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Dae Jang Geum aka: Jewel in the Palace (Part 1-3) (Ep.1-70) (End) (English Subtitled) (Malaysia Version)
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MBC drama Dae Jang Geum, a.k.a. Jewel in the Palace, rewrote Korean television history when it aired in 2003. During its original run, it achieved ratings of 54% ratings, the highest viewer rating in Korean television history. Starring Lee Young Ae (Joint Security Area and One Fine Spring Day) and Ji Jin Hee (Love Letter), Dae Jang Geum is an epic television event full of stunning plot twists and clever political intrigue.

A historical drama based on a true story, Dae Jang Geum tells the tale of Jang Geum, the first woman to become the King's personal physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of Korean cooking and medicine in order to cure the King of his various ailments. Palace politics and rivalries impede Jang Geum, as her fellow ladies compete to earn the King's favor and secure the top female positions in the Royal Kitchen. But Jang Geum is far from ordinary. With her remarkable determination and wisdom, she takes on even greater odds, challenging numerous foes and society itself to achieve a position never before held by a woman in Korean history!

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Product Title: Dae Jang Geum aka: Jewel in the Palace (Part 1-3) (Ep.1-70) (End) (English Subtitled) (Malaysia Version) 大長今 (第一至三部) (70集) (完) (中英文字幕) (馬來西亞版) 大长今 (第一至三部) (70集) (完) (中英文字幕) (马来西亚版) 宮廷女官チャングムの誓い (大長今:テジャングム) (Part 1-3) (Ep.1-70) (完) (英語字幕) (マレーシア版) Dae Jang Geum aka: Jewel in the Palace (Part 1-3) (Ep.1-70) (End) (English Subtitled) (Malaysia Version)
Artist Name(s): Lee Young Ae | Hong Ri Na | Ji Jin Hee | Lim Ho 李英愛 | 洪莉娜 | 池 珍熙 | 林湖 李英爱 | Hong Li Nuo | 池珍熙 | 林湖 イ・ヨンエ | Hong Li Nuo | チ・ジニ | イム・ホ 이 영애 | 홍리나 | 지 진희 | 임호
Release Date: 2005-01-05
Language: Korean, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Malay
Country of Origin: Malaysia
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Other Information: 14DVDs
Package Weight: 1020 (g)
Shipment Unit: 6 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1003946777

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  本故事根據韓國歷史上真實人物改編而成。敍述十六世紀中孤女長今七歲時,父母因捲入宮廷陰謀而遭殺害,為完成母親的心願,因緣際會進入宮中之後,因天資聰明和刻苦努力而受矚目,但也在宮中人事的傾軋中遭到陷害,甚至還被流放到到外島。長今不向命運低頭,潛心學習醫術,並融入宮廷膳食中,最後竟意外挽救王上的性命,受到國王的信賴,成為韓國第一位女御醫,並受封為「大長今」。

  "Jewel in the Palace" is based on a true story about a legendary girl (Jang-Geum) who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physician of her times. Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, Jang-Geum overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king. She was even given by the king the title "The Great Jang-Geum" / The story of her checkered life on her success and breakdown as well as her love story beautifully unfold. "Jewel in The Palace" is sure to touch your heart.

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January 17, 2005

This professional review refers to Dae Jang Geum aka : Jewel in the Palace Volume 1 (MBC TV Series) (US Version)
Having been initiated by members of my family, I am now addicted to the most popular drama series in South Korea. The series, The Great Jang-Geum, is an extended historical drama set in the sixteenth-century court of the Korean Emperor. It tells the story of a real historical figure, Jang-Geum, a girl who grows up as an apprentice cook in the royal kitchens and rises to prominence within the palace. The affairs of the kitchen and the royal household are depicted as matters of the most grave import; the factional struggles and battles over hierarchy and preferment among the Kitchen Ladies are vicious and at times murderous. In this hostile world, the virtuous Jang-Geum is constantly tested and always prevails.

The production values are high: the photography, the interiors, the outdoor locations and especially the costumes seem carefully and expensively done. The point, though, is the storytelling, and that has the elements of a nineteenth-century novel: obscure parentage and hidden identity, a clear distinction between good and evil (with occasional surprises), a sub-plot of forbidden but chaste love, and comic minor characters. Even the rhythm of crisis and resolution and the end-of-episode cliffhangers fit the mold perfectly. Compelling writing, a very competent cast, and frequent Iron-Chef-like cooking sequences make the hour-long episodes go by too quickly. The only fault may be that Jang-Geum, like Esther Summerson in Bleak House, is too perfect. It's not an insignificant fault, but perhaps it's unavoidable if things are to be kept chugging forward through the sprawling, extroverted plot without getting bogged down in anyone's subjectivity.

It certainly does sprawl. The Great Jang-Geum is projected to run for about sixty one-hour episodes, aired at a rate of two per week. A steady two episodes per week for half a year without interruption makes for a longer and more concentrated viewing experience than what an American drama series can provide, which seems meager by comparison. The result is that watching The Great Jang-Geum becomes part of one's life; it adds enormously to the pleasure to have someone to talk with about the story as it unfolds. It might be most accurate to think of it as a high-class soap opera, but with much tighter plotting and better production, and without the aimlessness, absurdity and desperation that the voracious open-ended soap opera format seems to engender.

What surprises me most is that someone has gone to the all the effort to subtitle this vast program in English. Could it be a labor of love, a purely disinterested act of cultural outreach? Whatever the reason, I salute the effort.

by Peter Riis - The New Companion
Originally published March 2004

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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10 (2)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (84)

Gary
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July 11, 2014

This customer review refers to Dae Jang Geum (End) (DVD) (English Subtitled) (MBC TV Drama) (Singapore Version)
Another Poor Singapore Version Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
Most of the reviewers are commenting on the US version by YA Entertainment that unfortunately is no longer available. I do have both the US and also the Singapore version by Poh Kim. The Singapore version leaves much to be desired. The picture quality is compressed from the 18 D5 discs in the bright, clear US version, to either 14 D5 or 7 D9 discs in the Singapore versions, resulting in a picture lacking in definition. Worse, Poh Kim have decided to chop certain scenes entirely from their version, leaving the viewer wondering why the sudden and unexplained cut from one scene to another. Why couldn't they have left it alone? Money and cheap-ass Singapore production considerations I guess. (See my review of Poh Kim's edition of 9 Times Time Travel DVD). I would advise to avoid Poh Kim, but there is not much alternative now that we can't obtain the US DJG editions anymore, so it is better than nothing. Even in it's butchered Singapore version, this is a superb, unique drama that must be seen.
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Scott
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May 2, 2011

This customer review refers to Dae Jang Geum aka : Jewel in the Palace Volume 1 (MBC TV Series) (US Version)
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Fantastic, Loved this K-Drama Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
A true story with beautiful scenery, historical accuracy, and great acting. It is absolutely engrossing! It is a fascinating story which has been wonderfully adapted for television and is beautifully acted and filmed. This young woman's life story weaves through the palace intrigues of the Chosun dynasty in Korea, which for most Americans is totally unfamiliar territory. However, on a personal level, any modern person will identify with the problems Jang Geum encounters fighting a corrupt administration. In addition, the Korean philosophy of life which underlies individual's choices and the events in the story makes the story unpredictable to most Americans and Western civilizations.
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Mel
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July 11, 2010

This customer review refers to Dae Jang Geum (AKA : Jewel in the Palace) :The Complete Series (DVD) (MBC TV Drama) (US Version)
FANTASTIC MOVIE, FABULOUS CAST! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I fell in love with the series when it was being aired in my country. I looked everywhere for the dvd and just recently bought it from YA. The story is as wonderful as ever, the best korean drama of all time, and the quality of the us version is just marvelous.. The picture is bright and the english sub is very good.. I look forward of enjoying this dvd for many years to come..
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June 29, 2010

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GREAT SERIES Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
THIS SERIES IS NOW WATCHING IN TV CHANNEL 6(GOVERNMENT AND CULTURAL CHANNEL) IN PUERTO RICO AND DUBBED IN SPANISH(EXCELENT DUBBED VERSION) AND THE STORY IS VERY INTERESTING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. IS THE FOURTH DRAMA KOREAN TO BROADCAST IN PUERTO RICO IN THE SAME CHANNEL.
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Michelle
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February 13, 2010

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My first favorite Drama Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I don't usually like dramas but this one I got addicted too and fast. I love this show! Jang Geum serves as a role model for all girls who struggle in the process of achieving goals. Her strength, perseverance, loyalty, Compassion and integrity should be things we all should strive for against the Lady Chois in our lives. We should all be like Jang Geum and I definitley recommend this show.
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