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Hancinema links for Korean filmsEdit

I'm not sure how many of you have looked at the site, but I'm wondering what you guys think for using it as an external link on korean films? Personally I use it pretty much exclusively to imdb in relation to korean films as I find it way more useful with a lot better information on it than imdb for korean films. There is of course the rare film not available on there, but most films from 2000 forward are listed there.--Crossmr (talk) 06:40, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

I'd say go ahead and add it to the Resources section of the task force page, if nothing else. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 07:11, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I've done that. People can mull it over. its not something I'd want to add by hand if we decide to, I'd probably try to find a bored bot to automate the process.--Crossmr (talk) 07:27, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Personally I find HanCinema to be an excellent resource for Korean films, and always tend to add a link to film and actor articles. As I recall, there was an issue last year with another editor removing such links (and those to as "linkspam", but I don't think it's an issue now. PC78 (talk) 00:11, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Hello, I'm new to editing so I was just going over the Korean Cinema page and it seems like there hasn't been much activity on it. Is the used so people can search more information on Korean films? Cinemastudent (talk) 03:50, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

External links in Template:Infobox Korean FilmEdit

Since we have our own infobox for Korean films, I was wondering how other feel about removing the AMG link? In the vast majority of cases, I find AMG to be of little real use when it comes to Korean films. I was thinking that a link to KMDB or/and HanCinema might provide a more relevant alternative. Any opinions? PC78 (talk) 00:18, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

for older films we might want to do IMDB, for newer films we might want to do hancinema. I find for older stuff (pre 2000 and low budget stuff after 2000) its not really on hancinema, except for really big films in the pre-2000 era. While on the other hand a lot more of the older films are on IMDB, but a lot of newer ones seem to take more time getting on there. There are also issues with romanization of names, and because its user submitted it can lead to having multiple entries on actors and such.--Crossmr (talk) 02:06, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Good point about HanCinema. It's a great resource for recent films, but it only goes back as far as 1995 or so. PC78 (talk) 15:37, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
I'd say IMDB should stay, since it's pretty standard, though, ahem, not "Reliable". As for a Korea-specific database, I'd vote for KMDB. You're right about AMG, PC78, it's generally pretty useless for Korean cinema. Dekkappai (talk) 18:23, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I've replaced the AMG link in the infobox with a link to KMDB instead. The parameter works in the same way as the IMDb one, i.e. you only enter the five digit number at the end of the URL. Example:

| kmdb_id = 08753

which links to the Secret Sunshine profile on KMDb. PC78 (talk) 01:01, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

A Good Woman in ParisEdit

Does anyone know anything about this film? This recent article suggests that filming has not yet begun, which would mean that the article fails WP:NFF and should therefore be deleted. PC78 (talk) 20:27, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Strange... The only source is the IMDB profile, which is actually to Nunmul (Tears (film)). None of the main databases cover it yet. There may be some news items out on it, but the article as a whole looks like copyright-infringement-ish. He's a major director, and we may have to restart the article later if it gets made, but absent any sourcing at all and no film yet, I'd lean towards deleting it for now. Dekkappai (talk) 20:46, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for the broken link, KOFIC won't let me link to the article for some reason; here is the same article on HanCinema. The title gets minimal ghits, and all I could find were a couple of articles from 2006, presumably when the film was first announced. I think I'll AfD it. PC78 (talk) 21:38, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Right-- any actual information on the project-- planned an unfilmed, or to be filmed in the future-- should go at the Im Sang-soo article until it gets made. Dekkappai (talk) 21:40, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/A Good Woman in Paris. PC78 (talk) 22:00, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


This recently created film article is currently at AfD. I couln't find much about it (besides IMDB and KMDB profiles etc.), but according to this it's an award-winning film. Can anyone find any decent Korean-languge sources? PC78 (talk) 00:10, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

North Korean cinemaEdit

Found this article so I'm posting the link here for future reference. PC78 (talk) 00:43, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

A Tale of my GirlfriendEdit

Has anyone heard of this film? All I can find on google is a series of eshop listings (Amazon, etc) and no evidence of any theatrical release, or even basic details such as director and cast. I've tagged the article for notability concerns, but perhaps someone can find out the films Korean title and do a more thourough search? PC78 (talk) 23:15, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

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Public Enemy ReturnsEdit

I've added a page for the recent film Public Enemy Returns, but do not speak Korean. If anyone could help double check the Korean title I entered, or any other specifics, I'd appreciate it! Thanks --Gwythoff (talk) 18:36, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes I speak Korean, it is correct! Hwang123 (talk) 00:10, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Lee Jang-hoEdit

Posting link here for future reference, should anyone decide to create an article for him. PC78 (talk) 07:52, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

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South Korean Actors and Historical DramasEdit

I am plodding along trying to update bios on Korean TV actors and Korean Historical TV Dramas. I'm not too swift with the whole wiki markup and formatting thing yet, even though I've been doing this for about 2 years. Also, I can neither read nor write Hangul, so at times researching content for the articles I have been working on is tedious. I am wondering if any WikiProject Korea users would be interested in helping edit, translate, or otherwise assist with the articles I am (and will be) working on. Please see my contributions page if you are so inclined to assist. I'm also wondering if anyone knows of any print Korean entertainment magazines, books or articles I can purchase to use as references in writing articles, I would appreciate assistance in tracking them down. I am particularly interested in print periodicals that i could subscribe to. Asturnut (talk) 08:21, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Korean Movies in theatre with English subtitlesEdit

This year the government started an initiative and made a deal with Cinus theatres in myeong-dong and gangnam to show Korean movies with English subtitles. It got press and it is an official service. Should this be mentioned on the various films pages that they were part of this program? These can be verified during their run at [1], however there are no archives for later verification.--Crossmr (talk) 14:17, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

The best article to mention this may be Cinema of Korea, though not sure where else a mention is warranted. How big of a deal is this, though? What did the press say about the initiative? —Erik (talkcontrib) 18:38, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
The press was reporting that it was being done to make Seoul a more friendly city for expats and to promote Korean movies around the world.[2][3]. Though the articles are a little misleading. They give the impression that every Korean movie released will be shown there with English subs and it just hasn't proven true. While they've shown quite a few, it seems like they've only subtitled about half and there have been plenty which haven't had subtitles or were subtitled only for like a week and then quickly disappeared (like Thirst (2009 film))--Crossmr (talk) 23:53, 14 August 2009 (UTC)


Hello - 2 years ago AsianMediaWiki was placed on wikipedia's blacklist due to errors on my part for not being up with wiki etiquette. In that time I believe the site has grown to be a compelling source for Asian movie information - including Korean films. I have enquired about the removal and several persons (Beetstra and Mife_Lifeguard specifically) are supportive of the removal but request an editor from a related wiki project to make the request here MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist. If you are not familiar with our site some pages that might provided supplemental information to wikipedia are <-- easy navigation to nail down movies by year of release (even movies in production) / genre / or alphabetically

I would really like to get the stigma of the blacklist off of our site if possible. I would be more than happy to contribute edits on wikipedia if advised on which articles would need help. I'm also usually on #mediawiki in the irc channel and would be happy to discuss further or chat about movies in general if interested. thanks -- --RamenLover (talk) 12:07, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Hey in the meantime I noticed the Lee Jun Ki page now incorporated parts of the Jun-ki Lee from here, which is fine - but could you attribute the source and someone ask to remove the blacklist for our site? This is part of our original bio :

( ... Jun-ki was a fairly normal kid who enjoyed sports & computers. He first became interested in the performing arts as a high school student after watching a play of “Hamlet.”[1] Jun-ki Lee initially failed to get into college and, because of this, he moved to Seoul with almost nothing, but a dream to work in the entertainment field. For the next couple of years, Jun-ki worked at various part time jobs, before gaining acceptance into the Seoul Institute of the Arts. In 2001, Jun-ki Lee made his debut as a model for fashion brand So Basic, appearing alongside actress Hee-seon Kim.[2]

and this is now on the wikipedia page:

(wikiepdia Lee Jun Ki) ... Jun Ki was a fairly normal individual who enjoyed sports and computers. He first became interested in the performing arts as a high school student after watching a play of "Hamlet". Lee initially failed to get into college and because of this, he moved to Seoul with almost nothing in his pocket, but a dream to work in the entertainment industry. For the next couple of years, Lee worked at various part-time jobs, before gaining acceptance into the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Lee later started out as a model and held minor roles in Korean dramas. In 2001, he first appeared in the television commercial for the So Basic fashion label, appearing alongside actress Kim Hee Sun.

please look into this -- --RamenLover (talk) 11:30, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

but could you attribute the source To which source are you referring?--Crossmr (talk) 12:33, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Hello Crossmr, I believe you are referring to the original AsianMediaWiki article? If so you will note the citation marks in the original artcile ([1] & [2]) which is laid out in the reference section at the bottom of the article. If you are asking about the orignal asianmediawiki url, I listed that above ( If I am misunderstanding you please clarify? Thanks ... --RamenLover (talk) 13:18, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
RamenLover is the site owner, clearly a WP:COI. AsianMediaWiki is a Link normally to be avoided and fails Wikipedias specific inclusion requirements of our External Links policy, Verifiability Policy and Reliable Source guidelines.--Hu12 (talk) 20:37, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

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Hundreds of articles under this task force subject to deletionEdit

If the Delete rationales prevail at this, this, this, and this AfD, then all film articles which use the presence of awards and notable personnel to justify their existence here, rather than WP:GNG, are subject to deletion. In Japanese and Korean cinema, this would include many articles listed at such awards as:

and many of the Japanese films listed at:

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Infobox Korean FilmEdit

I'm opening a new, actually redug, post on the keeping or deleting of Infobox Korean Film over at Template Talk. Any thoughts would be appreciated. ₪RicknAsia₪ 05:22, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

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I've created a new icon which can be used for the Korean cinema task force. This is similar to the one used by the Nordic cinema task force:

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At the moment I've only made this change in the sandbox. Does anyone have any opinions for or against the new icon? PC78 (talk) 12:03, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

  Done PC78 (talk) 23:47, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

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