Friday, September 22, 2006

The DVD Diva's Top Picks from Korea

The DVD Diva's latest picks are three movies from Korea. Read a history of Korean cinema here.

3-Iron *Click here to request this DVD*3-Iron: When a mysterious drifter breaks into a mansion, he discovers a lonely, beautiful woman trapped in an abusive marriage. When she escapes on the back of his motorcycle, their romantic adventures are just beginning.

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Untold Scandal *Click here to request this DVD*Untold Scandal: Set in 18th-century Korea, this movie is based on the French novel Dangerous Liaisons. Lady Cho decides to get revenge on her husband after he seeks out the services of a young concubine, So-ok. She asks her womanizing cousin, Cho-won, to seduce the girl. Cho-won doesn't see this as enough of a challenge. He instead suggests he takes on the challenge of seducing an honorable young widow, Lady Chung. Lady Cho makes a wager with Cho-won, offering herself to him if he succeeds in seducing the widow. But things take an unexpected turn when Cho-won begins to develop genuine feelings for his prey.

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Samaritan Girl *Click here to request this DVD*Samaritan Girl: Jae-Young is a prostitute who is "managed" by her best friend Yeo-Jin. Yeo-Jin fixes dates, takes care of the money, and makes sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of her customers, she has to supress her feelings towards him. One day, Yeo-Jin fails to notice police officers who are searching for underaged prostitutes. To avoid getting caught, Jae-Young jumps out of a window, nearly killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man who she fell in love with and turned away from. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man Jae-Young has ever slept with.

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Brian said...

I really enjoyed Untold Scandal. Korean cinema has really come into its own. Check out the action genre, too— I liked Musa Warrior and Tae Guk Gi.

Jaqueline said...


DVD Diva said...

Brian - thanks for the suggestions. Tae Guk Gi will be added to the Perrot collection soon.