For The Emperor
for the empire - srf
4 stars

Starring: Park Sung-Woong, Lee Min-ki, Lee Tae-Im

Directed: Park Sang-Jun

Release Date: July 7, 2015

Run Time: 105 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Korean Subtitles: English

Distributor: Will Go USA


A disgraced pro baseball player goes to work for a mob-connected loan shark, rising through the ranks of money and power. But when his love interest disappears, he finds himself in a deadly battle of wits against his bloodthirsty mentor. – Will Go USA



Audio Language: Korean
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality Is Great. Its laud and Bassy. It also has a cool score to it and sound effect like punches and some one getting knifed sounds realistic.

Rating:4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Is pretty sharp but at times it’s a little Grainy due to the low lighting and or that’s just what the director wanted for the style. Overall the film is dark at times but colors pop and again pretty sharp.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: June 12, 2014 (S. Korea)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: July 7, 2015 (USA)


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My Thoughts

For The Emperor brings the viewer action and romance and or should I say Nudity. The action in the film is pretty good with only a few action scenes in the beginning. The start of the first half is filld with the Main guy making his way up in the crime life after getting busted for taking losses for baseball games he pitched in…for the money. Lee Min-ki the main actor does a great job. Looks familiar but when I see his filmography I noticed I seen non. But this guy does a good job especially when he puts his game face on when he is acting like that knife he grabbed when it was swung at him didn’t hurt. This guy is playing a bad ass but also seems like he doesn’t want anything like the money he was giving for a job and or a car he turned down but ultimately took.

Yes the action is fun the story is cool the chicks are hot…even hotter naked. But I wished we could have had some more story. A Background on the main actor or some smaller things like when he goes out on a date and for some reason he starts holding hands with this hot chick who he has been staring at for the first 20 minutes of the film. Also a small 2 second clip of the guy who is his boss giving him the car he turns down saying….Your going to need it, so when it goes to the next scene of him driving you don’t go well I guess he took after all even thought he through the keys back in the glove box.

The Film gets heavy and confusing with plot twisting at the end but still the story stays interesting. The action is fun and sometime brutal and bloody, A Guy get beat to death with a frozen fish so that was fun. Did I say thee was some Nudity and a good amount of knives entering body’s.

Overall the film is a fun watch, with good action, story, twists, acting and boobies. The bad would be, I wish they would have added more story as in fill in some blanks and character build up on the main actor and his baseball carer.

With that said I give For The Emperor a 4 out of 5, Worth buying and watching but if your strapped hit up Netflix when it hits.


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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.


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