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  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EN6N4A
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Yi is a South Korean hero and therefore the North did not care about him but in the end, the North was willing to help.
Mina Lee
The plot erupts from the very beginning, when Kang Min Gil of the North Korean military steals a nuclear weapon that both North and South Korea were working on.
A. Khan
The film promotes reunification as a viable possibility for the fictional situation as well as Korea's real life situation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Leonard G. Yoo on April 8, 2009
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Heaven's Soldiers, by Min Joon-Ki, represents the relationship between North and South Korea, and then tries to find unity between the two divided nations. The film makes numerous comedic jabs at the nationalist paradigm in both countries. For the South, they portray the national hero general Yi Soon-Sin as a smuggler and a thief. They also ridicule N. Korean propaganda by saying only an idiot would believe that Kim Il-Sung made grenades out of pine cones in his fight against the Japanese.
The story starts off with N. and S. Korean soldiers being time travelled back in time due to a celestial phenomenon. They are forced to work together to survive and return back to the future. The director puts in numerous hilarious references of Korea using this scenario. For example, a Republic of Korea sergeant tries to steal some artifacts so he can sell it off when he returns to the future, which represents the capitalistic nature of S. Korea. On the other hand, we see a N. Korean sergeant trying to hog all the food, representing the food shortage of N. Korea. N. and S. Koreans are constantly criticizing each other for their actions and Yi Soon-Sin comes to reconcile their differences and destroy the barrier between two sides. One of the aims of this film is for the viewers to reflect on the national paradigm that surrounds both nations and criticize ourselves for believing into the misleading reality that were created by nationalists of both North and South Korea.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mina Lee on April 7, 2009
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"Heaven's Soldiers" is a fictional film based on a reunification of North and South Korean theme. In the film, North and South Korea formed an alliance to build a weapon of mass destruction but things did not go according to plan when they wanted to give the nuke to the US--the North Korean military officer Kang Min Gil decided to steal the weapon and kidnap a South Korean scientist who helped build the weapon. South Korean navy officer Park Jeong Woo was sent to capture Kang and the weapon, however in the middle of battle, a mysterious comet came crashing down and all of a sudden, it was now 1572. They appeared to again be in the middle of war against foreign invaders and with their machine guns and high tech weapons, they won and the locals bowed down and called them, "Heaven's Soldiers." The North and South Korean military officials met the famous, Yi Soon Shin who in reality was an admiral that led Korea to victory over Japan but in the film, he was thief and a ginseng smuggler who didn't pass the military examination. Yi is a South Korean hero and therefore the North did not care about him but in the end, the North was willing to help. The soldiers were so shocked that Yi was not the highly regarded man that they thought he was and Park and the other soldiers taught him military education in hopes that he will pass his military examination and defeat the Japanese like he is suppose to!
This was a nationalist paradigm film because it was a national salvation drama. I found this film extremely interesting because it was made from a South Korean prospective yet they did not portray the North Koreans as barbarians rather gave them a positive image and depicted them as respectable non villains.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tsuyoshi on October 1, 2006
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`Heaven's Soldiers' is a South Korean film, a curious mixture of action, comedy, and science fiction. In the year 2005, North Korean soldiers led by a patriotic military officer (Kim Seung-Wu) plan to steal a nuclear weapon that was jointly produced by the South Korea and the North Korea. During the fierce battle of the North Korean soldiers who fight the South Korean soldiers, a huge comet appears in the sky, which transports both of them back to the year 1572. And they find themselves in the middle of another bloody battlefield, among the warriors holding a sword.

The soldiers from the 21st century successfully beat the invading foreign warriors mercilessly killing the people of the country, and are even hailed as `Heaven's Soldiers' by them. While the soldiers from the future try to figure out the way to travel back to their world through time, they find a thief in dirty clothes stealing their guns.

[Yi Sun Shin] The thief turns out young Yi Sun Shin (Park Jung-Hun) before he becomes a national hero. Now you must remember that Yi Sun Shin is one of the most important persons in the history of Korea because he defeated the Japanese navy in 1592 under great disadvantages. What is shocking to these Korean soldiers is, however, this young Yi Sun Shin is far from the image of the great admiral. He was still a weak, selfish, and pampered youth, who needs to learn much more in order to be the hero who is to save their country from the forces of Japanese military.

Like many films from South Korea, the tone of `Heaven's Soldiers' suddenly changes. It is sometimes serious, then comical, and again very serious, and when it is serious, it gets very emotional.
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"Heaven's soldiers" leaves viewers strongly convinced that North Koreans and South Koreans are one people, not two different countries separated by the 38th parallel. The main catalyst of brining these two nations together is the South Korean military hero: Yi Sun Shin. In the movie, South Korea attempts to retrieve a nuke that North Korea steals away from them. Through a comet, they somehow travel back in time to the late 16th century and meet admiral Yi, who at the time is merely a ginseng smuggler and a thief. Throughout the movie, the North and South Korean forces constantly quarrel and distinguish themselves as their own distinct entity. This happens quite often during the movie, when they set up an artificial border through a fence made out of twigs, or when the two generals from each North and South Korea get into a brawl. But every time they would fight, General Yi Sun Shin would step in and either kick down the fence that separates the two, or stop the fight between the generals, symbolizing that North Korea and South Korea are one people. In the end, we see a beautiful scene where both the North and South Korea collaborate and rise up together to defend against the attacks of the Northern nomads. The last scene of the movie is when Yi Sun Shin is going out to the Battle of Noryang and says a remarkable quote of how they shall fight to the end against the Japanese for all of their descendants. This implies once again that North and South Korea are all of Yi's descendants whom he fought courageously to protect the nation of Korea. It leaves the viewer even disappointed how the Korean nation can be split when the Korean ancestors have worked so hard to preserve the nation. "Heaven's Soldiers" is therefore a cry for hope that North and South Korea may be united one day.
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