Soo-Ae majestically portrays the Joseon Dynasty’s legendary Empress Myseongseong, a cherished ruler who fought courageously to modernize Korea. Forced to marry a king she did not love – and embroiled in a brutal struggle between rival world powers – the Empress draws her strength from a dashing rogue, a nameless headhunter who would do anything to be near her. This dark and brooding master of the blade protects the Empress as she stands strong against the sinister forces seeking to colonize her beloved country. When a traitor within the royal family orchestrates a plot to assassinate the Empress, only this anonymous swordsman proves willing to spill his own blood in defense of the noble beauty who would sacrifice her life for the people of Korea.
Sword With No Name
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Cast interviews (Korean audio w/English subtitles)
Teaser trailer (Korean audio w/English subtitles)
Main trailer (Korean audio w/English subtitles)
Top Customer Reviews
All of the principles perform outstanding work throughout SWORD. Soo Ae is simply lovely and demure - exactly as you would want a young queen to be - in the role of Myeong-seong; in the start of the picture - shortly after she has been selected by the committee to be Korea's queen - she is quiet and perhaps a bit rough around the edges; however, once she makes the transformation to her chosen role, she lights up the screen. As her smitten suitor, Seung-woo Cho plays the bounty-hunter-turned-palace-guard Moo-myeong with the perfect balance of youthful charisma and cluelessness. He follows his heart, taking his blade along for the journey, to protect the woman he loves with it appears her own government is failing her. Also, Ho-jin Jeon suitably chews scenery (when necessary) as Dae Won-gun, the primary force behind dethroning Myeong-seong for what he believes is a fraudulent reign of his country.
Throughout the picture, Director Yong-gyun Kim maintains a timeless story.Read more ›
Her story is quite fascinating and you can't help but respect what she was able to accomplish but seeing how things unfolded when she became a Queen and her willingness to open Korea to work with representatives of foreign countries.
But because of the dramatic and tragic elements of her story and the fact that all photos of the Empress were burned and destroyed, needless to say that the Empress has become a sort of mystery. No known photo exists and needless to say there have been dramatizations of the Queen and because she is such a historic figure, as well as heroic, there have been interest in her.
And in the case of "The Sword with No Name", the 2009 film receives a romanticized fictional story about the Empress or Queen written by Seol-Rok ya and directed by Yong-gyun Kim ("The Red Shoes"). The film would star actress Soo Ae (or spelled Su Ae, "Athena: Goddess of War", "Love Letter") playing the character of the Empress/Queen Myeong-seong and actor Seung-woo Cho ("Go Go 70's", "Love Phobia", "Marathon").
"The Sword with No Name" is presented in 1080p High Definition and the picture quality of this film is fantastic. From the vibrant colors outdoors, to the colorful outfits that the Queen and the guards would wear, the colors of the film is what makes this film so beautiful.
The HD release of this film also showcases the textures and details of the clothing but also skin of the characters.Read more ›
however - the storys intensity is a bad point too - for in order to produce that intensity - the film spends huge chunks of time on the fictitious swordsmans obsessive love with the queen of korea Min Ja Yeong - as she is known in the film - even tho there is no historical source for that name - her birth name is a mystery to history - to history she is generally known as Empress MyeongSeong
btw - the man actually fights with a meat cleaver - but his technique is no different than if was a sword - and - how ironic that a film about a queen who strove to modernize koreas military should spend so much screen time on sword fighting
lost amid the yearning closeups and whirlwind fight scenes - were details on this ambitious womans remarkable achievements in modernizing Korea in the late 1800s - instead - the film reduces that to her curiosity about western fashions
yes - i know all the detail would have to be compressed anyway - but not to this extent if they had spent less time on the swordsman and his love - then this film would also have seemed less cliché - "a remarkable swordsmans infatuation with someone in the royal court" being a commonplace theme in korean movies and tv
before or after seeing the film - look up "Empress MyeongSeong" - this movie will pale in comparison
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dazzling, fictional romance-history of future Queen Min and her loyal, brave bodyguard. Fine lead actors, great swordplay, big production value and good use of CGI. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Camera newbie
CAPITAL BOOM as in very good, that's what I'm talking about. When you can see, hear then you can really fell and get involved with the movie. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Fred. Page Jr
graet traditional old school samurai honour movie for movie lovers like myself!Published 17 months ago by Gus Benjamin Heroe