Sound Terror Action Movie ‘DECIBEL’ Starring Kim Rae Won and Lee Jong Suk To Premiere in Singapore

Released in South Korea on November 16th, DECIBEL is a ‘Sound Terror Action’ movie portraying a bomb designer (played by Lee Jong-suk) who attempts to occupy a city with a special bomb responsive to a certain degree of the big noise, and a former navy commander (played by Kim Rae-won) who became his target. This much anticipated movie is set to premiere in Singapore cinemas on December 1st.

One of the highlights of this movie is the unique subject of the ‘Sound-responsive Bomb’, a specially designed bomb which senses noise. When it reaches to a certain degree of noise, the remaining time to the explosion will drop by half. And when it passes its limit of noise, the bomb explodes.

In DECIBEL, these bombs are being planted in the middle of the city where no one can control the noise. This uncontrollable ‘Noise’ becomes the trigger of the bomb, boosting its strength in genre as the background of the movie is getting expanded to the entire city.

On top of the distinctive element which doubles the immersion and tension of the movie, audiences can also look forward to the unpredictable story depicted through the tight confrontation of the two main characters, ‘the former Navy Commander who became the target of terrorism’ and ‘the Bomb Designer who once was a Navy Lieutenant & Mensa member’.

DECIBEL stars Kim Rae-won, Lee Jong-suk, Jung Sang-hoon, Park Byung-eun, Lee Sang-hee, Cho Dal-hwan, Cha Eun-woo, and Lee Min-ki.

Movie Synopsis:
Don’t make a noise otherwise the bomb will go off.

Former lieutenant commander Do-yeong (Kim Rae-won) suffers from PTSD caused by the hellish submarine accident in which he lost his colleagues. Even though he is revered as a national hero, he feels guilty and tormented by his own family estrangement.

One day, Do-yeong receives a cryptic phone call from a mysterious person, threatening he’ll blow up a football stadium with improvised explosives triggered by a certain decibel. In the nick of time, Do-yeong saves innocent lives but the terrorist remains intent on inflicting further casualties, including Do-yeong’s wife and daughter. Now he must race against the clock to track the terrorist down and save his family as well as other people. Amid this impossible task, the unforeseen consequences of a secret he left buried in the deep sea resurfaces.

Title: Decibel
Genre: Action
Cast: Kim Rae-won, Lee Jong-suk, Jung Sang-hoon, Park Byung-eun, Lee Sang-hee, Cho Dal-hwan, Cha Eun-woo, Lee Min-ki
Directed by: Hwang In-ho
Singapore Release Date: 1 December 2022
Runtime: 110 minutes
Language: Korean (with English & Chinese subtitles)

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[INTERVIEW] WATCH: ASTRO Goes Backstage With HallyuSG In Singapore!

Fantagio’s boy band ASTRO held their first showcase in Singapore two weeks ago and we had the chance to meet the six members backstage right before their show!

WATCH: Find out more about the members, their preferences, and watch them make guesses & try to speak in Singapore’s unique dialect (Singlish)!

Be sure to watch till the end for a surprise!

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READ the coverage of ASTRO The 1st Showcase in Singapore:

[COVER] ASTRO Set Hearts Aflutter At First Showcase In Singapore

Special thanks to ASTRO, Fantagio and My Music Taste for this exclusive interview!

Video: RongRong, Meixian
Video Editing: Nicole
Translations: Stacy (My Music Taste)

Show Review

[COVER] ASTRO Set Hearts Aflutter At First Showcase In Singapore

Talk about dedication, Fantagio’s rising boy band ASTRO shows that they could be versatile in several areas, be it picking up a Mandarin song or displaying their boyish charms through cover performances.

In town for their first showcase last Sunday (March 5), the six-member boy band (Jin Jin, MJ, Eun Woo, Moon Bin, Rocky & Sanha) were seen showering their fans (AROHAs) with plenty of fan-service and affection.

Besides taking time to answer questions from fans, ASTRO also performed several titles from their four mini albums that were released as a four seasons project, including ‘Hide & Seek‘, ‘Breathless‘, ‘Confession‘ and more.

ASTRO, who recently celebrated their first year debut anniversary on February 23, dropped their latest winter special album [Winter Dream] a day prior to their anniversary.

Though the boys did not promote this mini album through music shows, they prepared the performances for ‘붙잡았어야 해‘ and ‘You & Me (Thanks AROHA)‘ at their Singapore showcase, much to the delight of fans.

Fans were also treated to special stages such as a Mandarin cover of Jay Chou’s ‘Love Confession‘ and a fresh rendition of TVXQ’s ‘Balloons‘, where Moon Bin was known as the “mini Yunho” who starred in the 2006 MV.

The showcase was wrapped up on a sweet note with AROHAs and ASTRO celebrating MJ’s birthday (March 5) with a special cake presentation and birthday song.

Were you there at the showcase? Share with us your favourite moment(s) and be sure to stay tuned to our exclusive release of interview with ASTRO in Singapore!

ASTRO The 1st Showcase in Singapore was organised by My Music Taste and covered by HallyuSG.