Friday, May 21, 2010

Haeundae (Tidal Wave) Blu-ray Review

So a lot of disaster movies have come out in the past few years or so and each of them are usually nothing more then an orgy of special effects. Haeundae (Tidal wave in North America) like many other disaster movies of its ilk has all that special effects but I found that I got dragged into the story more so then 2012. The plot is simple enough a geologist warns of an impending mega tsunami and his warnings go unanswered. There is another sub story with a young fisherman who must take care of his friends daughter after he died in the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. A young life guard falling for a tourist and lastly a man who always gets a second chance at life no matter how much he screws up. The dub of this film is quite terrible so watching it in its native language with subtitles is truly the way to go. Directed by Yun Je-gyun this movie is especially beautiful to watch on 1080p which flushes out the colours of the beaches and buildings of the city this movie takes place in. The audio is really well done and the music for the set pieces really brings out the dread of a massive body of water charging straight at you without stop. This Blu-ray comes chalk full of extras and some of them have English subtitles. The extras however are your standard fair of behind the scenes and commentaries as well as some interviews if you are into that thing.

Movie 4/5
Video 5/5
Audio 5/5
Extras 3/5                                  Overall 4/5

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