Bay Area Giveaway: See ‘The Good, The Bad, The Weird’ this Weekend; a Korean “Kimchi Western!”

UPDATE: The winner is cjanger! Enjoy!

I’m a huge fan of Spaghetti Westerns, so my interest was definitely piqued when I heard about ‘The Good, The Bad, The Weird.’ It is an over-the-top “Korean Western” (or “Kimchi Western” as it’s already being dubbed) and is a loving, virtually non-stop action tribute to ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly‘ (one of my faves).

Set in the 1930s Manchurian desert where lawlessness rules and ethnic groups clash, three Korean men fatefully meet each other on a train. The Good (Jung Woo-sung) is a bounty hunter who tracks down criminals with rewards on their heads. The Bad (Lee Byung-hun) is the leader of a group of bandits and can’t stand to be second best. The Weird (Song Kang-ho, The Host) is a train robber with nine lives. The three strangers engage in a chase across Manchuria to take possession of a map The Weird discovers while robbing the train. Also on the hunt for the mysterious map are the Japanese army and Asian bandits. In an unpredictable, escalating battle for the map, who will stand in the end as the winner? Never be sure who’s good, bad or weird! Directed and co-written by Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters).

The film’s running time is 130 minutes; it is not rated. In Korean, fully subtitled in English. (South Korea, 2008)

Landmark Theatres Engagements begin Friday, May 7, 2010 at
Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre. 1572 California St., San Francisco, (415) 267-4893
Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas. 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, (510) 464-5980

Want to check it out this weekend, Bay Area folks?

What you could win from Landmark Theatres and 8Asians:
A free pair of tickets for Opening Weekend (5/7/2010) in SF (Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre) or Berkeley (Landmark’s Shattuck Theatre)!

How do you enter?
All you have to do is to leave a comment with your preferred location and one lucky winner will be selected to go!

Hurry, the deadline to enter is: Friday, May 7 at 12noon (Pacific Time)
ONE lucky winner will be selected and contacted that afternoon.

Rules for entering:
1) Please be serious about using the tickets– unused free tix suck!
2) Contributors to 8Asians and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.

Prize courtesy of: Landmark Theatres and 8Asians.

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