Sunday, January 15, 2012
Well, I may have said a while back (don't remember), that there seems to be a company called M-Line Distribution which promotes Korean movies abroad and in festivals. Article on that here.
They just added "Howling" in their list, with a release date for February 9th 2012, the official release date for this movie. But they also updated the "Camellia" release date. It is now "February 2012", as you can see on the picture here. All I can say is, "bring it on" and "finally".
Thailand and Japan have promoted this movie. They have websites for it, press conferences, trailers and even music videos made. But from Korea, silence. This movie is filmed exclusively in Busan. It stars Korean actors in every segment and it's mainly a Korean project, in collaboration with Japan and Thailand. But it seems that the only country to not promote it at all is the country of origin, which is just sad.
Well, maybe things will change now. Maybe it really will be released and get some proper promotion and press on it. I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know if there's anything there worth promoting other than heavy eye make up, vintage clothing and Busan, but let's see.