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Save The Green Planet


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C+     Film: C+



A young man thinks the head of a corporation is really an alien from outer space (among other delusions) and decides to do something about it in Jang Joon-hwan’s comedy Save The Green Planet, an off-beat comedy that is out to send up genres on occasion while being a comedy onto itself.  Admittedly, the film has some chuckles, but its reach is purposely narrow sadly limiting an interesting work that could have been a great one.


There are nice touches, like his girlfriend being both his partner in crime and a circus performer, plus the general sense of free lunacy lacking in most comedies of late.  Sometimes, the laughs are even strange, possibly linked to something in South Korean society I am missing out on.  There is still not enough of that to make me think I have missed out on much, especially since this is mostly genre-driven.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 image is a little soft and part of that comes from being stylized, the other from the transfer.  It can be colorful at times, but is nothing extraordinary otherwise.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix fares better, though the music use is sometimes awkward.  Extras include making of featurette, behind the scenes featurette, actor/director discussion, director interview, deleted scenes, the original trailer and obligatory Music Video.  Take your chances if you are interested; we’ve seen worse.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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