Hae-Jun is working on an oil rig
out in the ocean area known as Sector 7. She is obsessed with finding oil and
saying goodbye to her father who was claimed by a mysterious accident over 25 years ago in Sector 7. The rig is about to be shut down (as instructed by the company funding it) when her uncle lets her drill
for oil one more time with a skeleton crew. People start to die and they
find they have a sea monster that wants them all for food.
SECTOR 7 is the first 3D film made in South Korea. It was filmed on a set with abundant use of green screen and filming scenes multiple
times to get all the elements for the green screen and 3D. I’m watching
the 2D version on DVD and it is an entertaining monster movie in the classic B movie tradition with a better budget. The CGI effects and green screen work best in the dark while it sometimes shows as
obvious CGI backdrops during daytime scenes. The monster isn't a bad piece of rendered CGI- they actually put some work in
making the monster look as terrifying as possible.
The story isn’t as deep as THE HOST or MONSTERS. Still it is a movie that builds and then the mayhem is let loose as the characters
fight and run from the monster (created through CGI and green screen stand-ins).
It has a couple of good twists even though you really don’t get to know the characters much beyond the surface
details. It is a monster movie and nothing that would stand out as a classic-
just a good monster film to watch on one night or on a rainy day.
MAKING OF SECTOR 7- a six minute promo
piece about the making of the film with little facts about the film (it involved lots of green screen and the platform was
the only set with the rest being green screen and CGI in addition to the film being the first Korean 3D movie) and interviews
with cast and crew in addition some behind-the-scenes footage
SECTOR 7: DREAM TEAMWORK UNDER THE INSIBLE
SITUATION- behind-the-scenes footage of the crew acting to the green screen and people standing in for the creature in green
suits. Sometimes it looks like a blooper reel.
SECTOR 7: THE CREW OF THE ECLIPSE- interviews
with the cast and the director (who apologizes he overworked the cast (and in another interview that the lead actress went
through a lot).
SECTOR 7: JOINT
DEVELOPMENT ZONE- an interview with the lead actress
Also included is the theatrical trailer
on the disc.
FINAL ANALYSIS: SECTOR 7 is an entertaining green screen monster movie that the energy and style raises it above
being just a B movie you would discount as crap that would get dumped as a Saturday night movie on SyFy (don’t get me
wrong sometimes SyFY actually shows a good movie on Saturday). Nice film to rent
on a rainy day.
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