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Kim Ha Neul (Actor) | Yoo Seung Ho (Actor) | Ahn Sang Hoon (Director)
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A blind woman becomes the most important witness for a murder case in the 2011 thriller Blind. Directed by Ahn Sang Hoon (Arang), the tightly knit film won two awards at the 48th Daejong Film Awards, Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Kim Ha Neul (My Girlfriend is an Agent), who breaks from mold to play the tough blind heroine. Popular teen actor Yoo Seung Ho (4th Period Mystery) co-stars as a rebellious witness who also gets caught up in the case, while character actor Jo Hee Bong provides lighter moments as the detective. Kim Ha Neul's guide dog in Blind is played by celebrity canine Dolly, who co-starred with Yoo Seung Ho in Hearty Paws five years ago.

A young woman is reported missing after a hit and run, and the police are faced with an unlikely witness: a visually impaired woman. Soo Ah (Kim Ha Neul), who was a police academy student before losing her eyesight, believes that the culprit is a taxi driver that picked her up the night of the crime. Though the police are skeptical at first, Soo Ah's acute senses and detailed observations present a convincing case. As more victims are claimed, a second witness, teenaged delivery boy Ki Sub (Yoo Seung Ho), turns up and offers a conflicting account. With her own life in threat, Soo Ah determinedly sets out to solve the mystery.

This edition comes with commentary, making-of features, poster shoot, premiere, gallery, trailer, and other special features (bonus content is subject to change without notice).

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Product Title: Blind (DVD) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Blind (DVD) (雙碟裝) (首批限量版) (韓國版) Blind (DVD) (双碟装) (首批限量版) (韩国版) ブラインド (DVD) (2Disc) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 블라인드 (DVD) (2디스크) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Also known as: 盲 / 盲症 盲 / 盲症
Artist Name(s): Kim Ha Neul (Actor) | Yoo Seung Ho (Actor) 金荷娜 (Actor) | 俞承豪 (Actor) 金荷娜 (Actor) | 俞承豪 (Actor) キム・ハヌル (Actor) | ユ・スンホ (Actor) 김 하늘 (Actor) | 유승호 (Actor)
Director: Ahn Sang Hoon 安 相勳 安 相勋 Ahn Sang Hoon 안상훈
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: III
Publisher: KD Media
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1025594397

Product Information

블라인드 (DVD) (2디스크) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 1.85:1
*Sound Mix: 5.1 Dolby Digital, 2.0 Dolby Digital
*Extras:
- 감독, 배우 코멘터리
(안상훈 감독, 김하늘, 유승호, 조희봉, 양영조)
● 두 명의 목격자
● 엇갈린 진술
● 그들의 눈이 되어…
● VIP 시사회
● 포스터 촬영 현장
● 스틸갤러리
● 예고편
※ 상기 서플먼트 내용은 제작사의 사정상 변경,
추가 또는 삭제될 수 있습니다.

*Director: 안상훈

■ 줄거리

우연히 살인 사건에 휘말린 시각장애인
그녀에게 벌어지는 무시무시한 공포!

경찰 대학 연수생 시절에 말썽쟁이 동생을 데리고 오던 중 함께 사고를 당한 수아는 시각장애인이 되고 동생을 잃고 만다. 어느 비오는 밤. 시각장애인용 차량을 기다리던 수아는 우연히 친절을 베푼 모범택시에 타게 되고 지나치게 친절한 기사의 호의를 부담스러워 한다. 시력은 잃었지만 다른 감각의 발달로 차 안의 분위기가 이상함을 느낀 수아는 기사가 권해주는 커피를 거부하는 도중, 기사의 뺑소니 현장을 목격한 유일한 목격자가 된다.

원인을 알 수 없는 여대생 실종 사건이 계속되고 경찰은 실종 사건에 전혀 방향을 잡지 못해 안달이 나있다. 하지만 수아의 뺑소니 사건이 진행됨에 따라 이 두 사건의 연관이 있음을 알게 되고 당시 사고를 두 눈으로 목격한 유일한 목격자 기섭과 함께 수사를 진행하지만 수아와 기섭에게는 점점 무시무시한 공포의 시간이 계속되는데…


■ 제48회 대종상의 여신 김하늘 <블라인드>로 여우주연상 수상!

제48회 대종상 영화제의 여우주연상은 바로 <블라인드>의 시각장애인 역할을 명품 연기로 소화해낸 김하늘의 몫이었다. 여우주연상은 그야말로 치열한 공방전이 벌어졌는데 노미네이트 된 후보들은 바로 최강희<째째한 로맨스>, 윤소정<그대를 사랑합니다>, 배종옥<세상에서 가장 아름다운 이별>, 김혜수<이층의 악당> 모두 대한민국을 대표하는 여배우들이기에 김하늘의 이번 수상은 더더욱 값진 수상이라고 할 수 있다. 하지만 영화<블라인드>를 본 사람이면 이번 대종상 수상에 이견을 달 수 없을 정도로 그녀가 명품 연기를 펼쳤음을 인정할 것.

■ 숨막히는 스릴러! 탄탄한 구성이 빛나는 명품 스릴러의 탄생!

한국영화프로듀서조합(PKG) 선정 ‘최고인기프로젝트’
'블라인드' 오감을 자극하는 색다른 스릴러!

지난 2009년 한국영화프로듀서조합(PKG)에서 주최한 ‘2009 Hit By Pitch’에서 최고 인기 프로젝트로 선정된 <블라인드>는 이미 충무로 영화 관계자들 사이에서는 ‘영화로 만들어지길 고대하는 최고의 프로젝트 작품’ 중 한 편이었다. 시각장애인이 사건의 목격자라는 독특한 설정과 이를 둘러싼 오감을 자극하는 스릴러 형식의 접근은 한국 스릴러 영화 역사상 가장 흥미롭고 극적인 캐릭터를 탄생시켰다. 주인공인 수아가 시각을 제외한 나머지 감각으로만 사건을 추적해가는 과정을 관객들이 고스란히 체험할 수 있는 고품격 스릴러로 영화를 보는 내내 긴장감을 유지하는 오싹한 체험을 할 수 있다.

국내 최초 시각장애인의 세계를 현실적으로 구현!
그들이 느끼는 세상의 빛, 소리, 느낌을 실감나게 담아낸다.
DVD를 통해 밝혀지는 ‘오감 자극’ 촬영 현장의 비밀.

DVD 보너스 영상을 통해 확인할 수 있는 특수효과와 미술. 특히, 영화 속에서 숨막히는 긴장감을 느끼게 한 시각장애인의 시선에서 느끼는 세상을 실감나게 연출한 비밀들을 확인할 수 있다. 또한, 영화 속 주인을 위해 기꺼이 자신을 희생한 ‘슬기’와 같은 맹인 안내견의 이야기를 담은 보너스 영상은 영화의 풍성한 뒷이야기와 더불어 또 다른 긴장감을 안겨준다.
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Professional Review of "Blind (DVD) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

December 15, 2011

Blind is a Korean thriller which takes on the classic suspense theme of pitting a blind heroine against a killer, directed by Ahn Sang Hoon (Arang). In this case, the woman in question is played by Kim Ha Neul, marking somewhat of a change of direction for the popular actress, mainly known for roles in romances and comedies such as My Girlfriend is an Agent, My Tutor Friend, Almost Love and others - a move which certainly paid off, with her winning Best Actress at the Daejong Film Awards, the film also taking home Best Screenplay for writer Choi Min Suk. With support from teen actor Yoo Seung Ho (4th Period Mystery), Yang Young Jo (Blades of Blood) and Jo Hee Bong (Moby Dick), the film boasts another star in the furry form of celebrity dog Dolly, who previously featured alongside Yoo in the hit Hearty Paws.

Kim Ha Neul plays police trainee Soo Ah, the film beginning with her getting into a road accident that results in her losing her sight and causing the death of her surrogate orphan brother. One rainy night a few years later, she takes a taxi which is involved what she believes to be a hit and run incident. Although the detective assigned to the case (Jo Hee Bong) finds it difficult to take her seriously as a witness at first, he is soon impressed by her superb sense of hearing and her intuition, and starts to believe that the case may be linked to a series of unexplained abductions of young women. The mystery deepens when a young delivery boy called Ki Sub (Yoo Seung Ho) offers a differing account of events, bringing both him and Soo Ah to the attention of the criminal.

Although its premise might be familiar, Blind is a superior thriller which definitely benefits from its tightly written, award winning script. Director Ahn manages to keep things tense and interesting throughout, wisely keeping the attention not on the question of the killer's identity, which is actually revealed very early on, but on how Soo Ah deals with tracking him down and with trying to elude his clutches. On this score the film is very successful, doing a great job of giving the viewer a believable picture of how she makes her way through the world and how her other heightened senses allow her to help crack the case. At the same time, the film gets a great deal of very effective mileage out of the suspenseful dramatic irony of Soo Ah being stalked by the killer while being unaware of his presence, resulting in some excellent set pieces, including one particularly taut sequence on the subway. While the final act is somewhat generic in its resolution, Ahn maintains a high level of tension throughout and thanks to some cleverly timed revelations from the script and the surprisingly ruthless knocking off of supporting cast members, the film offers some top notch jolts and thrills, with a few flashes of nastiness and gore thrown in for good measure.

The film really does belong to Kim Ha Neul, who is superb as Soo Ah, never playing her as a victim or allowing her blindness to be manipulated as a cheap gimmick. Despite her tragic past, the script plays strongly on themes of responsibility and empowerment, and she makes for a compelling and sympathetic protagonist who the viewer sticks with through to the end. Thanks to this, Soo Ah's budding sibling relationship with the surprisingly likeable Ki Sub comes across as genuine and rewarding, Yoo Seung Ho adding depth to what could have been an annoying sidekick type character. Jo Hee Bong also does a pretty decent job in the inevitable comic relief role, his occasional wackiness and incompetence working reasonably well to lighten the mood and even making for a couple of laughs, helping the film to avoid ever getting too grim or taking itself too seriously.

It's partly this balance which makes Blind such an enjoyable thriller, along with Ahn Sang Hoon's solid direction, Choi Min Suk's well-crafted script and Kim Ha Neul's career best turn in the lead. Although it doesn't really add much to the genre, or to the blind woman in peril theme, it's a great example of working within the form and making the most of its conventions, resulting in one of the better Korean films of the year.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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May 18, 2012

All in the execution
After over a century, mainstream films have evolved to a place where execution trumps ideas (form over content if you're a scholar). Only a few original ideas remain, as most mainstream films are now based on existing media such as novels, comic books, television series, and even pop songs. While Ahn Sang Hoon’s Blind isn’t officially based on any existing material, the concept of a physically disabled woman becoming the key witness of a serious crime is not exactly a new one.

See if this set-up sounds familiar to you: Aspiring policewoman Soo Ah (Kim Ha Neul) loses her eyesight in a car accident that killed her adopted brother. Years later, Soo Ah encounters a serial killer by chance and becomes the only person who lives to tell the police about it. Combining her talent for investigation and the physical skills of the detective assigned to her case, the unlikely team of crime fighters tries to stop the serial killer before he gets to Soo Ah and another witness.

Blind is far from original, but it's a winner because of the way it twists the conventions of its genre just enough that it feels fresh. If one looks at the small details, one can see the small brilliant touches Ahn and his co-writers bring to the film. For one, the visually impaired victim in Blind becomes the heroine, playing an active role in cracking the case rather than becoming a sitting target for the killer, waiting to be rescued.

After Se7en transformed serial killers into brilliant psychopaths with too much time on their hands, Ahn drags the archetype back to reality with Blind. The film's killer, played by Yang Young Jo, still falls under the stereotype of a disturbed individual without much real motivation and with Terminator-like longevity. However, the killer here is more convincing than most movie killers of the genre in that he is also a flawed individual who spends most of the film covering up his mistakes rather than executing some brilliant (but equally improbable) plan. By showing the flaws of both good and evil, Ahn immediately raises the dramatic tension of the film, making viewers wonder which characters will survive by the end.

Ahn also doesn't fall into the usual horror movie cliches for most of the way, building genuine tension with several gripping sequences rather than cheap scares with bursts of loud noises. One that will remain in most viewers' minds is a suspenseful chase involving Soo Ah escaping the killer in a subway station with the help of a video call and her trusty guide dog. While much of the suspense from the scene is a result of the filmmaking skills on display, it's also due to the writers taking the effort to develop the characters, thus raising the stakes involved.

It's true that Blind doesn't have an idea that will immediately hook viewers. That creates a bigger challenge for the filmmakers to convince potential audiences that their execution trumps other versions of similar stories. Even though the film is far from perfect (especially when it falls into thriller cliches in the finale), Ahn has met the challenge by creating an entertaining and engrossing film. In exchange, it's your turn to give it a chance.

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Customer Review of "Blind (DVD) (2-Disc) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

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February 28, 2012

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Within Blind Circumstances Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Soo-ah Min (Ha-neul Kim) lives alone in an apartment with her guide dog. Blinded by retina damage in a road accident, when Soo-ah a police trainee, tried to protect her wayward brother Dong-hyun by arresting him from a ‘bad crowd’ at a B-boy club. Handcuffing Dong-hyun inside her police van, Soo-ah then drove her protesting brother home. But amidst erratic argument Soo-ah swerved her police van to miss on coming traffic, crashing into a bridge barrier. Soo-ah is thrown clear of her van and survives the fatal crash, but is instantly blinded. Dong-hyun, trapped inside pleads for help, but is killed when the police van tips over the bridge. Soo-ah unable to save her brother is left blinded and in terrible anguish. Three years on, guilt ridden Soo-ah is distraught she’s refused even a police desk job. Not overly due to her blindness, but Soo-ah’s rash misconduct in arresting her brother. Soo-ah though regularly visits an orphanage with her golden retriever Seul-ki, to remember her younger days there with her brother. But a rainy night in Ilsan, Seoul, Soo-ah waits alone in a bus stop shelter for a taxi to get home, but is later picked up by another company taxi driver and driven home. But as the driver is distracted, his taxi suddenly hits a woman pedestrian. Soo-ah stunned by the sudden jolt and unable to see is told by the driver his taxi had only hit a dog. But Soo-ah hears the heavy ‘dog’ roll across the bonnet and taxi roof after impact. She also hears a woman’s moan and the taxi car boot raised and shut. Surely this was a hit and run with a woman moved out of the way? As Soo-ah queries a woman he’d hit, the taxi driver moodily insists it was merely a dog.

Next day Soo-ah reports her taxi incident to a Seoul police department. But Soo-ah’s witness to a possible hit and run also coincides with a police investigation of missing young women in the Ilsan area of Seoul. Soo-ah hearing a woman’s moan in the hit and run, is asked by police to give details about her taxi car experience. Detective Jo (Hee-bong Jo), a cop who gets unusual cases, is given the task of interviewing the blind Soo-ah. But it’ll be hard going – ‘so, what did you see? Eh?'. But in the police interview room detective Jo soon marvels at Soo-ah’s sixth sense and how she accurately details his height/age and the taxi car model and taxi driver’s description. Positive that Soo-ah could be a vital witness of the missing woman, detective Jo asks Soo-ah to be a con-current witness.
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February 28, 2012

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Are Unsighted Deeds Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Young Gi-sub (Seung-ho Yoo) was sure he saw a posh hatchback car drive away from a hit and run, and even spotted the driver. Seeing a police banner stating a handsome reward for information about a missing woman, Gi-sub reports his sighting to the police. But by Gi-sub’s observation conflicting with Soo-ah’s hearing sense description of the taxi is deemed a time waster by Soo-ah, and booted out of the cop shop by detective Jo. Disgruntled, Gi-sub then sprays his disgust of police stupidity over the reward banner; he was positive the car was a foreign hatchback. But Gi-sub, busy with his graffiti, is unaware he’s being watched by a man in a car. Myeong-jin (Yeong-jo Yang) drives a fake taxi hatchback, but works as an abortion surgeon at a Seoul hospital. He becomes disgusted that young women get drunk at night, have easy sex and get abortions to terminate life. So he lures, abducts and sexually tortures young women. Considering that a blind woman and a male youth could identify his conduct, Myeong-jin believes he may have to kill them both.

“Blind” is quite a mix; a dark drama with a predatory misogynist, warm and humorous between Soo-ah and the detective and guilt tragedy sentiment over Soo-ah’s lost brother. Soo-ah seems subject to ‘bad karma’; ‘blind’ rashness leads to her brother’s death and 3 years on, Soo-ah gets in a taxi with a psychopathic murderer who abducts women. The wheel of redemption though comes via ‘saviour boy’ Gi-sub, a lad who mirrors Soo-ah’s dead brother Dong-hyun’s nature. And when Gi-sub learns of Soo-ah’s tragic past, bonds emotionally with her. Seung-ho who plays Gi-sub is perfect for this part adding ‘cool’ to the plot. Detective Jo also contributes good mirth that would have left “Blind” a very dark movie without him. Liked the bit where detective Jo turns around his skimpy lady picture hanging from his car rear view mirror, even though Soo-ah cannot see it; although Seul-ki the dog sits perfectly opposite in the back seat of Jo’s car. Still, “Blind” is very nasty, especially the knife slashing Myeong-jin (acted sinisterly well by Yeong-jo Yang) and violent bits could upset some. The subway scene where Soo-ah as to escape the killer from the train/platform, with Gi-sub helping Soo-ah’s blindness by using their iPhone camera and her earphones is the highlight. Ha-neul’s blind role also reminded me of the late Eun-jo Lee’s similar role in “Au Revoir! UFO” and both actresses have nailed acting blind brilliantly!
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