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The Perfect Couple (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)
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Romance can bloom out of the strangest events. Sometimes even very embarrassing ones.

Running after a pickpocket, Detective Kang Jae Hyuk (Lee Dong Wook, My Girl) finds out how problematic journalist Choi Soo Jin (Hyun Young, The Art of Seduction) can be when the fish skewer she's eating magically ends up impaled in his abdomen. Is it destiny, love at first sight? Not quite. But the two start to form a reluctant but formidable alliance: he's good looking, a great fighter, and a good detective. And she's determined to get her story done. Together, they make The Perfect Couple.

Understanding right from the start that what makes comedy work are gags and the actors who deliver them, Kim Jung Woo made his directorial debut in 2006 with the low-key high-returns comedy Oh! My God. Starring comic veterans Choi Sung Kook and Shin Yi, the film was a surprising success, with over 2.5 million admissions. Kim, who started his career as a screenplay writer alongside Taegukgi director Kang Je Gyu, comes back with The Perfect Couple, showing Lee Dong Wook in a new light and once again taking advantage of TV star Hyun Young's explosive comic talent.

This two-disc edition includes the following special features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director and Cast
  • Post-Film Commentary
  • Story of a Fish Skewer
  • Choi vs. Kang Romance?
  • Interview with Crew
  • Funniest Scenes
  • Deleted Action Scenes
  • The Perfect Couple Party Scenes
  • Fan Meeting
  • Poster Shoot
  • Music Video
  • The Perfect Staff
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
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    Product Title: The Perfect Couple (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version) The Perfect Couple (限量版) (韓國版) The Perfect Couple (限量版) (韩国版) 最強ロマンス (限定版)(韓国版) 최강로맨스 (한정판)
    Artist Name(s): Lee Dong Wook | Hyun Young 李東旭 | 玄英 李东旭 | 玄英 イ・ドンウク | ヒョニョン 이 동욱 | 현영
    Release Date: 2007-04-13
    Language: Korean
    Subtitles: English, Korean
    Place 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: KD Media
    Other Information: 2 DVDs
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004685072

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 & 2.0
    * Extras
    DISC 1
    본편
    감독 배우 음성해설 Director and Actor's Commentary
    에프터 코멘터리
    DISC 2
    오뎅꼬치 스토리
    최 VS 강 로맨스??
    최강웃음
    삭제 장면
    ‘최강로맨스’ 파티 현장
    이동욱 팬 미팅
    포스터 촬영 현장
    뮤직비디오
    예고편
    포토 갤러리

    * Director : 김정우

    더 이상 강력한 웃음은 없다!
    천상천하 웃음지존! 웃음에 관한 모든 것, <최강로맨스>!

    코믹한 캐릭터, 준비된 배우, 엽기 발랄한 에피소드에 웃음전문 연출까지. <최강로맨스>는 관객들에게 가장 강력한 웃음을 전할 모든 조건을 갖춘 영화다.

    엉뚱한 사건사고 제조에 탁월한 재능을 지닌 열혈형사 재혁과 엉뚱발랄 여기자 수진. 두 사람의 황당한 첫만남 이후 기획취재기사 ‘최(수진)강(재혁)보고서’로 만나 본격적으로 팽팽한 ‘최강대결‘을 벌이는 동안 웃음 바이러스는 이미 관객들의 온몸에 퍼져있을 것이다. 게다가 댄디한 외모에서는 나올 수 없을 것 같은 엉뚱함을 보여주는 이동욱, 자신은 엉뚱하지 않다고 자신하는 귀여운 모습이 웃음짓게 하는 현영의 능청스러운 연기가 더해진다면 누구든 무장해제 될 수 밖에 없다. 또한 <구세주>로 전국 250만 관객을 사로잡은 후 <최강로맨스>에서 보다 업그레이드 된, 버라이어티한 재미를 약속한 김정우 감독까지.

    서로 다른 캐릭터의 남녀를 주인공으로 하는 영화들이 아기자기한 로맨틱 코미디의 공식을 따랐다면 <최강로맨스>는 강력한 웃음으로 관객들에게 신선한 로맨스를 전하는 ‘최강영화’가 될 것이다.

    장전완료! ‘최강캐스팅’ 발사!
    한 계단씩 올라가는 준비된 배우, 이동욱&현영!

    <최강로맨스>의 주인공은 댄디 가이 캐릭터를 주로 연기해온 이동욱과 만능 엔터테이너로 활약해온 현영이다. 이동욱과 현영은 혜성처럼 등장해 어느 순간 사라져버리는 반짝 스타들과는 달리 데뷔 이후 꾸준한 노력으로 자신만의 연기 스펙트럼을 넓혀온 준비된 배우들이다.

    이동욱은 쏟아지는 충무로의 러브 콜 속에서 데뷔 8년째를 맞아서야 스크린 데뷔작으로 공포영화 <아랑>을 선택하면서 기존 이미지를 자기 복제하는 배우들과는 다른 행보를 보이며 주목 받았다. <아랑>으로 성공적인 스크린 신고식 이후 확고한 블루칩으로 자리잡은 이동욱이 차기작으로 선택해 화제가 되고 있는 <최강로맨스>. 이동욱은 “코믹 연기에 도전한다는 것이 부담되기도 했지만, 웃음이 끊이지 않는 현장에 있다 보니 저절로 캐릭터에 몰입하게 된다. 벌써부터 관객들과 만나게 되는 개봉일이 기다려진다”는 말로 작품의 애정을 드러냈다.

    여주인공 현영은 그 동안 다양한 작품에서 꾸준한 노력과 최선을 다하는 열정으로 연기 내공을 다져왔다. 특히 <오로라 공주>에서의 인상 깊은 연기로 기존의 코믹한 이미지에서 자유로울 수 있는 진정한 배우로서의 자질을 입증하며 찬사를 받은 현영. 오랜 연기 경력을 생각하면 현영의 주연데뷔는 다소 늦은 감이 있다. 하지만 현영은 “주/조연 구분이 없다고 생각한다. 이전에도 내가 출연하지 않는 분량의 대사를 모두 외우곤 했다. <최강로맨스>는 첫 주연작인만큼 이전보다 더 최선을 다하겠다”는 다부진 다짐을 밝힌 당당한 주연배우이다.

    처음 만난 날부터 기도했습니다…다시 만나는 일 없길!

    준수한 외모, 출중한 사격실력, 최고의 무술실력까지 갖춘 정의감 투철한 형사, 강재혁.그리고 운동권(?) 출신으로 PEN이 세상을 바꾼다고 믿는 열혈 기자정신을 지닌, 최수진. 생면부지의 두 사람은 범인을 쫓던 재혁이 길거리에서 오뎅을 먹고 있던 수진과 부딪히면서 첫만남과 동시에 원수가 된다.

    이들의 첫만남이 꼬여버린 이유는 바로, 수진이 먹던 오뎅꼬치가 재혁의 옆구리에 박혀 버린 것! 이 사고가 기사화 되면서 생애 최대 망신을 당한 재혁은 수진을 지명수배하겠다며 화를 낸다. 하지만 재혁과의 충돌로 차량 견인에 코피까지 흘렸던 수진은 충돌의 책임은 재혁에게 있다며 맞서고, 두 사람은 첫만남부터 서로가 전생의 원수지간 이었음을 확신하게 된다.

    함께 보내는 시간이 많아질수록…더 싫어하게 되었습니다!

    재혁과 수진의 악연은 끊임없는 사건사고 속에 끈질기게 이어지고, 급기야 두 사람은 상부의 지시로 강력반 기획취재기사 ‘최(수진)강(재혁)보고서’를 맡게 된다.
    어쩔 수 없이 매일 얼굴을 맞대야 하는 재혁과 수진은 더욱 팽팽하게 대결하는데…
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    Professional Review of "The Perfect Couple (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

    January 20, 2009

    This professional review refers to The Perfect Couple (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
    The Perfect Couple sees the return of Korean director Kim Jung Woo who previously enjoyed success with his 2006 boxing comedy debut Oh! My God. Here, he again goes for a mix of genres, ambitiously attempting to combine elements of comedy, romance and police thriller into an entertaining whole. The film certainly struck a chord with audiences, pulling in an impressive 2.5 million admissions at the domestic box office during its release, most likely due to its offering something a little different than the norm.

    After a couple of amusing character introductions, the plot begins as harebrained journalist Choi Soo Jin (Hyun Young, recently in The Art of Seduction) accidentally stabs Detective Kang Jae Hyuk (Lee Dong Wook, also in My Girl and horror Arang) with a fish snack skewer while he is chasing a criminal. From this unconventional beginning a relationship of sorts gradually grows, as the two become involved with making a reality television program about his police work. However, the path to romance is far from smooth, not least since the two barely seem to be able to stand each other and spend most of their time scheming ways to cause embarrassment or pain.

    Strangely enough, despite it being pitched as a wacky relationship film, The Perfect Couple actually features very little in the way of courtship or passion, and director Kang seems happy enough for things to progress solely on the basis that the viewer expects the two characters to end up in each others' arms. This is probably for the best, since Kang and Choi never make for a believable, let alone perfect couple, and the romantic aspect of the plot falls pretty flat. This is mainly due to the fact that whilst Kang's moody detective is played relatively straight, Choi is a shrill, psychotic drunkard who, up until a last minute of self-realisation, acts like a mean-spirited idiot. Although mismatched couple films with aggressive female protagonists have been popular since the success of My Sassy Girl, in this case things are pushed a little too far, and Choi never really comes across as being more than a thoughtless caricature. Indeed, it is hard to imagine anyone not feeling sympathy for the much put-upon Kang, who spends most of the film being abused and humiliated, and who displays the patience of a saint in not shooting her in the line of duty.

    Oddly enough, this doesn't particularly get in the way of the film being enjoyable, and in this it can perhaps be seen as an anti-romantic comedy, with the characters kicking and screaming at each other up until the last moment and quite possibly beyond - something which is certainly preferable to the usual sudden spouting of teary-eyed protestations of love commonly witnessed in this kind of film, and Kang deserves some credit for not forcing his hand and asking the viewer to believe that the two could switch so abruptly from antagonism to amour.

    The dysfunctional central relationship aside, The Perfect Couple is really a film of two halves, with the first being given over to one-upmanship comedy and the second to drug-busting police thrills. Although the two never quite gel together, they are both effective, with a good few laughs early on, mainly at the expense of Choi's daft behaviour and the couple's incessant bickering, and with some surprisingly bloody action and fight scenes towards the climax. This does make for rather uneven viewing, and the film lacks any real sense of identity or coherence, though the various shifts in tone do prevent things from ever becoming too dull or predictable.

    As a result, despite not being wholly successful, the film is entertaining and amusing enough, and it does manage to stand out from the hordes of other similarly themed efforts. More than anything, it's nice to see a director trying something a little different with the romantic comedy form, a genre which is badly in need of such innovation.

    by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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    Customer Review of "The Perfect Couple (DVD) (Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

    Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

    Rhoda
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    May 13, 2007

    1 people found this review helpful

    Very nice Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
    This is a very nice comedy film. Something that i didn't expect from Lee Dong Wook. Hyun Young i have seen her a couple of times but always playing second lead or should i say "extra". But in this film i really like her character. I should say that she did pretty well. A film that you should watch.
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    numinair
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    May 11, 2007

    1 people found this review helpful

    For a Couple - only 5% romance Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10
    TPC is pretty well a mixture of screwball comedy and serious impassioned drama frolics, although the more serious dramatics often move into slapstick, especially with most of the fight sequences - and Dong Wook keeps well busy in those. A comedy drama in the main, you do get lots of action in this (along with Hyung/Cupid's fish stick just missing Dong Wook's heart), but the pyrotechnics are mainly satirical. As a romantic film, its only really about 5% in this case as the 'romance' or 'couple' elements become more of a wink at the audience in suggesting that the two intrepid heroes here may actually fall in love with one other at the finish, when in fact the romance, is also played out as pure caricature. In fact you could have a 'spot the romance competition' with this film due to the lack of one. Most of the time Dong Wook and Hyung are surviving each others 'pillow fight' verbal banters as Hyung tries to orchestrate the cops into her endeavor to catch criminals and using Dong Wook as her stooge. The humor, though, in this film didn't quite hit the mark for me (Hyung is much directly funnier in "My Wife is a Gangster 3") and although there are some good humorous moments,especially in the opener, there doesn't seem a enough to highly recommend it as a great comedy. Its a good capers movie, and the two leads give good performances and its definitely worth a watch, but don't expect side splitting moments.

    I like Hyung Young, though, and she is certainly a talented actress to look out more for in the future. She has made some fine roles lately, is very astute and honed in her comedy craft and quite vibrant and energetic personality on and off screen. It will be interesting to see what other comedy roles she does. Or even drama! I have also enjoyed this and Dong Wook's last movie "Arang" and its interesting to see him in further projects since his fame enhanced role in "My Girl", but, Dong Wook, not surely another cop in the next one. Overall, a very screwball action comedy with 5% romance and lots of slapstick to the action bits.
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