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My Paparotti (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Han Suk Kyu (Actor) | Yoon Jong Chan (Director) | Oh Dal Soo | Kang So Ra
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Directed by Yoon Jong Chan (I Am Happy), the inspirational hit My Paparotti is based on the true story of a high school gangster who turns his life around through opera. Rising star Lee Je Hoon (Architecture 101) takes on the role of the troubled, aspiring Pavarotti, while acclaimed actor Han Suk Kyu (Berlin File) is the teacher who guides him on his path to the stage.

Gimcheon Arts High School's new transfer student Jang Ho (Lee Je Hoon) is a music prodigy with a gifted voice. He's also a gangster. Jang Ho lives recklessly by his fists but what he truly loves is to sing like Pavarotti, or "Paparotti" as he says it. A former opera singer whose career was cut short, cynical music teacher Sang Jin (Han Suk Kyu) is called upon to mentor Jang Ho in opera. They find in each other, however reluctantly, an opportunity to change and fulfill their dreams, but it's not so easy for someone like Jang Ho to start anew.

This edition includes making-of, character video, music video and trailer.

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Product Title: My Paparotti (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version) My Paparotti (DVD) (首批限量版) (韓國版) My Paparotti (DVD) (首批限量版) (韩国版) パパロッティ(DVD) (初回限定版) (韓国版) 파파로티 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)
Also known as: Paparoti 我的帕瓦羅蒂 我的帕瓦罗蒂 Paparoti Paparoti
Artist Name(s): Han Suk Kyu (Actor) | Oh Dal Soo | Kang So Ra | Lee Je Hoon (Actor) | Jo Jin Woong | Jin Kyung 韓石圭 (Actor) | 吳達庶 | 姜素拉 | 李帝勳 (Actor) | 趙震雄 | 陳 慶 韩石圭 (Actor) | 吴达庶 | 姜素拉 | 李帝勋 (Actor) | 赵震雄 | 陈 庆 ハン・ソッキュ (Actor) | オ・ダルス | カン・ソラ | イ・ジェフン (Actor) | チョ・ウォンジュン | Jin Kyung 한 석규 (Actor) | 오달수 | 강소라 | 이제훈 (Actor) | 조진웅 | 진경
Director: Yoon Jong Chan 尹宗燦 尹宗灿 Yoon Jong Chan 윤종찬
Release Date: 2013-09-02
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: Eos
Other Information: 1-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1033941810

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파파로티 (DVD) (초회한정판) (한국판)

*Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
*Sound Mix: Dolby digital 5.1
*Extras: 제작기,캐릭터영상,뮤직비디오,예고편

*Director: 윤종찬

* 건달이 클래식을 만났을 때!
신선한 소재, 예측불허 캐릭터의 유쾌한 앙상블!
* 국민배우 한석규 + 핫스타 이제훈
세대를 대표하는 두 연기파 배우, 2013년 ‘명품 앙상블’ 탄생!
* 존재만으로도 든든하다!
오달수, 조진웅, 강소라 연기파 흥행 배우들의 가세
* 스크린에서 만나는 전율과 카타르시스!
오케스트라부터 명품 클래식, 마지막 무대의 감동까지!
<국가대표> <미녀는 괴로워> 이재학 음악감독 참여


성악천재 건달,
큰 형님보다 무서운 적수를 만나다
한 때 잘 나가던 성악가였지만 지금은 촌구석 예고의 음악 선생인 상진(한석규). 싸늘한 교육열, 까칠함만 충만한 그에게 청천벽력 같은 미션이 떨어진다. 천부적 노래 실력을 지녔으나, 일찍이 주먹세계에 입문한 건달 장호(이제훈)를 가르쳐 콩쿨에서 입상 하라는 것. 전학 첫날 검은 승용차에 어깨들까지 대동하고 나타난 것도 모자라, 수업 중에도 ‘큰 형님’의 전화는 챙겨 받는 무늬만 학생인 장호가 못마땅한 상진. 장호의 노래를 들어볼 필요도 없이 결론을 내린다.
“똥인지 된장인지 꼭 찍어 먹어봐야 아냐?!
주먹과 노래 두 가지 재능을 타고났으나 막막한 가정 환경으로 인해 주먹 세계에 뛰어든 장호. 비록 현실은 ‘파바로티’의 이름 하나 제대로 모르는 건달이지만 성악가가 되고픈 꿈만은 잊은 적 없다. 이런 자신을 가르쳐 주긴커녕 툭하면 개나 소나 취미로 하는 게 클래식이냐며 사사건건 무시하는 쌤 상진의 태도에 발끈하는 장호. 그래도 꿈을 포기할 수 없는 장호는 험난하고 까칠한 상진과의 관계를 이어가는데...
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Professional Review of "My Paparotti (DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Korea Version)"

October 15, 2013

My Paparotti, its title a deliberate mispronunciation of famous tenor Pavarotti, is unsurprisingly a film about singing, the twist being that the budding opera star of the story is also a young gangster. Directed by Yoon Jong Chan, his first film in four years after his mental institution set romance I am Happy, the script was based loosely on the true story of Kim Ho Joong, a troubled youngster who found fame on the Korean television show Star King in 2009. Despite a familiar sounding plot, the film was a number one box office hit, boosted by the big name lead pairing of acclaimed veteran Han Suk Kyu (<Berlin File) and Lee Je Hoon (Architecture 101), currently one of the country's most hotly tipped young stars.

Han plays Sang Jin, a bad-tempered music teacher at the Arts High School in the small town of Gimcheon, and a former opera singer whose career was cut short by a throat tumour. Sang Jin is less than pleased when the principle (Oh Dal Su, Oldboy) forces him to take on new transfer student Jang Ho (Lee Je Hoon), a thug who's been kicked out of four other schools. Though the two initially don't get on, Sang Jin is gradually convinced of Jang Ho's talent and his desire to sing, and takes him under his wing, pushing him to fulfil his dreams. Unfortunately, much to his new mentor's frustration, Jang Ho's after-hours work as a gang enforcer doesn't make this easy, and it's soon clear that he'll have to make a choice about what kind of life he wants to lead.

Plot-wise, My Paparotti is a clearly a very standard affair, never deviating much from the time-honoured template for inspirational teacher student films of its type, from the initial aggression between Sang Jin and Jang Ho, through to their cathartic coming together and triumph. Predictable and formulaic in narrative terms, this really isn't the kind of film anyone should approach expecting anything new or ground-breaking. However, this isn't to say that My Paparotti is a bad film ?far from it. Though Yoon Jong Chan has tackled a variety of genres in the past, including horror with Sorum and a historical biopic with Blue Swallow, he's a director who has always shown a solid grasp of the importance of character, and this certainly serves him well here. Both Sang Jin and Jang Ho are fully-realised and believable figures, and this helps hugely, not only to distract from the over-familiarity of the story, but to make it involving emotionally. While their destination is never in doubt, the two men's journey is an interesting and compelling one, and this makes the film rewarding to watch, at least for viewers who enjoy its type.

The student teacher bond is obviously at the heart of the film, and Yoon makes the most of it by keeping things almost entirely focused on the main plot and on its two protagonists with few needless distractions - Sang Jin's family barely get a look in, and though there's a minor stab at fleshing out a couple of Jang Ho's gang superiors and troubles, these are kept as background concerns. Most importantly, Yoon also manages to get the very best performances from his stars, and both Han Suk Kyu and Lee Je Hoon are on excellent form, putting in likeable and sympathetic turns that really bring their characters to life. There's a definite chemistry between the two, and this not only makes their earlier sparring and conflicts suitably amusing, but gives a real sense of them coming closer together and of finding in each other a way of righting the wrongs in their own lives. Han Suk Kyu hits all the right notes as the cynical and bitter Sang Jin, at the same time making it clear that he' a decent man beneath his bluster, and Lee Je Hoon is similarly impressive, Jang Ho emerging as more than a cardboard thug with a heart, and as the kind of guy it's easy to root for.

All this makes My Paparotti a simple, effective and engaging film, and though it never leaves the well-trodden path, there's a lot here to enjoy. Primarily kept afloat by some solid character writing and excellent lead turns from Han Suk Kyu and Lee Je Hoon, it's an accomplished and very much above average example of inspirational student teacher drama, and it's easy to see why it performed so well at the Korean box office.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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