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Index of the 70s: Director Kim Soo-yong

14th July 2013

Kim Soo-yong was born September 23, 1929 in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province. Almost immediately after graduating from what is now known as Seoul Sabeom University, he joined the army as an English translator and later transfered to the film division of the army’s PR Department. In 1955 he made a dozen films for the army. By 1957, Kim was out of the army and began work in the film industry, debuting with his own film in 1958. In the 1970s, Kim directed no less than 33 films. Some of these I had previously uploaded information about, here are images of the films I had not yest posted. To view the rest of the movies of this director, or others from the 70s, just click the tab at the top of this page marked ‘The 1970s.” Click the thumbnails to view a larger image.

kimsooyong1974 earth, kimsooyong1974 instinct, kimsooyong1975 birdofparadise, kimsooyong1975 truthoftomorrow, kimsooyong1975 wasteland, kimsooyong1976 myloveelena, kimsooyong1976 similartoes, kimsooyong1976 windmillofmymind, kimsooyong1976hotwindinarabia, kimsooyong1977 forestfire, kimsooyong1977 scissorsrockpaper, kimsooyong1977 splendidouting, kimsooyong1977 twodecades, kimsooyong1977 voyagedenuit, kimsooyong1978 firebird, kimsooyong1978 soundoflaughing, kimsooyong1978swampofexile, kimsooyong1979 conditionsoflove, kimsooyong1979 lonelinessofthejourney, kimsooyong1979 rainbow, kimsooyong1979 runmanseok

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Index of the 70s: Director Kim Soo-hyeong

13th July 2013

Kim Soo-hyeong was born in Paju, Gyeonggi Province on March 26, 1945. From a very early age, he was encouraged to become a movie director by his father. Kim’s father was a influential member of the police department and with his help, Kim could make his dreams reality. After graduating from Geongook University in the Korean Literature Department, Kim Soo-hyeong started to work on the staff of various directors including Kim Soo-yong, Choi Ha-won and Lee Seong-goo. He debuted as a film director in the early 1970s and continued through the mid-90s. The majority of his films from the 1970s are shown below. To view images from the rest–and to view posters or advertisments from other directors from this period, click the tab marked ‘The 1970s’ at the top of this page.

kimsoohyeong1974 girlwhosenameisunknown, kimsoohyeong1976 ascetic, kimsoohyeong1976 seventomboys, kimsoohyeong1976 wearefriends, kimsoohyeong1977 littlenamgungdongja, kimsoohyeong1977 ourworld, kimsoohyeong1978 seasidevillage, kimsoohyeong1979 barefootyouth, kimsoohyeong1979 viciouswoman

You can also click on the thumbails to enlarge the plates!

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Index of the 70s: Director Kim Shi-hyeon

6th July 2013

Director Kim Shi-hyeon was born in Daegu on December 27, 1935. After finishing high school in his hometown, Kim moved to Seoul and entered the Pharmaceutical Department at Seoul National University. It was not for him and he dropped out during his second year of study. In 1964, he landed a job as an assistant director working under Jeong Cheong-hwa and debuted as a director in his own right the following year. In the decade related to this post, Kim made 32 films. Several of these I had previously posted images for and can be viewed by clicking the tab at the top of the page marked ‘The 1970s.’ The rest are below. Click the thumbnail to view the full-sized plate:
kimshihyeon1974 awanderinghero, kimshihyeon1974 blackleopard, kimshihyeon1975 blackspider, kimshihyeon1975 farewell, kimshihyeon1975 secretgoing, kimshihyeon1975 spyremaining behind, kimshihyeon1975 tombofastrongman, kimshihyeon1976 chasewithouttomorrow, kimshihyeon1976 greatescape, kimshihyeon1976 righteousfighteriljimae, kimshihyeon1976 seoljoongmae, kimshihyeon1976 tragicmaninseonghwa, kimshihyeon1976 vagabondiljimae, kimshihyeon1977 6milliondollarman, kimshihyeon1977 apatrioticfamily, kimshihyeon1977 fistoftigermissionginseng, kimshihyeon1977 hotcoolvicious, kimshihyeon1977 lastfistoffury, kimshihyeon1978 fivebrothers, kimshihyeon1978 womanknighterrant, kimshihyeon1979 100dayflowerandfist, kimshihyeon1979 fivemurimswordsmen, kimshihyeon1979 nevergiveup

If you look at nothing else, you should at least treat yourself to the beautiful poster for Black Spider!

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Index of the 1970s: Director Kim Seong-soo

4th July 2013

I just came back from a trip to Jeju Island and I am keep dozing off.. I had a great time, but I need a nap! So I will keep this short. Fortunately, the next director on the list is Kim Seong-soo, (1938-2004) and had only two movies in the decade covered by the post. He was born Kim Seok-gyu in Ulsan on September 20, 1938. While he was attending Seokgyunkwan University in Seoul, he also took classes at a film academy and that proved to be where his passion lay. He starting working as an assistant director in the mid-60s and debuted with his own films in the late seventies. His career took him through the middle of the 1990s. Kim Seong-soo is a common name and this Kim should not be confused with another director, still active today, who shares that name. There have also been several actors by that name as well. To see more films from directors from the 1970s, just click the tab marked ‘the 1970s’ at the top of this page.
kimseongsoo1978 comebacktopusan, kimseongsoo1978 atoasttous

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Index of the 1970s: Director Kim Seon-kyeong

30th June 2013

Kim Seon-kyeong was born on June 23, 1939 and majored in English Literature at Dongguk University. In 1968, he started work in the film industry as an assistant director before debuting with his won film in 1972, He directed 18 films in the 1970s and most are listed below. To see the others,,or images of films by other directors.. click the tab marked ‘The 1970s’ at the top of this page.

kimseonkyeong1974 billyjang, kimseonkyeong1974 lastfivefingers, kimseonkyeong1975 blackdragon, kimseonkyeong1975 missyeom, kimseonkyeong1975 twoemperorsofnightandday, kimseonkyeong1976 blackdragonriver,
kimseonkyeong1976 secretagent, kimseonkyeong1976 specialmission, kimseonkyeong1977 biryongmoon, kimseonkyeong1977 fourmasters, kimseonkyeong1977 goldengate, kimseonkyeong1977 righteousfighter, kimseonkyeong1978 manwithsevenfaces, kimseonkyeong1978 murimbattle, kimseonkyeong1978 teninstructorsofshaolin, kimseonkyeong1979 collegegirlsconfession, kimseonkyeong1979 desperatetarget

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Index of the 1970s: Directors Kim Mook to Kim Sa-gyeom

28th June 2013

This posts consists of next several directors in alphabetical order whose filmographies of the 1970s I have either almost nearly completed or who did not have very many films to begin with. Their films not listed here, and those of many other directors, can be viewed by clicking the tab marked “the 1970s” at the top of the page.

Kim Mook (1928-1990)– Born in Pyeongyang on November 21, 1980, Kim Mook spent most of his early life there. However, by the time war broke out in 1950, Kim was working as a newspaper editor on Jeju Island. After debuting in film, many of the movies Kim made were anti-communist in nature. Kim passed away in a housefire in March 1990. While we will be dealing with him again in earlier decades, Kim made a total of 13 films in the 1970s most of which I have already posted plates for. Only one remains to be done and that can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail below..
kimmook1974 undertheskyofsakalin

Kim Moon-ok- Kim Mook may have been finishing up his career in the 1970s, but this next director was just getting started. Born Kim Byeong-yeol in Nonsan on October 28, 1945, Kim Moon-ok majored in Korean Literature at Joongang University. After graduating, he entered into the film world as an assistant director starting in 1974. In 1979, he was given the opportunity to direct a film written by Choi In-ho. He directed only one film in the time period we are dealing with here, but his career continued into the 2000s.
kimmoonok1979 othersroom

Kim Myeong-yong was born on January 7, 1938. In the 1960s, he worked as part of director Jeong Cheong-hwa’s staff. Jeong was famous for action films and Kim followed in his footsteps, often co-directing with a director from Hong Kong to capitalize on the kung fu craze of the era. He had made 4 films in the 1970s, three are depicted below and one had been done earlier.
kimmyeongyong1974 dangeroushero, kimmyeongyong1977 fistsofbrucelee, kimmyeongyong1978 themagnificent

Kim Sa-gyeom was born on July 7, 1938 in Masan. He started out attending Hae-in University (now Gyeongnam University) not far from where he grew up, but he did not enjoy his major, Korean Literature and dropped out before he finished. He moved to Seoul and enrolled in an Art College where he majored in Film & Performing Arts. In the early 1960s, Kim was working as a reporter for the Arts and Culture section of a sports newspaper. It was there that he became acquainted with director Yoo Hyeon-mok and in 1965 he began to work under him as an assistant director. He debuted with his own film in the 1970s– and stopped directing after making just two movies. He did continue in the film world however, working as a Busan-based film critic. His debut film had been listed previously.
kimsagyeom1975 changsusheydey,

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Index of the 1970s: Director Kim Ki-yeong

26th June 2013

Kim Ki-yeong (1919-1998) was born in Seoul on October 1, 1919. He and his family moved to Pyeongyang and he graduated high school there. Attempting, and failing, to enter medical school, Kim went to Japan in 1940 and studied the culture. In 1945, he finally entered Gyeongseong Dental School which at that time was attached to Seoul National University. His studies in medicine took a back seat to his extra-curricular activities when he founded the first theatrical club at SNU. When war broke out in 1950, Kim went to Busan to work for the US army making information films and news reels. His work was praised there and after the war, Kim debuted with his first movie in 1955, There is little doubt that Kim was one of the most creative directors at that time and his work is still praised today. In the 1970s, Kim directed just 10 films. I had posted plates of them earlier and these can be viewed by clicking the tab marked ‘The 1970s’ at the top of the page. Here are the remaining 7 from that decade.

kimkiyeong1974 transgression, kimkiyeong1975 promises, kimkiyeong1976 bloodandflesh, kimkiyeong1977 ieodo, kimkiyeong1978 soil, kimkiyeong1978 womanwithbutterflytattoo, kimkiyeong1979 womanofwater, kimkiyeong1979 neumi

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Index of the 1970s: Director Kim Ki-duk

25th June 2013

A few days ago, I posted a review of the debut film of Kim Ki-duk, the Five Marines and he is next on the list for me to complete in the index. I had already posted plates showing posters from 15 of his 19 films made in the 1970s. His career as a director halted in the late 70s, but we will be seeing quite a bit from him again when I start indexing the 1960s.
kimkiduk1974 yookwansoon, kimkiduk1974 flowerybier, kimkiduk1975 bestsinger, kimkiduk1977 lastinning
To see the rest of his films, click the tab above this page marked ‘the 1970s’

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Index of the 1970s: Directors Kim Jong-seong and Kim Joon-shik

22nd June 2013

Director Kim Jong-seong was born on September 16, 1935 in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. He attended Kookje University, majoring in International Literature and debuted as a movie director in 1977, making thirteen films by 1985.
kimjongseong1977punghyeob, kimjongseong1978rainbowinmyheart, kimjongseong1978superkungfufighter, kimjongseong1978thetrap

Director Kim Joon-shik was born in Imshil in North Jeolla Province on March 7, 1935. Immediately after graduating high school in Jeonju, Kim got a job working as part of director Ahn Jong-hwa’s staff before starting as a director in his own right in the mid-1960s. Kim was a casual director, more often working in the production area of films, and he only directed 9 movies by 1990, although his career in film extended further through the mid-90s. The majority of his movies dealth with family issues and his best is generally considered to be No More Sorrow depicted below.

kimjoonshik1978nomoresorrow, kimjoonshik1979letterfromheaven

To see more from the directors of this decade, click the tab marked 1970s at the top of the page,

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Index of the 1970s: Kim Jin-tae

21st June 2013

Kim Jin-tae (1940-1981) started working in the movie industry when he was just 19 years old. He worked under such directors as Ahn Hyeon-cheol, Kang Dae-seon, Seok Rae-myeong, Moon Yeo-song and Kwon Cheol-hwi for ten years as an assistant director. In 1974, he got his chance to direct his own film, Unforgettable, which unfortunately did not live up to its title. His failure inspired him to go to Hong Kong. At that time, Hong Kong films were enjoying immense popularity and Kim wished to learn what he could there. He wound up co-directing several films there, many of them starring Jackie Chan. However, Kim Jin-tae passed away at an early age but directed films right up until his death. Below are the films he directed and co-directed in the 1970s.

kimjintae1974 unforgettable, kimjintae1976 killermeteors, kimjintae1977 newbigboss, kimjintae1978 halfaloafofkungfu, kimjintae1978snakeandcraneartsofshaolin

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