LG G5 launches in South Korea, first Jason Statham commercial can be seen (and never unseen) here

While LG's new flagship — the G5 — will be launching in Western markets tomorrow, the company has launched the modular handset in its home country of South Korea today. A couple of days ago, we did get two teasers for an ad campaign featuring action star Jason Statham to support the new smartphone. Well, thanks to the South Korean launch, we also get the first 30-second ad with the star.

In the short clip, we get to see the actor kick some behind wearing a blond wig, as well as have his face attached to the bodies of a street dancer and an elderly woman. Then we get to see Statham ride bulls, and get set on fire while riding a motorcycle, which storms against the aforementioned bulls. Sound garbled and confused? Well, it is a bit. But in all honesty, we'd say it's nowhere near as high on our weird-o-meter as the series of ads HTC did for the One M9, starring Robert Downey Jr. Now those were proper weird!

The LG G5 features a radical redesign of the company's flagship line, packing a full-metal body and the ability to swap out the phone's "chin" for other modules. Currently, there are two alternatives available – a Cam PLUS module, which brings some more mechanical controls, a bulgy profile to make the device feel more like a camera, and an extra 1,200 mAh of battery; and a Hi-Fi PLUS module which brings some Bang & Olufsen audio goodness. The camera module will set you back around an extra $70, while the B&O unit is north of $150, but at least comes bundled with its own high-quality earbuds.

Here's more info on the G5, and the Jason Statham 30-second ad is just below. Enjoy!

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22. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Cool ad, though not likely to make the average consumer want the phone.

20. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i want to know how that audio attachment sounds like

15. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Statham is cool though. Noone can take that away.

13. Konkit

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

looks like trailer of some epic movie @_@ 10/10 will watch it

8. Phonehex

Posts: 775; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

What the f**k ad nonsense s**t is this !!!! GAWD!

6. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012


5. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Asian market for only. I took Asian OEM years to realise what is suitable for Asian market in terms of marketing it is not for Western .

10. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

no it will be broadcasted in usa, uk also

11. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

thanks for correcting me..

18. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

I've seen commercials for the phone but they didn't include the crazy statham stuff

19. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I saw too. Dear not to watch this one for the second time

4. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

What. The. F.

3. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

All I can say is that's a very South Korean ad.

12. Konkit

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

cant wait for their Japanese ad :D

2. tabVision

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

reminds me the commercials with Robert Downey Jr. and HTC.

1. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

That makes no sense at all!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"eer chi, chi five"

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Shows more of Statham than the G5. Completely forgets the idea that they are supposed to advertise the product, not the model.

14. Konkit

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

its just bait for human curiosity, if watcher want to know more about this phone, about the specs, camera quality, sliding battery, they can easily google it

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's also misleading ad as it cuts out all the having to turn on the phone when you add the add-ons

17. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Yeah I'm sure most people won't understand that the phone won't be on when the battery's not in.

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