The villainess

The villainess

Blu-ray Disc - 2017 | Korean | Blu-ray version
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A female assassin leaves a trail of bodies behind her as she seeks revenge.
Audience: OFA rating: 18A
Must be 18 YEARS OF OLDER to borrow this item.
Publisher: [Plano TX] : Well Go USA Entertainment, 2017.
Edition: Blu-ray version
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Villa
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Ak-Nyeo
Language Note: In Korean dubbed in English with English subtitles.

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악녀 (2017). 정병길 감독. 김옥빈 주연.
어린 시절부터 킬러로 길러진 숙희.
그녀는 국가 비밀조직에 스카우트되어 새로운 삶을 살 기회를 얻는다.


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gurujr
Feb 14, 2018

Seen three or four variations of Le Femme Nikita theme including the TV series. This one was video game violent and pretty good. No point in explaining because the movies are almost all the same except this one involves the Korean mob in the storyline. Just like the previous versions the girl goes above and beyond kicking butt. No complaints.

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JackamoJames
Dec 27, 2017

Starts with a bang, ends with a bang, but the middle hour is somewhat mixed up. The effects are top notch but you really have to ignore how implausible it is...like steering a car from the hood???..really??...a good popcorn movie and fun for those of us who enjoy Asian action films.

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jimg2000
Dec 21, 2017

Pretty obvious early on that it is a version of the 1990 “La Femme Nikita” as the 1993 Hollywood remake with Bridget Fonda in “Point of No Return AKA The Assassin,” but dazzled with twisted subplots like the awful love affair in “Kill Bill,” a samurai stylized POV killing spree in “Hardcore Henry” and a bloody katana swordfight during a motorcycle chase. Excellent cinematography with top-notch stunts. Though the script was at times hard to follow when the Villainess was played by two actresses with very different appearance and demeanor during the extensive flash back scenes. Overall, a real treat for fans of lady assassin films.

82% Rotten Tomatoes
6.7/10 IMDb
2/4 Roger Ebert

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StarGladiator
Dec 06, 2017

Sorry, but really disappointing. Would not recommend this as an action film.

Interesting review by Prof. A.K.I.A. - -
https://youtu.be/t0nQdNQNdb4

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