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The Postcard (2007)

30th June 2012

It has been awhile since I wrote about a short film and there is really no excuse for it. Short films are my favorite movies to watch, especially when I am busy with correcting papers or other school-related work. And it is not as if there are any shortage of them. While a few years ago, viewing shorts was difficult to do outside of film festivals or the rare DVD compliation, but then the INDIEFILM television channel became available here in Jeonju. As the name implies, it airs solely independent and art films and among its offerings are numerous short films. A surprising number of these have English subtitles including the movie I caught by chance last night, The Postcard.  This touching tale was directed by Kim Joon-pyo aka Josh Kim and after watching this movie, I wish he would do more. He put an incredible amount of characterization and emotion into a film which was no mean feat considering that the entire running time he had to work with was 14 minutes.  Unfortunately, up until now, his only other work in films has been a bit part in the 2007 comedy Master Kims– a movie I forgot existed until today. The Postcard is really a moving film, bringing me close to tears twice in its short running time. The first time was when the mailman’s hopes are crushed. He goes from happiness to utter despair in the blink of an eye an it is truly heartbreaking. The second time was at the end. It is a film that shows a lot of sensitivity about a delicate topic without maudlin or unduly sentimental and it mixes in a heavy dose of humor.  It is really a movie in need of a wider audience

Actually, I had initially written a full-review of the plot and the points I liked as I had assumed most readers of this blog would not be able to see the movie.  Then I did a quick search and found that this movie had been posted, presumably legally, on Youtube with the English subtitles. I erased my summary and embedded the film below. Enjoy the movie and judge it for yourself.

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The Independent: June 25th, 1896

27th June 2012

Continuing my project of retyping the issues of Korea’s first English-language newspaper, The Independent, this week I bring you vol. 1, Issue No. 35 from Thursday, June 25th, 1896.  In this issue, the students of the Royal English School challenge the decrees of the Minister of Education, the town of Ri Chun burns to the ground, and the Ladies Lawn Tennis Club will no longer serve tea! <<Reminder:  Opinions expressed in The Independent DO NOT represent my views and are merely presented here for historical purposes–tom>>



“The way of a fish in the sea, the way of a bird in the air, the way of a snake on a rock and the way of a man with a maid” are all hard to understand but we also find some difficulty in foretelling what a government official will do when charged with malfeasance and indirection.  The position of the chusa, or clerk, is sometimes spoken of as being secure we would call attention to the danger of his position. It is something like that of a man employed to carry the can of nitro-glycerine from place to place in the mine and handle it. He gets paid for little work but if anything goes wrong you have to hunt over several counties before you can get his ensemble.  So with the under official. If anything goes wrong in the office and someone up at Seoul takes it into his head to make trouble, the first business of hte chief is to decide which one of his clerks shall have the honor of shouldering the responsibity.  But now another unforeseen feature crops out.  It is becoming the fashion when anything goes wrong in the country, to say “Oh, His Majesty ordered this an I am not concerned with it.”  This is one of the, to us, unforeseen consequences of His Majesty’s peronal control of matters political.  So long as he was largely led by the opinion of three or four men immediately near his person it was difficult to do this, for the statement would reflect upon the above-mentioned favorites and bring swift punishment but now that His Majesty has more direct and personal control of matters, officials do not scruple to lay the blame of mistakes upon him. On the other hand when things move on successfully and the work amounts to something there is no mention of a higher source but the official in question reaps, so far as possible, the whole praise and benefit of the transaction. In other words, while landscape gardening is not much affected in Korea, they all “hedge.”  Reap the benefit if things go well and lay the blame on someone else if things go wrong is a common motto in Korea.

On the other hand on principle of oriental government is to make the chief of a department responsible for every thing that goes wrong.  If a general is beaten in war he loses his head though he be quite innocent of blame. The Viceroy Li lost his peacock feather because of events that transpired hundreds of miles away and which he could not have prevented by any foresight.  This principle is the cause of the marvellous resourcefulness of the Korean when making excuses.

We hope to see the time when every official in Korea shall be clearly instructed as to the exact amount of responsibility that he carries and the exact limits of his prerogatives, and then be held strictly up to the mark, neither more nor less.

***  It is also a matter of concern that the officials in the country consult their own convenience in publishing to the people the edicts of His Majesty.  These are often suppressed and the people do not learn the fact that the King is personally interested in them. It is not so much the contents of the edicts as the fact that they evince an interest in the common people on the part of His Majesty which would go far toward quieting the country.

Brief Notice

t56-2The students of the Russian an French Schools were called by His Majesty on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and he saw them perform several interesting gymnastic exercises and drill.  The boys marched into the Russian Legation headed by a drum corps and went through th exercises very creditably and received hearty praise from His Majesty and His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince. His Majesty gave each student two fans, and the boys responded with three cheers for His Majesty.  They adjourned to the buildings below and had their dinner. After the meal they had some fireworks in the tennis court behind the Legation in honor of the schools. Mrs Weaber distributed some prizes to the students who passed the best examinations in their studies. The Russian teacher Mr Birukoff, French teacher Mr Martel, Lieut. Hmeleff, Prince Dondukoff Korsakoff, Dr Voloschinow, and the Russian Minister had an audience with His Majesty.  He expressed his gratification at the success of these schools.  The boys went home in the most happy and contented frame of mind.

The students of the Royal English School sent a letter to the Minister of Education to the effect that they do not consider the action of the Minister in regard to the uniform question as a loyal obedience to His Majesty’s Edict.  His Majesty graciously allowed his subjects to wear whatever clothes they deem convenient, and the students considered the European dress most suited to them hence they have been wearing it and with approval of His Majesty and the former Minister of Education.  They state that the Minister has no right whatever to infringe upon the liberty which His Majesty has granted to them.  The letter was signed by 98 students and 3 Korean teachers. They all marched to the Department in their uniforms and delivered the letter to the secretary of the Department as the Minister was not in.  The Minister has not yet replied.

The Governor of Ham Heung, Kim Yu Sung has been re-establishing all the old customs in his Office. He now has six private Secretaries, over a hundred servants, two dozen dancing girls or Kisaengs, and other unnecessary officials for his gratification.  Of course this was all abolished by the Government some years ago hence there is no money allowed for luxury. He levied more taxes on the people to defray the expenses, and the people in that province make bitter complaints.  He sent six of his lieutenants, who claim to be disciples of Confucius, to Seoul to lay claim before the Home Department the imaginary great deeds of the Governor. The scheme is to have the Governor remian in the office longer.

Kim So Sung of Chemulpo who has been drinking hard and has been out of employment for some days became despondent lately and last Saturday night he committed suicide by hanging in his own room.

After Friday next June 26th tea will not be served at the Ladies Lawn Tennis Club until Fall by order of the Recreation Committee.

M. Lefevre of the French Legation has received from his Gov’t leave of absence. He intends to go back to France in a few weeks.

The Governor of Chung Ju reports that the insurgents of Ri Chun, Juk San and Kwang Ju districts joined their forces and had a fight with the Japanese telegraph liners in Ri Chun. The former were routed but during the fight a fire broke out  and burned the whole town and only a few kans of the Magistrates Office were saved. 

The wife of Chung Chong Won was intoxicated a few days ago and her husband scolded her for the unwomanly act. The woman took a large dose of opium and killed herself that night.

The Governor of Nam Won reports to the Department of Justice that a man name So Chun Sam was murdered by Kim Suk Cho.  The wife of So avenged her husband by killing the murderer with a stone mortar.

The base ball game on Tuesday afternoon between the Seoul Athletic Club and the Base Ball club of the USS Yorktonwn was played in HunYunAn.  The game was well played on both sides and at times it was quite exciting.  The score was 16 to 22 in favor of the marines (what follows is a list of players and how many runs they scored.. I am not typing it as all 9 players on each team scored at least 1 run in this well-played game…tom)

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New Movies opening June 28th

26th June 2012

With summer vacation for universities in full swing and the rainy season predicted to start this coming weekend, it seems like the perfect time to head for the theaters to see a film… and with 12 new movies opening, you will certainly find one that you like. Of the new films coming we have I Spit on Your Grave (us),Cabin In the Woods (us), The Big Bang (us), Amazing Spider-Man (us) No Do (es), Wuthering Heights (uk), Nine Miles Down (uk), Q (fr), Red Nights (hk), Choy Lee Fut (ch), King of Thorn (jp) and Happy, Happy Bread (jp)

Normally, Iwould be posting the trailers for the new Korean movies here.. but as you can see, there are none…   Next week though, look for Yeongashi, a film that looks very promising.

So instead of posting trailers, I have updated the page for movies filming and awaiting release, adding about 20 titles.

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Korean Box Office: June 22-24

25th June 2012


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Guest (2010)

24th June 2012


Human beings seem to have this flaw of not being able to look away from things like car accidents and train wrecks… and I must  have that fault times 10.  How else can I justify sitting through the entire runnning time of the movie, Guest? While watching, I took notes and at four different times I marked down that I was considering turning the movie off..and yet I didn’t. 

In fact, I had a pretty good idea that this movie might not be good. It had been released on a single screen and Seoul and had only one showing.  My buying the DVD probably doubled the money that that made from that release.  However, I wanted to give the movie a chance because there are many films that I like and no one else seems to.. and vice versa. There was, I thought, a chance that this was a hidden treasure. That’s the problem of being an optimist. It sometimes leads to viewing experiences with films that I don’t want to repeat.

You may have noticed that I put two posters in the image above which is not something I usually do. This was to demonstrate the name change the film underwent. Even if you cannot read Korean, you will notice the lettering is different. The movie was originally going to be called in Korean ‘Bulcheong Gaek’ and have the English title of The Univited Guest.  However, it was never released under that name. Instead it actually hit theaters.. I mean ‘a’ theater… a year later, under the title of ‘Sonnim 1: Cheotbeonjae Iyagi’ which translates as The Guest 1: The First Story. I was going to use the name The Univited Guest, but the opening sequence of the DVD provides the English title of simply Guest, so that is what I went with. 

Between name changes, the film mercifully lost about 15 minutes of running time. It also lost some visuals as well .. and two words of dialogue.  What do I mean by that?  Well, in the movie Ji-min, the husband, is wearing his favorite shirt, a baseball jersey. However, the production crew obviously could not secure permission to use the name of the team nor of the player. So Ji-min is followed around by a cloud of digitalized pixels that try to obscure the writing on his shirt. Unfortunately, the writing is on the front, on the back and on both sleeves and the pixels dance with the slighest move he makes in their efforts to hid the name of the athlete and team.  If you know Korean baseball, you will know immediately what team they are trying to hide.. only one starts with a ‘W’ nor are the pixels any more skilled at obscuring the players name.  That is not all. We also get a whole screen of pixelization when someone, wisely, decided to hid the loving close up of a pile of vomit. While I was grateful for the visual protection, I have to wonder why the offending two seconds was not simply cut if it was deemed to graphic.. or perhaps phoney?…  in post production. The audio is ‘bleeped’ out twice while watching when the name of a second pro-baseball team is mentioned.. no body apparently wanted anything to do with this film.  Strangely, the team’s name appears in the English subtitles anyway… good job on hiding it, guys…

The movie is a thriller of the home invasion kind.  I think long ago after watching Midnight FM, I mentioned how home invasions are my least favorite kind of horror.  Probably because, when it is done well, it is too realistic and I become too tense and nervous and, when not done well, they are annoying in the choices characters make or in the near-superhuman ability of the antagonists to prevent the hostages from escape or of seeking outside help.  This film is definitely the latter.  The film fails to build up any tension at all even though the threat of injury, death and rape come up quite frequently. The script tries to up the ante by having the main character four months pregnant and the having other hostage a mother of a who one-year-old daughter whom she left sleeping in the apartment while she popped in to deliver leftover cake.  However, it doesn’t work at all.

I am being a negative to the film, and not without cause, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some things to like in the story. There is a strange dance scene in the film where Dong-soo, the crazy home invader, asks for dance lessons (and you wonder why I couldn’t take the threat seriously?)   The neighbor nervously starts teaching him but soon gets into the steps with wild, even joyful, abandon and she and the criminal dance on opposite sides of the room from pregnant Na-yeon who is framed in the middle looking at both of them with an expression of horror.  It is surprisingly well shot considering how unimaginative the rest of the movie is. Another thing I thought I would like was the choice of Dong-soo’s name. I was certain it was going to be an alias because there was a comic sketch from a few years ago on Korean tv featuring a man and is imaginary friend Dong-soo.. a being whom no one could see or hear. However, no connection was made to that and we never learn whether Dong-soo was the insane man’s real name or not. In his first appearances, ringing the doorbell in the dead of the night, he is suitably creepy and, were I directing the film, I might have dragged that out a little more (and added a hefty does of much needed characterization instead of the broad, heavy-handed strokes of character we are given).

I strongly recommend you avoid this film at all costs.  I don’t care of the director personally visits your house with a signed copy.. believe me, you will be wasting 80 minutes of your life that would be better spent watching  pretty much anything.  It is a bad, bad movie. The director, who has a cutting sense of irony, renamed the film Guest 1: The First Story. However, I can guarantee that their will never be a Guest 2. At least, as an optimist, that is what I am going to believe…

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Korean Movies on DVDs: June 24-June 30

23rd June 2012


Two Korean movies are being released on DVD this week.  The first was the box office success Helpless, directed by Byeon Yeong-joon and starring Lee Seon-gyun and Kim Min-hee.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: ages 15+/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 117 minutes/ Suggested Retail Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: June 28

The second film is the historical drama, Gabi directed by Jang Yoon-hyeon and starring Ju Jin-mo an Kim So-yeon.  Number of discs:1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: ages 15+/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 115 minutes/ Suggeted Retail Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: June 28

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The Independent: Saturday, June 20, 1896

20th June 2012

Continuing the weekly project of retyping Korea’s first English-language newspaper, this week’s issue is Vol.1, No. 33 from Saturday, June 20, 1896. In this issue: The rather random origin of the Korean word for police ‘kyeongchal’  still in use today, there is a brawl at the market,  the editor celebrates the plans to erect the Independence Arch outside the west gate of Seoul, and a report of various bits of news from the city of Kunsan which includes the birth of a 4-legged chicken… <And just a reminder, the articles were published in 1896. The views expressed within do no reflect the views of this website or anyone associated with it. They are merely here to provide historical perspective>



The croakers may croak and the pessimists may growl and the independence of Korea may be treated as a joke by those who can see nothing but the fact that His Majesty is still enjoying the hospitality of the Russian legation but they all argue from their fears and not from either present facts or future probablities. Today we rejoice in the fact that the King has decided to erect upon the ruins of the arch outside the West Gate, a new one to be entitled Independence Arch, 독립문.    We do not know as its inscription will be written in onmun (hangul or Korean letters as most things at this time were still written in Chinese–tom) but we wish it might. For centuries the arch stood there as a constant insult to the autonomy of Korea, an autonomy which China always hastened to assert when called upon to stand responsible for any trouble in the peninsula but which she always denied when it was safe to do so.  She denied it once too many times and now her “suzerainty” (a tributary state allowed some self-government–tom) is where the old arch is, namely op-so (Romanized Korean for 없서’ which mean ‘is not/have not’– tom).  And now the arch is to be raised on the same spot to stand forever as a negation of Manchu dominance, to show that Korea is once and for all cut off from the blighting influence of Chinese patronage; cut off, we hope, also from the system of fraud, corruption and trickery which today makes that most populous empire the laughing stock of the world. This arch means independence not from China alone but from Japan from Russia and from all European powers.  Not that she could stand against them in the brunt of war but that she is so situated that the interests of peace, of humanity, of progress demand for her and will secure to her the enjoyment of an intergal position among the powers of the East.  War might rage around her–may pour  over her but she would again emerge intact if only by the law of the equilibrium of forces.  All sucess to the Independence Arch and may future generations point to it and to the sovereign at whose hand it was reared with feelings similar to which Englishmen, Americans, Frenchmen or others point to those events which mark the glorious achievements of their progenitors.

There was an ancient prophecy that if the dynasty should outlive its 500th year it would be perpetual. The coincidence is interesting. Almost exactly at the expiration of the semi-millenium the events transpired which delivered Korea from a condition which promised a speedy dissolution and she took a new lease of life, began another five hundred year period which we trust will not be interupted.

Korea is a small State but I would say of her as Pere Hyacinthe said of Judea:  “The little States! They are constituted by the hand of God an I trust in Him, that He will not suffer them to be removed.  He has placed them between the great states as the negation to universal empire– a pacific obstacle to the shocks of their power and the plots of their ambition.”

Brief Notice

A soldier wanted to buy a fish from a huckster outside the West gate yesterday, but he thought the price was too high.  He tried to buy it at the price which he considered was proper, but the huckster did not think the same way.  A fight ensued and the soldier beat the fisherman o the policeman in that neighborhood hastened to the scene and tried to stop the fight but the soldier was too much for tbe guardian of the peace, hence he went under the mighty fist of the warrior. Four more policemen arrived just at this time to rescue their unfortunate comrade but they shared the same fate.  In a few minutes there were six victims prostrate before the soldier, half unconscious. The report of the complete defeat on the part of the police was delivered to their station and a squad of them marched to the scene.  Some more up-cuts and side blows were exchanged between the combatants and at last the soldier was handcuffed and brought to the Police Officer in the station.  The soldier was comparatively meek after he was brought to the station, but when the police officer tried to examine him, he became again furious an pounced upon the officer with such marvelous alertness the officer had to seek asylum behind the screen.  However the policemen overpowered the breaker of law and turned him over to the War Office.  He is now in military prison awaiting trial. 

Thursday noon one of the Independent staff, on his way to tiffin in front of the Office, noticed an old man sitting in the middle of the street in front of the German Consulate with an axe and a roll of manuscript in front of him. It was raining furiously and the old man did not have even a pretense of cover on his head.  He was soaked through and was shivering like a man taking a cold bath on a January morning.  The scribe asked him the cause of his self-inflicted punishment, he answered in mono-syllabc “Sangso” (a memorial to the Throne). It was evident that he wanted to memoralize the Throne on some pet scheme of his and he could not enter the street leading to the Russian Legation on account of the sentries at that point, so he concluded to sit right there with the document before him in hopes His Majesty might hear of his pressence there and call him into the Legation.  The meaning of carrying the axe was learned afterwards. If he did not tell His Majesty proper things His Majesty could kill him with that axe.  He was shivering and his teeth chattered so badly he could not articulate properly.  He was politely invited by the scribe to come into the Newspaper Office and get warmed, which he doggedly declined.  However, the scribe had his own way and pulled him into a room in the Independent building and gave him some hot food and dry clothes. He stayed there all day and went away in the evening. The contents of the document are still a mystery as he persistantly declined to reveal them.

In connection with the new Independence Arch, a fine carriage road is to be built reaching from the West gate out through the Peking pass which will then be in reality what it is now only in name– a pass.  It is a thing  upon which the government is to be congratulated that this so-called pass, on the main thoroughfare of the country and within sight of the city walls, which has for centuries been an epitome of Koren unprogressiveness, is now to be made thoroughly passable for carts and vehicles of every kind.

A policeman found the body of a dead man in Pul-Keun Ko-Kai on Wednesday night.  There was a stab wound in the body and a knife was found beside the body, stained with blood. The knife evidently belonged to the dead man as he had the sheath fastened on his clothes.  The police are making a thorough investigation of the true cause, but so far everything indicates suicide.

There was a fire in the old granary inside the little West gate caused by rain getting into the store room where a large quantity of quick lime was stored and fire was the result.  There was no damage of any consequence except that one fireman was hurt.

The Governor of An Dong reports that a band of insurgents entered An Dong district from Sang Ju.  The Seoul troops routed them and obtained twelve Remington rifles. He further reports that Lieut. Nam Heui Dok killed ten insurgents in An Dong, and shot two leaders.  Next day he had a sharp encounter  with two thousand insurgents and killed 35 and captured 10. On the third day he had another fight and killed 50 insurgents.  There was no casuality among the Seoul troops. Lieut Wo Nam Kiu had a fight with the insurgnents of Ye Chun and killed 42 and captured 20.  Captain Kim Kin Heun met a band of insurgents in Ye An and dispersed them. Lieut. Kim Sa Sang went to Ye Chun and Pung Ki districts and drove away the insurgents and pacified the people.  He obtained several hundred bags of rice and a large number of guns from the insurgents and gave the rice to the people of that district.

The Chief of Police and Police Officers are called in Korean Kyeng Mu Sa and Keng Mu Kwan. The new Chief of Police, Yi Chong Keun objects to the word Kyeng Mu because one of his ancestors’ names was Kyeng Mu.  Now in the Police Department they call th Chief Kyeng Chal Sa and the subordinate officers Kyeng Chal Kwan.

The Governor of Chun Chon prohibits the use of the Korean calendar in place of the Chinese; also he forbade the policemen or police officers wearing uniform by saying it is an act of kai wha and he does not approve of anything progressive. He further objects to the use of the Korean unmun by the people in that province. He requested that the insurgents be not punished by the Seoul troops after their capture. Here is another disciple of Mr. Sin Ki Sun and the second champion of the insurgents.

A letter from Mr. WM Jenkins of Kun San says,  a Korean tried to drown his son in the river, but was prevented by an American. Two loads of passengers went by sail boat to Chemulpo owing to the non-arrival of the steamer. Dr. AD Drew set the bones of a Korean’s leg. The man was a sailor, and getting drunk, fell and shattered both bones just above the ankle.  He came to Dr. Drew after three days but with care there is a good chance for his recovery.  He also states that a four legged chicken was hatched there.

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Trailers for new Korean Movies opening June 21st.

19th June 2012

Several new Korean films are opening this week along with The Slut (is), Di Di Hollywood (es), Special Forces (fr), Big Bang (us), Yattaman (jp), and Faces in a Crowd. The trailers for the Korean films are below.

The one that seems most interesting to me among the many films opening this week is Two Weddings and a Funeral. It was directed by Kimjo Gwang-soo and stars Kim Dong-yoon, Ryu Hyeon-kyeong

The Suck Up Project, formerly dubbed with the English name The XXX-Kisser. (The X’ s are not be being coy, that is how the title was originally written).  It is directed by Jeong Seung-goo and starring Song Sae-byeok and Seong Dong-il.

Miss Conspirator is an action comedy starring Ko Hyeon-jeong and Yoo Hae-jin .. third on the cast list is Seong Dong-il ..he has been busy lately as he was also playing the lead in the above film…

Heaven is Only Open to the Single– director Jo Seong-gyu; starring Choi Yoon-so and Lee Neung-ryong.

Finally, we have 2 documentaries. The first is entitled Two Doors focussing on a recent and tragic demonstration in Seoul.

The other is the film of a Kpop concert I Am

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Korean Box Office: June 15-17

18th June 2012


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New Korean DVDs: June 17-23

16th June 2012

love fiction***************

This coming week we have three new Korean movies being released onto DVD. Pictured first is LOVE FICTION, directed by Jeon Gye-soo an starring Ha Jeong-woo and Kong Hyo-jin.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: for ages 15+/ Format: non-listed in promo material/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 121 minutes/ Suggested Retail Price: 22,000 KRW/Available: June 20

In the center, we have director Yoo Ha’ s most recent work HOWLING starring Song Kang-ho and Lee Na-yeong.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: for ages 15+/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 114 minutes/ Suggested Retail Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: June 21

Finally there is ROMANCE JOE directed by Lee Gwang-gook and starring Kim Yeong-pil and Shin Dong-mi.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: for ages 12+/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 115 minutes/ Recommended Retail Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: June 21.

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