Seen in Jeonju

Korean Movies on DVD: December 16-22

15th December 2012

There are three sets of Korean movies on DVD being released this week, but one of them is a collection of four films. Usually I posts these in the order they are released, but this time I am going to start with the collection of four films as I think it will be of interest to many people– It is certainly of interest to me…


The image above is for the Im Kwon-Taek Collection. This is not an assortment of his most recent films. Instead we are being treated to four movies from the ’70s and ’80s. I am happy to see some of these films– I had previously owned Family Pedigree on VHS and feared I would never be able to replace it after getting rid of all my videos. I will definitely be purchasing this for myself after the holidays..  Number of discs: 4/ Subtitles: Korean, English and Japanese/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital Mono/ Set Includes– My Hometown <1976, 112 minutes>, Family Pedigree <1978, 108minutes>, Mismatched Nose <1980, 103 minutes> and Mandala <1981, 112 minutes>/ Recommended Retail Price: 49,000 KRW/Available: December 18th.


Two other movies will also be available this week. The first is The Concubine, directed by Kim Dae-seung and starring Jo Yeo-jeong  and Kim Dong-wook.  Number of discs: 1/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: For mature audiences/ Format: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.0/ Running Time: 122 minutes/ Recommended Retail Price: 22,000 KRW/ Available: December 17th.

The other film is Ghost Sweepers starring Kim Soo-ro and Kim Ye-won. It is directed by Shin Jeong-won.  Number of discs: 2/ Subtitles: Korean and English/ Rating: suitable for ages 15 and up/ Format: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen/ Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1/ Running Time: 120 minutes plus 67 minutes of extras on disc 2/ Recommended Retail Price: 23,100 KRW/ Available: December 19th.

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