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The Last Princess (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Son Ye Jin (Actor) | Park Hae Il (Actor) | Park Joo Mi (Actor) | Hur Jin Ho (Director)
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The Last Princess (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version)
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Based on Kwon Bi Young's best-selling novel, The Last Princess tells the heartrending story of Princess Deokhye, the last princess of the Joseon Dynasty who was held captive in Japan and spent her whole life trying to return to her homeland. Eleven years after April Snow, Son Ye Jin teams up with director Hur Jin Ho again for the period drama. The film co-stars Baek Yoon Shik (Inside Men), Yoon Je Moon (The Great Actor and Park Hae Il (My Dictator), as well as child star Shin Rin Ah (Ode to My Father) and Kim So Hyun (Unforgettable) as the young versions of Princess Deokhye. Ko Su, Kim Jae Wook, Ahn Nae Sang, Ra Mi Ran and Park Joo Mi also make special appearances.

During the Japanese occupation, young Princess Deokhye (Kim So Hyun) is forced to study in Japan by pro-Japanese general Han Taek Soo (Yoon Je Moon) despite opposition from her father (Baek Yoon Shik). Years later, Deokhye (Son Ye Jin) reencounters her childhood sweetheart Jang Han (Park Hae Il), who is an officer in the Japanese army as well as an independence activist. He devises a secret plan to help Deokhye and her brother Crown Prince Yi Eun (Park Soo Young) to escape to Shanghai, but Taek Soo discovers the scheme.

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Product Title: The Last Princess (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version) The Last Princess (2DVD) (普通版) (韓國版) The Last Princess (2DVD) (普通版) (韩国版) 徳恵翁主 (2DVD) (普通版) (韓国版) 덕혜옹주 (2디스크) (일반판) (한국판)
Also known as: 德惠翁主 德惠翁主
Artist Name(s): Son Ye Jin (Actor) | Park Hae Il (Actor) | Park Joo Mi (Actor) | Ra Mi Ran (Actor) | Yoon Je Moon (Actor) | Ahn Nae Sang (Actor) | Kim Jae Wook (Actor) | Park Soo Young (Actor) | Kim So Hyun (Actor) 孫 藝珍 (Actor) | 朴 海日 (Actor) | 朴 珠美 (Actor) | 羅美蘭 (Actor) | 尹宰文 (Actor) | 安內相 (Actor) | 金材昱 (Actor) | 朴秀英 (Actor) | 金素賢 (Actor) 孙 艺珍 (Actor) | 朴 海日 (Actor) | 朴 珠美 (Actor) | 罗美兰 (Actor) | 尹宰文 (Actor) | 安内相 (Actor) | 金材昱 (Actor) | 朴秀英 (Actor) | 金素贤 (Actor) ソン・イェジン (Actor) | パク・ヘイル (Actor) | パク・チュミ (Actor) | Ra Mi Ran (Actor) | ユン・ジェムン (Actor) | アン・ネサン (Actor) | キム・ジェウク (Actor) | Park Soo Young (Actor) | キム・ソヒョン (Actor) 손 예진 (Actor) | 박 해일 (Actor) | 박주미 (Actor) | 라미란 (Actor) | 윤제문 (Actor) | 안내상 (Actor) | 김 재욱 (Actor) | 박수영 (Actor) | 김소현 (Actor)
Director: Hur Jin Ho 許 秦豪 許 秦豪 ホ・ジノ 허진호
Release Date: 2017-05-03
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: Video Travel
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1059372766

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덕혜옹주 (2디스크) (일반판) (한국판)

*Screen Format:2.35:1 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN
*Sound Mix:KOREAN 5.1 DD

*Director:허진호(<8월의 크리스마스>,<봄날은 간다>)

"역사가 잊고 나라가 감췄던
대한제국의 마지막 황녀!

고종황제(백윤식)의 외동딸로 태어나 대한제국의 사랑을 받은 덕혜옹주(손예진). 일제는 만 13세의 어린 덕혜옹주를 강제 일본 유학길에 오르게 한다. 매일같이 고국 땅을 그리워하며 살아가던 덕혜옹주 앞에 어린 시절 친구로 지냈던 장한(박해일)이 나타나고, 대한제국의 독립을 위한 비밀스러운 임무에 휘말리게 되는데...

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* 대한민국 최고의 베스트셀러, 권비영 작가의 소설 [덕혜옹주]! 100만 독자들을 울린 바로 그 작품이 스크린에서 재탄생!
* 자타공인 대한민국 최고의 연기파 배우 손예진 & 박해일부터 라미란, 정상훈, 안내상, 백윤식까지 탄탄한 배우진으로 시선 집중!
* <8월의 크리스마스>, <봄날은 간다>, <행복> 허진호 감독, 4년 만에 충무로 최고의 스탭들과 스크린 복귀!
* 역사의 격랑 속에 비운의 삶을 살았던 대한제국의 마지막 황녀, ‘덕혜옹주’의 삶을 다룬 작품!

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Professional Review of "The Last Princess (2DVD) (Normal Edition) (Korea Version)"

March 23, 2017

This professional review refers to The Last Princess (2DVD + Digipack + Booklet + Postcards) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
The tragic story of Princess Deokhye, the final princess of the Korean Joseon Dynasty comes to the big screen in The Last Princess. Adapted from the popular 2009 novel of the same name by Kwon Bi-young, the film was directed by Hur Jin-ho, reuniting him with actress Son Ye-jin, who starred in his hit 2005 melodrama April Snow. Following the sad life of Deokhye as she tries desperately to return to her homeland after being forced to stay in captivity in Japan, the film was a major award winner in Korea and boasts a strong supporting cast including Baek Yoon-shik (Inside Men), Yoon Je-moon (The Great Actor) and Park Hae-il (My Dictator).

The film opens in 1925 during the Japanese occupation of Korea, with the young Princess Deokhye (played at different ages by Kim So-hyun, Unforgettable, and Shin Rin-ah, Ode to My Father) being taken from her father (Baek Yoon-shik) and sent to Japan to study by General Han Taek-soo (Yoon Je-moon), a Japanese sympathiser. Some years late, the miserable Deokhye (now played by Son Ye-jin) runs into her old childhood sweetheart Kim Jang-han (Park Hae-il), who serves in the Japanese army while secretly working as an agent for Korean independence. The two rekindle their feelings, and he comes up with a risky scheme to try and help her and her brother flee to Shanghai, though Taek-soo uncovers the plan and moves against them.

The Last Princess is actually the first feature film telling the story of Princess Deokhye, and there's no doubt that it's a fascinating, heart-breaking tale. In bringing it to the screen, Hur Jin-ho draws inspiration from documentaries and archive footage, and the film does in general make an effort to aim for realism in terms of the setting, while combining fact and fiction for its narrative. This works well, and though the film does dive into melodrama in places (not unexpectedly, it has to be said), in particular when it comes to the romance with the fictional Kim Jang-han, it benefits from an air of authenticity and there's nothing too over the top or hysterical. As he has in his other works, Hur shows a real talent for human drama, and the film is moving, in an appropriately melancholy and sad manner, though thankfully without ever tugging too hard at the heartstring.

Perhaps surprisingly, the film isn't terribly anti-Japanese, and is more of a character drama than a patriotic piece, a wise decision since the source materials deals with ideas of nationality and identity in a rewardingly complex fashion. Some great acting helps in this respect, and Son Ye-jin is great in the lead role, making Deokhye sympathetic and multi-layered and giving the film a real emotional punch – deservedly, Son won the Popularity Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Best Actress at Grand Bell as well as several nominations at other ceremonies for her substantial performance. The cast all manage to impress, bringing shades to what could otherwise have been straightforward or stereotypical characters, Ra Mi-ran doing well in a supporting role which also won her awards.

The Last Princess is a suitably handsome production, having won a variety of awards and nominations at the Grand Bell and Blue Dragon for Best Film and Best Director, as well as in several technical categories. The film certainly looks great throughout, Hur offering up a convincing recreation of the period and giving things a kind of bleak, austere beauty in places. Hur has always been one of Korea's top tier directors, and his work here should further that reputation, the film being well-structured and impeccably crafted.

Thanks to its skilful balance between being both entertaining and grounded, without ever being too melodramatic or dry, The Last Princess compares favourably to other Korean historical dramas of its type. Powered by excellent performances, most notably from Son Ye-jin, it's an intelligent and moving production, whether the viewer is aware of its source material or not.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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