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Sex Is Zero
Sex Is Zero
Actors: Chang Jung Lim, Ji-won Ha, Seong-guk Choi, Chae-yeong Yu, Min Jung
Director: Je-gyun Yun
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
UR     2006     1hr 36min

Very few comedies have grossed over one hundred million dollars at the box office, but those that have are absolute classics: Animal House, Porky's, There's Something About Mary, American Pie and Sex Is Zero! You never kne...  more »


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Actors: Chang Jung Lim, Ji-won Ha, Seong-guk Choi, Chae-yeong Yu, Min Jung
Director: Je-gyun Yun
Creators: Yeong-cheol Kim, Je-gyun Yun, Sun-min Kim, Ho-seung Lee, Ji-seung Lee
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Panik House
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Korean, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

The Korean "American Pie"
GR8STUFFZ | HB, CA USA | 03/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Saw this film few years ago.. Just like the title, this is pretty much the Korean version of "american pie" except it's 5 times funnier. Hopefully nothing will be cut out of the US release. Even All my Non-Korean friends still ask me to this day to let them borrow this movie again. Highly recommend this movie"
It's all protein
Daitokuji31 | Black Glass | 08/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Eun-shik seems like a decent, if a bit odd, sort of guy. A 28-year-old freshman, Eun-shik had to delay his entrance into college because of the obligatory military service that all Korean males have to serve and other difficulties. However, with his younger roommates, Eun-shik is able to enjoy the pleasures of college which in this film seem to be limited to smacking the head of the martial arts club with various implements, gawking at pretty girls, and masturbating to his and his roommates large stash of pornography.

Similar to Jason Biggs character in American Pie, Eun-shik is a bit hapless when it comes to striking up conversations with members of the opposite sex. Yet it must be said that he does not aid his cause very well because he tends to find himself in some awkward situations such as standing on a windowsill in his tighty whities, after drinking a medicine that will supposedly give one an erection for three days, with a couple of perverts who seem to enjoy molesting girls on subways and jerking off at any given opportunity, while hiding in closets watching people have sex and at gymnastic events.

The main object of Eun-shik's affection, or lust, is the gorgeous Lee Eunhyo, played by Ha Ji-won, who seems to acquire a bit of affection for Eun-shik after she kicks him in the balls and sends him to the hospital. This incident also leads to Eun-shik's martial arts club being able to share a room with the gymnastics club where the sultry Kim Ji-won rules the roost. Eventually Eun-shik and three of his friends take out Eunhyo and three of her friends, but while his three friends make "progress" with their dates, Eun-shik seems to be losing Eunhyo to Sung-ok, the university's big man on campus and Ji-won's boyfriend. However, for Eunhyo, even though Eun-shik leaves a lot to be desired, maybe in the long run he would have been the better choice.

Similar to Jung Cho-sin's Wet Dreams 1 and 2, Sex is Zero is filled with some very low brow humor, such as the consumption of semen in soup and fried form and a very sloppy kiss that starts before a drunk girl has finished emptying the contents of her stomach, but unlike the two films above there is quite a bit more skin. With the exception of Ha Ji-won each supporting actress bares her breasts with the actress showing a bit more. While some of these bits can be quite humorous such as when one girl gets stuck in "the wrong hole" there is one scene in which the guy unbuttons the top of a passed out drunk girl feels her up amongst other things. While meant to be humorous this scene was a bit uncomfortable especially after the girl wakes up and the guy blames her for coming on to him. They stopped at a hotel because she had a bad headache from drinking too much.

In addition to the scatological humor which is so gross at points that it is not amusing, Sex is Zero falls into the trap of many other comedies and tries to take itself too seriously in the last third of the film. If it had been left as a sex comedy the film might have been more tolerable, but the last third of the film divulges too much from its beginning to be taken seriously.

If one is looking for eye candy one will find it in abundance in this film, but if one is looking solely for a light, if a bit raunchy, comedy then there are better ones to be found.
Good movie, not so good disc
L. Aquino | Northern California | 04/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Hilarious Korean sex comedy that's often compared to American Pie, Porky's, and other films of that ilk in its approach to sex, except that this one ventures into the aftermath and potential consequences.

My main gripe with this DVD is that while the Amazon description says that the disc is widescreen, it's actually presented in letterbox format (with black bars). That might not be an issue for most people, but it's a pain for those of us with widescreen TVs ... especially considering that all releases of this film outside the US are anamorphic widescreen. I'm also disappointed in the choice of "Mr. Skin" to do the audio commentary, as he seems more interested in ogling the actresses, putting down the male characters, and discussing other films than saying anything worthwhile about the film at hand. Fortunately, Matt Kennedy of Panik House chimes in occasionally on the commentary with cultural notes on Korea and Asian cinema. On a positive note, the included special features are impressive, and Panik House was kind enough to include a free Sex Is Zero sticker(!)

So overall, great film for those who enjoy raunchy sex comedies and don't mind a little dose of pathos. Not so great disc for owners of widescreen TVs or fans of enlightening commentary tracks."
M. Aninzo | CA, USA | 08/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this video today and was excited to watch it. this movie was a hilarious korean sex comedy! I didnt get bored throughout the whole movie. this is a must watch movie!"