When Magnet, the genre arm of billionaire Mark Cuban’s Magnolia Home Entertainment, acquired the rights to Korean director Shin Jeong-won’s film “Chaw” they added a seemingly superfluous ‘Z’ to the title, renaming it “Chawz”, like it’s from the streetz. You can read James review of it here. In addition to the extra consonant, they’ve also added a Region 1 release date. “Chawz”, which has been described as “’Jaws’ with a wild boar”, will appear on DVD/Blu-ray on April 26 this year.
One day in a small and peaceful village Sameri, boasting no criminal cases for 10 years, a terrible accident happens. Ecologists studying wild animals on a nearby mountain, discover a collection of dismembered body parts. Policeman KIM Kang-su just transferred to Sameri from Seoul takes the case. The victim turns out a granddaughter of Chun il-man, who was once a legendary hunter. Chun is convinced that it wasn’t a human that murdered his granddaughter but a man-eating boar, Chaw. Terrified, the people of Sameri invite one of the most famous hunters Baek to catch the Chaw. Baek leaps at the chance hoping it will prove himself to be the best ever hunter. Baek, Chun, detective Sim in charge of the case, ecologist Soo-ryun and KIM Kang-soo (whose mother is also missing) head into the deep dark mountains to confront the beast.
Rampaging wild beast films are always high on my list of movies to see. I’m even a sucker for things like recent SyFy fare like “Sharktopus” and “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid”. The trailer is embedded below. Watch it, get pumped, and remember, April 26.