COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: WOOCHI: The Demon Slayer Blu-ray Review
Courtesy of Shout Factory
I just finished watching a review copy of one of Shout Factory’s new releases called “WOOCHI: The Demon Slayer” on Blu-ray.
“WOOCHI” in my opinion is a great film. It’s full of nonstop action, martial arts, monsters, and tons of humor.
“WOOCHI” was released in Korean in 2009 and broke all of the box-office records. The DVD and Blu-ray copies have both English and Korean audio tracks and also English subtitles.
“WHOOCHI: The Demon Slayer” is based on a Korean folk tale about a wizard named Woo-chi who is trapped inside an ancient scroll for supposedly killing his master. Woo-chi is imprisoned in the scroll for many years. In 2009 Woo-chi is set free to help the wizards that put him in the scroll fight a bunch of evil monsters who have taken over Korea. Once Woo-chi is released he does not want to be a hero. He would rather chase women and experience the modern day Korea.
I really was entertained by “WOOCHI” and thought that the story was great. The writing was clever and everything flowed smoothly. I also really liked the combination of the intense fight scenes mixed with the humor. The acting was very well done and the actors really portrayed their characters well.
The special effects and monsters looked amazing. The fight scenes were choreographed very well and looked intense.
The bonus features are amazing and mind blowing. Shout Factory really knows how to put together a Blu-ray/DVD. I spent a good number of hours watching the special features and I was very entertained by them.
The special features that are included are:
Productions Featurettes: Training Process, Production Design, Action and Special Effects, Shooting and Lighting, and Post Production Sound and Editing.
- The Making of Computer Graphics: Visual Art, CG Scenes, CG mix in with the final stages, and The CG Process before and after.
I really enjoyed Shout Factory’s “WOOCHI: The Demon Slayer” on Blu-ray. This film was the perfect combination of action, humor, monsters, drama, romance, fantasy and martial arts. I found it to be very entertaining and exciting to watch. “WOOCHI” is not rated so it is not intended for young viewers. There is a lot of violent scenes, language and adult situations in the film.
I would highly recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a fun and very entertaining movie that is original.
For more information on Shout Factory go to www.shoutfactory.com
Aaron Chalich is a columnist for KSTP.com blogging about the latest entertainment news.