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Directed and co-written by Pang Eun Jin, the edgy thriller Princess Aurora features the talented Uhm Jung Hwa in a remarkably different kind of role! Known primarily for her appearances in romantic comedies like Singles and All For Love, Uhm makes a dark transformation, as she portrays the key suspect in a brutal murder investigation! When a woman is killed in a department store, the authorities hope that it's an isolated incident, but two days later, another homicide occurs. This time around, a woman is suffocated to death. And thus, a series of murders start to take place in Kangnam, a high class neighborhood in Seoul. The only clue left behind at the crime scene is a children's sticker, depicting the cartoon character "Princess Aurora."

Moon Sung Keun plays Oh, a veteran detective in the violent crimes division, who believes that the beautiful Jung Sun Jung (Uhm Jung Hwa) is the real culprit behind this terrible killing spree. However, Detective Oh knows more than he lets on, as he neglects to tell anyone in the department, including his partner, that Sun Jung is his ex-wife! If she's really the killer, what's her motivation? And will Oh be able to bring her to justice? Find out in Princess Aurora, a thrilling crime drama that also features supporting performances by Kwon Oh Joong, Choi Jong Won, and Hyun Young, and marks the directorial debut of noted actress Pang Eun Jin, who appeared in such films as Park Chul Soo's 301/302 and Kim Ki Duk's Address Unknown!

Special Features:

Disc One:

  • 2 Audio commentaries

    Disc Two:

  • Making of documentary
  • Interviews with the cast and director Bang Eun Jin
  • Director's Short Film
  • Interview with the crew
  • Music video
  • Photography & effects featurette
  • Teaser, Trailer & TV Spot

    This limited edition also comes in three different-colored covers, which will be chosen for customers randomly.

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    Technical Information

    Product Title: Princess Aurora (DVD) (Limited Edition DTS) (Korean Version) 奧羅拉公主 (DVD) (限量版) (韓國版) 奥罗拉公主 (DVD) (限量版) (韩国版) オーロラ姫 (韓国版) 오로라 공주 한정판 DTS
    Artist Name(s): Uhm Jung Hwa | Moon Sung Keun | Bang Eun Jin | Kwon Oh Joong 嚴正花 | 文盛瑾 | 方銀珍 | 權伍中 严正花 | 文盛瑾 | 方银珍 | 权伍中 オム・ジョンファ | ムン・ソングン | パン・ウンジン | クォン・オジュン 엄정화 | 문 성근 | 방 은진 | 권오중
    Release Date: 2006-02-16
    Language: Korean
    Subtitles: English, Korean
    Country of Origin: South Korea
    Disc Format(s): DVD
    Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
    Rating: III
    Duration: 106 (mins)
    Publisher: Cinema Service
    Other Information: 2 DVDs
    Shipment Unit: 3 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004099908

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 / dts
    * DVD Type : N/A
    * Extras :
    - Commentary with 방은진 감독, 문성근, 엄정화, 권오중
    - Commentary with 방은진 감독, 남종우 PD, 최영환 촬영감독, 전수아 미술감독
    - 사건파일 (메이킹 필름)
    - 순정과 그 사람들…(배우 인터뷰 모음)
    - “감독 방은진” (감독으로서 방은진 조명)
    - 단편 <파출부, 아니다>
    - ‘이제 난 알아요…’ (음악감독 인터뷰)
    - 뮤직비디오 : 정재형 “꽃이 지다” feat. 조원선
    - 살인의 색 (촬영과 DI)
    - 단서 (스티커 제작관련 인터뷰)
    - 티져, 예고편, TV Spot
    - 이스트 에그

    * Director : 방은진

    단 하나의 단서
    단 한명의 범인
    잔혹하게 슬픈 연쇄살인… 범인은 그녀다!

    연이은 살인사건, 시신 곁에는 어김없이 붙어있는 오로라공주 스티커, 사건을 담당한 오형사(문성근 분)는 현장 CC-TV를 통해 “날 찾아봐…”라는 메시지를 남긴 정순정(엄정화 분)이 범인임을 직감하지만 피해자들의 공통점은 어디에서도 발견되지 않는다. 수사팀을 혼란에 빠뜨리며 각기 다른 수법으로 잔혹한 살인을 감행하는 순정, 돌연 살인장소를 공개하며 도심 외곽 쓰레기 매립장으로 군, 경찰과 언론, 전국민의 시선을 집중시키는데…
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    Professional Review of "Princess Aurora (DVD) (Limited Edition DTS) (Korean Version)"

    April 17, 2008

    As the proverb goes, there's nothing more dangerous than a mother determined to save her endangered young. But even more dangerous than that? A grieving mother with nothing left to live for except revenge. The kind of bloody, "best served cold" type of revenge that will make you squirm and at the same time cheer her on because you know her cause is righteous. That is the premise of writer/director Pang Eun Jin's Princess Aurora, a revenge picture from Korea, the second such film in as many years. The other, similarly themed effort is, of course, Park Chan Wook's highly anticipated Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Pang's Princess Aurora arrives without nearly the fanfare of Vengeance, which is a shame as this is a quality movie worthy of equal recognition.

    Princess Aurora stars the versatile Uhm Jung Hwa as Jung Soon Jung, a woman bent on vengeance. Simply put, there is a list of people Soon Jung needs dead, and she's going to make them dead one way or another. The film opens innocuous enough, with imported car saleswoman Soon Jung driving to the mall, where a happenstance meeting inside a bathroom brings her face to face with an abusive trophy wife. No sooner does the woman retire into a bathroom stall does Soon Jung strike, claiming her first victim in a sudden and shocking splash of blood and violence. Enter detectives Oh (Moon Sung Keun) and Jung (Kwon Oh Jung), two men on opposite ends of the spectrum. Jung is young and ready to take on the world; Oh is older, and ready to retire and become a pastor.

    Slowly but surely, we become aware of a connection between Detective Oh and Soon Jung, a relationship irrevocably altered by a shared traumatic experience exactly one year ago. While Oh has turned to religion for salvation, Soon Jung is not so willing to let go. This past relationship continues to haunt Oh as the bodies pile up, and it becomes increasingly evident that his ex-wife is the culprit. Will Oh use his knowledge of Soon Jung to catch her, or will she use it to elude him? And does she even want to be caught? By the amount of clues she leaves behind, including a Princess Aurora sticker at every killing, we're not so sure.

    To forcibly keep the audience in suspense, writer/director Pang Eun Jin cheats by refusing to tell us the identities of the men and women on Soon Jung's death list. The answers are eventually revealed in the film's final 20 minutes (including a plot twist that should be readily obvious to the more observant in the audience). For the longest time, we are left to wonder why Soon Jung is targeting these seemingly disparate strangers (a kept woman, an abusive step-mom, a ne'er-do-well son). Pang's decision pays off, as we wait with bated breath for the answers. Through it all, we continue to accept that Soon Jung is justified in her killings, if only because she just doesn't look…insane.

    What keeps Princess Aurora from slipping into cheap exploitation is measured direction by first-time writer/director Pang (301/302), a former actress who shows good command of the cinematic tools at her disposal. The film's only real shocking moment comes early, when Soon Jung ferociously pounces on her victim in the mall bathroom. And while the rest of Princess Aurora is nowhere near as bloody, that initial burst of shocking violence sets the stage for the movie's unpredictable nature, as if Pang is telling us that anyone, at anytime, can become one of Soon Jung's victims. The fact that Pang refuses to give us quick answers as to why these people are being targeted makes the mystery all the more engaging.

    The primary reason why Princess Aurora works as well as it does is because of the tour de force performance of star Uhm Jung Hwa (Mr. Handy), who continues to prove herself an amazingly versatile actress. Uhm's Soon Jung is a woman filled with rage, but you wouldn't know it to look at her. The exterior façade that she allows others to see in public hides seething anger, uncontrolled violence, and most of all, a shattered soul. She is, without question, a destroyed woman trying to take as many of those responsible with her as she can before the inevitable end. All the credit in the world goes to Uhm Jung Hwa, who singularly carries, as well as makes Princess Aurora more than the material.

    This brings us to the script, which is excellent when it focuses entirely on Soon Jung's quest, but falters when it has to bring others into Soon Jung's world. There's Tube star Kwon Oh Jung's Detective Jung, who is initially written to be a major part of the story, but ends up doing little more than running about in the background. Also open to debate is the South Korean police's seemingly ludicrous policies. When it's revealed that Oh is the ex-husband of a serial killer still at large, Oh's superiors have no qualms about letting him remain an active participant in the investigation. And then there's a gratuitous sex scene early in the film that seems to be entirely devoid of any purpose whatsoever.

    Overall, Princess Aurora is one of the better cop thrillers you'll find in South Korea at the moment. It's not a procedural in the traditional sense, and if anything the film seems clueless about real police work. Not that it matters, because writer/director Pang has fashioned a fantastic debut film buoyed by a powerhouse performance from her star Uhm as the film's serial killer with a cause. In a year of mediocre romantic comedies, derivative ghost stories, and tedious melodramas, it's a wonder the Koreans still know how to make such an effective and entertaining thriller, much less two in the same year - Pang's Princess Aurora and Park's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

    Movie Grade: 4/5

    Review by Nix - BeyondHollywood.com

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    Customer Review of "Princess Aurora (DVD) (Limited Edition DTS) (Korean Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.3 out of 10 (3)

    Rhoda
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    October 14, 2006

    1 people found this review helpful

    Love the thrill Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    This film is rather too vicious for a lady killer. Especially her first kill...when she killed the woman in the bathroom. She is rather insane... killing people that has something to do why her only daughter was raped and killed. For me, i enjoyed this film.
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    MohannaD
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    March 12, 2006

    Good start but..... Customer Review Rated Bad 3 - 3 out of 10
    I bought this movie in a hope that it will have a good story or some gory stuff, when it started I said to myself wow that's what I wanted! but halfway through the movie things changed! No more gory stuff and the scene before the last (when she's talking on the mic but you hear her daughter) I thought WTH?!?!?! What a funny & stupid way of ending the movie. Now I'm thinking of selling or giving away my copy.
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    Michael
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    February 28, 2006

    1 people found this review helpful

    Well made movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
    Boasting a high production value, a great cast, and a captivating story there isn't much bad one can say about this movie. That sex scene described in the professional review--mild, brief, and unrevealing so don't expect much there. Like Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, it's a mom-seeking-revenge movie, and in some ways more satisfying, though more tragic in this case. Both SFLV and PA are well made movies but if you're on a budget, get PA (as SFLV's popularity will undoubtedly guarantee that there will be cheaper releases in the future-though likely with fewer special features).
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