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R-Point (2004)

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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

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Lieutenant Choi Tae-in
Byung-ho Son ...
Sergeant Jin Chang-rok
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Sergeant Park
Won-sang Park ...
Sergeant Cook
Tae-kyung Oh ...
Sergeant Jang Young-soo
Jin-ho Song ...
Sergeant Oh
Yeong-dong Mun ...
Corporal Byun Moon-sub
Kyeong-ho Jeong ...
Corporal Lee Jae-pil
Byeong-cheol Kim ...
Corporal Joh Byung-hoon
Ju-bong Gi ...
Captain Park
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Captain Kang
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James Han
Dong-kyu Lee
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On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead. The high-command assigns the veteran and decorated Lieutenant Choi Tae-in to lead a squad with eight other soldiers and rescue the missing soldiers from the R-Point. When they arrive in the location, they have a shooting and defeat a Vietnamese woman with a machine gun in a trench. Later, they find a tombstone telling that one hundred years ago, Chinese killed Vietnamese, dropped them in a lake and built a temple over the place, being a sacred location to the Vietnamese. While chasing the missing soldiers, weird things happen with the rescue team. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He who sheds others' blood will not return ... NOT EVEN HIS SOUL ...

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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13 August 2004 (South Korea)  »

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The Next Big Hollywood Remake
5 July 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Low on gore, few special effects and not a single large breasted girl running through a forest. Like many of the best horrors the fear in R-Point comes from what you don't see.

It's a simple premise for a film: a ghostly horror set in the dying days of the Vietnam War. It twists and pant-filling turns are so effective you think surely Hollywood couldn't resist remaking it with a giant budget. And of course they couldn't. Zhang Yimou the director of Hero is already in the process of making an English language version.

A Korean platoon are dispatched to a remote island to investigate the disappearance of nine soldiers, who despite being presumed dead have begun radioing back blood curdling messages to HQ. As usual with these type of things it's not long before a spooky girl with long dark hair turns up on the scene.

Think Blair Witch put in a blender with The Ring and Full Metal Jacket.


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