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Son Ye Jin (Actor) | Bae Yong Joon (Actor) | Hur Jin Ho (Director) | Lim Sang Hyo (Actor)
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April Snow (Blu-ray) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
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Mega-popular actor Bae Yong Joon, star of the smash hit Korean drama Winter Sonata, headlines this highly anticipated romance directed by Hur Jin Ho, the man behind such acclaimed films as One Fine Spring Day and Christmas in August. Released in Korea and Japan simultaneously, the film centers on In Su (Bae Yong Joon) as he travels to Korea's east coast after discovering that his wife Su Jin (Im Sang Hyo) was critically injured in a car accident. To In Su's surprise, it seems that she was traveling with a man named Kyung Ho (Ryoo Seung Soo, The President's Barber), and both of them now lie in the operating room as they undergo treatment for their injuries. While waiting for news of his wife's condition, In Su meets the man's wife, Seo Young (Son Ye Jin, A Moment to Remember), and together the two of them piece together the devastating truth: their spouses were having an affair.

Deeply upset by this shocking revelation, the duo's world spins out of control, as they both come to grips with their feelings of sorrow and betrayal. After several chance encounters, the two become closer. Both stay at the same dingy motel, and soon enough, they forge a deep connection. Will they act on their feelings for each other? And if they do succumb to their passions, will it be out of revenge or out of love? The answers await in Hur Jin Ho's April Snow, the stirring romance that swept Asia by storm!

This edition comes with making-of, deleted scenes, music video, trailer, and other extras.

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Product Title: April Snow (Blu-ray) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) 外出 (Blu-ray) (首批限量版) (韓國版) 外出 (Blu-ray) (首批限量版) (韩国版) 四月の雪 (Blu-ray) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 외출 (블루레이) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Also known as: 四月之雪 四月之雪
Artist Name(s): Son Ye Jin (Actor) | Bae Yong Joon (Actor) | Lim Sang Hyo (Actor) 孫 藝珍 (Actor) | 裴 勇俊 (Actor) | 林尚孝 (Actor) 孙 艺珍 (Actor) | 裴 勇俊 (Actor) | 林尚孝 (Actor) ソン・イェジン (Actor) | ペ・ヨンジュン (Actor) | イム・サンヒョ (Actor) 손 예진 (Actor) | 배 용준 (Actor) | Lim Sang Hyo (Actor)
Director: Hur Jin Ho 許 秦豪 許 秦豪 ホ・ジノ 허진호
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Japanese, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC, [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Rating: III
Publisher: Contents Zone
Other Information: 1-Disc
Package Weight: 110 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030266577

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외출 (블루레이) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: HD 1080P 1.85:1
*Sound Mix: DTS-HD / Dolby Digital 2.0
*Extras:
Audio Commentary : 허진호 감독, 이모개 촬영감독, 오승철 조명감독
[Special Features]
- 외출(제작과정) : 설레임, 미친 사랑, 잿빛 4월
- 상 : 시야, 연습, 도안, 기억
- 희생 : 삭제장면, NG장면, 셀프카메라
- 화해 : 인사, 만남, 재회
- 여백 : 뮤직비디오, 예고편, TV_spot

*Director: 허진호

[줄거리]
내 수진(임상효)의 교통사고 소식에 인수(배용준)는 삼척으로 향한다. 아내의 수술이 진행되고 있는 병원에서 그는 수진과 함께 사고를 당한 경호(류승수)의 아내, 서영(손예진)을 만난다. 중상을 입은 수진과 경호가 좀처럼 의식을 회복하지 못하는 사이, 배우자들의 사고 처리 과정에서 인수와 서영은 두 사람이 불륜 관계였음을 알게 된다. 믿었던 사랑은 혼돈으로, 분노와 배신감으로 변한다. 간호를 위해 장기 투숙한 모텔에서, 병원에서, 두 사람은 계속 스치고 같이 시간을 보내면서 그들이 같은 슬픔을 가졌다는 걸 알게 된다. 그리고 자신들도 모르는 사이, 걷잡을 수 없는 사랑에 빠지면서 배우자들과 똑같은 상황에 처하게 된다

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Professional Review of "April Snow (Blu-ray) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

April 30, 2007

This professional review refers to April Snow (DVD) (Korea Version)
Let us get this out of the way early. For the wrong reasons, April Snow is a film that will forever sit in the shadow of Wong Kar Wai’s stylish romantic tragedy In The Mood For Love. During a highly unusual snowstorm in late spring, a car accident leaves a local man dead, and a man and woman from Seoul beat up badly and in comas. In Su works as a lighting co-ordinator for pop concerts, and has to leave right in the middle of setting up a large concert due to a phone call informing him his wife has been injured. When he gets there, he meets Seo Young, a woman attending to her comatose husband. For both of them, the abrupt situation is both tragic, and also very awkward. Their spouses were in the car together, driving drunk to an unknown location. This is never clearer than when they have to sift though a bag of possessions recovered from the car. Which one of their spouses owned the condom? On the cellular phones and digital camera, In Su and Seo Young find intimate phone messages and an explicit video of their worst fears, their spouses lounging in bed in a state of casual and intimate humor.

Both In Su and Seo Young are put through the emotional wringer over the weeks of waiting for their partners either to wake up, or pass away. At times both wish for either of these two ends for their silent partners. In a particularly awkward scene, at the request of one of their insurance adjusters, they attend the funeral of the local man who was killed in the accident. The mother, deeply mired in grief, as the accident was the result of drunk driving, at first thinks the couple are friends of her son. When they awkwardly explain their relationship to the deceased, the mother sends them away and the family members threaten violence. That particular form of guilt (how are In Su and Seo Young at fault here?) is convincingly examined though a distanced and unusual relationship, which starts with unanswerable, questions and ends with love.

There is a multitude of compelling reasons why In Su and Seo Young get together. They are both away from home in the static limbo of hospital corridors and the long waits between doctor visits. They are both grieving for their partners who secretly betrayed them in one of the worst possible ways. In other words these are very scarred souls. And there is an undeniable attraction between them that cannot be ignored. But the trump card here is that the emotional baggage of their situation hovers over every word, gesture and thought.

April Snow works as a film on every possible level. It defies the obvious trap of melodrama inherent in the situation. The acting and chemistry of the two leads is impeccable, as is the distanced and silent tone of the film. Director Hur Jin Ho and actors Bae Yong Joon and Son Ye Jin scripted the film as they were shooting it. This often ends in a messy muddled film (see Dancing at the Blue Iguana for a good example of this concept done really bad), but here, the film is flawless in its storytelling. Admittedly, a mainstream audience may have trouble with the very, very slow pace, but it is perfectly in line with the story, situation and isolated and uneasy tone of the film. I cannot think of a single wrong note in the film.

So, what about the comparisons to In the Mood For Love? Well, it is reminiscent of that film, obviously from the concept, but also because it goes about itself differently in every way. April Snow is contemporary and crisp where Wong Kar Wai’s film is nostalgic and ethereal. April Snow does offer answers and a conclusion, where In the Mood For Love is vague and not forthcoming. Does this make sense? It will when you see the film. And if you are a romantic at heart, you should. A snowstorm in the summer is a bitter-sweet moment captured in yet another solid film out of South Korea.

By Kurt - Twitchfilm.net

January 7, 2006

This professional review refers to April Snow (DTS Version) (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
From Hur Jin Ho, director of Christmas in August and One Fine Spring Day, comes April Snow, a highly-anticipated starring vehicle for Korean megastar Bae Yong Joon, riding high on the success of the TV drama Winter Sonata and its ubiquitous Pan-Asian popularity. Bae stars alongside Son Yae Jin (A Moment to Remember, The Classic) in this surprisingly affecting romantic drama. Plot-wise, April Snow revolves around a car crash that ends up leaving a man dead and a happy couple in a coma. However, things are a little more complicated for the survivors, considering the fact that the two lovers are in fact married to other people.

In response to the accident, concert lighting coordinator In Su (Bae Yong Joon) and housewife Seo Young (Son Yae Jin) rush to the hospital to wait by the bedside of their comatose loved ones. As they sort out their respective spouses' possessions, they slowly come to grips with the horrible truth. Discovering a condom here, a flirty text message there, and finally a sexually suggestive video, the two find their growing suspicions solidifying in shocking fashion. Immediately, both In Su and Seo Young are tossed onto a veritable rollercoaster ride of emotions, as they are overwhelmed by feelings of anger, betrayal, and unceasing sorrow, all of which they must endure in quiet solitude. But their solitary existences begin to intertwine when the two coincidentally rent rooms in the same motel to stay close to the hospital. Initially, their close proximity to one another feels awkward, but eventually, a mutual attraction develops between these two lonely souls. As one might expect, they end up drifting towards each other, but is what they find together more than just an affair? Is it love? And if so, what will they do when (if?) their spouses wake up?

On paper at least, April Snow seems to have all the makings of a commercial blockbuster, particularly due to the presence of superstar K-idol, Bae Yong Joon. In execution, however, it plays out more like a stylish art film than anything else. Perhaps that's part of the reason why the film underperformed in South Korea. Rather than go for the overblown tear-jerking histrionics that seems to typify Korean melodramas these days, April Snow is remarkably quiet, restrained, and elliptical. Although it's a simple story, the film is not so much about what happens, but how it happens – with some of the memorable moments being the small, but significant interchanges between the two main characters. There's a welcome sense of hesitancy mixed with eagerness in the staging of the sex scenes, a quality that works well in enhancing the film's palpable sensuality. Although the film was for the most part panned by Korean critics, there seems to be more to April Snow than your average Korean melodrama. The film is subdued, perhaps too slow for some, but ultimately the chemistry between Bae Yong Joon and Son Yae Jin (not to mention the beautiful cinematography) makes for compelling viewing.

Although comparisons to other similar films are perhaps unfair, they are somewhat inevitable. The plot of April Snow brings to mind at least two films. The first is the 1999 Hollywood film Random Hearts, which features a strikingly similar premise: a fatal plane crash brings together two strangers (played by Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas), who go through their loved ones possessions only to discover that their spouses were having an affair. However, while that film felt tedious, muddled, and altogether unnecessary, April Snow is immediately compelling due in large part to its singularity of purpose. If Random Hearts represents the critical nadir of this makeshift "adultery mini-genre," then Wong Kar Wai's In The Mood For Love is most certainly the pinnacle. And like its predecessor, April Snow explores the idea of people succumbing to their passions, becoming essentially the very thing they initially despised. Without overstating things, the film makes room for the viewer (and the characters themselves) to question what is happening. Even if their affair evolves into love, does that make them any different than their cheating spouses? Or are they two sides of the same coin? While April Snow isn't quite on par with In The Mood For Love, it comes awfully close considering its deft, unobtrusive handling of the material. Although that might not seem like much of a compliment, anyone familiar with the glory of In The Mood For Love will realize that to even be mentioned in the same breath is high praise indeed. April Snow, like the improbable phenomenon showcased in its title, is a surprisingly noteworthy experience.

By Calvin McMillin

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Customer Review of "April Snow (Blu-ray) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5.5 out of 10 (37)

Janet K.
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March 30, 2010

This customer review refers to April Snow (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
2 people found this review helpful

mood piece Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This is a mood/art movie about two people who find solace in each other through a common heartbreak. It's a very soft and sensuous movie with equal attention and delivery to both the characters. Both very beautiful people as well as easy to empathize with. The ending was as expected. However, at times the onscreen chemistry felt forced, I thought Son Ye Jin was really holding back at times which was unexpected for me because Son Ye Jin has been in all other media I've seen her in, effortless. Bae Yong Joon was captivating throughout, which was also unexpected because I have never really paid him much attention prior.The director paid a lot of attention to frames and lines and contours which aided in the aesthetic quality of this movie.

I bought this movie here. I must warn you, don't buy the VCD version, the quality was awful and the subs did not have an on/off option, and worse, neither did the dubbing.
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Tany
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August 6, 2009

This customer review refers to April Snow Another Story : Making of DVD + Photo Album
1 people found this review helpful

Just my kind of movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
After reading the reviews, I had my doubts about this film, but as true Bae Yong Joon fan, I ignored the reviews and got the movie anyway. And boy, am I glad I did!! It's funny to read some of these reviews because the reasons that make this movie boring for other people are the exact same reasons why I absolutely love it. The subtle expressions & the silence help make this movie more realistic in my eyes. I love the fact that there's hardly any dialogue. The actors did an amazing job, their performances are touching & the director proves his genius once again. Chances are that if you liked Christmas in August, you'll like April Snow. While there are a couple of love scenes in the movie, they're pretty tame, so that shouldn't be a reason for not wanting to watch it. As for the 'Making of' DVD, I loved it! I loved viewing the behind the scenes moments and I loved seeing the actors, crew & director at work. While I expected the picture book to be bigger; the pictures are gorgeous. A must-have for any fan. I sincerely recommend this movie and the 'making of' dvd to any true BYJ fan!!!
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May 23, 2007

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awwww.... Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
Althought both BaeYongJoon and SonYeJin are both amazingly wonderful actors, April Snow was just not good. The story seemed ok in the beginning, but as it went on it just seemed like the story was put together in one day. Even as a huge BYJ fan, i was very disappointed, b/c neither of the actors talk very much. Big disappoinment........
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SEXY888
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March 15, 2007

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VERSION of Random Hearts Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
This is a korean version of harison ford random heart. needless to say bae young jun is no match to the hollywood icon. This movie though, has some good dialogue and unusual level of frustration by the betrayed husband was superbly shown with out the usual korean violence against women. But Scenes are very dragging most of the time.
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March 5, 2007

This customer review refers to April Snow (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)
2 people found this review helpful

a bit flat Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
Like a lot of Japanese movies in the old days, the pace is very very slow and dialogue was kept to a minimum. There are no ups and downs, nor were there any twists or turns. At times it could be boring. I like pure love stories too but I must say that the love scenes here were really well performed. Bae is in great form. You can see why he is so popular in Japan. The female lead Son has a little way to go yet. The story was just roughly wrapped up at the end as if it was time's up.
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