Two Directors. Three Visions of the Future.
One Earth Shattering Story.
Acclaimed Directors Kim Ji-woon and Yim Pil-sung’s Epic Sci-Fi Anthology
Debuts on Blu-ray®, DVD and Digital December 11th
Internationally-renowned Directors Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, The Bad, the Weird) and Yim Pil-sung (Hansel & Gretel) present three interpretations on an apocalyptic theme in the anthology film DOOMSDAY BOOK, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital December 11th from Well Go USA Entertainment. In the first film, Director Yim Pil-Sung opens with Brave New World, starring Ryoo Seung-bum (The Servant) as a young man trying to survive in a world infected by biological toxins. The centerpiece of the film, Heavily Creature, directed by Kim Ji-woon, stars Kim Kang-woo (A Better Tomorrow), Kim Gyu-ri (Portrait of a Beauty) and Park Hae-il (War of the Arrows) as citizens of Seoul who must deal with the innovations of the high-tech modern world where a religion-practicing robot achieves enlightenment and must escape the evil manufacturer who wants to destroy it. Director Yim Pil-Sung closes the film with Happy Birthday, starring newcomer Song Sae-byoek, Jin Ji-hee (Hansel & Gretel) and Bae Doo-na (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance). Elementary school student Park Min-seo (Jin Ji-hee) accidentally order a mysterious package off the internet that puts Earth and all its inhabitants at risk of extinction. DOOMSDAY BOOK was named “Best International Film” at the 2012 Fant-Asia Film Festival.
DOOMSDAY BOOK 1.
Desire only leads to a horrific end… < A BRAVE NEW WORLD >
YOON Seok-woo (RYU Seung-bum) is a researcher whose family goes on a trip, leaving him behind to his lonesome. When his friend sets him up on a blind date, Seok-woo just carelessly discards the food waste from his home and heads out to go on his date. His night consists of a good barbecue and dancing at a club with the hot young girl (KO Joon-hee). He finally gets to kiss the girl, when a couple of high school students interrupt their intimate moment. Seok-woo experiences strange physical changes as he is somehow able to beat them to a pulp with a surge of strength. Soon zombies flood the streets of Seoul, as the mass media frantically tries to uncover the identity of a mysterious virus that brings the city to ruins.
DOOMSDAY BOOK 2.
The creation, mankind, covets the realm of gods! < THE HEAVENLY CREATURE >
In a future where robots have replaced human labor. At the Temple of the Heavens, the robot RU-4 reaches enlightenment on its own. The robot’s manufacturer, UR International, believes this phenomenon to be a threat to mankind and decides to terminate the robot. But the other monks call this robot by the name of In-myeong and revere him, standing against the corporation’s decision. Just as the UR guns are pointed to In-myeong, a UR engineer named PARK Do-won (KIM Kang-woo) goes against their orders and stands before In-myeong to protect him.
DOOMSDAY BOOK 3.
After that fateful day, be thankful for being alive! The second birth of mankind! < HAPPY BIRTHDAY >
PARK Min-seo (JIN Jee-hee) is a young grade school student who accidentally breaks her billiards-obsessed father’s favorite pool ball. She logs into a mysterious website and puts in an order for a new pool ball. But two years later, live television reports talk of an unidentified meteor heading toward Earth and Min-seo’s family flees to an underground bomb shelter built by her nerdy uncle (SONG Sae-byuk). After seven years pass, a bright light lures the brave Min-seo (BAE Doo-na) out of the shelter to the world outside to witness a changed world.
DOOMSDAY BOOK has a runtime of approximately 114 minutes and is unrated.