Hot Young Bloods

Hot Young Bloods (2014)

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Set within the early 1980's in Heongseong, South Korea. Young Sook is the feared leader of a female gang at the high school. Although she is known for her toughness, she has a secret crush on Joong Gil. Meanwhile, Joong Gil is the school's playboy. He attempts to woo all the girls at his high school except for Young Sook. That's because Gwang Shik, the feared leader of a rival school's male read moregang, views Young Sook as his woman.
A new female transfer student from Seoul arrives at their high school. She's different from the other girls and beautiful. Joong Gil falls for her instantly, while Young Sook attempts to prevent the new girl from encroaching on her secret crush. Trouble also brews for Joong Gil as Gwang Shik becomes aware of Young Sook stepping in between Joong Gil and the new transfer student.

  • Native title:

    피 끓는 청춘
  • Also Known as:

    Pi Kkeulneun Chungchoon ; Blood Boiling Youth

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Jun 26, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I don't get all the negativity about the movie...

It reminded me so much of Lure of the Wolves with a clash of the Classic and the old school Korean movies I watched and fell in love with.
The chemistry was amazing and everyone played their part really well...

I guess people who has not seen movies of the early 2000's will not appreciate it as much as I absolutely love it. read more You could compare it to Sunny, it had the same emotional pull but a little more fun in the story.

...was really simple. It wasn't complicated at all, no twists and turns. It made me question if what I think was going to happen was really going to happen in some parts but I'm not's all fun parts for me.

LJS needs to be a comedian... he was just hilarious but his actions were also very heartwarming.

The rest were really great too. They were so believable.
KYK was such a heart broken bad ass.
I already knew PBY was great but her cold character without being cutesy is really daebak.
LSY had very few lines but her acting as a~meek~sheep~with~all~the~crazy~inside was believable.
Everyone was amazing and their chemistry was just great.

There's a lot of comments about the cursing but I liked it because it gave the feel of the reality of the era in that area.

Brought me back all those Sundays my dad would turn up the radio...nostalgia at it's highest.


Watch the movie with an open mind and I suggest not to think too much. It's not the kind of movie that requires you to think but just simply enjoy.
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Oct 9, 2014
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.5
I can see what this movie was attempting. It was trying to pay tribute to the 80s, and the days of our youth, when we were passionate, energetic, and constantly searching for our identity and the meaning of our existence.

But the movie felt slightly directionless - probably due to a combination of the writing and the directing. The character and relationship development were half-hearted, especially between Lee Jong Seok and Park read more Bo Young's characters.

I was expecting Kim Young Kwang to have a more significant role in this movie, but unfortunately he was greatly overshadowed by the two leads, Lee Jong Seok and Park Bo Young. Lee Jong Seok's bumbling lover boy character did deliver some laughs, especially when faced with Kim Young Kwang's gangster character. But the standout was Park Bo Young - don't be fooled by her baby face, she can strike fear in the heart of any man with her punches and vulgarities. Quite a transformation from her previous roles.

I enjoyed the Korean and American music from the 80s which helps set the time period.

Still enjoyable in parts.
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Both movies have similar atmosphere from old times, so you get to enjoy old korean music, see old clothes styles and, also, imagine how korean teenagers lived when they didn't have mobile phones! Both movies are about friendship, hardships and, of course, first love. But I could say that "Hot Young Bloods" isn't as sad as "Unforgettable", and, in my mind, has more 'dirty' languages :) And if you like Korean satoori (dialects) you should watch both movies and fall for main characters cute satoori.
Did I mention that actors are great in both movies? Yes, they are. "Unforgettable" has Kim Soo Hyun (The moon that embraces the sun, I miss you, School who are you) and D.O (It's okay that's love). And "Hot young bloods" has Park Bo Young (Werewolf boy, Oh my chost) and Lee Jong Suk (I hear your voice, Pinocchio, Doctor stranger, Secret Garden, School 2013) as main leads.
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Both movies reminisce about high school days and bring about the nostalgia of adolescence and high school friendships.
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    TheSimpleton 10 days ago

    I watched this movie after watching LJS' W- Two Worlds, imagined how shocked i was seeing him like that! hahahha it was a fun movie.

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    B_ann1 Jul 8, 2017

    Such a good movie... Park Bo Young is really charming and charismatic.

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    leila Jun 19, 2017 - edited

    i've watched this four times and i'll keep watching it...

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    Meljus3 May 26, 2017

    I thought it was bad. Figures, LJS wont pick a bad project. That ending with Starship in the background was perfect. Yes, the main pair didnt have too many romantic moments. I think it was just right though. It was justifiable. It was perfect.

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    In South Korea, around 1982, we met Young Sook and Joong Gil, the "gang" of girls at the school, and he is the greatest "catcher" of the college, his goal is to date all girls in the Young class Sook, what a marvel of premise.
    "Hot Young Bloods" is a mixture of comedy, drama and romance "without" action, which has as adjuvants two gangs involved in the plot. A good movie to pass the time, that's all.

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    Melisa May 10, 2017

    a nice movie to enjoy in your free time. not a very memorable and intense movie, but this is just a kind of enjoying movie ^^

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    SillyIlly Apr 2, 2017

    is anyone else concerned about how the rape scene was completely brushed over?? It was a bit of a shock and was treated like nothing....

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    HamelinSong Mar 16, 2017 - edited

    loved the "An Officer and a Gentleman" ending :D

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    Josh Feb 14, 2017

    This was a lot better than I expected it to be

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    Luna_ Oct 31, 2016

    Seriously, I don't get why so many people didn't like it. This movie was super refreshing and not boring at all. LJS acting was so adorable & funny and his epic facial expressions XD

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    Bongsookie Aug 30, 2016 - edited

    "I'm so glad I found you, I'm not gonna lose you" - the music playing in the last scene is so fitting. What a cute ending ❤ loved this movie! 9/10

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    jxsilicon9 Aug 5, 2016 - edited

    How did this end?

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      jxsilicon9 Aug 23, 2016 - edited

      Either one is ok.

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      mamamIYA Aug 24, 2016
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      jxsilicon9 Aug 24, 2016

      So their parents were married to each other? Did they get divorce which is why they could get together later?

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      mamamIYA Aug 25, 2016
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    Sharn Jul 31, 2016

    Park Bo Young and her thug's acting xDD omg she's even cute when swearing

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    Risty_deidora Jul 11, 2016

    Great one!!! Sweet movie..

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    lhisa Jun 27, 2016

    Lee Jun Suk & Park Bo Young must team up in a drama..... I watched this movie because I Iike them both but I really don't like LJS being all beaten like in School 2013.... I love the music, reminds me of my high school days....The last part is great...


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jan 23, 2014
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 1 min.


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