The following are all some films which might be of inspiration
for the game.
Blood Rain (2005)
- A murder mystery set in 1808, set on an prosperous island with
a paper mill. After a fire destroys the tribute shipment, a
royal inspector is sent to solve the mystery. This is a little
scary and gory with a series of murders shown on-screen, but
if you can take that it's a great look at a small 19th century
community with an engaging mystery plot. Available on
DVD via Amazon.
- A biopic about an artist's life in 19th century Korea, starting
in the 1850's and proceeding onwards. He was self-taught, and
known as a drunkard and womanizer, but he apparently
revolutionized the Korean art world. The film is a series of
vignettes lauded for its cinematography.
- An adaptation of an 18th-century romantic novel, which became
popular as a wandering minstrel's opera (a form known as
p'ansori). Set in a small town, it is about a
courtesan's daughter whom the son of the governor falls in love
with and marries in secret. The film is narrated as a
modern-day p'ansori performance.
Musa the Warrior (2001)
- A medieval war movie set in 1375 when nine Koryo warriors,
envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a
Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops.
Sword in the Moon (2003)
- A martial arts war movie set in the 17th century, about
betrayal between two warrior friends who both recruited into an
elite unit -- the Clear Wind Shining Moon sword school.
A coup splits the unit against itself, and years later the
betrayed friend sets about his campaign of vengeance.
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Wed Feb 14 11:06:47 2007