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Love Fiction (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Gong Hyo Jin (Actor) | Ji Jin Hee (Actor) | Kwak Do Won (Actor) | Ha Jung Woo (Actor)
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Love Fiction (DVD) (Korea Version)
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A box office hit in Korea, Love Fiction realistically follows the stages of a relationship, from love at first sight and courtship to affection and fallout. Ha Jung Woo (Yellow Sea) and Kong Hyo Jin (Crush and Blush) star in this charming yet biting romantic comedy directed by Jeon Gye Soo (Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater). Told mainly from the perspective of Ha Jung Woo's struggling novelist, the film reveals what goes on inside the oft-immature male mind through narrative voice-over and amusing noir parodies of his detective novel alter ego and the mysterious women in his life. Rising actress Yoo In Na (Secret Garden) also co-stars as the ex-girlfriend.

Failed writer Jool Wol (Ha Jung Woo) needs romance in his life so he can have inspiration for his novel. At a party in Berlin, he falls head over heels for film distributor Hee Jin (Kong Hyo Jin). From her straight-talking manner to her interest in nude photography, Hee Jin walks to a different beat, and Jool Wol is completely smitten. With Hee Jin as his muse, he's also finally over his writer's block. But the rosy relationship begins to go downhill when Jool Wol realizes Hee Jin isn't as perfect as he imagined.

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Product Title: Love Fiction (DVD) (Korea Version) 愛情小說 (DVD) (韓國版) 爱情小说 (DVD) (韩国版) ラブフィクション (DVD) (韓国版) 러브픽션 (DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: 毛法不愛你 毛法不爱你
Artist Name(s): Gong Hyo Jin (Actor) | Ji Jin Hee (Actor) | Kwak Do Won (Actor) | Ha Jung Woo (Actor) | Lee Byeong Jun (Actor) | Yoo In Na (Actor) | Jo Hie Bong (Actor) | Lee Joon Hyuk 孔孝珍 (Actor) | 池 珍熙 (Actor) | 郭道遠 (Actor) | 河政佑 (Actor) | 李炳俊 (Actor) | 劉仁娜 (Actor) | 趙 熙奉 (Actor) | Lee Joon Hyuk 孔孝珍 (Actor) | 池珍熙 (Actor) | 郭道远 (Actor) | Ha Jung Woo (Actor) | 李炳俊 (Actor) | 刘仁娜 (Actor) | 赵 熙奉 (Actor) | Lee Joon Hyuk コン・ヒョジン (Actor) | チ・ジニ (Actor) | クァク・ドウォン (Actor) | ハ・ジョンウ (Actor) | Lee Byeong Jun (Actor) | ユ・インナ (Actor) | Jo Hie Bong (Actor) | Lee Joon Hyuk 공효진 (Actor) | 지 진희 (Actor) | 곽 도원 (Actor) | 하정우 (Actor) | 이병준 (Actor) | 유인나 (Actor) | Jo Hie Bong (Actor) | 이준혁
Director: Jeon Gye Soo 全桂洙 全桂洙 ジン・ゲス 전계수
Release Date: 2012-06-21
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: KD Media
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1030997025

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러브픽션 (DVD)(한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Wide Screen
*Sound Mix: 5.1 Dolby Digital

*Director: 전계수

■ 줄거리

말빨은 죽이지만 성격은 죽여주지 못하는
소심한 남자의 판타스틱 연애 이야기

31살이 되도록 평생 제대로 된 연애 한 번 해보지 못한 소설가 구월주. 그런 그의 앞에 모든 게 완벽해 보이는 여성 희진이 나타난다. 언제나 완벽한 여인을 동경해오던 월주는 그의 뛰어난 말빨로 희진의 마음을 얻어내고 마침내 그녀와의 교제를 시작한다.

드디어 본격적으로 시작된 사랑스런 그녀와의 연애. 그녀를 곁에 둘 수 있다면 목숨도 아깝지 않을 월주는 끓어오르는 사랑과 넘치는 창작열에 마냥 행복하기만 하다. 그러나 시간이 지날수록 그녀의 이상한 취미, 남다른 식성, 인정하기 싫은 과거 등 완벽할 거라고 생각했던 희진에게 너무나 많은 단점이 있음을 알게 된다.

하나부터 열까지 소심하고 찌질한 이 남자, 과연 그는 모든 고비를 이겨내고 평생을 꿈꿔왔던 연애에 성공할 수 있을까?

■ DVD로 만나는 <러브 픽션> 영화만큼이나 유쾌함이 넘치는 코멘터리 현장

영화 <러브픽션> DVD를 통해 만나볼 수 있는 유쾌한 코멘터리. <삼거리 극장>으로 한국 영화계의 신선한 충격을 안겨준 전계수 감독과 <러브픽션>에서 주인공을 맡은 공효진, 유인나 그리고 하정우의 자아 역할을 담당했던 이병준씨가 코멘터리를 통해 영화 속 생생한 뒷이야기를 전달해 준다. 또한, DVD를 통해서 공개되는 비하인드 스토리는 촬영장에서 직접 만난 하정우와 공효진 두 배우가 생각하는 구주월, 희진 두 캐릭터에 대한 이야기를 담은 촬영 스케치 현장과 NG 장면, 20분 가량의 긴 삭제 장면들과 예고편, 장안의 화제가 되었던 ‘알라스카’의 뮤직비디오, 스틸갤러리 등을 만나볼 수 있다.

■ 뻔한 사랑이란 감정에 속고 속이는 100% 리얼 공감 연애담

대부분의 로맨틱 영화가 두 남녀가 만나 사랑을 시작하는 과정을 그려냈다면, <러브픽션>은 연애가 시작되는 설렘의 순간부터 그, 혹은 그녀 외에는 누구도 보이지 않는 연애의 절정, 그리고 그 사랑이 점차 사그라지는 순간의 사소한 오해와 다툼까지 절대 쿨할 수 없는 연애의 전 과정을 가감 없이 그려낸다. 평생을 그려온 이상형의 여인을 만나 그녀의 마음을 얻기 위해 때론 귀엽게, 때론 바보처럼 올인하는 남자의 모습은 사랑에 빠진 우리 모두의 모습을 대변하며 웃음 넘치는 공감대를 선사한다. 그리고 사랑이 식어가기 시작하며 마치 연애 초반과 다른 사람이 된 듯 서로 가시 돋친 말로 상처를 주고받는 연애의 후반전은 단 한번이라도 연애를 경험해 본 사람이라면 누구나 고개를 끄덕이는 더욱 강도 높은 공감대를 자극한다.
거기에 한국 로맨스 사상 가장 개성 넘치면서도 남녀의 연애 성향을 대표하는 캐릭터들의 등장과 그들이 쏟아내는 생생한 촌철살인 대사의 향연에서 비롯된 엣지 있는 웃음까지 더해진 코믹 로맨스 <러브픽션>. 시종일관 유쾌함을 유지하면서도 폐부를 찌르는 리얼한 연애담으로 웃음과 눈물을 쏟게 하는 <러브픽션>은 진심 어린 연애 이야기인 동시에 지금껏 한번도 보지 못했던 ‘아주 웃기는 로맨스 영화’로 재미와 공감을 전달할 것이다.
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Professional Review of "Love Fiction (DVD) (Korea Version)"

July 20, 2012

Although the idea of yet another Korean romantic comedy might not exactly set the pulse racing, Love Fiction does have something a little different to offer, attempting to follow realistically the many ups and downs of modern relationships, told chiefly from the point of view of the man. The latest offering from writer director Jeon Gye Soo, (Lost and Found,Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theater), the film features Ha Jung Woo (The Yellow Sea) as its male lead, with actress Kong Hyo Jin (Crush and Blush) as the object of his affection. Korean audiences were certainly taken with its blend of humour, romance and incisive commentary on the male psyche, and the film scored big at the box office, with over 1 million admissions in its first week.

Ha Jung Woo plays Jool Wol, a 31 year old struggling writer and part time bartender, who blames his lack of success on his inability to find true love. Things seem to be looking up when he meets film distributor Hee Jin (Kong Hyo Jin) while on a business trip to Berlin, and somehow manages to woo her into dating with his odd sense of humour. Although it feels very much like love at first sight and his writing starts to take off, Jool Wol starts finding out some surprising and less than positive facts about his new squeeze, and their blossoming relationship soon hits a rocky patch.

Love Fiction has been described as being a sort of male version of Bridget Jones's Diary and as unpalatable as this sounds, the comparison is pretty apt, as the film plays out almost entirely from Joon Wol's perspective, and is tied together by his voice over narration and flights of fantasy. This works very well, and the film as result should speak to a far wider audience than the usual romantic comedy crowd - perhaps tellingly, Jeon Gye Soo apparently wrote the script back in 2007 but couldn't get producers interested until 2011 due to its differences with most cutesy or Sassy Girl style genre efforts. An examination of the male psyche and loneliness as much as a rom com, the film still does deliver in terms of amour and relationship intrigue, and all the more moving and affecting for its general avoidance of soppy melodrama. The film really is also pretty funny, in an offbeat (though thankfully not forcedly quirky) manner, blending in plenty of comedy along the way and helping to keep the fun factor high throughout - even if the script shows a very odd fascination with the concept of Hee Jin having armpit hair.

Given its near-complete reliance on its male protagonist, it's fortunate that Ha Jung Woo is excellent as Jool Wol, making him likeable despite his many (many) flaws and personality defects. The film is pleasingly honest and balanced in its depiction of him, gradually stripping away and revealing the insecurity behind his idealised views on love and his own image, and being clear in pointing the finger of blame at him for many of the problems which arise in his relationship with Hee Jin. Kong Hyo Jin is also great, and does a fine job as Hee Jin, making her similarly realistic and more grounded than the average romantic heroine. Their pairing has genuine chemistry, and this again ensures that the film is both entertaining and believable.

The film's only real issue is that at just over 2 hours, it really does go on a little long, and though it's never dull, it tends to meander somewhat during its middle act. More specifically, it could definitely have done without some of Jool Wol's novel related fantasy sequences involving his detective alter ego, as while mildly amusing they don't add anything to the plot or understanding of his character. Also unnecessary are the frequent appearances of veteran Lee Byung Joon as an imaginary figure he talks to and gets relationship advice from - again, though not particularly offensive, this does detract from the film's otherwise down to earth feel.

Still, these aren't enough to derail things, and Love Fiction is very much a superior and more substantial example of the modern Korean romantic comedy. Jeon Gye Soo writes and directs with imagination and skill, and the film benefits from a charismatic central couple in Ha Jung Woo and Kong Hyo Jin, helping to make the film one of the few to stand a real chance of appealing to non-genre fans and well-deserving of its box office success.

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Customer Review of "Love Fiction (DVD) (Korea Version)"

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

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July 20, 2012

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Fiction Romance - first act Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Jool-wol (Jung-woo Ha) is having writer’s block bother with his new detective novel and needs a strong impetus (a knockout visual image) to get his creative juices flowing again. But what this actually translates to is that Jool-wol needs a new love in his life, after his girl friend ditched him over his phobia about eating meat. In fact losing his girl, lessens Jool-wol’s muse power. Working also as a part time bar man, Jool-wol confides (and bemoans) with his club rock band mates ‘Yellow Submarine’ about needing a strong inspiration to kick-start his romantic noir styled detective novel. But Jool-wol’s band mates aren’t seriously sympathetic, taking the urinal regularly out of Jool-wol’s love-lorn and ‘poet at a loss’ predicament. But things change dramatically when Jool-wol goes on a movie industry business trip to Germany with his magazine publisher (Hea-bong Jo). Bored by a final day party of film professionals and the like, Jool-wol strolls out onto a balcony where he meets Hee-jin (Hyo-jin Kong) a foreign movie importer. On first seeing Hee-jin outside the business centre smoking her cigarette, Jool-wol is instantly smitten (his strong needful image arrives!) and he soon concocts a poetic and clever letter of smitten-ness (slipped in a bunch of flowers) to Hee-jin after they return to Korea. Hee-jin is certainly smitten, laughs at Jool-wol’s poetic humour and seems everything Jool-wol dreams about, even tolerating his meat fears. They both become an item.

But Hee-jin as strange aspects that torment Jool-wol’s relationship. One is Hee-jin’s under arm hair, which repels Jool-wol when they’re in bed together, but which Jool-wol makes amends by apologising to Hee-jin’s fluffy armpits. Another is Hee-jin’s crude ‘bodily fluid and solids’ stories and along with Jool-wol ‘seeing’ Hee-jin dressed the same as his ex-girl friend as they cross a busy road, don’t help Jool-wol write his book one bit! But a real clincher relates to Hee-jin’s photographic art of taking nude photos for gallery displays. At one point Jool-wol learns in Hee-jin’s past as a school student, she snapped nude students for quick cash. But she also snapped up 31 sexual conquests with male students after the photography sessions; Hee-jin name tagged the School Bus. With cruel fate tormenting Jool-wol when he thought he’d struck gold, then becomes fired up to expresses frustration into his new detective novel about a hairy female serial killer who tricks her lover about her past.
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Fiction Romance - second act Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Due to an expected good chemistry between Jung-woo and Hyo-jin as respective romantic oddballs, “Love Fiction” wins over as a crudely humorous movie with interesting character quirks that are deftly woven into Jool-wol’s manic imagination for a noir detective story he tries to write. It also has a good script and subtle and clever humour. One main thing about this film is its tongue in cheek satire about romance and relationships. It takes the piddle out of ‘romance’ that’s for sure, although still favours tenderness at heart (I think). But it’s clever satire especially how Jool-wol’s frustrations about Hee-jin’s under arm hair and her 31 school day lovers are ‘tackled’ in Jool-wol’s detective noir novel with Jool-wol the detective. Quite a lot of funny elements are woven into these ‘noir’ segments and you really have to see this film to appreciate it all. Jool-wol also confides in a muse (his Werther inspiration) who appears throughout as various people to advise Jool-wol, especially about Hee-jin, which lends good humour to the plot. The ‘muse’ even boots Jool-wol up the backside and into some water for him to ‘wake up to love’ and stop being paranoid – interesting when you consider that the ‘muse’ is really Jool-wol himself. Acting and chemistry works well here, too, which I guess you’d expect with Hyo-jin and Jung-woo, and although its no perfect fiction romance, these two guys are great in a movie together. The ‘humiliation’ bit when Jool-wol is plastered nude all around a photographic art gallery is one to be seen (and every fella’s nightmare!) Not a good idea to pose nude for your girlfriend (or boyfriend) when they’re gonna put you on ‘billboard’ display. Especially when Jool-wol gets an ‘award’ for such humiliation, too. Cripes!

This DVD edition also as some good extras to watch, especially the NGs where Hyo-jin just cannot stop laughing at Jung-woo’s greasy rocker get up and hair quiff (Elvis mode I think), with quite a few re-takes as you could imagine. These guys certainly had some fun making this movie. The rock band ‘Yellow Submarine’ are also a good addition (oh that ‘porn’ joke!!), with Hyo-jin dressed in a punky outfit also in one bar scene (she likes punk rock I think). I recommend this film without a shadow of doubt – its enjoyable, quirky, crude, dry humoured but also manic and sweetly funny, but a kooky rom-com film to relax and have fun with. So get this, kick off the shoes and enjoy.
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