This August, two Korean action blockbusters — “Seoul Vibe” and “Carter” — are set to unleash the hair-raising excitement and heart-racing thrills that will make this a Korean summer to remember.
Premiering on August 26 exclusively on Netflix, “Seoul Vibe” features a stylish crew of gearheads who team up to bust a crime ring as the South Korean capital gets ready to host the 1988 Olympics. The breathtaking driving sequences, popping visuals, and groovy soundtrack make this movie a feast for the senses. Check out the first teaser trailer below!
“Carter” also brings a rush of adrenaline with non-stop action that will make you gasp for breath as you follow the film’s agent protagonist on his high-stakes mission. This one-shot adventure kicks off on Netflix on August 5.
Groove to the stylish beat of the high-octane ‘Seoul Vibe’
The summer of 1988 sees South Korea in the grip of Olympics fever as Seoul gears up to host the massive event. In the days leading up to this Summer Olympics, a crew of drivers and mechanics called “Sanggye-dong Supreme Team” uncovers some fishy business involving a VIP slush fund.
Together, Yoo Ah-in (as Dong-wook, the supreme driver with perfect drifting skills), Go Kyung-Pyo (as John Woo, the club DJ), Lee Kyoo-hyung (as Bok-nam, the human navigator), Park Ju-hyun (as Yoon-hee, the talented motorcyclist), and Ong Seong-wu (as Joon-gi, the mechanic) will uncover the truth behind a massive money laundering ring.
Action junkies can look forward to the film’s thrilling driving sequences featuring cool retro vehicles, complete with screeches and skid marks that are sure to get your pulse racing. Director Moon Hyun-sung says: “When choosing the exterior look of the vehicles, we wanted to aim for hip-hop and retro feel. I like to call this a ‘hip-tro’ vibe.” Seoul Vibe is also packed with colorful visuals, funky music, and retro fashion that bring the trendy 1980s to life.
Strap in for a heady ride as ‘Carter’ unveils its spectacular action set pieces
Carter follows the titular agent who suddenly wakes up in an unknown motel room with his memories wiped clean. He has no choice but to fulfill a mission given to him by a mysterious voice inside his head, who tells him that if he doesn’t follow these orders, his life will be at stake. As revealed in the trailer, this movie is packed with spectacular camera work and non-stop action.
Veteran director Jung Byung-gil, acclaimed for elegant action movies such as “The Villainess” and “Action Boys,” spearheaded this fast-paced genre masterpiece. He says: “I tried to make the impossible happen because I wanted everything to be real action without computer-generated effects.”
Joo Won, who plays Carter, told the press: “Out of everything I have done so far, this is the movie whose release I’ve been most excited about!” If you are a fan of action movies, Carter is a must-watch.
Quench your Korean summer thirst with “Seoul Vibe” and “Carter.” These two brand-new K-Blockbuster movies are coming to Netflix in August 2022.