I recently received a request from someone who read My Search for the Final Fantasy of South Korea to post the full English dub of Elysium online. I’m not the type to upload movies, but the history of CGI movies is important, Elysium is important (and awful), and there don’t appear to be many copies out there. Surprisingly, YouTube allowed it to exist. So far, only what appears to be a bootleg movie site has claimed to own the film, specifically the original South Korean version, and monetized the video, but it hasn’t been taken down yet. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Holy crap. A South Korean film made in 2005 that bares a striking resemblance to Elysium. I’ve only seen the first five minutes, but Ark is bound to be interesting.
Edit: It was actually quite competent compared to Elysium. Where Elysium didn’t explain anything, Ark goes into excrutiating detail though. I think the plot must have been explained at least five times. The film does pose an interesting question at the end. What can we learn from Amarinth (the protagonist)? Really… what can we learn from Amarinth? I’m still not sure. XD
Last post, you read a 27-page paper about the oddities found in the English and South Korean versions of Elysium. Would you believe that even more craziness surrounds this movie? You can read all about it in my lastest post on the Extra Life website here.
For those of you who don’t know, Extra Life is like a marathon for charity, but instead of running or walking, you play video games to raise money for a children’s hospital of your choice. The next official Extra Life event is on November 5, but you can raise money whenever you want year round. Check out the Extra Life website to learn more and sign up!
I’ve been working on an article on one of my favorite case studies Elysium (2003), and finally got it polished enough to post it.
The CGI feature-length movie Elysium (2003) was created in South Korea and, like many foreign films, adapted and redubbed for an English-speaking audience. Strangely, however, the adapted film contains thirteen minutes of footage that don’t exist in the supposed original. Further, the South Korean film contains evidence of tampering and a sloppy editing job. This paper details the differences between the two versions of Elysium and attempts to explain what happened on the film’s journey from South Korea to North America.
I posted this clip on YouTube a while ago, but I’m reposting it here because it needs an answer.
The existence of Elysium (2003) baffles me for many reasons, and this clip is one of them. As part of a much longer story about my search for Elysium’s origins, I purchased the German DVD of it on the belief that it contained the original Korean audio. When I listened to the “Koreanisch” audio track though, it didn’t sound Korean. It sounded Chinese with hints of Spanish. I don’t speak Korean and I don’t hear it often, but I’m pretty sure that this audio track is not Korean. Can anyone prove me right or wrong? Does anyone know what language this is?
There exists in the world a DVD that tries to pass off some other language as Korean, and that is insane.
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Elysium (2003) was made in South Korea. (Source: IMDB)
Appleseed (2004), Appleseed: Ex Machina (2007), Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011), Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008), and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) were made by the Japanese company Digital Frontier. (Source: Digital Frontier Website)
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