Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Paradise Murdered (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

This product is out of print and no longer available from the publisher
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
  • This product will not be shipped to Hong Kong.
Paradise Murdered (DVD) (Korea Version)
Sign in to rate and write review
No Rating Available

YesAsia Editorial Description

Geukrakdo, a small island off the southern coast of South Korea, is home to 17 villagers, scratching out a motley, but tight-knit existence. One morning the villagers wake up to find a neighbor has been murdered, and in very bloody fashion. With communication and transportation from the island cut off, a group of villagers led by doctor Woo Seong (Park Hae Il) spearhead the search for the most likely culprit, an odd island resident who has conveniently disappeared. As the investigation continues, more victims are claimed and fingers begin to point as the increasingly desperate villagers turn against each other, letting loose inner and outer demons.

The debut feature from Kim Han Min, Paradise Murdered initially invites comparison to Bong Joon Ho's Memories of Murder as both films are set in the 1980s, center around a serial murder mystery, and feature actor Park Hae Il (The Host). Paradise Murdered, however, is not based on a real-life incident and posits a completely different environment and scenario. Though the film starts in retrospect, the mystery very much plays out as it happens, throwing the viewer into a tight, tense, and threatening narrative. Unpredictable and uncontrolled, Paradise Murdered gauges the way an isolated group of people react and interact when they realize there is a murderer within their ranks, and the film gradually brings out the characters' most resilient and most reprehensible qualities. As an ensemble effort, the film gathers a fine cast of experienced character actors like Park Won Sang, Sung Ji Ru, Choi Joo Bong, Ahn Nae Sang, and Kim In Moon, and leads Park Hae Il and Park Sol Mi (Dance with the Wind) deliver poignantly restrained performances. The film topped the Korean box office for three consecutive weeks.

This 2-disc edition includes the following special features:
Disc 1

  • Commentary Track 1 (Director, Park Hae Il, Sung Ji Ru, Park Sol Mi)
  • Commentary Track 2 (Director, Representative)
  • After Commentary
    Disc 2
  • Making Of
  • Art Direction Featurette
  • Evidence - Makeup, Wardrobe
  • Suspects - Character Profiles
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Press Conference
  • Witness - Preview
  • Photo Gallery
  • Ghost Story - Paradise Murdered Initial Model
  • © 2007-2021 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

    Technical Information

    Product Title: Paradise Murdered (DVD) (Korea Version) 極樂島殺人事件 (DVD) (韓國版) 极乐岛杀人事件 (DVD) (韩国版) 極楽島殺人事件 (韓国版) 극락도 살인사건 (일반판)
    Artist Name(s): Park Sol Mi (Actor) | Ahn Nae Sang | Park Won Sang | Lee David | Park Hae Il (Actor) | Sung Ji Ru (Actor) 朴率美 (Actor) | 安內相 | 朴翁尚 | Lee David | 朴 海日 (Actor) | Sung Ji Ru (Actor) 朴率美 (Actor) | 安内相 | 朴翁尚 | Lee David | 朴 海日 (Actor) | Sung Ji Ru (Actor) パク・ソルミ (Actor) | アン・ネサン | パク・ウォンサン | イ・ダウィ | パク・ヘイル (Actor) | ソン・ジル (Actor) 박솔미 (Actor) | 안내상 | 박원상 | 이다윗 | 박 해일 (Actor) | 성지루 (Actor)
    Director: Kim Han Min 金韓民 金韩民 キム・ハンミ 김한민
    Release Date: 2007-07-23
    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 Discs
    Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
    YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004777046

    Product Information

    * Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
    * Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 & 2.0
    * Extras :
    Disc 1
    - 본편
    - Commentary Track 1 (김한민 감독 & 백해일, 성지루, 박솔미)
    - Commentary Track 2 (김한민 감독 & 최두영 대표)
    - After Commentary

    Disc 2
    - 사건 브리핑 - 메이킹 필름
    - 사건 현장 - 미술 메이킹
    - 증거물 - 분장 & 소품 & 의상
    - 용의자 - 캐릭터 영상
    - 들여놓지 말아야 할 것 - 삭제 장면
    - 2007 극락도 - 시사회 영상 및 기자 간담회
    - 목격자 - 예고편
    - 신상명세서 - 포토 갤러리
    - 갈치 괴담 - 극락도 살인사건 초기 모델

    * Director : 김한민

    영화 <극락도 살인사건> 탄생 비화
    20년 전 한 섬에서 벌어진 이야기를 재구성했다!

    영화 <극락도 살인사건>은 김한민 감독이 80년대 후반에 들은 이야기를 모티브로 하고 있다. 마을 지인을 통해 들었다는 이 이야기는 ‘어떤 섬에서 12명 정도 되는 주민이 살인 사건의 흔적만 남긴 채 단 한 구의 시체도 남기지 않고 사라졌다’는 다소 충격적인 내용이었다고 한다. 이 사건의 배경지인 ‘외딴 섬’은 독특한 형상의 열녀전과 그에 대한 전설로 인근 지역 주민들에게 꽤 유명한 장소였으며 시도 때도 없이 내리는 비와 높은 파도 때문에 ‘미친 날’로 통한다는 당시의 기후적 특성상 사건 전말에 대한 궁금증을 야기시켰다고 한다. 평소 애거서 크리스티 소설류의 밀실 추리극을 좋아했던 김한민 감독은 자신이 들은 단편적인 이야기에 실제 우리 나라 섬에서 쉽게 볼 수 있는 샤머니즘적 요소와 이제 막 전기가 들어오기 시작해 무전기가 유일한 통신 수단일 수밖에 없었던 사건 당시의 실재했던 상황들을 결합하여 <극락도 살인사건>의 시나리오를 탄생시켰다.

    <살인의 추억>, <혈의 누> 그리고…… <극락도 살인사건>
    이래서 한국형 미스터리다!

    <살인의 추억>, <혈의 누>는 미스터리 장르로 보기 드물게 흥행에 성공한 한국영화라는 공통점을 갖고 있다. 두 작품은 각각 86년 화성연쇄살인사건과 19세기 조선시대 말엽이라는 역사성과 사회성을 스토리와 배경에 직간접적으로 표현, 관객들과의 교감에 성공한 한국형 미스터리다. <극락도 살인사건> 역시, 한국적인 시대성과 역사성을 바탕으로 한 작품이라는 점에서 위의 영화들과 궤를 같이한다. 영화 <극락도 살인사건>의 시대적 배경인 1980년대는 괄목할만한 경제성장과 더불어 최초로 아시안 게임과 올림픽 유치 등의 성과가 있었던 반면, 공화국 말기의 권위주의적 정치성향과 부정부패로 인해 정권의 도덕성에 많은 의문이 제기되었던 시기다. 여기에 교통과 통신의 혜택을 받을 수 없었던 ‘섬’이라는 배경은 수직적이고 폐쇄적이었던 86년의 사회적 배경을 압축시켜 놓은 듯한 공간으로 밀실 추리극이라는 장르적 완성도와 공포스러운 분위기를 배가시키게 된다. 뿐만 아니라 난생 처음 살인사건을 맞닥뜨린 마을 사람들의 토속적이고 해학적인 모습은 의외의 긴장감을 형성하고 이야기에 새로운 활력을 불어넣어주어 기존 스릴러 영화에서 볼 수 없었던 이색적인 재미를 선사할 것이다.

    1986년, 시체가 사라진 의문의 살인사건 발생!

    1986년, 아시안게임으로 세상이 떠들썩하던 10월. OO항 앞바다에서 토막 난 사람 머리통이 발견된다. 시체 부검 결과 토막난 머리통의 주인이 인근에 위치한 섬, 극락도 주민이라는 사실이 밝혀지고 특별조사반은 본격적인 수사를 위해 사건 현장 탐문에 나선다. 형사들은 송전 기사의 합숙소와 보건소로 추정되는 곳에서 살인사건의 흔적으로 보이는 핏자국과 부서진 무전기 등을 발견하지만, 끝내 한 구의 사체도 찾아내지 못한다.

    한달 전 극락도…
    화투판 살인사건, 그것은 시작에 불과했다!

    바깥 세상 돌아가는 일엔 도통 관심이 없는 듯 순박하기만 한 섬주민 17인이 사는 작은 섬, 극락도. 천국 같은 이 곳에서 끔찍한 살인사건이 발생한다. 김노인의 칠순 잔치가 벌어진 다음날 아침, 두 명의 송전기사의 시체가 발견된 것. 함께 화투판에 있었던 덕수가 유력한 용의자로 떠오르지만 그의 행방마저 묘연한 채 사건은 미궁으로 빠져든다.

    사건과 관련된 듯한 모종의 쪽지 발견!
    그리고 이어지는 참혹한 연속살인사건의 전개!

    섬 주민 전원이 용의자일수도, 피해자일수도 있는 혼란스러운 상황, 난생 처음 살인사건을 맞닥뜨린 마을 사람들은 보건 소장 제우성(박해일 扮)을 필두로 화투판 살인사건 범인을 추리하는데 열을 올리지만, 이웃들의 주검만 늘어간다. 한편, 우연한 기회에 ‘이장이 들여놓지 말아야 할 것을 들여놨다’라는 모종의 쪽지를 발견한 학교 소사 춘배(성지루 扮)는 쪽지의 의미를 알아내기 위해 혈안이 되는데……

    17인의 섬주민이 맞닥뜨린 사건의 진상과 범인의 실체는 무엇인가?
    그리고 쪽지가 말하려고 한 것은 무엇이었을까?
    Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

    Other Versions of "Paradise Murdered (DVD) (Korea Version)"

    Customers who bought "Paradise Murdered (DVD) (Korea Version)" also bought

    Customers who bought videos directed by Kim Han Min also bought videos by these directors:

    Search Keywords

    The following keywords are associated with this product. Please click on a keyword to search for similar items.

    YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

    Professional Review of "Paradise Murdered (DVD) (Korea Version)"

    September 4, 2007

    First-time director Kim Han-Min made a few waves back in April with his thriller Paradise Murdered, grabbing the number 1 position at the Korean box office but not breaking any records. As usual in Korea, it's just a few months later and the DVD is already in the stores. Also usual in Korea, the movie itself has good English subtitles attached to it but unfortunately all of the extras don't.

    The Plot
    South-Korea,1986: in one of the mainland harbors a severed head is found in the water. It is assumed the head originates from Geukrakdo, a small nearby island whose name means "Paradise Island" (although pronouncing it with the accent on a different syllable makes it "Evil Island"). The police take a look but find a creepy setting. All 17 men, women and children known to live on Geukrakdo have disappeared and there is plenty evidence of violence. What happened in this place, voted "Best Remote Island To Live On" two years in a row?

    Flashbacks show that a few days earlier, after a party, a gambling disagreement leads to a brutal murder. As the assumed killer has disappeared and the island's only radio has been sabotaged, all inhabitants of Geukrakdo become (rightfully) more stressful. Before you know it the people start talking about the "Curse of the Chaste Woman", a widow starved to death a century earlier, whose ghost is supposedly still roaming the island searching for food. Even more inexplicable are the bags of money that keep appearing and disappearing. Then the next body is found…

    Now everybody just needs to sit tight and wait for 48 hours till the police arrives. What could possibly go wrong in the meantime...

    The Movie
    If the plot description seemed somewhat vague, that's entirely on purpose. This movie can quite easily be spoiled by explaining "what happened", something I hopefully avoided. Unfortunately it makes reviewing this film, and me mentioning what I liked or not liked, a lot harder. So I can't say a lot more except that writer-director Kim Han-Min has created a nifty conceit in the story, which allows for explaining away all inconsistencies. It's not so radical and outlandish as say The Matrix or Sixth Sense, but any complaints about bad acting, sudden strange behavior, or even hallucinations can be easily dismissed with a "that's because of...".

    As conceits go, it's a good one; I didn't feel cheated or annoyed by any obvious impossibilities. And no, even though you have the "Best Remote Island To Live On Two Years in a Row" bit, it's not the Korean version of Hot Fuzz either. It's quite a clever one, so "Well done!" I say. But…

    The problem I have with the conceit is how it's finally revealed to the audience. As the movie is now, the police bookends the story on the island. You see them at work without a clue at the start, and somewhat more knowledgeable at the end. The deleted scenes however show that a lot of footage had been shot of the police figuring out for themselves what happened, independent from the story told in flashback on the island. I get the impression that this approach gave the game away too soon though and made the puzzle far too easy to unravel. But with these scenes gone, the remaining clues are so vague and seemingly insignificant that the reveal now has become almost impossible to predict and comes a bit out of left field. It's not an easy one either: you get hit by tons of necessary exposition all of a sudden.

    So you get the impression that this movie was hurt by the severe changes made afterwards. Nevertheless it's a fun ride. Sometimes even a bit too funny: (c)rude comedy is inserted on numerous occasions in the first half - for example all murder theories are shown with the victims still alive and the murderer being a clumsy ninja, but it leaves the movie after a while. This can be explained because the movie becomes too gritty for it (the children on the island are not automatically exempt from the violence) but it makes the inclusion earlier on rather baffling. Still, Paradise Murdered manages to portray successfully the weird combination of freedom and claustrophobia you get when living in such a small community, and seeing it all fall apart is interesting to say the least.

    The movie looks very good, making nice use of the location of the island, which is basically a steep rock with some fields and houses peppered on it. Acting varies between good and cartoonish, which for some characters is explainable, for others less so. Park Hae-Il, known as the revolutionary uncle who is good at everything except throwing Molotov-cocktails in The Host, plays the role closest to what can be called a lead, the island's doctor who tries to keep everyone from panicking. It's a very restrained role and that makes it hard to sympathize with him, because he's enigmatic enough to be suspect. Park keeps it from getting too obviously creepy or too obviously a red herring, which can't have been easy. Praise also goes to Park Sol-Mi who portrays the island's Resident Drunk, and Sung Ji-Ru as the teacher who obviously sports a crush for the doctor.

    Conclusion
    All in all, Paradise Murdered is a flawed but nice thriller. It may not hit all the goals it wanted to achieve, but at the same time it's not pretentious either, and as pure entertainment it's difficult to find faults with this. Recommended.

    by Aardvark - Twitchfilm.net

    This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.
    Deliver Us From Evil Are We In Love? A Way Station Collectors Fukuoka Illang: The Wolf Brigade Secret Zoo
    • Region & Language: No Region Selected - English
    • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
     Change Preferences 
    Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.
    Cookie Preferences Close

    We use data cookies to store your online preferences and collect information. You can use this interface to enable or disable sets of cookies with varying functions.


    These cookies are required to use core website features and are automatically enabled when you use the site. They also enable use of the Shopping Cart and Checkout processes, assist in regulatory and security issues, measure traffic and visits, and retrieve order information for affiliate commissions. We use the information collected to evaluate and improve the performance of your shopping experience.
    These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. Marketing Cookies are placed by third-party providers with our permission, and any information collected may be shared with other organizations such as publishers or advertisers.
    These cookies enable us to provide better services based on how users use our website, and allow us to improve our features to deliver better user experience. Information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

        Cancel