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New Videos Range From Cheers to Bears

Here is a roundup of the English-language videos that were released in Seoul at the beginning of February.



Bring It On (2000)

Directed by Peyton Reed. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union, Jesse Bradford and Natina Reed.

It's a dream come true when Torrance Shipman (Dunst) becomes captain of a five-time cheerleading champion squad, the Rancho Carne High School Toros. The squad is so good that fans come to the football games only to watch the cheerleaders; the football team is not worth watching.

Then Torrence learns that past Toros captains didn't really choreograph their spirited routines but stole them from the East Compton Clovers. What's more, the Clovers' captain, Isis (Union) is on to the deception. She is angry and out to show the Toros up. With less than a month left to the regional championship tournament, Torrance must come up with a new routine, assisted by new recruit Missy Pantone (Dushku). Meanwhile, Torrance also has to deal with squad members eager to take her place as captain, and a budding new romance with Cliff Pantone (Bradford).



American Psycho (2000)

Directed by Mary Harron. Starring Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon and Samantha Mathis.

Patrick Bateman (Bale) deals with mergers and acquisitions or rather, murders and executions. Based on Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel "American Psycho," Patrick is a wealthy 1980s yuppie who knows fashion, music, drugs, the best restaurants, how to charm a woman and how to kill. Immune to emotions other than greed and disgust, Patrick preys on women and the occasional man, when the mood strikes him.



The Story of Us (1999)

Directed by Rob Reiner. Starring Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Matheson, Rob Reiner and Rita Wilson.

After Ben (Willis) and Katie (Pfeiffer) Jordan send their two children to summer camp, they realize what they thought was a wonderful marriage isn't. When they got married 15 years ago, it was a case of opposites attracting, and without their kids to keep them together, their differences are magnified. They separate for the summer, only to find that they cannot live without each other.



Grizzly Falls ("Big Bear" in Korean, 2000)

Directed by Stewart Raffill. Starring Bryan Brown, Daniel Clarke, Oliver Tobias, Richard Harris and Tom Jackson.

A grizzly bear kidnaps a hunter's son after hunters capture her cubs.



Liberty Heights (1999)

Directed by Barry Levinson. Starring Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Rebekah Johnson and Joe Mantegna.

A high school freshman in 1954, when desegregation was a huge issue, Ben Kurtzman (Foster) experiences new cultures. Ben, who is Jewish, falls for Sylvia (Johnson), a black classmate; his brother, who attends college, is in a similar situation.



by Joe Yong-hee

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