an elusive map that could lead them to a buried treasure from the Qing Dynasty. Tae-gu is "The Weird," a thief who comes into possession of the sought-after map while boldly robbing a train of Japanese military officers. But at the very same time Tae-gu attacks the train, relentless assassin Chang-yi and his violent gang of bandits beset the locomotive as well. Chang-yi is "The Bad," and he'll kill anyone who tries to come between him and the untold treasures of the Qing Dynasty. Just as the cloud of gunpowder begins to clear, a shadowy stranger suddenly appears and rescues Tae-gu from certain death. That stranger is Do-won, "The Good." Do-won has been chasing Tae-gu in hopes that he can capture him and collect the reward money. Now, as these three resolute strangers converge in a sprawling landscape that none of them can truly call home, they quickly discover that Korean resistance fighters, resilient mountain bandits, and the Japanese army also covet the prized map. The fight on the train is only the beginning, too, because when the stakes are this high the action is bound to get bloody.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2010
UPC: 0030306974897
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:10:00
Sales rank: 36,928

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Behind the scenes; Cannes highlight reel; Making of #1; Making of #2; Interviews with actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung, and director Kim Jeeo-woon

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Song Kang-ho Tae-Goo ("The Weird")
Lee Byung-hun Chang-Yi ("The Bad")
Jung Woo-Sung Do-Won ("The Good")
Ryu Seung-su Man-Gil
Zhang Qi Deligeer
Yoon Jae-moon Byeong-Chun
Son Byeong-ho Seo Jae-Shik
Song Yeong-chang Kim Pan-Ju
Kim Gwang-il Two Blades
Ma Dong-Suk Bear
Ryu Chang-Suk Granny
Lee Chung-Ah Song-Yi

Technical Credits
Kim Jee-Woon Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Choi Eui-Yeong Costumes/Costume Designer
Cho Hwa-Sung Production Designer
Choi Jae-weon Associate Producer
Kim Joo-sung Associate Producer
Kim Ju-seong Associate Producer
Miky Lee Executive Producer
Kim Min-sook Screenwriter
Lee Mo-gae Cinematographer
Nam Na-yeong Editor
Nam Na-young Costumes/Costume Designer
Dal Paran Score Composer
Choi Tae-yeong Sound/Sound Designer
Chang Yong-Woon Associate Producer
Kwon Yoo-Jin Costumes/Costume Designer
Chan Young-gyu Score Composer
Gweon Yu-jin Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Good, the Bad, the Weird
1. The Map [6:26]
2. The Great Train Robbery [5:04]
3. Restarting the Train [4:41]
4. Run Away [6:27]
5. Betrayal [6:21]
6. The Ghost Market [5:31]
7. Granny! [5:47]
8. Prisoner [7:45]
9. Knife Dance [5:52]
10. Shootout [8:46]
11. The Market Gang [3:41]
12. Finger Chopper [4:38]
13. Dream Talk [5:48]
14. Ocean and Opium [6:47]
15. "Cover Your Eyes" [3:07]
16. Convergence [4:28]
17. Four Way Chase [11:44]
18. Found [7:02]
19. The Deal [6:47]
20. The Real Treasure [8:18]
21. End Credits [4:47]

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The Good, the Bad, the Weird 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
The bounty hunter is the only one dressed like a cowboy in this rollicking 1940s treasure hunt in Manchuria. The villain, dashing but always lethal and merciless, is the best-dressed and the "weird" award certainly goes to a bumbling yet invincible scavenger/vagrant who, in the final moments, is revealed to be anything but harmless. A first-rate popcorn flick with a tremendous budget, chock-full of action, stunts, gunfights and explosions. Suspend disbelief when Mr. Bounty Hunter rides on horseback through an array of Japanese soldiers and takes out an awful lot of them while never getting so much as a scratch - but laugh gleefully as the oddball dons a deep-sea diving helmet and gets knocked around from bullets slamming into the protective metal. At times inventive, at other times cliche, it's still quite an accomplishment.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
I have not seen a whole lot of Korean movies, but this one, I can say, I rather liked. I have seen Clint Eastwood's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly before many times, which is a great classic! This was a cool, more action packed take off that movie. I still hold the original in the highest regard, but this one was very entertaining in and of itself. If u like foreign movies like this and/or are familiar with The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...give this movie a watch. It's pretty cool.
AdArcana More than 1 year ago
I first saw this at the International Film Festival in Dallas. This is a fun Korean western. The ingenuity in crafting the action scenes in this film makes it a joy to watch. Photography is great. The lead actors are good and the plot while a little silly is easy to follow for the most part. The soundtrack is great. The violence is strong and was a little hard to watch at times. Long but pure fun for the most part! Did I mention Byung-hun Lee is hot? I couldn't deny how ridiculously good looking he was.