Seen in Jeonju

DVD Releases: August 29-Sept. 4

29th August 2010

no hee-kyeong

The Shorts Films of writer No Hee-kyeong–Award winning drama screenwriter No Hee-kyeong is being honored with this release of five of her made-for-tv short films ranging back to the late 90s. However, I suspect this dvd set will be of little interest to most readers of this site as the discs are not subtitled. But if you are interested, the set information is as follows:  Number of  discs: 3/ Subtitles: None/ Rating: None/ Format: 4:3 full screen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Special features: Interview with No Hee-kyeong and director Pyo Min-soo/ Recommended Price: 38,500 KRW/ Available: September 1

cafe seoul

Cafe Seoul– Director Masaharu Take helmed this Korean-Japanese co-production in 2009. Director Take previous work includes We Shall Overcome Someday, Sweet Boys and Sweet Boys 2. His ‘Sweet Boys’ films are titled Cafe Daikanyama and Cafe Seoul seems to be along the same vein–and possibly similar to the popular Korean drama Coffee Prince or the movie Antique as well. This movie stars Kim Jeong-hoon (former singer of the band U.N.), Takumi Saito (Boys Love), Kim Dong-wook (No Regret) and Choi Seong-min (Secret).  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean & Japanese/ Rating: ages 12+/ Format: 16:9 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Special features: Trailer/ Running time: 94 minutes/ Recommended Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: September 1

I Am Happy-directed by Yoon Jong-chan (Sorum) and starring Hyeon Bin (Millionaire’s First Love), Lee Bo-yeong (Sadder than Blue), Park No-shik (Memory of Murder) and Eun Joo-hee (Like You Know It All).  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: English & Korean/ Rating: ages 15+/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio:Dolby Digital 5.1/ Special Features: commentary by director Yoon, Hyeon Bin and Prof. Kim Yeong-jin–music video–trailer/ Running Time: 113 minutes/ Recommended Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: September 2

tears of the amazon

Tears of the Amazon– a popular documentary that was given both a theatrical release and a much longer television release. It now available in DVD format and 2 Blue-Ray versions–but be careful which one you pick up–the Blue-Ray release of the television version doen NOT have English subtitles.  However the theatrical versions in BR and DVD format have them. The following information is for the DVD only.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: English/ Rating: none/ Format: 16:9 widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digitial 5.1 &2.0/ Region Code: all / Running time: 98 minutes/ Recommended Price: 22,000 KRW/ Available: September 3

Dolyi–On July 22, the first volume of this long running television drama was released on DVD. The second will be available by the end of this week and will contain episodes 19-36.  Number of Discs: 6/ Rating: 15+/ Format: 16:9 widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Region Code: 3/ Recommended Price: 77,000 KRW/ Available: September 3

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