Flu (English Subtitled) 2013 NR CC

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The worst epidemic ever seen is sweeping through the suburb of Seoul at a rate of 3.4 Sec. per person. 100% fatality.

Starring:
Hyuk Jang, Soo Ae
Runtime:
2 hours 3 minutes

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Flu (English Subtitled)

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Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Action
Director Sung-su Kim
Starring Hyuk Jang, Soo Ae
Supporting actors Tom Bauer, Andrew William Brand, In-Pyo Cha, Khoi Dao, Hee-joon Lee, Sang-Yeob Lee, Wesley Marshall, Hyo-ju Park, Min-ah Park, Boris Stout, Kahlid Elijah Tapia, Hae-jin Yoo
Studio CJ Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

Of course we can all relate to the fear of a uncontrollable virus sweeping the world.
Michael Dobey
The cover art teaser depicts a bit more degradation then we actually see in the movie, but the cinematography and effects were fine.
Worldwalker1967
The beginning almost fools you into thinking it will be a goofy funny movie but it does get serious in the end and tear jerkers too.
D. Jones

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Worldwalker1967 on April 2, 2014
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"Flu" is like a Korean version of "Outbreak," and not in a bad way. While the actors aren't as well known, and the budget isn't quite Hollywood, the film showed thoughtful treatment and pacing of a viral pandemic unleashed in a suburb of Seoul. The cover art teaser depicts a bit more degradation then we actually see in the movie, but the cinematography and effects were fine. This is not a movie of huge explosions, but of society grinding to a halt and being overwhelmed by disease. However, where this film shines, is the acting between the two leads - Soo Ae as the single mother/doctor and Hyuk Jang as the Emergency Response Team member. Their personal story of survival and a simmering passive/aggressive romance grabs your attention, and holds it throughout the movie. You care about these characters and want to see their outcome. Yet, their story is integral to the main plot, as they are embroiled in the race to find patient zero who may have immunity to the disease. I would also like to compliment the child actress who played Soo Ae's daughter - she did a terrific job.

The Korean background made for a pleasant change, and offered scenery, politics, and cultural differences that enhanced the film's story. For example, the quarantine situation and conditions might not be as believable if it were America. Part of me feels the shooting and rioting would have started far sooner... with the streets being more of a nightmare. Here, the only guns shown are in the hands of the military/police. For some, this might take away from the movie, but for me, it was the interaction between the characters that made it worthy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Manuel A. Saez on March 24, 2014
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One of the best outbreak/epidemic/action/drama/suspense films I have ever seen, everything about it was so well done, I nearly shed a tear from the emotion at the end. The acting was top-notch, the suspense was well handled, and the script was tightly written. This was just an incredibly well-made film that deserves to be seen by anyone who enjoys good movies. Do not hesitate if you can watch this movie. It is incredible.
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Format: DVD
This movie really touches the heart at many parts. It was entertaining, had a good plot, action packed, filled with drama, suspense, love, as well as the usual scientific themes and end of the world scenarios. *semi spoiler alert* It had a touch of the corny big shot authorities challenging one another as well as the little girl getting lost and both kang and kim search for her. This happened 3 times where she was left alone lost and both of them searching for her as we the viewers are supposed to be torn in our emotions every which way as our hearts go out to a young sick/ girl looking for her mommy. All in all it was better than most epidemic films I have seen and foreign films do not cease to amaze me in terms of substance, QUALITY, I WILL SAY QUALITY AGAIN because it deserves to be said twice, and also being down to earth human emotion it invokes. The difference between Hollywood movies is it tries to focus on action and throwing money at big picture and special effects and loses it's way in plot and connecting with the viewer. Foreign films such as this capture a beautiful romance in connecting with the viewer in a realistic touching , heartfelt way. I appreciate foreign films such as these and hopefully more will follow. In conclusion this film was definitely awesome but didn't so much knock me off my feet or "blow my hair back." I think most people who watch this film will rate it a 4 or higher! Happy viewing! Godbless

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By mohammed jassim on March 24, 2014
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puts holywood to shame.You get everything in a thriller, suspense and some drama and the action is top notch.highly recommended
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 14, 2014
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Yes it's Korean and about an outbreak of nasty flu - the sort that has numbers and letters like HN5D1 or something, so we know it is gonna be bad. What happens is a group of illegal immigrants who are being trafficked in a shipping container all get infected. On arrival in Bundang (just a few miles from Seoul) it is opened and one of the traffickers foot soldiers gets infected. There is only one survivor and he, quite sensibly, does a runner. Said trafficker then goes on a cough and sneezathon across the city.

Then in as little as 36 hours the virus starts to spread, with no incubation period and cold like symptoms in the early stages, this is going to be hard to deal with and then people start dying. The authorities are very soon overwhelmed and drastic measures are taken to contain the outbreak. The story is told through the eyes of a young, attractive, female doctor Kim In-hae (Soo Ae) and her young daughter; and an Emergency Response Team, man called Jigu (Hyuk Jang) - they meet after a car crash and he sort of falls for her, oh and he's good looking too, but you had guessed that.

As the contagion spreads things get ever more desperate and as is essential in these types of films we have to find a cure and turn it into a vaccine and the clock is ticking. As is always de rigueur for epidemic films, we have the authorities being spectacularly wrong and putting profit before people and we also get a load of action, explosions and even shooting. This is what Korea does best, a great big emotional roller coaster with clichés and coincidences by the truck load- sorry exploding truck load. It is over whelmingly sentimental and wears its plot holes proudly on its sleeve. We have the comic asides too that is often a feature of Korean cinema.
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