Seen in Jeonju

New Korean DVDs: November 18-24th, 2012

18th November 2012

Well, I have reactivated the comments in the hopes that the spam bomb that hit me two weeks ago has been taken care of and my inbox won’t be flooded with another ten thousand spam messages.  I will be keeping a close eye on it tonight…

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In the meantime, we have several Korean films being released onto DVD for the first time.  Among them is Taste of Money directed by Im Sang-soo and starring Kim Kang-goo and Baek Yoon-shik.  Number of discs: 2/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: For mature viewers/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 115 minutes plus 57 minutes of extras/ Recommended Retail Price: 23,100 KRW/ Available: November 21

The Concubine was directed by Kim Dae-seung and stars Jo Yeo-jeong and Kim Dong-wook.  Number of Discs: 2/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: For mature viewers/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 122 minutes plus 50 minutes on disc 2/ Recommended Retail Price: 27,500 KRW/ Available: November 21.

The comedy, The Grand Heist, will also be released this week.  It was directed by Kim Joo-ho and stars Cha Tae-hyeon and Oh Ji-ho. Number of discs: 2/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: For ages 12 and up/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 121 minutes plus 85 minutes of extras/ Recommended Retail Price: 23,100 KRW/ Available: November 21.

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R2B: Return to Base stars Jeong Ji-hoon and Yoo Joon-sang and was directed by Kim Dong-won. Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: For ages 15 and up/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 113 minutes/ Recommended Retail Price: 25,300 KRW/ Available: November 22.

We’re not done yet. We still have The 577 Project starring Kong Hyo-jin and Ha Jeong-woo and directed by Lee Geun-woo.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: For ages 15 and up/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 99 minutes/ Recommended Retail Price: 25,300KRW/ Available: November 22

Finally there is Wedding Scandal directed by Shin Dong-yeob and starring Kim Min-joon and Kwak Ji-min.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean/ Rating: For ages 15 and up/ Format: 1.85: 1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0/ Running TIme: 90 minutes plus 12 of extras/ Recommended Retail Price: 22,000 KRW/ Available: November 22.

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