Jeon Ji-hyeon 


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Yesterday I was kind of in a funk and did nothing but watch TV series and movies all day. The last film I saw was A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년) starring Park Bo-young (Scandal Makers) and Song Joong-ki. I didn’t have any big expectations and only picked it since I like Park Bo-young, but it was surprisingly good.

The movie takes place in the 60’s and is about a family (a mother and her two daughters) that moves to the countryside because the eldest daughter (Sun-i, played by Bo-young) has problems with her lungs. At their new house they come across an orphan boy who can’t speak and behaves like a wild animal. They decide to let the boy stay with them for a while until they hear back from social services about finding a home for him. Sun-i gets tired of the boy’s wild behaviour and starts to train him according to a book on training dogs.

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In October Jeon Ji-hyeon’s first English language movie Blood the Last Vampire will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.

I was hoping that it would be shown in cinemas here, but it never came, so I ended up downloading a Korean TV-rip (in July). Having watched it, I kind of understand why it wasn’t shown in many cinemas.

I totally bought the stylized action scenes and could accept a certain amount of B-movieness. Unfortunately the script left quite a bit to be desired and had a fair amount of plot holes. Although I tried to keep my expectations down I was disappointed by this movie.

However, Ji-hyeon looks awesome as Saya. Super cool. I might give Blood the Last Vampire another chance. Perhaps I’ll like it more the second time around.

 
As Saya in Blood: The Last Vampire

I just wanted to post a picture of Jeon Ji-Hyeon as Saya in the movie Blood: The Last Vampire which is premiering around the world in May and June.

She looks really cool in the picture.

I hope that the movie comes to Swedish cinemas soon, so that I can watch it. Otherwise I’ll have to wait for the DVD :(

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Last week I watched Jeon Ji-hyeon’s latest movie A Man Who Was Superman (Superman ieotdeon sanai/If I Were Superman). I had pre-ordered the movie since I like Ji-hyeon so much, but I wasn’t expecting much from it.

The movie is about a producer (Ji-hyeon) who makes emotion pieces (is that the right word?) for a TV-show. She’s about to quit her job when she comes across this guy (Hwang Jeong-min) who thinks he is Superman, so she decides to make a piece about him.

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I was just clicking around on IMDb and saw that Jeon Ji-hyeon is filming an American live action version of the anime Blood: The Last Vampire where she’ll be playing the role of Saya. I hadn’t heard about this before. I hope it’s a good movie. You can tell that Ji-hyeon is moving into the American market because now she’s credited as “Gianna Jun” on IMDb. It sounds kind of strange to me though :lol:

Well, I’ll have to watch this movie. I’ve seen all her movies (except White Valentine, I have to watch it) and even a drama series she was in. It will be interesting and strange to see her act in English.

 
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As I’ve written previously, the DVD box of the movie Daisy that I bought contains both the Director’s cut (international version) and theatrical (Korean) version of the movie. I started out watching the Director’s cut which I loved. A few days ago I watched the theatrical version and I must say that I’ve never seen such big difference between the regular and director’s cut versions of a movie before. Usually the director’s cut just contains a few scenes that were cut out of the theatrical version, but not this time.

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Both versions of Daisy contain scenes that don’t exist in the other version. The director’s cut version is longer, but the most important difference is the order in which things take place in the movie, or rather, the order in which they are revealed to the viewer. The theatrical version has a more linear storytelling and reveals things sooner than the director’s cut. In the director’s cut (this must be a record in the number of times “director’s cut” appear in a single post ~ I’m a little tired) the characters are introduced more or less one at the time and lets the viewer wait a while before revealing the whole story.

I liked the director’s cut version most. It’s more surprising since it doesn’t reveal things so quickly, so you don’t know what to expect to the same extent as in the theatrical version. I recommend that you watch the director’s cut (also called International version).

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I just finished watching the director’s cut of Jeon Ji-hyeon’s latest movie Daisy. I liked it alot. It’s directed by Andrew Lau who directed Infernal Affairs.

The movie takes place in the Netherlands where Ji-hyeon plays a street painter. I liked the painting that she was painting in the beginning of the movie (at least in the beginning of the director’s cut version, I’ve heard that things happen in another order in the regular version). It’s a big painting of a field. I’d like to have such a painting in my livingroom. I guess I’ll have to go to some exhibitions, but I doubt I’ll find anything. I’ve never bought a painting.

I highly recommend this movie. I hadn’t read anything at all about it before I bought the DVD (not even the DVD description). I’ve seen all of Ji-hyeon’s movies (that I know of) except White Valentine. I think she’s an excellent actress. If you like her other movies, then you should definitely watch Daisy.