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Howling (2012) (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Lee Na Young (Actor) | Nam Bo Ra (Actor) | Lee Min Ho (Actor)
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Howling (2012) (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)

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Song Kang Ho and Lee Na Young star in the hit crime thriller Howling, the latest film from A Frozen Flower and A Dirty Carnival director Yoo Ha. Based on Nonami Asa's Naoki Prize-winning novel Kogoeru Kiba, the film revolves around two detectives investigating a strange murder case linked to a mysterious wolfdog. The dark action suspense brings Song Kang Ho back into the role of a homicide detective almost a decade after Memories of Murder. Howling also co-stars Shin Jung Keun, Lee Sung Min, and Lee Min Ho (Rooftop Prince).

Angling to crack a big case to get a promotion, detective Sang Gil (Song Kang Ho) is less than enthused with his latest assignment. He's been partnered with rookie female detective Eun Young (Lee Na Young) to handle what looks like a suicide case. Eun Young, however, notices dog bite wounds all over the corpse, and they realize there is something more to the death. Hoping that this will be his big break, Sang Gil insists on investigating further on their own without reporting to the superiors. They follow the trail of clues to a sex trafficking ring, and soon another victim with bite wounds is discovered. Sang Gil and Eun Young must find out the truth connecting the mysterious deaths before more victims are claimed.

This edition comes with making-of, character featurette, trailer, deleted scenes, and other extras.

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Product Title: Howling (2012) (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) Howling (2012) (DVD) (首批限量版) (韓國版) Howling (2012) (DVD) (首批限量版) (韩国版) ハウリング (2012) (DVD) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 하울링 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Also known as: 嚎叫 嚎叫
Artist Name(s): Song Kang Ho (Actor) | Lee Na Young (Actor) | Nam Bo Ra (Actor) | Lee Min Ho (Actor) 宋 康昊 (Actor) | Lee Na Young (Actor) | 南寶拉 (Actor) | 李敏豪 (Actor) 宋 康昊 (Actor) | Lee Na Young (Actor) | 南宝拉 (Actor) | 李敏豪 (Actor) ソン・ガンホ (Actor) | イ・ナヨン (Actor) | Nam Bo Ra (Actor) | Lee Min Ho (Actor) 송 강호 (Actor) | 이나영 (Actor) | 남보라 (Actor) | 이민호 (Actor)
Director: Yoo Ha 柳河 柳河 ユ・ハ 유하
Release Date: 2014-05-28
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?
Publisher: CJ E&M
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030997027

Product Information

하울링 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic widescreen
*Sound Mix: Dolby Digital 5.1
*Extras:
-Commentary by 유하 감독, 송강호, 이나영
-메이킹
-캐릭터
-시사회
-포스터
-삭제장면
-예고편

*Director: 유하

-‘늑대개’라는 독특한 소재를 다룬 범죄 수사 드라마
2012년을 사로잡을 늑대개 연쇄살인 수사극 <하울링>
-강력계 형사로 돌아온 대한민국 대표배우 ‘송강호’
생계형 형사의 짬밥 수사의 진수를 선보이다!
-감성수사 펼치는 신참 여형사로 변신한 ‘이나영’
<우행시><아는 여자>를 잇는 색다른 감성연기 선보이다!
-밀도 있는 연출력을 겸비한 뛰어난 스토리텔러, 유하 감독
<말죽거리 잔혹사><비열한 거리>를 잇는 도시 3부작 <하울링>


Synopsis
의문의 연쇄 살인… 단서는 짐승의 이빨자국뿐…
놈의 살인에는 이유가 있다.

승진 때마다 후배에게 밀리는 강력계 만년 형사 ‘상길(송강호)’. 어느 날 그에게 고과도 낮은 분신 자살 사건과 함께 순찰대 출신의 새파란 신참 여형사 ‘은영(이나영)’까지 파트너로 떠맡겨진다.
상길은 울며 겨자 먹기로 수사를 시작하지만 조사 결과 이는 정교하게 제작된 시한벨트발화장치에 의한 계획된 살인임을 알아낸다. 상길은 승진 욕심에 상부에 보고도 않은 채 독단적인 수사에 나서고 은영은 사체에서 발견된 짐승의 이빨자국에 주목하지만 상길은 은영의 의견을 무시할 뿐이다.
그러던 중 짐승에 의한 살인사건이 발생하고, 은영은 지난번과 이번 사건이 서로 연결되어 있음을 직감한다. 사건의 심각성에도 불구하고 여전히 단독 수사를 감행하는 상길과 어쩔 수 없이 상길을 따라야 하는 은영. 마침내 두 사람은 피해자들의 몸에 공통된 이빨자국이 늑대와 개의 혼혈인 늑대개의 것임을 그리고 피해자들이 과거 서로 알던 사이였음을 밝혀 내는데……

늑대개는 대체 왜 이들을 살해한 것일까?
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Professional Review of "Howling (2012) (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

July 20, 2012

Despite its title and killer canine premise, Howling isn't a werewolf horror, but a crime mystery based upon the award winning novel Kogoeru Kiba (Fang Freezing) by Japanese author Nonami Asa. The film is the latest offering from Korean poet turned director Yoo Ha, known for high quality character driven dramas such as A Frozen Flower and A Dirty Carnival and features the stellar lead pairing of Song Kang Ho (The Host) and popular television actress Lee Na Young (The Fugitive: Plan B), with support from Shin Jung Keun (Battlefield Heroes), Lee Sung Min (Troubleshooter), Nam Bo Ra (Sunny) and Lee Min Ho (Rooftop Prince).

The film starts off following Song Kang Ho as down on his luck, promotion chasing detective Sang Gil, who is reluctantly partnered with rookie female officer Eun Young (Lee Na Young) in what looks initially like a straightforward suicide. It soon becomes clear that there is more to the case when the victim's burned body is found to have drugs in his system, no fingerprints and several large dog bites on his thighs. Under pressure from their boss (Shin Jung Keun), Sang Gil and Eun Young start investigating on their own, and as more dog gnawed corpses pile up their search leads them into the dark world of sex trafficking and underage prostitution.

Given that Yoo Ha adapted the book for the screen himself, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that Howling is very much in line with his previous films, and despite the whole serial killer dog intrigue is basically more character drama than crime thriller. For fans of the talented director and anyone looking for something a bit different and more substantial than the usual genre fare this is definitely a very good thing, Yoo's approach giving the film a unique feel and lifting it above what is essentially quite a predictable central mystery. While this isn't to say that the plot is particularly lacking, as with A Dirty Carnival it's a fairly straightforward and slow moving affair that gradually connects the dots, clearly playing second fiddle to the film's human elements and themes. Yoo does add in a few action scenes and flashes of bloody violence here and there, and the film is quietly tense as it builds, though some viewers may well be disappointed by the general avoidance of bombastic set pieces or hysterical drama.

Where the film really succeeds is in its highly engaging and sympathetic characters, Yoo again dealing with marginalised, loner type figures. Although the film initially seems to feature Sang Gil as its main protagonist, as things develop it subtly shifts the focus to Eun Young, a bold and fascinating move, the 30 year old divorcee making for a much less traditional champion than the standard, grizzled detective. Through this, Yoo explores gender issues and the often exclusionary nature of modern Korean society, gently drawing a link between Eun Young and the dog as outsider figures. As a result, Song Kang Ho comes across as far more of a supporting player, with a basic, though pleasingly unshowy performance, leaving Lee Na Young to take centre stage. Lee is on superb form, with an emotionally complex turn that without any fuss or melodrama gives the film real depth and a genuine punch, as well as making more grounded and believable than its plot gimmick might suggest.

Howling is another fine addition to the CV of Yoo Ha, who is unquestionably one of the most talented and thoughtful directors working in Korea today. Bolstered by a fantastic performance from Lee Na Young, the film is all the better for substituting the usual crime thriller elements for character development, storytelling and suspense, taking an offbeat premise and turning it into something surprisingly and rewardingly humanistic.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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