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DVD Releases: October 10-16

9th October 2010

This week, two Korean films from earlier this year are being released onto DVD, Barefoot Dream and On the Pitch. Neither of these films had much success in the box office at the time of their release. I was among the vast majority of people who did not go to see them. However, I might be interested in picking up Barefoot Dream.

barefoot dream

BAREFOOT DREAM:  A feel-good family film in which Kim Won-kwang (played by Park Hee-soon) goes to East Timor and coaches a soccer team of children who cannot even afford to buy shoes for the game. Number of Discs: 2/ Subtitles: Korean & English/ Rating: All ages/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby 5.1/ Running Time: 121 min + 107 min of extras/ Special Features: Optional commentary by director Kim Tae-geun and actors Park Hee-soon and Ko Chang-seok, Disc Two has chapters entitled East Timor’s Dream, Hiroshima, Kickoff, Meeting the Barefoot Dream in East Timor, Entry, Stills and Trailer/ Recommended Price: 23,100 KRW/ Availble for Purchase: October 15.

on the pitchON THE PITCH: Perhaps this movie was a victim of horrible timing,. It was released in May of this year, shortly after the sinking of the South Korean vessel, The Cheonan, and just days after evidence was found that the ship was sunk by a torpedo, presumably from a North Korean sub.  Nobody was interested in watching a comedy about North Korean soldiers posted along the DMZ developing a sense of patriotism for South Korea through the 2002 World Cup.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean & English/ Rating: Ages 15+/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo/ Region Code: 3/ Running Time: 113 min/ Recommended Price: 22,000 KRW/ Available for Purchase: October 15.

One Response to “DVD Releases: October 10-16”

  1. Paul Ajosshi Says:

    I highly recommend Barefoot Dream, I was surprised by how good it was and Park Hee-soon is fantastic as the grumpy ex-footballer.