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Collective Invention (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Lee Kwang Soo (Actor) | Lee Cheon Hee (Actor) | Park Bo Young (Actor) | Lee Byeong Jun (Actor)
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Inspired by Belgian painter René Magritte's absurd The Collective Invention which depicts a fish with a woman's legs stranded on a beach, Kwon Oh Kwang created his own Collective Invention for his directorial debut feature. Through this black comedy about an unemployed young man who turns into a mutant fish man after an experiment went wrong, the director expresses people's helplessness over various social issues such as the high unemployment rate, scientist Hwang Woo Suk's cloning fraud scandal and the MBC labor union strike. Screened at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival and 20th Busan International Film Festival, Collective Invention stars Park Bo Young, Lee Cheon Hee and Lee Kwang Soo who appears in a fish suit for the entire film.

Freelance actor Park Gu (Lee Kwang Soo) barely makes a living playing bit roles in TV dramas. Attracted by the substantial pay, he participates in an experiment conducted by a pharmaceutical company. However, the experiment fails and his head turns into that of a fish! He manages to escape from the laboratory and meet up with his girlfriend Ju Jin (Park Bo Young), who sells him back to the pharmaceutical company. Wannabe reporter Sang Won (Lee Cheon Hee) hears about Park Gu's story from Ju Jin and the two sneak into the company to find him. When the truth is exposed, Park Gu turns into an overnight media sensation and the poster boy for every cause possible, but no one truly understands or helps him as his body continues to mutate.

This edition comes with commentaries, making-of featurette, deleted scenes, character introduction and trailers.

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Product Title: Collective Invention (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) 魚男突變 (DVD) (雙碟裝) (韓國版) 鱼男突变 (DVD) (双碟装) (韩国版) 突然変異 (DVD) (2-Disc) (韓国版) 돌연변이 (DVD) (2디스크) (한국판)
Also known as: 突然變異 突然变异
Artist Name(s): Lee Kwang Soo (Actor) | Lee Cheon Hee (Actor) | Park Bo Young (Actor) | Lee Byeong Jun (Actor) | Jang Gwang (Actor) | Kim Hee Won (Actor) 李光洙 (Actor) | 李天熙 (Actor) | 朴寶英 (Actor) | 李炳俊 (Actor) | Jang Gwang (Actor) | 金希沅 (Actor) 李光洙 (Actor) | 李天熙 (Actor) | 朴宝英 (Actor) | 李炳俊 (Actor) | Jang Gwang (Actor) | 金希沅 (Actor) イ・グァンス (Actor) | イ・チョニ (Actor) | パク・ボヨン (Actor) | Lee Byeong Jun (Actor) | Jang Gwang (Actor) | キム・ヒウォン (Actor) 이광수 (Actor) | 이천희 (Actor) | 박보영 (Actor) | 이병준 (Actor) | 장광 (Actor) | 김희원 (Actor)
Director: Kwon Oh Kwang 權五光 权五光 クォン・オグァン 권오광
Producer: Lee Chang Dong 李滄東 李沧东 イ・チャンドン 이창동
Release Date: 2016-05-26
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: Stone Music Entertainment (CJ E&M)
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1049972548

Product Information

돌연변이 (DVD) (2디스크) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35 : 1 아나몰픽 와이드스크린
*Sound Mix: 한국어 Dolby Digital 5.1
*Extras:
- 보이는 코멘터리 by 권오광 감독, 이광수, 이천희, 박보영
- 탄생, 생선인간 (메이킹 필름)
- 삭제장면
- 박보영 남친 공개
- CCTV 보도 영상
- 이광수 다큐
- 캐릭터 영상
- 티저 예고편
- 예고편

*Director: 권오광

MKT Point
- Video commentary by 권오광 감독, 이광수, 이천희, 박보영
- 2DISC+영상코멘터리+북릿 포함 패키지!!!!
- 청년 박구 생선인간 되다!! “나는 그저 평범한 사람, 되고 싶었어요…”
- 올해 가장 획기적인 영화의 탄생
- 대한민국에 ‘생선인간’이 나타났다?!” 홀연히 나타나 세상을 놀라게 할 일대사건


Synopsis
약을 먹고 잠만 자면 30만원을 주는 생동성실험의 부작용으로 ‘박구’는 ‘생선인간’이 된다. 구는 일약 청년세대를 대표하는 상징이 되고, ‘생선인간 박구 신드롬’이라는 사회현상으로까지 번진다.
그러나 제약회사의 음모로 구는 스타 생선에서 순식간에 죽일 놈의 생선으로 몰려 세상에서 퇴출당할 위기에 처하는데…

CHARACTER; 우리 중에 생선이 있다!

FISH-MAN: 2% 부족한 평.범.함. ‘박구’ 이광수
우리 중에 가장 보통인 생.선.인.간

NEWS-MAN: 2% 부족한 진.실.함. ‘상원’ 이천희
‘구’ 덕에 정직원이 되고 싶은 인턴기자

WO-MAN: 2% 부족한 인.간.미. ‘주진’ 박보영
‘구’를 팔아 인터넷 이슈녀가 되려는 구 여친
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June 30, 2016

Oh, the humanity
Whenever something unfortunate happens to Lee Kwang Soo yet again on the variety program Running Man, the tinkling notes of Saint Agnes and The Burning Train inevitably play in the background to drive in the pathetic hilarity of the situation. I half expected to hear this anthem of misfortune to show up in Collective Invention because he endures many levels of tragicomic abuse in director Kwon Oh Kwang's absurdist satirical comedy. For one thing, the lanky actor, playing a young man who mutates into a giant fish after a medical experiment gone wrong, spends the entire film in a full-body fish suit, ensuring that his face is barely ever seen.

Scaly, shuffling and soft-voiced hero Park Gu's preposterous loss of physical humanity in turn exposes the lack of humanity and compassion in all those who surround him. His plight is at first ignored, with his girlfriend (Park Bo Young) selling him off without a second thought before leaking the story to greenhorn reporter Sang Won (Lee Cheon Hee), who helps break him out of the lab. When Park Gu's state is revealed to the world, the media and public immediately latch on and turn him into the sensationalized symbol of the powerless, exploited, indebted, unemployed little guy. However, he's also a victim of those same powerless masses who build him up to push their own causes and then turn against him on a dime. Similarly, the media takes advantage of him to feed the news cycle and then discards him when they tire of the story. Meanwhile, the vain scientist (Lee Byung Joon) behind the failed experiment justifies the sacrifice of Park Gu for his lofty humanist goal of developing a pill to cure world hunger. In all the hoopla, no one shows any true concern for Park Gu the person and his suffering. Though hidden under a fish head for the entire film, Lee Kwang Soo fits the role perfectly, cutting a pitiful yet comical figure with his awkward physical presence and sympathetic performance.

Directing his first feature film, Kwon Oh Kwang does show signs of inexperience. The storytelling is a bit scattershot and unfocused, the pacing and editing could be tighter, and Lee Cheon Hee and Park Bo Young's characters lack the complexity to connect on a deeper level, with the latter in particular relying almost completely on the actress's personal charm. The shortcomings can be easily overlooked, though, when viewing Collective Invention as a whole. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, the inventive black comedy starts with a good idea and runs with it with appealing gusto. Delivering effective punches and punchlines, the film is frequently funny while lampooning social issues and depicting the familiar cruel hypocrisy of a society that has lost touch of its own humanity.

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