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    Korean FX Films HAEUNDAE and CHAW on Australian DVD

    Natural Disasters and Mutant Animals Terrify and Entertain Source: Madman Entertainment Two of the biggest box office hits in Korea last year were the mega-tsunami thriller HAEUNDAE and the killer wild boar horror/comedy CHAW. The Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has picked up both films and is releasing them on Region 4 PAL DVD. HAEUNDAE went on sale last month, and CHAW is scheduled for April. Neither movie has been released on home video in North America.


    There is no escape. Korea`s first disaster movie has arrived, with special effects by acclaimed Hollywood CGI specialists Polygon, the team behind the STAR WARS prequels, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and THE PERFECT STORM. During the busy summer months, the beach resort of Haeundae is packed with up to 1 million vacationing Koreans. On one such day, marine geologist Kim-hwi detects some seismic activity which he believes will bring about a mega-tsunami to the shores of Korea. Racing to Busan to alert the authorities, he meets his ex-wife and the daughter he never knew he had. Meanwhile two other couples are about to reach turning points in their relationships, when they see a massive wave coming towards them! One of the most expensive and highest-grossing productions in Korean history, HAEUNDAE blends the drama of interwoven relationships with the high octane thrills of the traditional disaster genre. Release Date: February 10, 2010 Genre: Action/Adventure Audio tracks: Dolby 5.1 Languages: Korean Subtitles: English subtitles Runtime: 103 mins Format: DVD, Region 4 (PAL) Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen


    The Razorback is back - and he`s hungry. Korea`s answer to the AFI Award-winning Aussie B-grade classic RAZORBACK, CHAW is set in the picturesque and crime-free town of Sameri. That is, until the human body parts start showing up. A former hunter arrives claiming that the murder was not by a human but a man-eating boar called "Chaw". With the town now in a fearful state of siege, a team is thrown together to hunt down the killer boar: the master hunter, the too-cool city cop, the ecologist and the former hunter who is out for vengeance. As the bodycount rises, they must act before this hungry hog devours the entire town! Release Date: April 7, 2010 Genre: Action/Adventure, Horror, Comedy Audio tracks: Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0 Languages: Korean Subtitles: English subtitles Runtime: 118 mins Format: DVD, Region 4 (PAL) Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen DVD Special Features Making of CHAW Cast & Crew Interviews Original Trailer

    About Madman Entertainment

    Madman is a leading independent entertainment distribution and rights management company specializing in wholesale distribution of video and DVD movies into retail and rental stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. Other rights management activities undertaken by Madman include theatrical distribution as well as licensing for television, VOD, hotel, airline and merchandising. Madman is strongly niche focused and driven by staff who are passionate about their products. They are Australia`s leading distributor of anime, Australian and global independent film, Asian cinema, Bollywood, action sports and other special interest genres.

    For more information, videos, and images from HAEUNDAE and CHAW, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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