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Bong Tae Gyu (Actor) | Ha Suk Jin (Actor) | Kim Tae Hyun (Actor) | Lee Seok Hoon (Director)
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Return to the harrowing world of snotty cliques, mean bullies, and bad cafeteria food in writer/director Lee Seok Hoon's See You After School, a teen comedy that bears more than a passing resemblance to the 1980s cult classic Three O'Clock High! This film follows the story of Goong Dahl (Bong Tae Gyu, from Ssunday Seoul and When Romance Meets Destiny), a hapless, socially inept high school student who's grown tired of his dorky image and looks to make some major changes in his life. Taking destiny in his own hands, Goong Dahl enrolls in a year-long psychological therapy program designed to finally rid him of his loser persona. Fresh from the program and optimistic about his future prospects, he transfers to a new high school, ready to make a brand new start.

Unfortunately, Goong Dahl's oh-so-bright future takes a turn for the worse when he comes to the aid of a beautiful female student named Mina (Jeong Gu Yeon, from TV's A Love To Kill). Through a series of misunderstandings, Goong Dahl finds himself being challenged by Jae Koo (Kim Tae Hyeon, from Blue Swallow and My Lovely Week), a student who just so happens to not only be the toughest kid in school, but its most notorious bully. With a one-on-one rooftop battle scheduled directly after school, Goong Dahl's got to pull out all the stops to get the fight cancelled. But will he succeed, and if not, just how in the heck will one ordinary guy stack up against the high school's most dangerous thug? Find out in See You After School, the rare teen comedy that goes straight to the head of the class!

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Product Title: See You After School (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 上錯校園落錯堂 (DVD) (香港版) 上错校园落错堂 (DVD) (香港版) 放課後の屋上 (DVD) (香港版) See You After School (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Bong Tae Gyu (Actor) | Ha Suk Jin (Actor) | Kim Tae Hyun (Actor) 奉太奎 (Actor) | 河錫辰 (Actor) | 金泰賢 (Actor) 奉太奎 (Actor) | 河锡辰 (Actor) | 金泰贤 (Actor) ポン・テギュ (Actor) | ハ・ソクジン (Actor) | キム・テヒョン (Actor) 봉태규 (Actor) | 하석진 (Actor) | 김태현 (Actor)
Director: Lee Seok Hoon 李錫勳 李锡勋 イ・ソクフン 이석훈
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD-5, DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Duration: 103 (mins)
Publisher: Winson Entertainment Distribution Ltd.(HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005169475

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* Screen Format: 1.85:1 Widescreen
* Sound Mix: Dolby Digital 5.1
* DVD Type: DVD-5

導演:李石勛
Director: LEE Seok Hoon

倒霉的南宮達,每時每刻總是頭頭碰著黑,不是被人誤會追打,就是乘車時頭髮給車門夾著動彈不得,彷彿給命運愚弄般,生活得一塌糊塗。及後南宮達轉讀另一所中學,但始終擺脫不了霉運,繼續成為眾矢之的,更常常遭同學們排擠及欺負。一日,他目睹一位心儀的女孩子美雅正被幾名男同學戲弄,便毫不猶疑地上前營救。可是,他卻因而得罪了學校的惡霸宰高,更挑戰他放學後到天台一決高下。最終,南宮達不選擇逃避,與宰高面對面作個了斷‧‧‧‧

Namkoong Dahl is very unlucky everyday since he gets beaten up due to misunderstanding with others, and his hair gets stuck accidentally between the train door when going to school by underground. It Seems that he is doomed to fall in every aspect, and have a gloomy life. Afterwards, he is able to transfer to a cannot get rid of his loser streak, and continuously he is ignored and bullied by his classmates. One day, he spots some male classmates bullying the beautiful gal, Mei Ah that he fancies. He then tries to save her out of danger without knowing that he has offended a notorious rascal, Jae Koo. He intends to fight with Namkoong Dahl at the rooftop after school. In the end, Namkoong Dahl does not choose to escape, but instead he acts like a man trying to deal with this issue face to face with Jae Koo....
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Professional Review of "See You After School (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

June 19, 2006

This professional review refers to See You After School (DVD) (Korea Version)
If war is hell, then high school isn't far from it, especially for See You After School's hapless protagonist, Namkoong Dahl (Bong Tae Gyu), a young high school student who may just be the unluckiest man alive. After constant bullying causes the boy to transfer from school to school repeatedly, Dahl signs up for a clinic designed especially to treat fellow "rejects." So certain are they of their techniques, the clinic promises to cure his affliction and send him back into the general population with a new lease on life. With a new school and a new semester on the horizon, Dahl "graduates" from the program, believing himself to be a changed man, but is he really?

Once back in the real world, he meets up with another "Reject Escape Camp" graduate, the ridiculously coiffed Yeon Seong (a funny, but sometimes overacting Kim Tae Hyeon), who has successfully overcome his loser status through a deceptively simple technique. Early on at the new school, he challenged a student to a fight, knowing full well that his intended target wouldn't go through with it. The bluff ensured Yeon Seong's rep, and he's sure it'll work for his old friend as well. Although Dahl is skeptical, he figures he might as well give Yeon Seong's idea a try. And wouldn't you know it? Fate intervenes to allow Dahl to do just that.

Enter Choi Min Ah (the alluring Jeong Koo Yeon), a sexy student who not only catches Dahl's eye, but soon wins his heart without saying a word. When he spies her being hassled by three punks, Dahl decides to seize the opportunity, believing he'll not only ensure his reputation as a tough guy, but capture Min Ah's affections as well. As good as his intentions are, his "carpe diem" attitude backfires: one of the bullies is Kang Jae Koo (Ha Seok Jin), who's not only the toughest kid in school, but a veritable legend when it comes to schoolyard brawling. Unfortunately, Dahl doesn't back down from the fight at first, even when Jae Koo gives him the chance. What ensues next is not only madcap dash throughout the day to avoid a fight, but a hilarious case of mistaken identity, in which Dahl is not only erroneously believed to be a bully in his own right, but also mistaken for Jae Koo by kids from a rival school looking to settle an old score! Even worse, a bully that made Dahl's life miserable at his previous school is stalking the school grounds in the hopes of catching up with his old target! But to what purpose? It's safe to say that See You After School treads familiar territory. For one, the film essentially plays out like an unaccredited remake of the 1987 film Three O' Clock High, right down to the continual usage of clocks - this time around they're digital - that count down the hours until the final battle. Other familiar aspects extend to the movie's lead actor, Bong Tae Gyu, who plays a character not too far removed from the one he assayed in Ssunday Seoul (minus the werewolfisms, of course). But thankfully, the film doesn't feel like a tired rehash, as it milks both the comedy and the dramatic aspects to maximum effect. Kudos go to Bong Tae Gyu, who takes a seemingly cardboard character, and makes him three dimensional. Although Dahl seems at first to be the stereotypical high school geek, he isn't entirely mild-mannered either and feels very much like a real guy, even if the situation is exaggerated for comedic purposes.

Unlike many of its predecessors, See You After School has technology on its side, as there are many CGI fantasy sequences used to punctuate the humor. One low-tech interlude worth citing is an entertaining music video-inspired fantasy sequence early in the film that features Dahl fawning over Min Ah as she transforms into a sexy nurse, a midriff bearing policewoman, and a Sheena-esque jungle girl - a scene that any red-blooded heterosexual male should be able to respond to and appreciate!

Although the film initially seems to be all about lame toilet humor, it quickly rights itself, thanks to Bong's performance. As his character makes every effort to get out of school (feigning sickness, paying people off), he comically finds himself only further ensuring that his after school match is fated to occur. One amusing scene involves Dahl's sincere attempt at earning detention, which quickly turns into a rousing speech that proves to have unintended consequences, both for his own reputation and his budding friendship with Min Ah! Surprisingly, the film's inevitable turn towards serious drama actually seems organic, rather than a contrived filmic convention. All these qualities and more allow See You After School to transcend the familiarity of its material. Although in many ways its derivative of other high school flicks of its kind, See You After School has enough originality and spark to stand on its own two feet.

by Calvin McMillin

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