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  • Actors: Ha-kyun Shin, Yun-shik Baek, Jeong-min Hwang, Jae-yong Lee, Ju-hyeon Lee
  • Directors: Joon-Hwan Jang
  • Writers: Joon-Hwan Jang
  • Producers: Kang-bok Lee, Moon-su Choi, Seoung-Jae Cha, Sun-ah Kim
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Enhanced, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Korean
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Koch Lorber Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009KA7B8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,224 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Save the Green Planet (Tame Cover)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

A sensitive, blue collar sad sack hopped up on conspiracy theories and sci-fi is convinced that aliens have infiltrated human society and are planning to destroy the planet at the next lunar eclipse. He sets out to kidnap his boss to torture him until he confesses to his alien identity and stops the invasion. Of course, it’s hard to confess to something that’s just a delusion in a sick man’s mind.

Customer Reviews

The filmmaking is as good as anything else in the film, well-executed and often joltingly original.
Amazon Customer
I've never seen another film quite like this, and it will be a little while before I'm ready to see another one.
Karen Shaub
The description of the film was in English so I assumed I would have the option to turn on the subtitles.
Blake

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 7, 2005
Format: DVD
"Save The Green Planet" is many things. It is funny, parodic and innovative. It is well made, although the story isn't terribly well constructed. It is sickeningly violent and gruesome, maddeningly cagey about its plot points, and completely and utterly insane. It's also a great movie, because of everything above.

It's important to note that this is not a film for everyone. The torture scenes are painful and plentiful, and make up the bulk of the film. They are NOT done in a slapstick fashion, as the title, the box cover and opening sequence might suggest. There is repeated electroshock, stabbings, stranglings and an even gorier plot twist later on. Suffice it to say, this isn't a kids movie.

"Save The Green Planet" is about Byung Goo, a man who is even more messed up than is initially revealed when he begins saying that wealthy, successful industrialist Kang is an alien from the planet Andromeda. In fact, Byung Goo is patently psychotic, a kidnapper who cons his tightrope-dancing girlfriend into helping him carry out his paranoid schemes.

All the while, he pops powerful metamphetamines, robs banks to take care of his comatose mother, raises bees and creates manniquins. Byung Goo becomes the movie's simultaneous hero and villain, and it's clear that our sympathies are supposed to lie with this utterly screwed up loser. The odd thing is, more often than not, we do sympathize with him.

If you think that's weird enough as it is, the movie doesn't stop there. The tone swerves wildly from whacked-out comedy to brutal violence to teeth-on-edge suspense, swinging from one to the other as rapidly and disorientingly as possible. The plot is equally wobbly, the psychopathically quick and risky twists constantly threatening to lose the viewer.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By sammy88 on May 23, 2005
Format: DVD
I think this movie was outrageously brilliant as the storyline was wicked. It's about a couple who believe theirs Aliens among us who look just like humans, as they feel that they are the only ones to stop this madness. They kidnap theses supposable aliens and tortured to the point of no return. This movie rocks in every way, its suspense keeps you watching this most usually story that take's you into a completely different setting all together.

Some of the scenes in this movie are unimaginable and shocking; I feel if you have seen Seven or Saw you will be able to stand the heat of this remarkable movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric Sanberg on June 26, 2010
Format: DVD
I barely know what to make of this film. It runs the gamut on so many levels and so many directions it makes your head spin. It never goes where you think it will go. It never does what you think it will do. There are moments of wonderful sweetness and moments of brutal savagery.

Others have recounted the plot so I won't waste your time. But this is not too far from Woody Harrelson's Defendor. It's the same basic idea but taken to extremes.

The key here is in the entire unexpectedness of everything. I simply did not know from moment to moment what would happen next. Every time I thought it was going a certain way it would make a neck-snapping U-Turn and go someplace else. Movies can be a bore when you know what's coming. Filmdom is replete with cookie cutter plots. Too many people want to make money doing the same old same old. This simply is not the case here. It's a total thrill ride.

The acting is great. The main characters are great. Good sets, good music. Every time you hear "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" it takes on a different meaning. And each time it is performed in the film it is rendered differently. I just cannot say enough about this. If you liked Defendor, give this a shot. If you didn't like Defendor, give this a shot. If you like left of center insanity, give this a shot.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Peter Worthington on August 9, 2005
Format: DVD
This movie is amazing. I work at an independant theater and we gave this film its western Canadian premiere on Friday. I just saw it last night, and the fact that I'm already looking for the DVD says something. The poster is entirely misleading, this is the creepiest movie I have seen in a loooooong time. That doesn't mean that the movie is bad, far from it, just don't expect a lighthearted B-movie style romp. I won't reveal any of the plot, but damn is it good.
I would have given 5 stars, but I'm not sure what the (Tame) in the title means. If they censored it too much, it wouldn't be as good, as part of the amaing effectiveness of this movie is in how unrelenting the camera work is in showing the scenes of torture. Therefor, a 5 star movie, knocked down a star because of the potential for censorship in this edition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica's Bookshelf on May 19, 2008
Format: Amazon Instant Video
As of May 2008, the Unbox version of "Save the Green Planet" is in Korean without English subtitles. So unless you speak Korean, don't bother.

I won't rehash the material covered by more detailed reviews. The movie is disturbing, touching, funny, silly, and graphically violent. You'll either love it or hate it. Either way, it's best watched without spoilers. As another reviewer stated, "The less you know about it going into this, the better."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric Frederick on December 7, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie has become one of my favorite films! It's a really crazy and fun film. It also may not be for everyone because of the gore and flow. I would classify this film as horror but it also has a sci-fi, romance, and comedy theme. The film tries to be a little bit of everything which could be confusing. In some instances you may be asking yourself, "Should I be horrified or should I be laughing"? I highly recommend Save The Green Planet!
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