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Park Shi-hoo bares skin for serial killer role

Helloooo, nurse! It seems decidedly wrong that a serial killer ought to look like Park Shi-hoo, but then that’s sort of the slick twist on his new movie. It’s an action crime thriller called I Am a Murderer, about a serial killer who literally gets away with murder… and then outs himself as a bestselling author and true crime celebrity, making him rich and famous for killing people. Jeepers. Jung Jae-young stars as the homicide detective determined to make him pay for his crimes.

The story is pretty awesomely twisted: Park Shi-hoo stars as a killer who successfully evades capture for fifteen years, and then once the statute of limitations passes on his crimes (ten murders in total), he writes a shocking tell-all biography called I Am a Murderer. It makes him famous overnight, and suddenly he’s enjoying life in the lap of luxury (hence the hotel swimming pool and team of hired bodyguards). I just love the sick true-to-life commentary on how being a handsome and well-marketed killer could get him fame and fortune.

Park Shi-hoo is chillingly cunning in the trailer and stills — publicly asking for forgiveness for his crimes like the guilt is what’s driving him, all the while enjoying the notoriety like it’s all a game. Jung Jae-young plays the lead detective on the case, or rather the ex-lead detective, as the case is now dead in the water. He’s the one person who refuses to let it go, and thus begins the game of cat and mouse between the man who got away with the crime of the century and the cop who’s hellbent on getting justice.

What a great setup; I can’t wait to watch mind games unfold. Bring it on. I won’t be fooled by the Pretty!

…I won’t! No really, I won’t! *squeezes eyes shut*

I Am a Murderer hits theaters November 8.

Via TV Report

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I like him so very much....and yet I haven't picked up a single project of his. I think it's time to start watching A Princess's Man :)

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just as long as you stay away from Princess Prosecutor. oy...not his best...not his fault...craptacular storyline and fem lead gone wrong.

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LOL!!!

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Did you actually finish PP? I had such a hard time finishing the first 3 episodes and almost gave up. Then it got good!!!! I mention before that it has one of the sweetest ending ever!!! One of my top 10 favorites

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I agree!!! it seemed to be going in one direction (stupid and makjang), but ended up getting so much better!!! it really is worth sticking through with this one... i gave up at ep3, and then restarted again because my friend encouraged me. so glad i did!

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I agree! The first 3-4 episodes were crap but for the sake of PSH, I continued and it did actually get much better.

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I beg to differ.
That was a great drama! Good cast, good acting, and fantastic hijinks :)

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With you.
Prosecutor princess was the show that exposed park shi hoo to me, and i fell for this guy. The show was way underrated. Totally deserved to be on the list of best dramas for that year.
And then he just wowed me further in princesses man <3 my favorite saeguk.

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me too, i can enjoy that dama

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I loved it too! I even purchased the dvds!!!

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i was hooked for the first 3 episodes because of the pretty..SHOES!!!!!!

and later the story got better ^^

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same here..Prosecutor Princess made me a PSH fan..his awesome there..and totally gorgeous..i haven't paid much attention to him when i first saw him in Iljimae (maybe because of LJK). But when i saw PP, he totally wowed me! i'll be his fan till death :-)

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Us too! All my friends who watched PP liked it too because of PSH. :D

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Well, I got hooked at Family Honor..... 50 plus episodes of Park Shi Hoo:)

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i haven't watched Family Honor yet..but i'm planning to watch it soon..

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Family Honor did it for me also :p But I fell even more in love with him (if that were possible) after PP :D

Iljimae was kinda a train-wreck LOL so I didn't pay attention to anyone really~ actually watched it for HHJ (don't ask me why) :< Queen of Reversals though~~ hot dayyyyum D;

You girls should check out his work prior to Iljimae tehehehehe

Thanks for the info :D Fingers crossed this baby gets released on Blu-ray and come up on Yesasia for me to buy :D

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totally agree with you. I love PP drama too!

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I agree. I think Prosecutor Princess was great! That's how I got to know Park Shi Hoo.

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I thought the same after trying to watch the first two episodes.

Then I was so bored one holidays I read all sixteen recaps of it on dramabeans here and was like K GETTING ONBOARD and i was shaking and crying and screaming twelve hours later. It's quite brilliant.

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Gasp! Sacrilege! Prosecutor Princess remains one of my Fave Dramas of all time, though it does take a couple of episodes to get good, then its like AMAZING! Sigh where I first fell in love for PSH.

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Whaaaaatttt?! I loved Prosecutor Princess! It's one of my fave dramas and THAT was what got me into Park Shi Hoo! :D

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You've been missing out!! Definitely start The Princess' Man is one of my favorite dramas of all time.

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"Prosecutor Princess" is the drama that made me love him and there are recaps here too ^_^ i'm sure you won't regret watching.

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oh you mean "The Princess's man" oops lol, that was a great drama too, one of the best dramas of 2011 together with Tree With Deep Roots.

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Prosecutor Princess is also good. It was one under-rated drama. I love PSH there.

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I first saw him in Queen of Reversals with Kim Nam Joo and he left a pretty good impression.

I saw part of A Princess's Man but couldn't get through it despite the buzz.

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I couldn't get into The Princess' Man either and I watched all episodes. But QOR, I loved.

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Don't listen to that person. Prosecutor Princess is amazing. I've watched it at least five times and I still squee over it at all the squee-able parts even though I know they're coming. In fact, it's better than The Princess's Man in my opinion. Start there!

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Totally agree!

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Yeah watch Prosecutor Princess! Even though it's not the best drama out there, it's still a good time....PLUS there's lots of broody shower scenes so that a big plus.

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yeah,,start with PP,and you will fall in love with PSH forever..

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the same with me...i have prosecutor princess and princess' man in my list but haven't started it yet :D

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i'm not interesting about love story in princess man i just love the conflict of friendship n thrown

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nay! start by "Family's honour" before any other. Or by "How to meet a perfect neighbour" In that one he literally stole the show... As well as Queen of reversals. I fell in love with him in Iljimae, though =0) (It was the first time I saw him) I need him in another 50 + show please-

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he was awesome in How To Meet Your Perfect Neighbor. I have no plans watching it before because i though he was just the second lead. i don't want to feel the pain watching him cry in the end because he didn't end up with the girl. But then, when i learned that it turned out that he actually stole the girl from Kim Seung Woo, i hurriedly downloaded all the episodes and started watching. It's a good move that the writer decided to change the flow of the story. It made the drama more interesting to watch. :-)

same goes for Queen of Reversals.. :-)

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yup! In both occasions Park Shi Hoo did away with Kim Seung Woo' woman. In how to meet it was his sweetheart in the drama, in Queen it was his real wife =0)

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LOL..i wonder how KSW felt/reacted when PSH stole his women for the second time..even though it's not for real..HA! :-)

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loved so much in How To Meet Your Perfect Neighbor and cried so much with the female lead but the prosecutor princess is the bestest drama he played in at least according to me , he even is the cause for me to start watching Kdrama , he is such a hunky guy <3

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His hair style reminds me of the main character in Death Note.

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Do you mean Yagami Light? You're right! Even his expression is similar with Light (the killer smile in last picture).

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Ah, so that's what he's in? Am gonna start watching it as well. Hope it's good. Ah, male lusciousness.

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oh darling good choice on princess's man, thats the first drama i watched him in and my god hes sooo good in it and its not just him, the whole drama is seriously my top 3 its so well done, strap yourself in for a good addicted 20+hours!! lol

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Princess' Man was good! Even my mom (who seldom enjoys k-dramas) loved it. It does drag here and there, but it's still a good drama. :) Give it try.

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Sorry, *The Princess's Man

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English subbed video for the shorter trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hodBzflV2aI

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OMG. That last poster was chilling! PSH looks sooooo evil!

And the first shot! Mr Hand Towel better watch out.

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HA! i like PSH than Mr. Hand Towel.

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I vote to change the title: "Killer Smile".

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I agree! OMG I've been waiting forever. And we have new photos coming out. If it's PSH, there can never be too many photos. Now i"ll have to update the photogallery on my blog... PSH! Thanks DB for bringing us the news.

GF - I will most decidedly be fooled by the pretty. He's my pretty. My...precioussss....no, I'm not a scary fangirl. No, no no...

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sasaeng yeodongsaeng - chilliyeyo

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LOL I was wondering if you saw this! I know you're a big PSH fan from your blog :)

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I vote to change the serial killer to killer serial.

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oh, yes..the smile..HIS SMILE! i so love it! :-)

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So do I and I can't forget the abs yummy!

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That smile in the poster is sending chills over my spine... But now I can not dissociate the killer smile with the speedo shot... If I dream of hot serial killers going around luring people with their pretty faces and hot bodies I'll come back and sue someone xD

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*triple-gulp*
Here I was, thinking about Park Shi-hoo, thinking I haven't been to my favorite blog for a while and ... BAM, the hottness on my screen is killing me!! I so wished I could watch Korean movies when they come out.
Ah.
Park Shi-hoo, hurry up with that Alice drama. I seriously can't wait any longer for your return.

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SAME. I need more PSH in my life

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Wuhuhu, something good to watch soon.
1st he'll scare us, then melt our hearts in new drama.

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Wait, hold on a minute. There is a statute of limitations on murder in Korea? That is so odd. I need to wrap my head around that.

So Park Shi Hoo being all evil is awesome. I like it when actors decide to throw away their images and do something with meat. I can't wait to watch this.

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also, love the smirk on the book cover. cheeky.

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"There is a statute of limitations on murder in Korea?"
I'm wondering about the same thing too. Why do they have to limit it? It doesn't seem fair at all for all the victims and the bereaved!

Love the last picture the most. His chilling smile is lethal!

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I know right? Sadly, there are still a lot of countries use it, not only Korea. Even my country use it, too. Sigh.
Maybe someday, after lots of dramas and movies adapting this law, they will change it.

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It makes sense though. Quoting wiki, " One reason is that, over time, evidence can be corrupted or disappear, memories fade, crime scenes are changed, and companies dispose of records. The best time to bring a lawsuit is while the evidence is not lost and as close as possible to the alleged illegal behavior. "

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Not arguing the quote from wiki for it is true. However, my bone of contention is with the loophole that makes a murderer a free man after a period of time because of technicality.
There should be an article that states no matter how long it is once someone is found guilty beyond reasonable doubt he could be prosecuted accordingly. Only then justice could be served.

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That excuse can't be used nowadays where technologie is widely improved. Think DNA . People never forget such thing as murder and due to the digital world improving, there's always a lot of footage. I mean they even catch child molesters from decades ago...

BTW I thought that I read a while ago that they would scrap that limitation in SK, not sure from when.

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At the first glance, 15 or 25 years seems long enough for prosecuting, right? But actually there are a lot of cases that need more than that.
For example, if the criminal is a powerful person or powerful organization, the victim's side must wait for a long time until the criminal is not powerful enough to interfere the prosecution.

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I know Japan changed it's 15 year statue of limitation on murder after a drama that dealt with that. So, if Korea hasn't changed their laws yet, who knows? Maybe this movie will do the trick. (Although, didn't Vampire Prosecutor do an episode where a female murderer didn't get away ....and got arrested in the nick of time before the statute ran out?

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We were just discussing this on the Soompi "Five Fingers" forum, where the 15-year statute of limitations is a major portion of the plotline. I quote from one of my international law journals:

"Korea will scrap the statute limiting the time for prosecuting murderers as early as this year [2012] in an effort to better protect the lives of citizens, officials said Thursday. The measure reflects growing public demand that the country abolish the statutes of limitations on premeditated homicide as well as crimes against children. Last year, the country removed such a statute on sexual abuse against disabled people and children under the age of 13.

The Ministry of Justice said it will submit a revised bill that calls for the removal of the statutory period for first-degree murder for Na [Read more]

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Wow, I really hope they pass it soon - 15 years especially is an ABSURDLY short time. If it allows for a scenario like the plot of this movie to be remotely plausible, that should be a great big red flag that something is WRONG.

It's not just about punishing past crimes - it's also about protecting everyone else. Who says that a murderer who killed 15 years ago, and was not punished, would have any compunction about doing it again? I mean, come on people, who would it benefit to have such a short statute of limitations?

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Apparently Park Shi Hoo the good looking killer with killer body ^-^

I sincerely hope that this movie will be a huge hit and powerful enough to affect how people feel about this statute of limitation after wacthing it.

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The statute freaked me out the first time I saw it in a drama. I believe they changed it from 15 to 20 years or was that for a different crime. But still, wow!

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I love a good Psychological Thriller. Looks exciting and will definitely check it out.

Unfortunately, some will be fooled by the pretty. Whether in real life or drama/movies, a character should be judged on their actions and not how swoon worthy they are or how adorable they are with another significant other.

so in conclusion, I hope Park Shi-hoo characters fry for the ten murder he did. *cheering for the cop*

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I read in earlier announcements of this movie (here on Dramabeans) that the conflict was supposedly:

Now that the ex-killer is famous via book, there are similar murders happening in the present.

The cop must work reluctantly with the ex-killer, under the assumption that these are copycat murders. All the while suspecting that it's still ex-killer all along.

-- Not sure if the plot changed drastically since then.

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Like other crime thrillers, I'm thinking there is a copy-cat killer, but it does not rule out that the "ex-killer" was actually responsible for at least one or more of the new killing. Thus, giving us a chance for a long over due justice.

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This looks like the next entry in tVn's Oh boy series: Flower Boy serial killer. (Tagline: pluck him before he plucks you.)

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LOLOLOL!!!!!!!! *Applauds*

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ROFL!

So, this is what The Flower Boy Next Door (actual title of third installment) is really about. I would watch it.

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Their having a flower boy neihhbours drama coming up next year

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I'd watch that drama

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Nom nom nom! HEHEHEHEHE

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lmao omg

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Coooooool. Definitely love a twisted thriller movie. So hope Park Shi Hoo's character gets what's coming to him! Also, that scar on the cop's face! Ow D:

Sad, though, that young, handsome, smart serial killers actually are not a thing of fiction.

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Soooo watching this! The poster actually reminds me of "The Chaser", which was another (my favourite!) wonderful thriller.

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Oh my, the trailer looks amazing!

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WHOA.

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Jung Jae-young is one hell of an actor and I cannot wait to see him in this one.

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Finally!! I've been waiting for this movie for so long!! When I heard about his drama, I searched for it again.. Thanks for the news!

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A statute of limitations on murder? :O Is it really?

I missed Park Shi-hoo... But... won't it be weird to like the murder?

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Well, I don't know about you but death by Park Shi-hoo seems as good a way to go as any

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i just hope they won't put him in jail though..since it already exceeded the statute of limitations..i want to see him in jail at the end of the movie.. :-)

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The premise gives me the chills. That's a skip for Jill. I might take a peek at that pool scene though :P

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Interesting how the story in Prosecutor Princess had to do with *SPOILER* statute of limitations on murder as well lol. This one takes it to a whole other level of interesting though:D And also I really don't get why people don't like PP, I've seen way worse dramas praised high and low...it had a story that didn't drag, character growth, no annoying second leads, acting was okay, chemistry was perfect, no complains for directing. Some of the side stories were a bit meh, especially the other two prosecutors' love story, but sweet anyway.

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Omo, omo, if serial killers looked like PSH I could understand why there are jail wives. Smoking hot! ;-)

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I think he may just be the hottest serial killer I've ever seen

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His smirk in the poster and the fifth pic *dies*

I think he has one of the BEST smiles I have ever seen. I look forward to the movie!

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park shi hoooooooooo I hope More drama more movie and more of the handsome korean actor for me I hope your success .

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Why am i such a sucker for a hottie serial killer with a devilish smirk?

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now now, let's not forget the actors, idols and entertainers who are handsome, well-marketed and who are real killers, druggies, abusers, rapists and douchebags.
Clearly, those koreans are above the law and they have the full support and love from their fans and the government ♥

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Nice body and killer smile, but there's no way I'd help a serial killer of women (?) get rich or root for anything other than his brutal demise at the end.

I may watch if I find out he dies.

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Thanks for the heads up GF.

PSH has never looked so good. And this movie role sounds great. Awful but great. I can already imagine JJY as the frustrated detective. Feel for him already.

Want to watch this.

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Oh My Duuuuude! Love the premise! On Team Jung Jaeyoung! Justiiiiiice! I just love the dude too. Cannot wait to see this.

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Err...he actually has a scary smile like I don't want to approach him.Eek.

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i like the plot is very interesing and unique but the problem is that i cant watch on usa network for over a year

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sounds interesting! and park shi hoo? that just makes it so much better.

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... his body is OKAY. =/

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Movie of the year? Maybe

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the story seem good

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Yesss i'm so excited, although it will take a while until i can watch it since i'm not in Korea but this is something to look forward to.

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Park Shi-hoo is standing there almost naked, and all I could think of was JUNG JAE-YOUNG!!! He is so awesome!
I hope the movie turned out well. Can't wait to see it.

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lordy!!!!! so freaking hot *o* ... im afraid that if i stare for long i might turn blind. it's a twisted character though, i would't convince myself to watch eventhough it seems like fan service galore hehehe

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YUMM...!!!

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er...yeay (for the nude)?
*completely ignoring the serial killer bit, ahem..*

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Hi risa~ Just wondering if you knew that someone else (me) has been using the screen name "risa" for a while now on DB, or if this is an odd coincidence? I sure would appreciate it if you'd use a different screen name here so that we can keep our "voices" distinct.

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That smile give me chills at the same it makes me smile. lol.

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It seems he is lacking the half low area...

lol

Love the poster his smile is killer

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HAHAHA!!! My thought exactly ! Surprise that you're the first to mention it...:-)

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... I didn't want to say! =X

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the statute of limitations passes on his crimes ..

well in my country is like this too. The max someone can be in jail is for 30 years and nothing more.

No matter what crime they did. Sad but true.

And once the stature of limitations passes they won't go to jail anyway...

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YES - of course he'd get away scot free with his smile - how can you arrest a fine looking man like that?! I thought the story was someone was doing copycat murders of his crimes, but it's much more intriguing that he outright admitted to doing them, but isn't making it any easier to catch him.

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You sure got to this party late. Where were you to protect your husband?! :P

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I haven't noticed it before, but PSH looks like Song Joong Ki aged 15yrs.

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HA! i love them both..how i wish PSH and SJK will have a drama together..

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In my country there is a statute of limitations on murder.

After 20 years you cannot go to jail anymore or pay for murder....

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wow.. this seems interesting..
i hope the story and acting is as good as it seems, since this kind of story need strong story and acting to make it great =)
cant wait =)

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sounds like Jack the ripper.
saw the book today.
Well he look good based on the poster..and heard also he can act well.

Im looking forward with his project with Moon geun young.
They look good together.

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awesome. *nose bleeds*

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/drooooooooooooooool

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