Seen in Jeonju

New DVD Releases: August 22-28

21st August 2010

This week we have 4 Korean films and three television dramas being released in DVD format. Let’s start with the movies in the order they are pictured below.


BESTSELLER (2 discs)– Uhm Jeong-hwa and Ryu Seung-ryong star in a thriller of a writer who is trying to make a comeback after a scandal nearly destroyed her career. However, she finds herself investigating a mysterious events surrounding the village she is in and her daughter is talking to someone she cannot see. Subtitles: English & Korean/ Rating: Ages 15+/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 & 5.1/ Special features: optional commentary by Uhm Jeong-hwa, Jo Jin-woong, Choi Moo-ryong, Jo Hee-bong, Oh Jeong-se  and director Lee Jeong-ho, trailers, focus on Uhm Jeong-hwa/Region Code: 3/ Recommended Price: 27,500 KRW/ Available: August 25 –

SERA AND LAMI (1 disc)– starring Park Hae-mi, Shin Yi, Lee Tae-seong. Subtitles: English & Korean/ Rating: Ages 15+/ Format: 16:9 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Region Code: 3/ Recommended Price: 25,000 KRW/ Available: August 25

VIEWFINDER (1 disc)–director: Kim Jeong, starring Yang Eun-yong, LeeHo-yeong. Subtitles: English & Korean/ Rating: 15+/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Special Features: commentary by director Kim Jeong, producer Lee Won-jae, actors Yang Eun-yong, Lee Ho-yeong; trailers/ Region Code: 3/Recommended Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: August 26

NICE SHORTS (1 disc)–Collection of short films directed by Kim Yeong-geun, Kim Ye-yeong and Jo Seong-hee.  I saw at least one of the films in this collection at a screening of young directors from Jeonju.  I will definitely be picking up this DVD (and the Bestseller DVD) this week. Subtitles: English & Korean/ Rating: 19+/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Region: 3/ Special Features: trailer/ Recommended Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: August 26 

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PROECUTOR PRINCESS (8 discs): SBS drama that ran from March to May 2010 and starred Kim So-yeon, Park Shi-hoo, Han Jeong-soo and Choi Song-hyeon. Not only do you get the full 16 episodes if you buy this set, you also get a poster, pouch bag, postcards, clear file, picture book, stickers and a business card holder. Subtitles: English/ Rating: All ages/ Special Features: Commentary, deleted scenes, making, interviews with actors, director and writer/ Region Code: 3/ Recommended Price: 100,000/ Available: August 24


SOULMATE (5 discs)–an MBC drama that ran from March to June 2006 and starred Shim Dong-wook, Lee Soo-kyeong, Jang Mi-inae, Sa Kang. Subtitles: NONE/ Rating: All ages/ Format: 16:9 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Special Features: NG, deleted scenes, ‘no-cut’ filming, actor interviews, cameos/Region Code: 3/ Recommended Price: 45,000/ Available: August 26/ episdoes 1-22


CINDERELLA (11 discs)– KBS drama which ran from March to June 2010 and starred Moon Geun-yeong, Cheon Jeong-myeong, Ok Taek-yeon and Seo Woo. Subtitles: English/ Rating: Ages 15+/ Special Features: commentary, making, filming kiss scenes, ‘beyond talk’, interview <each 20 minutes> with main actors and directors Kim Yeong-jo and Kim Won-seob, music video/ Region Code: 3,4,5,6/ Recommended Price: 110,000 KRW/ Available: August 27/ set includes poster, picture book and postcards

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