Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Make ur Choice!
Iggy the Fool | Woudrichem, Noord-Brabant Netherlands | 11/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Im a big fan of Mr.Seagal, and i couldnt miss a movie of him.
So i also bought Clementine (asia edition)
This movie has a pretty good played dramatic story-line.
Of a father that lost his wife and is stuck with his young daughter, they love eachother very much, but he cant be there for her every-minute, and thats a thing she wants.
It even gets worse when hes been treatend to do illegal fights if he wants to see her daughter again,he wins them all in a row, till the last one, The KING Steven Seagal(Seagal has honor)
1.) You want to buy the film because of Steven, you must be a real fan (like iam) hes in the movie for 8 min.
2.)The movie itself is good played , dramatic , nice storyline and suprising end.
If Seagal didnt played in this movie we (non-asia ppl) never knew about this title and didnt bought either,its just that Seagal played is an extra rush to Rent or Buy this movie.
I give the movie 3 stars, but with Seagal in it, he get a 4!
Hokuto No Ken!!
"A man must be able to take his pants off by himself. If he
Mike Schorn | APO, AE United States | 03/01/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Just in case you didn't do much research and want to buy this movie simply because Steven Seagal's in it, be warned: this is not a Steven Seagal movie. Seagal's cumulative onscreen presence doesn't top five minutes in length, and with the exception of a momentary flash, you don't see him until the very end of the movie. That being said, his presence remains the sole highlight of a very muddled action-drama that is almost sure to disappoint the type of audience it's being advertised to. This is neither a kung fu flick nor a cop/gangster movie, but a 90-minute soap opera with some very disappointing fight scenes tossed in that Seagal barely got to contribute to.
The story: Kim (Lee Dong-Jun) is a former tae kwon do champion and alcoholic ex-cop raising his six-year-old daughter Sa Rang following the supposed death of her mother. While Sa Rang goes about caring lovingly for her father and making friends with a female inspector (Kim Hye-Ri , "The Legend of Evil Lake"), Kim falls into servitude of a devious crime lord determined to push him into a high-paying fight with the current American King of the Cage champion, Jack Miller (Seagal).
Lee Dong-Jun, Kim Hye-Ri, the little girl who plays Sa Rang, and director Kim Du-Yeong are not well-known in Korean show business, and it's easy to see why, since nobody performs their job beyond an acceptable level. Kim is vaguely interesting in channeling a Chow Yun-Fat screw-up kind of character (similar to one Seagal himself would play four years later in Pistol Whipped), but is too inconsistent in his badass depiction to leave a lasting impression. Sa Rang's actress might be commendable for pulling off the overly precocious little girl, but that's only if she doesn't creep you out with a couple uncomfortable scenes in which she wants to marry her father and tries to take his pants off for him (these are, of course, entirely innocent circumstances, but I fail to figure why they should have been in the script in the first place). Then again, the soap opera-grade acting lends itself to a literal, unwanted soap opera storyline about Sa Rang's parentage. An unprecedented five scenes conclude with dramatic music playing and Sa Rang crying. This is definitely not what you're expecting when you're looking at the DVD cover.
I had hoped that there would at least be some decent fight scenes to tide me over while I dealt with the weirdo soundtrack (classical orchestration, pop ballads, and heavy metal riffs all in the same movie!) and the ceaseless voiceover proclamations between Kim and Sa Rang, but these battles end up being the major falling points of the movie. There are only two real hand-to-hand fights leading up to the Seagal-Kim encounter, and while these allow Lee to demonstrate some martial arts prowess, they are so atrociously filmed that you might as well be sitting behind a large person in the movie theater for all the action you see. The climatic showdown in the cage is no better: Seagal looks like he lost some of the weight from Belly of the Beast, but this isn't taken advantage of as the entire bout consists of either tight close-ups or stunt doubles filmed from a distance. Seagal's character takes a bit more of a beating than fans are used to, but Kim doesn't really get to show off and we're not even granted the courtesy of being informed who actually won the fight.
Seagal has only a few lines of dialogue outside of his fight, and these are literally drowned out by the background music...but they're still among the high points of a film sure to create limited interest among those not of the cast's inner circle. Even for Seagal completionists, this film is not worth spending the extra money for, since all of his scenes can now be found online. Spare yourselves."