Watch Korean retro gangster films online
The Korean Film Archive is showing nine Korean gangster movies for free online (www.kmdb.or.kr/vod) until the end of June.
The video-on-demand service, which began June 1, introduces Korean gangster movies that represent different time periods in Korean history from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Viewers can watch movies beginning with the country’s first gangster movie, “Gallant Man,” a 1969 piece, to the more recent and popular 1995 action flick, “The Terrorist,” starring Choi Min-soo.
Local gangster films have won the hearts of audiences for faithfully depicting Korea’s “geondal,” a milder term denoting gangsters, in accordance to the respective time period. Geondal have been dealt with in various genres ranging from action and comedy to anti-communism propaganda films and crime thrillers.