Korean movie – HANDMAIDEN – issued on dvd

HandmaidenHANDMAIDEN (18) 2016 KOREA PARK, CHAN-WOOK £15.99
Adapted from Sarah Waters’ novel ‘Fingersmith’ and set in 1930s Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Orphaned pickpocket Sook-hee is hired by a con artist posing as Japanese Count Fujiwara to act as the handmaiden of heiress Lady Hideko in a ploy to rob her of her wealth.

However Sook-hee and Lady Hideko and the two women revel in their passionate, new relationship and explore their previously repressed desires.

In Korean with English subtitles

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Two new Korean films issued on dvd

Age of ShadowsAGE OF SHADOWS (15) 2016 KOREA JEE-WOON, KIM £19.99
Thriller set in 1920s Seoul, the film follows Korean-born Japanese agent Lee Jeong-chool as he attempts to uncover members of the Korean resistance.

However as Lee closes in on the resistance fighter Kim Woo-jin, Lee comes under the spell of charismatic Kim.

In Korean with English subtitles

AsuraASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS (18) 2016 KOREA SUNG-SU, KIM £19.99
Detective Do-kyung Han has an sick wife and takes bribes from the corrupt city mayor to pay for her medical treatment. However, as the mayor comes under investigation, Han needs to stay on step ahead of the investigators.

In Korean with English subtitles

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Korean Zombie movie – TRAIN TO BUSAN – out on dvd and Blu Ray

train-to-busanTRAIN TO BUSAN (15) 2016 YEON, KOREA SANG-HO DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
Following the sudden outbreak of a deadly virus throughout the country, a high-speed train is overrun by a swarm of frenzied zombies. Seok-woo a divorced city trader and his young daughter Su-an are on the train battling the Zombies.

In Korean with English subtitles

 

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Korean film -THE SHAMELESS – available on dvd

shamelessTHE SHAMELESS (15) 2015 KOREA OH, SEUNG-UK £19.99
Jaded detective Jung attempts to capture a gang member by befriending the gangsters girlfriend, Kim. However, it’s not long before Jung develops feelings for Kim, leaving him in a difficult position when a violent gangster returns.

In Korean with English subtitles

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South Korean film – A GIRL AT MY DOOR – released on dvd

A Girl at My DoorA GIRL AT MY DOOR (18) 2014 S.KOREA JUNG, JUDY £15.99
Disgraced police graduate Lee Young-nam (Bae Doona) is sent to the quiet seaside town of Yeosu where she protects troubled 14-year-old local Sun Do-hee (Kim Sae-ron). However eventually Lee Young-nam past catches up with her and Lee’s interference into the influential family’s affairs brings unwanted attention upon her.

 

In Korean with English subtitles

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Korean War film – ROARING CURRENTS – out on dvd

Roaring CurrentsROARING CURRENTS (15) 2014 S.KOREA KIM, HAN-MIN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99

War drama based on the Battle of Myeongnyang which took place in 1597. After being disgraced and demoted Yi Sun-sin (Min-sik Choi) is reinstated to Admiral and commands the last 12 ships of the Joseon Navy in a battle against the invading Japanese forces and their fleet of 330. Against the odds, can Yi lead his men to victory?

In Korean with English subtitles

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Korean drama – HAN GONG-JU – available on dvd

Han Gong-juHAN GONG-JU (15) 2013 KOREA LEE, SU-JIN £13.99

Korean drama written and directed by Su-jin Lee. Abandoned by her alcoholic father and ignored by her newly married mother, 17-year-old Han-Gong-ju (Chun Woo-hee) is forced to move schools after being one of several victims of a terrible crime carried out by her peers. Driven out by the perpetrator’s influential parents, Han’s sympathetic teacher (Jo Dae-hee) sends her to his mother (Yeong-ran Lee)’s house while the criminal investigation continues in her hometown.

In the intimidating environment of her unfamiliar school, Han is encouraged to join a singing group after making friends with a classmate (In-seon Jeong) who discovers her hidden musical talent. But when her new hobby brings increasing amounts of unwanted attention, Han is again forced to confront the trauma of her recent past.

In Korean with English subtitles

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Out on dvd, Korean film – MOEBIUS

MoebiusMOEBIUS (18) 2013 KOREA KIM, KI-DUK £15.99
Korean black comedy drama written and directed by Ki-duk Kim, who tells the story without the use of dialogue. After discovering that her husband has been having an affair, a woman goes into a jealous rage and tries to get revenge. Armed with a knife, she fails to get to her husband so instead mutilates her teenage son, who seems to share some of his father’s inclinations.

She subsequently runs away and while she is gone the father tries to help his son recover and breaks up with his mistress, who then becomes involved with the teenager. The mother later returns with chilling consequences.
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South Korean thriller – PLUTO – released on dvd in the UK

PlutoPLUTO (15) 2012 SOUTH KOREA SHIN, SU-WON £14.99

South Korean thriller set in a prestigious high school. Teased by his classmates about his poor exam results, Joon (Da-wit Lee) is treated as a social outcast by his fiercely competitive peers. When he hears of a secret study group who share tips on achieving success within the school’s academic system, he approaches the leader of the group, Yoo-Jin (Jun Sung), and asks if he can join.

He is then given a series of tasks to complete before he can be allowed to enter their secret circle. However, when Yoo-Jin is found dead one morning and Joon’s mobile phone is discovered at the scene, he becomes a suspect in the murder case and must fight to clear his name.

In Korean with English subtitles –

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Korean films – THE CAT and THE TASTE OF MONEY released on dvd

CatTHE CAT (15) 2011 S  KOREA        BYEON, SEUNG-WOOK     £15.99
Korean feline horror. Claustrophobic pet shop worker So-yeun (Min-Young Park) decides to adopt an abandoned cat after its owner, a client of So-yeun’s, is found dead in an apartment block elevator. However, with the cat’s appearance comes terrifying visions of a little girl which leads So-yeun to believe her client’s death is linked somehow to the cat and the apparitions.

With the help of her friend Joon Suk (Dong-wook Kim), she sets off on her own investigation…

In Korean with English subtitles –

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Taste of MoneyTHE TASTE OF MONEY (18) 2012   KOREA    IM, SANG-SOO     £19.99
Erotic drama following the antics of a prominent South Korean family. Wealthy businessman Yoon (Yun-shik Baek) lives in the South Korean capital Seoul with his wife Geum-ok (Yeo-Jung Yoon) and their two grown-up children Nami (Hyo-jin Kim) and Chul (Ju-wan On). Having married her for her money and powerful status due to her father’s success, Yoon is ruled by his domineering wife despite being president of the family company.

When Geum-ok discovers that Yoon is having an affair with maid Eva (Maui Taylor), she seeks revenge by sleeping with his employee Young-Jak (Kang-woo Kim). The situation only gets worse when the business is accused of corruption which brings dishonour to the family name and results in tragedy.

In Korean with English subtitles –

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Korean film – PIETA – now available on dvd

PietaPIETA  (18) 2012    KOREA     KIM, KI-DUK   £19.99
South Korean drama about a brutal debt collector who seeks redemption from a woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. While working for ruthless loan sharks as an enforcer, Kang-do (Jeong-jin Lee) has built up a feared reputation amongst the debtors he threatens.

When out of the blue he receives a visit from a middle-aged woman (Min-soo Jo) claiming to be the mother who abandoned him years previously, the coldly emotionless Kang-do angrily refutes her story. But over the coming weeks, as the woman stubbornly refuses to back down, a growing relationship develops between the two, causing Kang-do to question the life he has chosen.

In Korean with English subtitles –

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Korean movie – NOBODY’S DAUGHTER HAE-WON – out on dvd

Nobodys Daughter Hae-WonNOBODY’S DAUGHTER HAE-WON (12) 2013    KOREA     HONG, SANG-SOO   £19.99
    A student tries to come to terms with her complicated love-life in this Korean drama from director Sang-soo Hong. Feeling down after saying goodbye to her mother who is emigrating to Canada the next day, Haewon (Eun-Chae Jeong), seeks out her married lover Seong-joon (Seon-gyun Lee), who also happens to be her professor at college, in order to finally end their secret affair. But when the pair stop at a local restaurant, they run into a group of students who immediately realise they are having a relationship.

With Seong-joon refusing to accept that their relationship is over, a depressed Haewon, unsure of the future, withdraws into herself and dreams of finding an escape route.

In Korean with English subtitles –

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