Directed by Min-Ho Cho, A Million is a Korean movie about eight
contestants who are sent to the Australian outback in order to play a
reality TV game not unlike Survivor. Competing for a cash prize, the
young contestants soon realise that more is afoot than just a game, and
the stakes are larger than simply winning!
This is a solid thriller that rolls along at a good pace as the
contestants are faced with choices they could never have possibly
expected. What will a person do in order to save themselves? Keep
watching and you might be very surprised.
It's hard in this type of review to tell you too much about the title
for the simple fact that we do pride ourselves on not doing "spoilers"
that will wreck the movie for you, but this is a clever movie that is
well shot. The sense the the contestants are in real danger looms on the
viewer for the entire movie.
This is an action packed thriller that will keep you guessing what will
happen until the end. Whilst at times some of the feature is dragged
along a bit, generally the pacing is pretty good. If you were to make
any changes, I would suggest cutting about 10 or so minutes from it and
that would speed the pacing up somewhat.
The quality of the video in this release is great with nothing to
complain about at all. The photography is clear and enjoyable to view
with some great angles used to great advantage. Audio is a similar
affair with a 5.1 mix in Korean with English subtitles. Sound is used in
A Million to nice effect, heightening key events and helping also to
build tension when needed.
Extras on the DVD include a Making Of, Poster Shoot and Theatrical
This is a good solid thriller that is well worth a watch, and a worthy
addition to the Eastern Eye Imprint. Great stuff.