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DVD Releases: December 19-25

18th December 2010

I had a very busy week but somehow managed to give all my exams, grade them, calculate the scores, finish some commissioned reviews and finalize a study abroad program . I will be out of Korea from tomorrow for Christmas, staying in Rhode Island until the 16th of January..then I will be in Nevada for a business trip for the university I work for where I will meet 25 of my students. I was able to arrange an 8-week, all-expenses paid study program for them at UNR. I will return to Korea on January 21.  Between now and then, posting will be spotty, but I will try to post at least weekly. I will certainly write my about my favorite 10 films of 2010 in this time. When I return to Korea, I will be spending quite of bit of time on this blog as I have no classes until March. In the meantime, here are the DVDs being released in time to be presents for the holidays.


1. MUHAN DOJEON: Wrestling Special–  Muhan Dojeon is a long-running MBC-tv comedy show starring comedian Yoo Jae-seok, Park Myeong-soo and Jeong Joon-ha among others. Number of dics: 4/ Subtitles: None/ Format: 4:3 full screen/ Audio: Dolby stereo 2.0/ Region Code: all regions/ Recommended Price: 29,700 KRW/ Available: December 20

2. REVENGE: Director’s Cut– A KBS-tv drama starring Uhm Tae-woong, Han Ji-min and  Ko Joo-won Number of discs: 9/ Subtitles: English and Korean/ Rating: ages 15+/ Format: 16:9 anamorphic widescreen/ Special Features: Episodes 1-24 with unseen footage, disc 9 contains cut scenes, commentary by director and actors, interview with director, making, NG, music video and trailer/ Recommended Price: 66,000 KRW/ Available: December 21

boys of tomorrow

3. QUEEN SEONDEOK: vol.1-3– MBC-tv drama starring Ko Hyeon-jeong, Lee Yo-won, Uhm Tae-woong.  Number of discs: 23/ Subtitles: English and Korean/ Format: 16:9 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital: 2.0/ Region Code: 3/ Special Feeatures: Production, Poster shoot, Interviews with Uhm Tae-woong, Lee Yo-won, Ahn Gil-joong, Seo Yeong-hee, Kim Nam-gil, Lee Seong-hyo, focus on the child queen, NGs, and many more/ Recommended Price: 187,000 KRW/ Available: December 22

4. BOYS OF TOMORROW– This is a re-release..the original was 3(?) years ago.  I strongly recommend searching it out and buying this DVD–it is one of my favorite films.  And while the recommended price is 27,500, I have seen it advertised for 8,900 KRW–less than ten USD. Directed by No Dong-seok and starring Yoo Ah-n, Kim Byeong-seok, Choi Jae-seong Number of discs: 2/ Subtitles: English, French, Korean/ Rating: ages 15+/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Special Features: optional commentary, making, interview with special guests, OST, trailer/ Running Time: 91 minutes/ Recommended Price: 27,500 KRW/ Available: December 22

quiz king

5. ENEMY OF THE END–Director Jo Won-hee, starring Yoo Hae-jin, Cheon Ho-jin, Seo Ho-rim, Lee Jeong-heon. Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: English and Korean/ Rating: ages 18+/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1/ Special Features: Making, Yoo Hae-jin & Seo Ho-rim interviews, trailer/Running Time: 92 minutes/ Recommended Price: 22,000 KRW/ Available: December 22

6. QUIZ KING– directed by Jang Jin, starring Kim Soo-ro, Han Jae-seok, Song Yeong-chan Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: English and Korean/ Rating: ages 15+/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Special Features: optional commentary by Jang Jin,Km Soo-ro, Ryu Seung-ryong, Kim Joon-yong, making, deleted scenes, trailer/ Running Time: 120 minutes/ Recommended Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: December 23

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